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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

October 11, 2007 05:00 ET

Leafs Return to the Big Screen at Cineplex Entertainment

Leafs TV broadcasts in High Definition exclusively at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres 2007-08 season offers expanded number of Leafs games

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 11, 2007) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) and the Toronto Maple Leafs are pleased to announce the return of Leafs games on the big screen at 26 participating theatre locations in the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario.

"Showing the Toronto Maple Leafs games exclusively at our theatres last year was a great idea that Leafs fans loved and we're excited to have more than doubled this season's games from seven to 19," says Pat Marshall, Vice President Communications and Investor Relations for Cineplex Entertainment. "New this year is the opportunity to purchase tickets in three or five packs at a discount to secure your seats in advance to the hottest big screen hockey."

The Leafs TV-Cineplex Entertainment season begins October 11, when the Leafs face off against the New York Islanders. Leafs fans can cheer for their favourite team while watching the game on Cineplex Entertainment's giant wall-to-wall curved screens in Dolby Digital Surround Sound and in High Definition Television (HDTV).

"Our partnership with Cineplex Entertainment has been tremendously successful mainly because of the authentic experience we've created for Leafs fans in a theatre environment," says Chris Hebb, Senior Vice-President of Broadcast and Content for Leafs TV. "The High-Definition broadcast will have fans feeling as though they are sitting rinkside at Air Canada Centre."

Hebb adds that people want to consume sports in different ways and the emergence of new mediums such as watching hockey games in the theatre enables Leafs fans to experience hockey in a non-traditional forum.

Fans in attendance at Cineplex Entertainment theatres will also be treated to the ultimate fan experience with Leafs alumni and mascot appearances, prizes, trivia and giveaways at select theatres.

For $10.95 a ticket or less, family and friends can spend an affordable night out together watching the games. Advance tickets are available immediately online at www.cineplex.com as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for children ages 3 - 12 is $8.95 + tax and general admission is $10.95 + tax. New this year, guests can also purchase tickets to any three games for $31.20 + tax or any five games for $49.25 + tax making this a great gift for the holiday season!

Community involvement is a core value of the Leafs and its American Hockey League affiliate the Toronto Marlies. It is also an important component in how Cineplex Entertainment operates its theatres. As a result, proceeds from every Leafs game ticket sold in Cineplex Entertainment theatres will be used to provide underprivileged children a fun, exciting sports experience with an opportunity to attend a Marlies game.

All 19 Leafs games shown in Cineplex Entertainment theatres will be Leafs TV broadcasts. Leafs TV is the official station of Leafs Nation and the hockey fan's number one source for the latest team news and information with favourite programs such as Leafs Today, Game Day, broadcast an hour before each game and After The Horn.

The following theatres will show Toronto Maple Leafs hockey games throughout the regular season:



SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
2300 Yonge Street 259 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas
1025 The Queensway 300 Borough Drive
Toronto, ON Scarborough, ON

SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas Colossus Vaughan Cinemas
8725 Yonge Street 3555 Highway 7 West
Richmond Hill, ON Toronto, ON

Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas SilverCity Brampton Cinemas
309 Rathburn Road West 50 Great Lakes Drive
Mississauga, ON Brampton, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
72 Commerce Park Drive 320 Water Street
Barrie, ON Peterborough, ON

Galaxy Cinemas North Bay Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas
300 Lakeshore Drive 1351 Grandview Street North
North Bay, ON Oshawa, ON

Cineplex Odeon Brantford Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas
300 King George Road 7555 Montrose Road
Brantford, ON Niagara Falls, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie
1020 10th Street West 293 Bay Street
Owen Sound, ON Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo Galaxy Cinemas Guelph
550 King Street North 485 Woodlawn Road West
Waterloo, ON Guelph, ON

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

SilverCity London Cinemas SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
1680 Richmond Street 355 Barrydowne Road
London, ON Sudbury, ON

SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas
850 North May Street 18151 Yonge Street
Thunder Bay, ON Newmarket, ON

SilverCity Windsor Cinemas (NEW!) Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood (NEW!)
4611 Walker Road 6 Mountain Road
Windsor, ON Collingwood, ON


The following 19 Toronto Maple Leafs regular season hockey games will be shown at Cineplex Entertainment theatres throughout the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario:



Thursday October 11, 2007 Thursday October 18, 2007
7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Leafs vs. New York Islanders Leafs vs. Florida Panthers

Thursday October 25, 2007 Monday October 29, 2007
7:30 PM 7:30 PM
Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Leafs vs. Washington Capitals

Thursday November 15, 2007 Thursday November 29, 2007
7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Leafs vs. Atlanta Thrashers

Thursday December 6, 2007 Thursday December 20, 2007
7:00 PM 7:30 PM
Leafs vs. New York Rangers Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Thursday January 3, 2008 Wednesday January 9, 2008
7:30 PM 10:00 PM
Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Leafs vs. Anaheim Mighty Ducks

Thursday January 10, 2008 Thursday January 17, 2008
10:30 PM 7:00 PM
Leafs vs. Los Angeles Kings Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Sunday January 20, 2008 Thursday January 24, 2008
5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils Leafs vs. Washington Capitals

Thursday January 31, 2008 Thursday February 14, 2008
7:00 PM 7:30 PM
Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes Leafs vs. New York Islanders

Thursday February 21, 2008 Thursday March 27, 2008
7:30 PM 7:00 PM
Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres Leafs vs. Boston Bruins

Thursday April 3, 2008
7:30 PM
Leafs vs. Ottawa Senators


About Leafs TV:

Launched in September 2001, Leafs TV is a specialty digital channel carried on Canada's top television service providers. Available regionally in Ontario, excluding the Ottawa Valley, Leafs TV brings hockey fans closer to their favourite team and to the action both on and off the ice by providing them unparalleled behind the scenes access to players, information and team initiatives. Leafs TV brings hockey fans the most comprehensive Leafs coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week with shows such as Molson Leafs Nation Pregame - the pre-game show with in-depth discussions, expert analysis and updates right up to game time; Leafs Nation Postgame - bringing fans game highlights, post-game interviews and analysis. Hockey fans can also monitor the progress of Leafs prospects through extensive Toronto Marlies and American Hockey League game coverage. For more information or to subscribe, visit www.mapleleafs.com.

About Cineplex Entertainment LP:

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 131 theatres with 1,321 screens serving approximately 60 million guests annually. Cineplex Entertainment LP is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada operating the following brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players (including Coliseum, Colossus, SilverCity), Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 75.7% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit us at www.cineplex.com.

Contact Information

  • Cineplex Entertainment
    Pat Marshall
    Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations
    (416) 323-6648
    Email: pat.marshall@cineplex.com
    or
    Cineplex Entertainment
    Georgia Sourtzis
    Manager, Communications
    (416) 323-6728
    Email: georgia.sourtzis@cineplex.com
    Website: www.cineplex.com
    or
    Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
    Rajani Kamath
    Manager, Corporate Communications
    (416) 815-5790
    or
    Leafs TV
    Lesley Hunter
    Manager, Marketing & Communications
    (416) 815-2468