Leduc Cinemas has been an entertainment destination in this community for twelve years now. Located in a prime spot in downtown Leduc, this older building has undergone several renovations and an impressive expansion in recent years. Mohammed and Shadia Fares are parents, hard-working business owners and staunch community supporters. I was quite surprised to hear of the high percentage the Movie Companies are taking from a movie theatre’s general revenue. It is therefore not a surprise that after the latest expansion, Leduc Cinemas had to increase their movie tickets to $10. You’d think the movie crowd would abate somewhat, but Oh no, it hasn’t slowed one bit, I am told.
Mohammed and Shadia have also owned a movie theatre in Wetaskiwin for… twenty-three years! Not a frequent movie-goer myself, I must admit that on a recent visit there, I was impressed with the spaciousness of the theatre, and the uber-comfortable new seats that undoubtedly would make a movie night more enjoyable. The friendly, well-trained snack-bar staff makes the experience even more special. I intend to forego my silly notion that movie seats are uncomfortable, and take in a movie at Leduc Cinemas in the near future!
Talking about destinations, were you aware that the owner of the Best Western/Denham Inn, the Denham Family, has now purchased the Days Inn, formerly known as the Leduc Inn on 50th Street? They are now controlling the hospitality end of things, while Tyrone looks after his 5-year food contract in that property. I hope that his attractive, softly-lit dining lounge will continue to please locals and out-of-town guests, but I’m thinking the Denham stamp will enhance the overall service and feel of this City of Leduc hospitality icon. I enjoyed a steak sandwich there the other day, and it was quite nice!