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August 24, 2009 09:47 ET

BBC Last Night of the Proms Goes Global

BBC Worldwide takes BBC Music content to the big screen for the first time Select Cineplex Entertainment Theatres nationally to present Proms live in high-definition on Saturday, September 12, 2009

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 24, 2009) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN)

BBC Worldwide Music announces today that the BBC Last Night of the Proms will be broadcast live via satellite from The Royal Albert Hall to cinemas across the world. BBC Worldwide Music is working with partners BY Experience and Cineplex Entertainment in Canada; to allow music lovers to simultaneously experience what is billed as the 'biggest classical music party in the world'.

This is a landmark venture for BBC Music content, presenting one of Britain's most iconic music events on the big screen and in digital surround sound. BBC Last Night of the Proms is traditionally sold as a music programme to international broadcasters and will this year be shown in over fifteen territories around the world including Japan, Germany, Norway and Australia.

"BBC Last Night of the Proms is one of the most popular musical celebrations enjoyed by millions of people and we are delighted to extend the experience live to guests exclusively at our theatres," said Pat Marshall, Vice-President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "There is no better way to experience some of the world's leading artists than on the big screen and in digital surround sound."

Tickets are available online at as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for children ages 3 - 12 is $16.95 + tax, seniors is $19.95 + tax and general admission is $21.95 + tax. A special group rate is also available for groups of 20 or more at $16.95 per person. For more information on group rates, call 1-800-313-4461.

The ethos of the BBC Proms is to make classical music accessible and modern technology is extending this to music fans globally. BY Experience has a wealth of experience in providing arts content to theatre audiences internationally as the company behind the hugely successful The Met: Live in HD and National Theatre NT Live concepts.

The Proms were founded in 1895. The BBC began running them in 1927 and since then the Last Night has become one of the most famous musical events in the world, watched and listened to by millions. The 2009 season, which began on July 17th, consists of 100 concerts and will culminate with a powerful finale on September 12th that will feature leading international artists and an all-embracing musical programme that introduces new works alongside much-loved classics.

Salim Mukaddam, Head of Commercial Affairs at BBC Worldwide Music said "This is the first time BBC Music content will be screened in cinemas around the world and we're excited to take such an amazing concert to global audiences. The Royal Albert Hall holds around 5,250 people but this presentation will allow fans to be part of the experience no matter where they are in the world. Hopefully this will be the first of many theatrical events from BBC Worldwide Music."

In the UK, BBC Last Night of the Proms is also broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. The first half is shown on BBC TWO and the second part on BBC ONE. It is also available via the BBCiPlayer for up to seven days after the broadcast.

Cineplex Entertainment will present BBC Last Night of the Proms LIVE at the following select theatres throughout Canada:

SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas SilverCity Riverport Cinemas
170 Schoolhouse Street 14211 Entertainment Way
Coquitlam, BC Richmond, BC

SilverCity Victoria Cinemas Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
3130 Tillicum Road 900 Burrard Street
Victoria, BC Vancouver, BC

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

Colossus Langley Cinemas Famous Players 7 Cinemas
20090 91A Avenue 2306 Highway 6
Langley, BC Vernon, BC

Famous Players 6 Cinemas Famous Players Orchard Plaza Cinemas
172-1600 Fifth Avenue 160-1876 Cooper Road
Prince George, BC Kelowna, BC

Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas
Cinemas 780 Yates Avenue
700-1320 Trans Canada Highway Victoria, BC
Kamloops, BC

Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas
19800 Lougheed Highway
Pitt Meadows, BC

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer
6455 Macleod Trail SW 357-37400 Highway #2
Calgary, AB Red Deer, AB

Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge
Cinemas 501-1st Avenue SW
1525-99th Street NW Lethbridge, AB
Edmonton, AB

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie
8882-170 Street Cinemas
Edmonton, AB 10330-109th Street
Grand Prairie, AB

Famous Players Westhills Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing
165 Stewart Green SW Cinemas
Calgary, AB 91 Crowfoot Terrace NW
Calgary, AB

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

Galaxy Cinemas Moose Jaw
1235 Main Street N
Moose Jaw, SK

SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas
817 St. James Street 160-1255 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande
2300 Yonge Street Cinemas
Toronto, ON 4861 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas
1025 The Queensway 309 Rathburn Road W
Etobicoke, ON Mississauga, ON

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

SilverCity Brampton Cinemas SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas
50 Great Lakes Drive 18151 Yonge Street
Brampton, ON Newmarket, ON

Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square
15460 Bayview Avenue Cinemas
Aurora, ON 7555 Montrose Road
Niagara Falls, ON

Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas
Cinemas 1351 Grandview Street N
626 Gardiners Road Oshawa, ON
Kingston, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
72 Commerce Park Drive 355 Barrydowne Road
Barrie, ON Sudbury, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall Cineplex Odeon Ajax Cinemas
1325 Second Street E 248 Kingston Road
Cornwall, ON Ajax, ON

Galaxy Cinemas North Bay Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
300 Lakeshore Drive 320 Water Street
North Bay, ON Peterborough, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Midland Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie
9226 County Road 93 293 Bay Street
Midland, ON Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Brockville Galaxy Cinemas Orillia
2399 Parkedale Avenue 865 West Ridge Boulevard
Brockville, ON Orillia, ON

Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Famous Players Belleville 8 Cinemas
Cinemas 160 Bell Boulevard
755 Wonderland Road S Belleville, ON
London, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall
1020 10th Street Cinemas
Owen Sound, ON 3100 Howard Avenue
Windsor, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo
85 Fifth Avenue 550 King Street N
Orangeville, ON Waterloo, ON

SilverCity Oakville Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Guelph
3531 Wyecroft Road 485 Woodlawn Road W
Oakville, ON Guelph, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood Galaxy Cinemas Milton
6 Mountain Road 1175 Maple Avenue
Collingwood, ON Milton, ON

SilverCity Burlington Cinemas SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas
1250 Brant Street 771 Golf Links Road
Burlington, ON Ancaster, ON

SilverCity London Cinemas Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas
1680 Richmond Street 1450 London Road
London, ON Sarnia, ON

SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas
850 North May Street 2385 City Park Drive
Thunder Bay, ON Gloucester, ON

Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas
131 Riocan Avenue 2214 Bank Street
Barrhaven, ON Ottawa, ON

Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas
3090 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON

Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas
3200 rue Jean Yves 1200 boul. Duplessis
Kirkland, QC Ste. Foy, QC

Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke Scotiabank Theatre Montreal
4204 rue Bertrand 977 rue Ste-Catherine O
Rock Forest, QC Montreal, QC

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About Cineplex Entertainment

As the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 129 theatres with 1,328 screens serving more than 63.5 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the largest exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country. Proudly Canadian and with a workforce of more than 10,000 employees, the company operates the following top tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, Colossus, Coliseum, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 99.6% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the licence payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has seven core businesses: BBC Worldwide Channels, BBC Worldwide Content & Production, BBC Worldwide Digital Media, BBC Worldwide Global Brands, BBC Worldwide Sales & Distribution, BBC Magazines and BBC Home Entertainment. In 2007/08, BBC Worldwide generated profits of GBP 117.7 million on sales of GBP 916.3 million.

BBC Worldwide was awarded with the Queen's Award for Enterprise on 21st April 2009, the Queen's official birthday. The prestigious award for International Trade, recognises substantial growth in overseas earnings and commercial success at outstanding levels, based on 3 years trading results, which benefit the UK creative industries and ultimately the licence fee payer.

About BY Experience

BY Experience is the pioneer in global live "alternative content" digital cinema events. BY Experience is the Worldwide Distribution Representative of The Met: Live in HD, a series of live opera presentations captured in HD and sent live via satellite to cinemas, performing arts centres, and other venues in 38 countries. BY Experience is the International (ex-UK) Distribution Representative of the British National Theatre's series NT Live, a series of live plays broadcast via satellite to cinemas, performing arts centres, and other venues in 20 countries. BY Experience was Executive Producer for Cinema: This American Life - Live! with Ira Glass (2009) and (2008) in collaboration with Chicago Public Radio and Public Radio International; St. Olaf Christmas Festival (2007); David Gilmour: Remember That Night - Live from the Royal Albert Hall (2007); David Bowie: Reality - Live & Interactive (2003). For more information, visit:

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