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November 24, 2009 06:00 ET

The Nutcracker Pirouettes into Cineplex Entertainment Theatres for the Holidays

Presented in High-Definition from The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London, England

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2009) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) and DigiScreen are pleased to present The Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker from The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in High Definition (HD) on Saturday, December 12, 2009 and Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country.

"The Nutcracker is a wonderful ballet for the entire family and is the perfect way to ring in the holiday season," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "The Nutcracker's vibrantly coloured costumes and beautiful choreography are spectacularly displayed on our large screens and enhanced by digital surround sound. We are pleased to offer this world-class Nutcracker performance to families at a very affordable price in communities across the country."

About The Nutcracker

A magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a battle with the Mouse King, a guiding angel and a visit through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets: it must be the seasonal favorite, The Nutcracker. The ballet draws on all the imagination and fantasy of E.T.A. Hoffmann's story of Christmas Eve, when young Clara creeps downstairs for one of her presents, but finds herself instead at the start of a night of magical adventures. The designs for this now classic production create the real world of the 19th-century – even when the Christmas tree magically grows and the toy soldiers come to life to fight the Mouse King! The beautifully coloured imaginings of the fantasy Sugar Garden and its celebratory dances make a fabulous contrast – the Sugar Plum Fairy is just one of the delights you might discover here – and Peter Wright's production tells the story clearly from its mysterious start to its happy conclusion. Tchaikovsky's music is some of the most instantly memorable of all ballet, with a wealth of famous melodies. This is classical ballet at its most approachable and visually entrancing, with something for everyone to enjoy, from the youngest in the family to the oldest. It's a present to unwrap yourself this Christmas for that bit of extra magic.

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 $9.25, seniors is $11.50 and general admission is $12.50.

Cineplex Entertainment will present The Royal Ballet's production of The Nutcracker from The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden at the following select theatres across the country at 1 pm (local time):

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Coquitlam
SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas, 170 Schoolhouse Street
Kamloops
Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas, 700-1320 Trans Canada Highway
Langley
Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue
Pitt Meadows
Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas, 19800 Lougheed Highway
Prince George
Famous Players 6 Cinemas, 172-1600 Fifth Avenue
Richmond
SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, 14211 Entertainment Way
Vancouver
Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas, 200-333 Brooksbank Avenue
Vernon
Famous Players 7 Cinemas, 2306 Highway 6
Victoria
SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road

ALBERTA
Calgary
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW
Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas, 91 Crowfoot Terrace NW
Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas, 165 Stewart Green SW
Edmonton
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton, 8882-170 Street
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, 1525-99th Street NW
Grand Prairie
Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cinemas, 10330-109th Street
Lethbridge
Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge, 501-1st Avenue SW
Medicine Hat
Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat, 3292 Dunmore Road SE
Red Deer
Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer, 357-37400 Highway #2
Sherwood Park
Galaxy Cinemas Sherwood Park, 2020 Sherwood Drive

MANITOBA
Winnipeg
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street
SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas, 160-1255 St. Mary's Road

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
Ajax
Cineplex Odeon Ajax Cinemas, 248 Kingston Road
Ancaster
SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, 771 Golf Links Road
Aurora
Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas, 15460 Bayview Avenue
Barrhaven
Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas, 131 Riocan Avenue
Barrie
Galaxy Cinemas Barrie, 72 Commerce Park Drive
Belleville
Galaxy Cinemas Belleville, 160 Bell Boulevard
Brampton
SilverCity Brampton Cinemas, 50 Great Lakes Drive
Brantford
Galaxy Cinemas Brantford, 300 King George Road
Brockville
Galaxy Cinemas Brockville, 2399 Parkedale Avenue
Burlington
SilverCity Burlington Cinemas, 1250 Brant Street
Cambridge
Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge, 355 Hespeler Road
Collingwood
Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood, 6 Mountain Road
Cornwall
Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall, 1325 Second Street E
Etobicoke
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway
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
SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street
Markham
Cineplex Odeon First Markham Place Cinemas, 3275 Highway 7
Midland
Galaxy Cinemas Midland, 9226 County Road 93
Milton
Galaxy Cinemas Milton, 1175 Maple Avenue
Mississauga
SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas, 3055 Vega Boulevard
Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas, 309 Rathburn Road W
Newmarket
SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas, 18151 Yonge Street
Niagara Falls
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas, 7555 Montrose Road
North Bay
Galaxy Cinemas North Bay, 300 Lakeshore Drive
Oakville
SilverCity Oakville Cinemas, 3531 Wyecroft Road
Orangeville
Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville, 85 Fifth Avenue
Orillia
Galaxy Cinemas Orillia, 865 West Ridge Boulevard
Oshawa
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street N
Ottawa
Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas, 3090 Carling Avenue
Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas, 2214 Bank Street
Owen Sound
Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound, 1020 10th Street
Peterborough
Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough, 320 Water Street
Richmond Hill
SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas, 8725 Yonge Street
Sarnia
Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas, 1450 London Road
Sault Ste. Marie
Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie, 293 Bay Street
Scarborough
Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas, 300 Borough Drive
Sudbury
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, 355 Barrydowne Road
St. Thomas
Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas, 417 Wellington Street
Thunder Bay
SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas, 850 North May Street
Toronto
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond Street W
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, 4861 Yonge Street
SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas, 2300 Yonge Street
Windsor
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas, 3100 Howard Avenue
Woodbridge
Colossus Vaughan Cinemas, 3555 Highway 7 W

QUEBEC
Brossard
Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas, 9350 boul. Leduc
Kirkland
Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas, 3200 rue Jean Yves
Laval
Colossus Laval Cinemas, 2800 rue Cosmodôme
Montreal
Scotiabank Theatre Montreal, 977 rue Ste-Catherine O
Starcité Montreal Cinemas, 4825 ave. Pierre de Coubertin
Rock Forest
Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke, 4204 rue Bertrand
Ste.Foy
Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas, 1200 boul. Duplessis
Trois Rivieres
Galaxy Cinemas Fleur-de-Lys, 4520 boul. des Récollets
Victoriaville
Galaxy Cinemas Victoriaville, 1121 Jutras Est

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

About DigiScreen Corporation

www.digiscreen.ca

DigiScreen is a digital network assembled for the distribution and presentation of alternative content. The network was launched in 2007 through an exclusive alliance with Opus Arte and the Royal Opera House of London. Through this and other collaborations, DigiScreen presents productions from some of the world's most prestigious performing arts companies on screens in cinemas. Along with showcasing world class operas and ballets, DigiScreen has recently added special presentations of theatre from the London's West End and concerts from the worlds of pop, rock and jazz. These productions are captured live, in High Definition, from locations such as Covent Garden (London), Palais Garnier (Paris), Teatro Real (Madrid), Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (London), Jazz at Lincoln Centre (New York) and other great stages of the world. DigiScreen and its partners present to audiences in more than 300 cinemas across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Eastern Europe, Japan, Israel, South Africa and Australia. Presentations in Italy, Hungary, South America and other territories are starting shortly.

About Cineplex Entertainment

As the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,338 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.

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