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October 06, 2010 07:00 ET

Celebrated Radio Show A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor Returns to the Big Screen This October

Cineplex Entertainment, Prairie Home Productions, American Public Media, and BY Experience Present A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor-LIVE in HD! Thursday, October 21st

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2010) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) – Back by popular demand, Garrison Keillor, host of A Prairie Home Companion, brings the beloved radio show back to select Cineplex theatres across Canada with a special live performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor – LIVE in HD! on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. EST, 7:00 p.m. CST, 7:00 local time (tape delayed) in SK, 6:00 p.m. MST, and (tape delayed) 7:00 p.m. PST. This not-to-missed event will originate from the famed Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn., where the show has been performed since 1974.

Looking ahead to the second theatre broadcast of the show in its more than 35 year history, Garrison Keillor said: "I had a terrific time performing the show in February to communities across Canada. Our listeners really loved getting together in movie theatres to experience the show in a new way. Next time, we'll sing some songs with the audience. I like the idea of people standing in multiplexes around the country singing My Girl and Ba-ba-ba-ba-babara Ann."

"A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor is one of the most beloved shows on public radio and Cineplex Entertainment is pleased to once again present a visual experience of this all-time, traditionally audio favourite," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "Our guests love to go behind-the-scenes and seeing a legendary live radio show come to life on the giant screen will be a great experience."

Tickets for the live event are on sale now at participating theatre box offices and online at

Presented by Prairie Home Productions, American Public Media, BY Experience and Cineplex Entertainment, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor – LIVE in HD! will feature special guests such as singer/fiddle player Sara Watkins, roots music quintet Old Crow Medicine Show, Texas singer/songwriter Joe Ely, and vocalist Andra Suchy. Regular show performers will be on hand, including actors Sue Scott and Tim Russell, sound-effects wizards Tom Keith and Fred Newman, and the Guy's All- Star Shoe Band, featuring guitarist Pat Donohue, percussionist Peter Johnson, and bassist Gary Raynor, and led by keyboardist, composer, and arranger Richard Dworsky.

Each week, A Prairie Home Companion is heard by more than four million listeners of every age, on more than 600 public radio stations across North America. The show — performed live on stage in front of an audience — features comedy sketches, music, and Keillor's signature monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon. The show has been host to thousands of guest artists and has been broadcast from Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, Iceland, and all over the United States.

A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor – LIVE in HD! will be presented at the following Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada:

Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, 213-4750 Rutherford Road
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street
SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, 1525-99th Street NW
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street
Galaxy Cinemas Regina, 420 McCarthy Boulevard N
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue
SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, 771 Golf Links Road
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Drive
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, 626 Gardiners Road
Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Cinemas, 755 Wonderland Road S
Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas, 309 Rathburn Road W
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
SilverCity Oakville Cinemas, 3531 Wyecroft Road
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street N
Owen Sound
Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound, 1020 10th Street
Sault Ste. Marie
Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie, 293 Bay Street
Thunder Bay
SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas, 850 North May Street
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, 4861 Yonge Street
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond Street W
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, 550 King Street N
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas, 3100 Howard Avenue
Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas, 3200 rue Jean Yves
Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall Cinemas, 5800 boul. Cavendish

About Prairie Home Productions

Prairie Home Productions LLC is the producer of radio programs for national distribution, including A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac, and televised programs for PBS, including the APHC specials for Great Performances, as well as tour shows, concerts, and special events such as the APHC At Sea Cruises and the A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION WITH GARRISON KEILLOR — LIVE IN HD! Cinecast.

About American Public Media®

American Public Media, a nonprofit organization, is the second-largest producer and distributor of public radio programming and the largest owner and operator of public radio stations in the nation.

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 speakers series, TimesTalks LIVE; Cinema Distributor of the BBC Electric Proms: Robbie Williams (October 2009) and BBC Last Night of the Proms 2010 and 2009, BY Experience as Executive Producer for Cinema: The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax (June 2010); A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor — Live in HD! (February 2010); This American Life — Live! with Ira Glass (May 2009) and (April 2008); David Gilmour: Remember That Night — Live from the Royal Albert Hall (September 2007); David Bowie: Reality — Live & Interactive (September 2003). For more information, visit:

About Cineplex Entertainment

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 129 theatres with 1,342 screens located from British Columbia to Quebec. As the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada serving approximately 70 million guests annually, Cineplex Entertainment is the exclusive provider of UltraAVX™and the leading exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country. With a workforce of approximately 10,000 employees, the company operates the following brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, Colossus, Coliseum, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. Cineplex Entertainment is proud to be a major supporter of The Starlight Children's Foundation and regularly conducts various fundraising initiatives throughout the year including the annual Starlight pin campaign. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 99.7% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit

Contact Information

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    please contact: Cineplex Entertainment
    Pat Marshall
    Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations