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The Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

February 02, 2007 07:00 ET

Cineplex Entertainment Expands Theatre Locations Showing MET Opera Performances

Don't miss encore presentations of Bellini's I Puritani and Tan Dun's The First Emperor

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 2, 2007) - Cineplex Entertainment - Opera fans will now be able to enjoy live MET Opera performances transmitted via satellite in HD from Lincoln Center in New York from the comfort of six additional Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) theatres across Canada, expanding the number of theatres from 28 to 34.

"The first three transmissions, Mozart's Magic Flute, Bellini's I Puritani and Tan Dun's The First Emperor have been a resounding success with many theatres having sold out in advance of the presentation and others selling out the day of the event," said Pat Marshall, Vice-President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "This unique opportunity to show opera performances live via satellite in High Definition really is the next best thing to being at the Met. We have also added additional communities showing the opera based on guest demand."

In addition to the expanded theatre locations, Cineplex Entertainment will be showing encore presentations of Bellini's I Puritani on Saturday February 10th at 1:30 pm (EST)/10:30 am (PST) as well as Tan Dun's The First Emperor on Saturday March 10th at 1:30 pm (EST)/10:30 am (PST). Tickets are now on-sale at the theatre box office and online at www.cineplex.com.

Cineplex Entertainment will present MET opera live and encore performances at the following select theatres throughout Canada:



Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas (NEW!) SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas (NEW!)
309 Rathburn Road W 18151 Yonge Street
Mississauga, ON Newmarket, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough (NEW!) Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas
320 Water Street (NEW!) (NEW!)
Peterborough, ON 2214 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON

Colossus Laval Cinemas (NEW!) Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo (NEW!)
2800 rue Cosmodome 213-4750 Rutherford Road
Laval, PQ Nanaimo, BC

SilverCity Windsor Cinemas SilverCity London Cinemas
4611 Walker Road 1680 Richmond Street,
Windsor, ON London, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo Cineplex Odeon Sheppard-Grande
550 King Street N Cinemas 4861 Yonge Street
Waterloo, ON Toronto, ON

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas
(formerly Paramount Toronto) 1025 The Queensway
259 Richmond St. W Etobicoke, ON
Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square
1351 Grandview Street N Cinemas
Oshawa, ON 7555 Montrose Road
Niagara Falls, ON
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
626 Gardiners Road 355 Barrydown Road
Kingston, ON Sudbury, ON

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

SilverCity Burlington Cinemas SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas
1250 Brant Street 8725 Yonge Street
Burlington, ON Richmond Hill, ON

SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon
817 St. James Street, 347 2nd Avenue
Winnipeg, MB Saskatoon, SK

Galaxy Cinemas Regina Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton
420 McCarthy Boulevard N Cinemas
Regina, SK 14231 137 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Commons Paramount Chinook Cinemas
Cinemas 6455 MacLeod Trail SW
1525 99th Street Calgary, AB
Edmonton, AB

Paramount Vancouver Cinemas SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas
900 Burrard Street 170 Schoolhouse Street
Vancouver, BC Coquitlam, BC

SilverCity Riverport Cinemas SilverCity Victoria Cinemas
14211 Entertainment Way 3130 Tillicum Road
Richmond, BC Victoria, BC

Paramount Montreal Cinemas Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas
977 Ste-Catherine West 3200 Rue Jean Yves
Montreal, PQ Kirkland, PQ

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


Tickets are available at these theatre box offices and online at www.cineplex.com; admission for children ages 3 - 12 and seniors is $ 14.95 + tax and general admission is $17.95 + tax. A special group rate is also available for groups of twenty or more. For more information on our group rates, call 1-800-313-4461.

The following performances are the next to be shown live from New York at Cineplex Entertainment theatres throughout Canada:



Saturday Saturday Saturday
February 24, 2007 March 24, 2007 April 28, 2007
1:30 PM 1:30 PM 1:30 PM
Tchaikovsky: Rossini: Puccini:
Eugene Onegin Il Barbiere di Il Trittico
Siviglia


Please visit our website at www.cineplex.com for local presentation times, locations and more information.

About the Metropolitan Opera:

Under the leadership of new General Manager Peter Gelb, the Met has launched many initiatives to connect the company with a larger audience. They include: a first-ever free Open House that offered the public an opportunity to attend the final dress rehearsal of Madama Butterfly; an extensive Madama Butterfly transit advertising campaign in New York City during the month of September; $15 tickets (formerly $26) in the Family Circle section; the new Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Rush Ticket program that offers 200 orchestra seats deeply discounted to $20 for weekday performances, available at the box office two hours before curtain; the new Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met exhibiting contemporary art; a groundbreaking commissioning program in partnership with the Lincoln Center Theater that provides renowned composers and playwrights the resources to create and develop new works at the Met and Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater; and dynamic new content on the web site, the house program, and the Saturday matinee radio broadcasts heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network. The Met recently announced the use of advanced distribution platforms and state-of-the-art technology to attract new audiences and reach millions of opera fans around the world. On September 25, "Metropolitan Opera Radio on Sirius" launched as a 24-hour satellite radio channel broadcasting live and rare historical performances. The Met presents free live streaming of performances from its website once every week with support from RealNetworks.

About Cineplex Entertainment LP:

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint venture in 129 theatres with 1,296 screens serving 60 million guests annually. Cineplex Entertainment LP is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada operating theatres with the following brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players (including Colisuem, Colossus and SilverCity) and Scotiabank Theatre Toronto. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 59.7% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit us at www.cineplex.com.

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