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September 19, 2007 06:00 ET

1st Open Black Belt World Championship Hits the Big Screen in High-Definition Exclusively at Select Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2007) - Wing Chun & Escrima International Ltd and Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) are pleased to announce for the first time ever, the release of The 1st OPEN BLACK BELT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (OBBWC) 2007 on the big screen in High-Definition Saturday October 20th, 2007, exclusively at select Cineplex Entertainment Theatres throughout Canada.

The OBBWC features international martial artists fighting in Chinese, Japanese and Korean disciplines, demonstrations from action movie stars and grandmasters, plus dazzling entertainment by world class group performers.

"We are pleased to offer our guests this exciting opportunity to see martial arts championship matches on our giant screens," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "It should be quite a show seeing these talented athletes dominating our 50-foot screens."

Advance tickets are available beginning September 21st online at as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for children ages 3 - 12 and seniors is $9.95 + tax and general admission is $12.95 + tax.

Special guest appearances include...

- Michael Jai White - multiple black belt holder/actor "Spawn", "Full Contact", "Exit Wounds", "Tyson" and a co-star in the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight"

- Cynthia Rothrock - martial artist/actress (more than 30 martial art movies)

- Don "The Dragon" Wilson -holder of 11 world titles in three different weight classes and world champion 11 years in a row/ actor ("Bloodfist" series), "Batman Forever", "Redemption", "Ring of Fire" and "The Last Sentinel")

- Bill "Superfoot" Wallace - undefeated kickboxing champion and fastest kick, clocked at 100km/h

- Dan "the King of Breaking" Netherland's attempt to break his Guinness Book of World Records

- Chad Netherland - holder of 10 Guinness Strength Records (including two in the 2008 Guinness Book of World Records edition)

- Performances by the Northern Leg/Southern Fist, Grupo Uniao Na Capoeira,
Sifu Toy Chinese Martial Art School, Yudh Gatka Akhara, Grandmasters Germon Miller, Philipman Chow, Robert Cutrell and more.

The 1st Open Black Belt World Championship 2007 will be shown at the
following select Cineplex Entertainment theatres throughout Canada:

Colossus Langley Cinemas SilverCity Riverport Cinemas
20090 91A Avenue 14211 Entertainment Way
Langley, BC Richmond, BC

Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo
200-333 Brooksbank Avenue 213-4750 Rutherford Road
North Vancouver, BC Nanaimo, BC

Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas
700-1320 Trans Canada Highway
Kamloops, BC

Paramount Chinook Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Sunridge
6455 MacLeod Trail SW Spectrum Cinemas
Calgary, AB 400-2555 32nd Street
Calgary, AB

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton
8882-170 Street Cinemas
Edmonton, AB 1525-99th Street
Edmonton, AB

Galaxy Cinemas Regina Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon
420 McCarthy Boulevard N 347 2nd Avenue
Regina, SK Saskatoon, SK

SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas
817 St. James Street,
Winnipeg, MB

SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Queensway
2300 Yonge Street Cinemas
Toronto, ON 1025 The Queensway
Etobicoke, ON

Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas
300 Borough Drive 8725 Yonge Street
Scarborough, ON Richmond Hill, ON

Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas Colossus Vaughan Cinemas
309 Rathburn Road West 3555 Highway 7
Mississauga, ON Vaughan, ON

SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Barrie
850 North May Street 72 Commerce Park Drive
Thunder Bay, ON Barrie, ON

SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo
355 Barrydown Road 550 King Street N
Sudbury, ON Waterloo, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Guelph SilverCity London Cinemas
485 Woodlawn Road West 1680 Richmond Street,
Guelph, ON London, ON

SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square
771 Golf Link Road Cinemas
Ancaster, ON 7555 Montrose Road
Niagara Falls, ON

SilverCity Windsor Cinemas Cineplex Odeon South Keys
4611 Walker Road Cinemas
Windsor, ON 2214 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON

Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas
9350, boul. Leduc 1200 Boul. Duplessis
Brossard, PQ Ste. Foy, PQ

Scotiabank Theatre Montreal
977 Ste-Catherine West
Montreal, PQ

About OBBWC:

The OBBWC's brainchild is Grandmaster Werner Leuschner, President of Wing Chun & Escrima International and executive of seven different companies, which vary from land development to import/export. His goal is to unite all martial arts in friendship and to promote the sport to gain the same recognition as other world class events like boxing and the UFC.

About Cineplex Entertainment LP:

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 132 theatres with 1,329 screens serving approximately 60 million guests annually. Cineplex Entertainment LP is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada operating the following brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players (including Coliseum, Colossus, SilverCity), Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 75.7% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit us at

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