Cineplex Entertainment

May 12, 2006 16:42 ET

The Power Within For Women Now Available At Cineplex Entertainment Theatres Near You

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 12, 2006) -

Suzanne Somers, Gloria Estefan, Cherie Booth, Dr. Marla Shapiro and Irshad Manji address issues encountered by women. Hosted by Jessica Holmes.

Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) invites women across the country to experience entertainment and empowerment during a one-day exclusive event - The Power Within for Women - an inspirational and motivational speaker series, featuring a first-class line-up of fantastic females.

Cineplex Entertainment is pleased to partner with The Power Within Inc. to present, on the big screen, this world-class speakers series on Tuesday, June 6, 2006. Celebrity speakers will address issues encountered by women in a high-energy and entertaining format, broadcast live via satellite at 11 Cineplex Entertainment theatres. A great networking and learning opportunity for women in business, entrepreneurs, and future leaders - tickets are available today at participating theatres and online at

Tickets are on sale as of today, Friday, May 12, 2006 at participating theatres as well as online at and cost $49.95 each for this full-day (8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time) event. Groups of 20 or more can buy tickets at a discount, please call 1-800-313-4461 or email for more information.

The Power Within for Women features five inspiring women, who address various topics from a personal and professional perspective.

Popular and beloved personality, Suzanne Somers will talk about Self Empowerment. With a career that has spanned nearly three decades, Somers has achieved enormous success as an actress, singer, comedienne, New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur and lecturer. Somers has authored 13 books, including seven New York Times bestsellers. She is also the founder of the Suzanne Somers Institute for the Effects of Addiction on Families.

Five-time Grammy winner, Gloria Estefan will discuss Motivation. While on tour Estefan's tour bus collided with a tractor trailer and the crash critically injured her, breaking her back. She astonishingly made a full recovery from her injuries, released a multi-platinum album, and returned to the top of the charts. She has won the Hispanic Heritage Award; an MTV Music Award; the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement; the 1993 National Music Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year award; in 2003 she was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame; and she has a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

British Attorney and First Lady Of Great Britain, Cheri Booth will address Human Rights. Booth is a trailblazer in her professional life and a dedicated wife and mother in her private life. She holds the title of Queen's Counsel, which is held by only ten percent of English lawyers. Specializing in Public, Employment and European Community Law at Matrix Chambers law group in London, the New York Times wrote: "Cherie Booth is viewed as something of a wonder woman for her ability to balance her high-powered professional life, high-visibility public life and intensely consuming private life."

Television host, medical contributor and columnist, Dr. Marla Shapiro will discuss Life Balance. As the host of CTV Canada's health and lifestyle program, Balance...television for living well, Dr. Shapiro presents the latest health news along with practical tips for families to live a healthy life. She is also the medical contributor for Canada AM and writes a health column in the Globe and Mail. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine and continues to run a private practice in medicine.

Best selling author, Irshad Manji will address Raising the Bar. In her open letter, The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith, Manji exposes the troubling cornerstones of mainstream Islam today and ultimately presents a positive message. Manji's goal is to work with young Muslims around the world to launch a leadership centre that will promote the liberal Islamic reformation. She writes columns that are distributed world-wide by the New York Times Syndicate and is currently producing a PBS documentary about what there is to love about Islam.

The presentation is hosted by actress and comedienne, Jessica Holmes. Prior to her starring role on Royal Canadian Air Farce, Holmes had her own sketch comedy series, The Holmes Show. She also performed at Just for Laughs and The Second City and appears in the upcoming film, Citizen Duane.

Cineplex Entertainment is pleased to present The Power Within for Women, a full-day speakers series on Tuesday June 6, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (local time) at the following theatres:

Paramount Montreal SilverCity Polo Park(i)
977 Ste-Catherine West 817 St. James
Montreal, QC Winnipeg, MB

Cineplex Odeon Gardiner's Road Cineplex Odeon Pacific Cinemas(i)
636 Gardiner's Road 101 Pacific Avenue
Kingston, ON Saskatoon, SK

Coliseum Ottawa Paramount Chinook(i)
3090 Carling Avenue 6455 Macleod Trail S.W.
Ottawa, ON Calgary, AB

SilverCity Gloucester SilverCity Riverport(i)
2385 City Park Drive 14211 Entertainment Way
Ottawa, ON Richmond, BC

SilverCity Sudbury SilverCity Coquitlam(i)
355 Barrydowne Road 170 Schoolhouse Street
Sudbury, ON Coquitlam, BC

Paramount Vancouver(i)
900 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

(i)Please note: The event is broadcast live in Eastern Standard Time locations. The West Coast theatres will see a delayed version of the original live broadcast.

About Cineplex Entertainment LP:

Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint venture interest in 129 theatres with 1,269 screens and is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Partnership operates theatres with the following six top-tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy and Famous Players including: Coliseum, Colossus and SilverCity. Proudly Canadian, the units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 50.6% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund (symbol CGX.UN). More information can be found at

About the Power Within Inc.:

The Power Within is an internationally renowned Multi Media Event Management Company that produces several large personal and business development events world-wide with attendance numbers exceeding 75,000 per year. The Power Within faculty includes such notable speakers as President Clinton, Jack Welch; Lance Armstrong, Anthony Robbins and Dr.Phil, to name a few. The Power Within has been described as the Olympics of Motivational Events and has demonstrated a reputation for staging once-in-a-lifetime gatherings of some of the most prolific and inspiring speakers who share their brilliance of the human spirit, the joy of passion, and the power within you to change and succeed.

Contact Information

  • Cineplex Entertainment
    Pat Marshall
    Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations
    (416) 323-6648