Power recliners seats in Cineplex's new Lansdowne theatre. Image: 1310News

Victoria moviegoers will soon be able to sit back, relax and put their feet up with new recliner seating at Victoria’s oldest movie theatre.

Cineplex announced today that all seven of downtown Odeon’s auditoriums will have all of their standard cinema seats replaced with those that are luxurious and fully-reclining.

The high-back, extra-wide seats will recline at the touch of a button for maximum comfort while enjoying a film. The concept has been rolled out at select Cineplex theatres and has proved to be very popular with Canadian movie-goers.

The first set of seats were removed on Monday at the 70-year-old theatre, with installation for the first luxury seats set to begin today.

“We are always looking for new and innovative ways to enhance the movie-going experience for our guests,” said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. “Our guests absolutely love our fully-reclining seats and we’re confident that the Victoria community will find it an ultra-luxurious and relaxing way to enjoy a film.”

The theatre will remain open during the transition, with auditoriums being reopened individually upon completion.