Cineplex Entertainment

Cineplex Entertainment

September 24, 2009 09:00 ET

Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas in Calgary, Alberta Premieres Its New Name

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2009) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) is pleased to announce that our Famous Players Westhills 10 Cinemas, which has been undergoing a major transformation for the past several months is getting a new name: Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas.

"Six of the ten existing sloped floor auditoriums have been converted to all-stadium seating with changes still to come to the box office and concession area," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations. "Once completed, the theatre will feel brand new and a new theatre requires a new name so we are delighted to introduce Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas to Calgary area residents and invite them to see it for themselves."

Once renovations are complete, all 10 auditoriums will have been converted to all-stadium seating, where each seat row is 18" higher than the previous row, to ensure unobstructed views by every guest. Four of the 10 auditoriums will have been equipped with digital DLP projection systems that project large crystal clear images for every presentation. In addition to an expanded box office and Cinescape games area, the theatre lobby will include a dynamic new digital signage program with LCD screens that will transform the look and feel of the space and provide both information as well as entertainment. One auditorium already features RealD 3D technology where guests can enjoy a totally immersive 3D experience with the great line-up of 3D movies scheduled for 2009 and beyond.

"We are on track to complete all renovations by the end of November, just in time for the great line-up of movies scheduled to be released for the holiday season," said Ms. Marshal.

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 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 99.6% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit

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