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July 26, 2011 11:21 ET

BBC Proms 2011 Hits the Right Notes at Participating Theatres Across Canada

Three Great Performances from the World's Greatest Classical Music Festival Broadcast Live, in High-Definition on the Big Screen

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 26, 2011) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX), via our Front Row Centre Events, BBC Worldwide Music and BY Experience are pleased to present BBC Proms 2011. Captured live, in high- definition from the Royal Albert Hall in London, England and broadcast to participating theatres across Canada, BBC Proms 2011 is a series of three concert performances. The first concert, First Night of the Proms Encore Performance, will be broadcast to cinemas nationally on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. EDT / 11:30 a.m. PDT followed by Brahms Live! on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. EDT / 11:30 a.m. PDT and Last Night of the Proms Live! on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. EDT / 11:30 a.m. PDT. This year marks the third consecutive year that the Last Night of the Proms has been presented in cinemas.

"We are delighted to once again present BBC Proms and also offer guests additional performances from this renowned classical music festival that features many of the top classical musicians in the world," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "BBC Proms 2011 will be captured in stunning high-definition so guests can enjoy the performance live on the big screen while savouring each note."

The following performances can be enjoyed at participating theatres as part of BBC Proms 2011:

First Night of the Proms Encore Performance Saturday, July 30, 2:30 p.m. EDT / 11:30 a.m. PDT

Jirí Belohlávek conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms, Liszt and Janácek.

Brahms Live! Saturday, August 20, 2:30 p.m. EDT / 11:30 a.m. PDT

Emanuel Ax performs with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Bernard Haitink.

Last Night of the Proms Live! Saturday, September 10, 2:30 p.m. EDT / 11:30 a.m. PDT

Join the traditional Last Night festivities and Lang Lang performs Liszt.

Guests can purchase a ticket package of two or three performances at a special rate; individual performances are also available. Tickets can be purchased at participating theatre box offices, through the Cineplex Mobile Apps and online at www.cineplex.com or our mobile site m.cineplex.com.

BBC Proms 2011 can be enjoyed at the following theatres:
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Langley
Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue
Nanaimo
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, 213-4750 Rutherford Road
Richmond
SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, 14211 Entertainment Way
Salt Spring Island
Art Spring, 100 Jackson Avenue*
Surrey
Cineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill Cinemas, 12161 72nd Avenue
Vancouver
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street
Victoria
SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road
ALBERTA
Calgary
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW
Edmonton
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, 1525-99th Street NW
MANITOBA
Winnipeg
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street
SASKATCHEWAN
Regina
Galaxy Cinemas Regina, 420 McCarthy Boulevard N
Saskatoon
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue
ONTARIO
Ancaster
SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, 771 Golf Links Road
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
Burlington
SilverCity Burlington Cinemas, 1250 Brant Street
Collingwood
Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood, 6 Mountain Road
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
Mississauga
Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas, 309 Rathburn Road W
Niagara Falls
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas, 7555 Montrose Road
Oakville
SilverCity Oakville and VIP Cinemas, 3531 Wyecroft Road
Orangeville
Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville, 85 Fifth Avenue
Oshawa
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street N
Ottawa
Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas, 2214 Bank Street
Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas, 3090 Carling Avenue
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Drive
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
Toronto
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, 4861 Yonge Street
Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas, 300 Borough Drive
SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas, 2300 Yonge Street
Windsor
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas, 3100 Howard Avenue
QUEBEC
Kirkland
Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas, 3200 rue Jean Yves
Montreal
Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall Cinemas, 5800 boul. Cavendish
Scotiabank Theatre Montreal, 977 rue Ste-Catherine O
Ste.Foy
Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas, 1200 boul. Duplessi
NOVA SCOTIA
Halifax
Empire 8 Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Road*
*Last Night of the Proms Live! only

About Cineplex Entertainment

Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada and owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,351 screens serving approximately 70 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the exclusive provider of UltraAVX™ and 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. Cineplex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "CGX". For more information, visit www.cineplex.com.

About Front Row Centre Events (FRC)

Brought to you by Cineplex Entertainment, Front Row Centre Events bring world class entertainment to your local Cineplex Entertainment theatre and other participating locations! Presented in high-definition with digital surround sound, guests can experience the best in original one-night only and series-based programming. With the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series, Broadway productions, live broadcasts direct from the stage of London's National Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet performances, classic films, concerts, live sporting events and documentaries, Front Row Centre Events put you in the centre of the action on the big screen!

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products, Brands, Consumers & New Ventures and Magazines, with digital ventures incorporated into each business area. In 2010/11, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £160 million on sales of £1158 million and returned £182m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website: www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview.

About BY Experience

BY Experience kicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie theaters and other locations globally with David Bowie's 2003 Reality album launch and since then, nearly 10 million tickets have been sold worldwide for events BY Experience has distributed and/or produced. BY Experience introduced the live in cinema concept to the Metropolitan Opera, and from conception of the Live in HD series in 2006 to the present, has served as the Met's Worldwide HD Distribution Representative. In 2009, BY Experience began working with the U.K.'s National Theatre as International (ex-UK) Distribution Representative for National Theatre Live; the third season commences in September 2011. BY Experience teamed up with The New York Times on its speaker's series, TimesTalks LIVE for select cinema events with authors John Irving and Steven King, and the creators of ABC's hit series Lost (2009 - 2010). BY Experience has produced, distributed, and executive produced several highly successful unique one off events for cinemas, including the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of The Importance of Being Earnest (2011), public radio shows A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (February and October 2010) and This American Life – Live! with Ira Glass (April 2008 and May 2009), several high profile concerts including The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax (June 2010), BBC Electric Proms: Robbie Williams (October 2009), David Gilmour: Remember That Night — Live from the Royal Albert Hall (September 2007), and the classic music celebrations BBC Last Night of the Proms (September 2009 and September 2010). For more information, visit: www.byexperience.net.

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