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April 28, 2011 07:00 ET

The Broadway Production of The Importance of Being Earnest To Be Shown at Participating Movie Theatres Across Canada

Two Special Presentations Broadcast in High-Definition

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 28, 2011) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX), via our Front Row Centre Events and BY Experience are pleased to announce the classic comedy from Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest is coming to participating theatres in Canada on Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m. (local time). A special encore presentation will be broadcast Saturday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. (local time). The show was captured live, in high-definition at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway in New York City.

"The Importance of Being Earnest has been enjoyed by audiences for years and now we are delighted to showcase the production on the big screen," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "Captured live from the Broadway stage, this beloved theatrical production is not to be missed."

The Importance of Being Earnest is a glorious comedy of mistaken identity, which ridicules codes of propriety and etiquette. Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities – not to mention the disapproval of Gwendolen's mother, the formidable Lady Bracknell.

The critically acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of The Importance of Being Earnest is directed by and stars Brian Bedford. The cast also features Dana Ivey as "Miss Prism," Paxton Whitehead as "Rev. Canon Chasuble," Santino Fontana as "Algernon Moncrieff," David Furr as "John Worthing," Tim MacDonald as "Merriman," Paul O'Brien as "Lane," Charlotte Parry as "Cecily Cardew," and Sara Topham as "Gwendolen Fairfax." The design team includes Desmond Heeley (Sets & Costumes), Duane Schuler (Lights) and Drew Levy (Sound).

"The Roundabout Theatre Company's staging of The Importance of Being Earnest is the right play, at the right time, with the right company behind it to be filmed for cinema screens," says Julie Borchard-Young, BY Experience. "The great casting and critical raves make this production a 'must-see', yet theatre lovers can't always travel to New York to catch an engagement."

Advance tickets are now available at participating theatre box offices, through the Cineplex Mobile Apps and online at www.cineplex.com/events or our mobile site m.cineplex.com. A special rate is available for larger groups of 20 or more. Please contact Cineplex corporate sales at 1-800-313-4461 or via email at corporatesales@cineplex.com.

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Chilliwack
Galaxy Cinemas Chilliwack, 8249 Eagle Landing Parkway
Coquitlam
SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas, 170 Schoolhouse Street
Duncan
Cowichan Theatre, 2687 James Street
Kamloops
Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas, 700-1320 Trans Canada Highway
Langley
Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue
Nanaimo
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, 213-4750 Rutherford Road
Prince George
Famous Players 6 Cinemas, 172-1600 Fifth Avenue
Richmond
SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, 14211 Entertainment Way
Sechelt
Raven's Cry Theatre, 5559 Sunshine Coast Highway
Vancouver
EMPIRE Esplanade 6 Cinemas, 200 West Esplanade
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street
Victoria
SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road
ALBERTA
Calgary
Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas, 165 Stewart Green SW
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW
EMPIRE Studio 16 Country Hills, 300-388 Country Hills Blvd NE
Edmonton
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, 1525-99th Street NW
EMPIRE City Centre 9 Cinemas, 10200 102nd Avenue
Lethbridge
Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge, 501-1st Avenue SW
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
Ajax
Cineplex Odeon Ajax Cinemas, 248 Kingston Road
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
Brockville
Galaxy Cinemas Brockville, 2399 Parkedale Avenue
Burlington
SilverCity Burlington Cinemas, 1250 Brant Street
Collingwood
Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood, 6 Mountain Road
Cornwall
Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall, 1325 Second Street E
Guelph
Galaxy Cinemas Guelph, 485 Woodlawn Road W
Kingston
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, 626 Gardiners Road
Kitchener
EMPIRE Studio 12 Gateway Park, 135 Gateway Park Drive
London
Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Cinemas, 755 Wonderland Road S
SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street
Midland
Galaxy Cinemas Midland, 9226 County Road 93
Mississauga
SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas, 3055 Vega Boulevard
Empire Studio 10 at Square One, 100 City Centre Drive
Newmarket
SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre, 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 and VIP Cinemas, 3531 Wyecroft Road
Orangeville
Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville, 85 Fifth Avenue
Orillia
Galaxy Cinemas Orillia, 865 West Ridge Boulevard
Orleans
EMPIRE Theatres Orleans, 3752 Innes Road
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
Picton
Regent, 224 Main Street
Richmond Hill
SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas, 8725 Yonge Street
Sault Ste. Marie
Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie, 293 Bay Street
St. Catharines
EMPIRE Studio 8 Pen Centre, 221 Glendale Ave
Sudbury
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, 355 Barrydowne Road
Thunder Bay
SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas, 850 North May Street
Toronto
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, 4861 Yonge Street
Cineplex Odeon Varsity and VIP Cinemas, 55 Bloor Street W
Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas, 300 Borough Drive
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond Street W
SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas, 1800 Sheppard Avenue E
SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas, 2300 Yonge Street
Waterloo
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, 550 King Street N
Windsor
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas, 3100 Howard Avenue
QUEBEC
Brossard
Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas, 9350 boul. Leduc
Gatineau
Starcité Gatineau Cinemas, 115 boul. Du Plateau
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
Sherbrooke
Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke, 4204 rue Bertrand
NEWFOUNDLAND
EMPIRE Studio 12, 48 Kenmount Road
NEWBRUNSWICK
EMPIRE Studio 10 Regent Mall, 1381 Regent Street
EMPIRE 8 Trinity Drive, 125 Trinity Drive
EMPIRE Studio 10, 175 McAllister Drive
NOVA SCOTIA
EMPIRE Dartmouth Crossing, 145 Shubie Drive
EMPIRE 18 Cinemas & IMAX Theatre - Bayers Lake, 190 Chain Lake Drive
EMPIRE Studio 10, 325 Prince Street
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
EMPIRE Studio 8, 670 University Ave

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Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada and owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,352 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. From The Met: Live in HD and The National Theatre Live to concerts, live sporting events and documentaries, Front Row Centre Events put you in the centre of the action on the big screen!

About BY Experience

BY Experience is the pioneer of global live "alternative content" digital cinema events. Credits: Worldwide Distribution Representative of "The Met: Live in HD"; International (ex-UK) Distribution Representative of the British National Theatre's series "NT Live"; Co-Presenter with the New York Times of its speaker's series, "TimesTalksLIVE" (2009-10); BY Experience as Executive Producer for Cinema: "The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax" (June 2010), "This American Life - Live! with Ira Glass" (April 2008 and May 2009); "David Gilmour: Remember That Night - Live from the Royal Albert Hall" (September 2007); "David Bowie: Reality - Live & Interactive" (September 2003). Cinema Distributor of the "BBC Electric Proms: Robbie Williams" (October 2009) and "BBC Last Night of the Proms 2009" (September 2009); For more information, visit: www.byexperience.net.

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