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September 28, 2010 07:00 ET

25th Anniversary Celebration of Les Miserables Hits Cineplex Screens

The World's Most Popular Musical to Be Broadcast via Satellite from the O2 Arena London,

UK Tickets on Sale Now

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2010) - Cineplex Entertainment's (TSX:CGX.UN) Front Row Centre Events and Omniverse Vision are pleased to announce the presentation of a special 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables. This extraordinary production will be captured live at the O2 Arena in London, England and broadcast (time delayed) via satellite on Monday, October 4th, at 7 pm (ET, CT & PT) at 8pm MT and in Saskatchewan, and is presented in Canada exclusively at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country.

"Cineplex's Front Row Centre events continue to bring the world's best performances and talent to your neighbourhood theatre," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "Les Misérables is one of the most beloved musicals of all time with a magnificent score and is visually stunning. It will be nothing less than spectacular when projected onto our giant screens and enhanced with digital surround sound."

The 25th Anniversary Concert, produced by Cameron Mackintosh in association with Universal Pictures, will feature over 500 actors and musicians, with star performances from a host of internationally renowned performers including Alfie Boe as "Jean Valjean", Nick Jonas as "Marius", Norm Lewis as "Javert", Matt Lucas as "Thénardier", Lea Salonga as "Fantine", Jenny Galloway as "Madame Thénardier", Ramin Karimloo as "Enjolras", Camilla Kerslake as "Cosette" and Samantha Barks as "Eponine."

The score of "Les Misérables" includes the songs, "I Dreamed a Dream", "On My Own", "Stars", "Bring Him Home", "Do You Hear the People Sing?", "One Day More", "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables", "Master Of The House" and many more.

Les Misérables is the world's longest running musical and originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on 8 October 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on 4 December 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen's Theatre on 3 April 2004 where it continues to play to packed houses.

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Les Misérables is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel and additional material by James Fenton. The original London 1985 production of "LES MISÉRABLES" was adapted and directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.

The O2 Concert is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, conducted by David Charles Abell, and designed by Matt Kinley. Original costumes by Andreane Neofitou, additional costumes by Christine Rowland, lighting by Patrick Woodroffe and Paule Constable and sound by Mick Potter.

Tickets are on sale now at participating theatre box offices listed below and online at www.cineplex.com/events.

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Burnaby
SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas, 4700 Kingsway Avenue
Coquitlam
SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas, 170 Schoolhouse Street
Kamloops
Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas, 700-1320 Trans Canada Highway
Kelowna
Famous Players Orchard Plaza 5 Cinemas, 160-1876 Cooper Road
Langley
Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue
Mission
SilverCity Mission Cinemas, 32555 London Avenue
Nanaimo
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, 213-4750 Rutherford Road
Prince George
Famous Players 6 Cinemas, 172-1600 Fifth Avenue
Richmond
SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, 14211 Entertainment Way
Vancouver
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street
Vernon
Galaxy Cinemas Vernon, 2306 Highway 6
Victoria
SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road
 
ALBERTA
Calgary
Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas, 91 Crowfoot Terrace NW
Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas, 165 Stewart Green SW
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW
Edmonton
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, 1525-99th Street NW
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton, 8882-170 Street
Grand Prairie
Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cinemas, 10330-109th Street
Lethbridge
Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge, 501-1st Avenue SW
Medicine Hat
Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat, 3292 Dunmore Road SE
Red Deer
Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer, 357-37400 Highway #2
 
MANITOBA
Winnipeg
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street
 
SASKATCHEWAN
Regina
Galaxy Cinemas Regina, 420 McCarthy Boulevard N
Saskatoon
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue
 
ONTARIO
Ancaster
SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, 771 Golf Links Road
Barrie
Galaxy Cinemas Barrie, 72 Commerce Park Drive
Belleville
Galaxy Cinemas Belleville, 160 Bell Boulevard
Brantford
Galaxy Cinemas Brantford, 300 King George Road
Burlington
SilverCity Burlington Cinemas, 1250 Brant Street
Collingwood
Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood, 6 Mountain Road
Etobicoke
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway
Gloucester
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Drive
Kingston
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, 626 Gardiners Road
London
Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Cinemas, 755 Wonderland Road S
SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street
Markham
Cineplex Odeon First Markham Place Cinemas, 3275 Highway 7
Mississauga
Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas, 309 Rathburn Road W
Newmarket
SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas, 18151 Yonge Street
Niagara Falls
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas, 7555 Montrose Road
North Bay
Galaxy Cinemas North Bay, 300 Lakeshore Drive
Oakville
SilverCity Oakville Cinemas, 3531 Wyecroft Road
Orangeville
Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville, 85 Fifth Avenue
Orillia
Galaxy Cinemas Orillia, 865 West Ridge Boulevard
Oshawa
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street N
Ottawa
Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas, 2214 Bank Street
Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas, 3090 Carling Avenue
Owen Sound
Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound, 1020 10th Street
Peterborough
Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough, 320 Water Street
Richmond Hill
SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas, 8725 Yonge Street
Sarnia
Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas, 1450 London Road
Sault Ste. Marie
Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie, 293 Bay Street
Scarborough
Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas, 300 Borough Drive
Sudbury
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, 355 Barrydowne Road
Thunder Bay
SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas, 850 North May Street
Toronto
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, 4861 Yonge Street
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond Street W
SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas, 2300 Yonge Street
Waterloo
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, 550 King Street N
Windsor
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas, 3100 Howard Avenue
Woodbridge
Colossus Vaughan Cinemas, 3555 Highway 7 W
 
QUEBEC
Boucherville
Cineplex Odeon Boucherville Cinemas, 20 boul. de Montagne
Gatineau
Starcité Gatineau Cinemas, 115 boul. Du Plateau
Kirkland
Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas, 3200 rue Jean Yves
Laval
Colossus Laval Cinemas, 2800 rue Cosmodôme
Montreal
Scotiabank Theatre Montreal, 977 rue Ste-Catherine O
Starcité Montreal Cinemas, 4825 ave. Pierre de Coubertin
Sherbrooke
Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke, 4204 rue Bertrand
Ste.Foy
Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas, 1200 boul. Duplessis
Trois Rivieres
Galaxy Cinemas Fleur-de-Lys, 4520 boul. des Récollets
Victoriaville
Galaxy Cinemas Victoriaville, 1121 Jutras Est

About Omniverse Vision

Omniverse Vision is headquartered in London and operates to source, produce and distribute unique, entertainment-related content for all media platforms with a particular focus on alternative cinema. Omniverse Vision is dedicated to bringing special events to screens around the world that are equipped with state of the art technology including digital platforms and 3D. Omniverse Vision enables the turnkey broadcast of shows as diverse as music concerts, sports and other special events. http://www.omniversevision.com.

About Front Row Centre Events

Brought to you by Cineplex Entertainment, Front Row Centre Events bring world class entertainment to your local Cineplex Entertainment theatre and other participating locations! Presented in high-definition with digital surround sound, guests can experience the best in original one-night only and series-based programming. From The Met: Live in HD and The National Theatre's NT Live to concerts, live sporting events and documentaries, Front Row Centre Events put you in the centre of the action on the big screen!

About Cineplex Entertainment

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 129 theatres with 1,342 screens located from British Columbia to Quebec. As the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada serving approximately 70 million guests annually, Cineplex Entertainment is the exclusive provider of UltraAVX™ and the leading exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country. With a workforce of approximately 10,000 employees, the company operates the following brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, Colossus, Coliseum, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. Cineplex Entertainment is proud to be a major supporter of The Starlight Children's Foundation and regularly conducts various fundraising initiatives throughout the year including the annual Starlight pin campaign. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 99.7% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit www.cineplex.com.

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