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June 23, 2010 06:00 ET

Cineplex Entertainment Brings Back The MET: Live in HD Summer Encores

Children Ages 3-13 Get in FREE!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) is pleased to bring back The MET: Live in HD Summer Encores, featuring four of the most popular performances shown at Cineplex Entertainment theatres from past seasons of The Met: Live in HD series. The MET: Live in HD Summer Encores begins with Gounod's Romèo et Juliette on Wednesday, July 7th starring Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna with all four performances shown in High Definition (HD) and digital surround sound at 6:30 pm (local time).

"The MET: Live in HD Summer Encores provides guests with the opportunity to relive the best opera performances shown in the last four years at Cineplex theatres," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "With children able to attend for free, this is an excellent chance to introduce young children to the arts and opera while on summer holidays."

Advance tickets are now available at www.cineplex.com/events as well as at participating theatre box offices. General admission is $10.00 and children ages 3-13 are FREE!

The following four performances will be shown:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010: ROMÈO ET JULIETTE – Gounod's ultra-sensual interpretation of Shakespeare is an ideal vehicle for star soprano Anna Netrebko and the remarkable tenor Roberto Alagna, both of whom bring their incandescent appeal to the title roles. The irresistible Nathan Gunn is Mercutio and Plácido Domingo presides on the podium.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010: MADAMA BUTTERFLY – Academy Award-winning director Anthony Minghella's stunning production became an instant hit when it opened the Met's 2006-07 season. Patricia Racette stars in the title role of the innocent young geisha, opposite Marcello Giordani as U.S. Navy Lieutenant Pinkerton.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010: AIDA – Set in ancient Egypt, Verdi's Aida is both a heartbreaking love story and an epic drama full of spectacular crowd scenes. Violeta Urmana stars in the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess, with Dolora Zajick as her rival. Johan Botha plays Radamès, commander of the Egyptian army and Daniele Gatti conducts. Among the score's highlights is the celebrated Triumphal March.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010: CARMEN – One of the most popular operas of all time, Carmen "is about sex, violence, and racism—and its corollary: freedom," says Olivier Award-winning director Richard Eyre about his new production of Bizet's drama. "It is one of the inalienably great works of art. It's sexy, in every sense. And I think it should be shocking." Elina Garanca sings the seductive gypsy opposite Roberto Alagna as the obsessed Don José. Barbara Frittoli sings Micaëla and Mariusz is the toreador Escamillo in other leading roles.

Cineplex Entertainment will present The MET: Live in HD Summer Encores at:

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Coquitlam
SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas, 170 Schoolhouse Street
Langley
Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue
Richmond
SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, 14211 Entertainment Way
Victoria
Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas, 780 Yates Avenue
 
ALBERTA
Calgary
Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas, 91 Crowfoot Terrace NW
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW
Edmonton
Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas, 14231-137th Avenue NW
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, 1525-99th Street NW
 
MANITOBA
Winnipeg
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street
 
SASKATCHEWAN
Regina
Cineplex Odeon Southland Mall Cinemas, 3025 Gordon Road
Saskatoon
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue
 
ONTARIO
Ancaster
SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, 771 Golf Links Road
Burlington
SilverCity Burlington Cinemas, 1250 Brant Street
Cambridge
Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge, 355 Hespeler 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
SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street
Mississauga
SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas, 3055 Vega Boulevard
Ottawa
Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas, 3090 Carling Avenue
Peterborough
Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough, 320 Water Street
Sault Ste. Marie
Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie, 293 Bay Street
Scarborough
Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas, 22 Lebovic Avenue
Toronto
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, 4861 Yonge Street
Woodbridge
Colossus Vaughan Cinemas, 3555 Highway 7 W
 
QUEBEC
Beauport
Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas, 825 rue Clemenceau
Brossard
Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas, 9350 boul. Leduc
Hull
SilverCity Hull Cinemas, 115 boul. Du Plateau
Kirkland
Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas, 3200 rue Jean Yves
Laval
Colossus Laval Cinemas, 2800 rue Cosmodôme
Montreal
Cineplex Odeon Latin Quarter Cinemas, 350 rue Emery
SilverCity Montreal Cinemas, 4825 ave. Pierre de Coubertin
Ste.Foy
Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas, 1200 boul. Duplessis

About Cineplex Entertainment

As the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,347 screens serving approximately 70 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the exclusive provider of UltraAVX and the largest exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country. Proudly Canadian and with a workforce of approximately 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 99.7% 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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