Cineplex Entertainment

November 18, 2005 14:13 ET

$350,000 Presented to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation by Cineplex Entertainment

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 18, 2005) - Cineplex Entertainment (CGX.UN) - A gala reception was held last night at the Cineplex Entertainment Paramount Toronto Cinema to announce the results of the 2005 Spotlight on the Cure fundraising initiative. Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Greg Mason, Vice President Marketing, and Sarah Lewthwaite, Director Marketing, from Cineplex Entertainment presented a cheque for $350,000 to Mary Jane Thomson, Director, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation National Board.

Spotlight on the Cure is an annual fundraising campaign that was created by Cineplex Entertainment in 2002 in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Each year, Cineplex Entertainment brand theatres, including Cineplex Odeon, Coliseum, Colossus, Famous Players, Galaxy and Silver City, participate in the program by hosting a variety of fundraising activities.

"Cineplex Entertainment is very proud to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation," said Pat Marshall, Vice President Communications and Investor Relations. "We are committed to making this campaign as successful as possible and we' re so thrilled by the enthusiasm our theatre management and staff show each year in supporting the cause through a variety of initiatives including pink ribbon pin sales, a golf tournament, the online auction and more! Every year we continue to raise more and more money for the Foundation."

"This year, Cineplex Entertainment has established itself as a top corporate donor to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We at the Foundation are grateful for the generous support of community-minded partners like Cineplex Entertainment," says Leslie Denier, Chair, National Board of Directors, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Spotlight on the Cure has raised a total of $850,000 for the Foundation in just four years.

Established in 1986, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading national volunteer-based organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. The Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support and advocate on behalf of those living with breast cancer. Its fundraising has enabled the Foundation to allocate millions of dollars in grants for breast cancer research, education, and awareness programs in Canada.

Addressing the needs of Canadians from coast to coast, the Foundation has chapters in British Columbia/Yukon Territory, Prairies/NWT, Ontario, and the Atlantic Region. The National Office is located in Toronto, Ontario.

About Cineplex Entertainment LP

Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, operates or has an interest in 130 theatres with 1,270 screens (after giving effect to the 7 theatres and 80 screens in Quebec to be divested pursuant to a consent agreement with the Canadian Commissioner of Competition) and is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the company operates theatres with the following six top-tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Coliseum, Colossus, Famous Players, Galaxy and Silver City. Proudly Canadian, Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 50.5% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, is a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund (symbol CGX.UN). More information can be found at or at

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