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June 16, 2009 06:00 ET

Summer Will Never Be the Same With the Metropolitan Opera Summer Series at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

Children ages 3-13 get in FREE!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) is pleased to present for the first time the Metropolitan Opera Summer Series, featuring six of the most popular performances shown at Cineplex Entertainment theatres from past seasons of the Met: Live in HD series. The Metropolitan Opera Summer Series opens on Saturday, June 27th with Bellini's I Puritani starring Anna Netrebko with all six performances shown in High Definition (HD) and digital surround sound at 12 pm EST/CST, 11 am MST and 10 am PST at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country.

"Presenting the first-ever Metropolitan Opera Summer Series offers our guests across the country the unique chance to see and hear some of the most celebrated performers working in opera today in some of the most popular performances from the Met: Live in HD seasons," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "The Metropolitan Opera Summer Series provides great value for our guests, offering them the opportunity to experience some of the Met's most successful performances again or for the first time as well as the ability to take their kids to experience the performances for free."

Advance tickets are available on Friday, June 19th online at www.cineplex.com/events as well as at participating theatre box offices. General admission is $9.95 + tax and children ages 3-13 are FREE!

Beginning Saturday, June 27th, Cineplex Entertainment theatres will show the following six performances across the country:

Saturday, June 27, 2009: I PURITANI - International sensation Anna Netrebko sings Elvira Walton in Bellini's I Puritani, tenor Eric Cutler is Arturo, Franco Vassallo is Riccardo and John Relyea is Giorgio. Patrick Summers conducts.

Saturday, July 11, 2009: THE MAGIC FLUTE - Directed by Julie Taymor and conducted by James Levine, Mozart's The Magic Flute stars Erika Miklosa as the Queen of the Night, Ying Huang as Pamina, Matthew Polenzani as Tamino, Nathan Gunn as Papageno and Rene Pape as Sarastro.

Saturday, July 25, 2009: EUGENE ONEGIN - Valery Gergiev conducts Tchaikovsky's most beloved opera with Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role opposite Renee Fleming as Tatiana, with tenor Ramon Vargas as Lenski.

Saturday, August 8, 2009: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA - Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, in a production by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher, features Joyce DiDonato as Rosina, Juan Diego Florez as Count Almaviva, Peter Mattei as Figaro, John Del Carlo as Dr. Bartolo and John Relyea as Don Basilio. Maurizio Benini conducts.

Saturday, August 22, 2009: LA FILLE DU REGIMENT - Donizetti's comic opera stars Natalie Dessay as Marie, Juan Diego Florez as Tonio, Felicity Palmer as the Marquise of Berkenfield, Alessandro Corbelli as Sulpice and Marian Seldes in the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Marco Armiliato conducts.

Saturday, September 5, 2009: LA BOHEME - Franco Zeffirelli's production of Puccini's La Boheme features Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi, Ramon Vargas as Rodolfo, Ainhoa Arteta as Musetta, Ludovic Tezier as Marcello, Quinn Kelsey as Schaunard, Oren Gradus as Colline and Paul Plishka in the dual roles of Benoit and Alcindoro. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Cineplex Entertainment will present the Metropolitan Opera Summer Series at the following select theatres across the country:



BRITISH COLUMBIA

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

Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
900 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

ALBERTA

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton
6455 MacLeod Trail SW Cinemas
Calgary, AB 1525-99th Street NW
Edmonton, AB

MANITOBA

SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas
815 St. James Street
Winnipeg, MB

SASKATCHEWAN

Galaxy Cinemas Regina Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon
420 McCarthy Boulevard N 347 2nd Avenue S
Regina, SK Saskatoon, SK

ONTARIO

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas
259 Richmond Street W 1025 The Queensway
Toronto, ON Etobicoke, ON

Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
Cinemas 320 Water Street
4861 Yonge Street Peterborough, ON
Toronto, ON

SilverCity Oakville Cinemas SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas
3531 Wyecroft Road 18151 Yonge Street
Oakville, ON Newmarket, ON

SilverCity London Cinemas SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas
1680 Richmond Street 2385 City Park Drive
London, ON Gloucester, ON

QUEBEC

Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas Scotiabank Theatre Montreal
9350 boul. Leduc 977 rue Ste-Catherine O
Brossard, QC Montreal, QC

Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas
3200 rue Jean Yves 1200 boul. Duplessis
Kirkland, QC St. Foy, QC


About Cineplex Entertainment LP

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 more than 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 99.5% 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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