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January 19, 2010 07:00 ET

Legendary Radio Show A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION with Garrison Keillor Exclusively at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres in Canada

Broadcast LIVE in HD from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota on Thursday, February 4 Presented by Prairie Home Productions, American Public Media and BY Experience

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2010) -  Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN)

Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, brings the beloved radio show to select Cineplex Entertainment theatres nationally with a special live cinema event performance broadcast via satellite for one night only from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION WITH GARRISON KEILLOR — LIVE IN HD! will be broadcast on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 8 pm EST / 7 pm CST / 6 pm MST (time delayed at 7:30 PST).

Advance tickets are now available online at www.cineplex.com/events as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for children ages 3 – 13 is $12.00, seniors is $18.00 and general admission is $20.00.

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION WITH GARRISON KEILLOR — LIVE IN HD! will feature special guests as well as regular show performers such as actors Sue Scott and Tim Russell, sound-effects wizards Tom Keith and Fred Newman and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band led by keyboardist, composer and arranger Richard Dworsky, with Pat Donohue (guitar), Peter Johnson (percussion) and Gary Raynor (bass).

For more than 35 years, legions of fans have tuned in to Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion to be entertained by his low-key reflections, sharp insights, and trademark humor. Each week, A Prairie Home Companion is heard by more than 4 million listeners of every age, on more than 600 public radio stations across the country. The show — performed live on stage in front of an audience — has been host to thousands of wonderful guest artists, little-known and world-renowned, who've brought the audience to their feet. And there has been plenty of adventure along the way, including broadcasts from Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, Iceland, and almost every one of the 50 states.

With his usual understated wit, Garrison Keillor noted: "After all these years, we're starting to get the hang of doing this show and feeling like we're ready for the big screen. Let people see what Dusty and Lefty and Guy Noir look like, and how the guy does the sound effects, and make sure the News from Lake Wobegon is not read from a script. It's a radio show that has lasted 35 years and now you can see why."

"Garrison Keillor's live radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, is filled with drama, stories, music and comedy, that is rarely experienced on the big screen by guests surrounded by an audience," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "We are pleased to partner with Prairie Home Productions, American Public Media, and BY Experience Inc. to bring this unique show to guests."

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION WITH GARRISON KEILLOR — LIVE IN HD! is produced by Prairie Home Productions, American Public Media and BY Experience, Inc and presented in the following Cineplex Entertainment theatres:

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Coquitlam
SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas, 170 Schoolhouse Street
Kamloops
Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas, 700-1320 Trans Canada Highway
Kelowna
Famous Players Orchard Plaza 5 Cinemas, 160-1876 Cooper Road
Nanaimo
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, 213-4750 Rutherford Road
Vancouver
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street
Victoria
SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road

ALBERTA
Calgary
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW
Edmonton
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton, 8882-170 Street
Lethbridge
Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge, 501-1st Avenue SW
Red Deer
Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer, 357-37400 Highway #2

MANITOBA
Winnipeg
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street

SASKATCHEWAN
Moose Jaw
Galaxy Cinemas Moose Jaw, 1235 Main Street N
Regina
Galaxy Cinemas Regina, 420 McCarthy Boulevard N
Saskatoon
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue

ONTARIO
Gloucester
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Drive
Guelph
Galaxy Cinemas Guelph, 485 Woodlawn Road W
Kingston
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, 626 Gardiners Road
London
Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Cinemas, 755 Wonderland Road S
Niagara Falls
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas, 7555 Montrose Road
Oakville
SilverCity Oakville Cinemas, 3531 Wyecroft Road
Sault Ste. Marie
Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie, 293 Bay Street
Sudbury
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, 355 Barrydowne Road
Thunder Bay
SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas, 850 North May Street
Toronto
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, 4861 Yonge Street
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond Street W
Waterloo
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, 550 King Street N
Windsor
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas, 3100 Howard Avenue

QUEBEC
Kirkland
Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas, 3200 rue Jean Yves

For more information, visit www.cineplex.com/events.

About Cineplex Entertainment

As the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 128 theatres with 1,323 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 www.cineplex.com.

About Prairie Home Productions

Prairie Home Productions LLC is the producer of radio programs for national distribution, including A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac, and televised programs for PBS, including the APHC specials for Great Performances, as well as tour shows, concerts, and special events such as the APHC At Sea Cruises and the A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION WITH GARRISON KEILLOR — LIVE IN HD! Cinecast.

About American Public Media®

American Public Media, a nonprofit organization, is the second largest producer and distributor of public radio programming and the largest owner and operator of public radio stations in the nation.

About BY Experience

BY Experience is the pioneer of global live "alternative content" digital cinema events. For more information, visit: www.byexperience.net.

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