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October 06, 2011 12:30 ET

Cineplex Beams William Shatner's The Captains into Movie Theatres Across Canada

Star Trek Original Takes on His Captain Peers and Fellow Actors in a Revealing Documentary That Speaks to Fandom of Trekkies

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2011) - Star Trek fans, set your phasers to stun! William Shatner's new documentary, The Captains, lands in participating movie theatres across Canada on Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m. (local time) for a one-night only presentation. This special event, presented by Cineplex Entertainment's (TSX:CGX) Front Row Centre Events and Ballinran Entertainment, is the final frontier to see this highly anticipated documentary in theatres.

The Captains is a feature length documentary that "boldly goes where no man has gone before," giving viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of the most durable and profitable franchises in entertainment history, and the men and women who made the Star Trek brand an international phenomenon since 1966. The Captains is written and directed by William Shatner.

"Movie theatre seats across the country are the closest fans can get to the Captain's chair on this voyage that looks at the iconic role of a Star Trek Captain," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "Trekkies will not want to miss this one-night only event."

The Captains is produced by Canada's Ballinran Entertainment and Le Big Boss Productions in association with Movie Central, a Corus Entertainment Company; EPIX; The Movie Network, an Astral Media Network; and Les Chaines Tele Astral - a division of Astral Broadcasting Group; with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Ontario Media Development Corporation Film and Television Tax Credit.

Tickets can be purchased at participating theatre box offices, through the Cineplex Mobile Apps and online at www.cineplex.com/events or our mobile site http://m.cineplex.com.

The Captains can be enjoyed at the following theatres across Canada on Thursday, October 13th at 7 p.m. local time:

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Burnaby

SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas, 4700 Kingsway Avenue

Chilliwack

Galaxy Cinemas Chilliwack, 8249 Eagle Landing Parkway

Coquitlam

SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas, 170 Schoolhouse Street

Kamloops

LANDMARK – Paramount, 503 Victoria Street

Kelowna

LANDMARK - Grand 10 Kelowna, 940 McCurdy Road

Langford

Cineplex Odeon Westshore Cinemas, 2945 Jacklin Road

Langley

Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue

Nanaimo

LANDMARK - Avalon Cinema Centre, 6631 Island Highway North

North Vancouver

EMPIRE Esplanade 6 North Vancouver, 200 West Esplanade

Prince George

Famous Players 6 Cinemas, 172-1600 Fifth Avenue

Richmond

SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, 14211 Entertainment Way

Surrey

EMPIRE Studio 12 Guildford, 15051 101st Avenue

Vancouver

Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street

Vernon

Galaxy Cinemas Vernon, 2306 Highway 6

ALBERTA

Calgary

Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas, 400-2555 32nd Avenue

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW

Empire Theatres Shawnessy, 100-16061 MacLeod Trail SE

EMPIRE Studio 16 Country Hills, 300-388 Country Hills Blvd NE

Edmonton

Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, 1525-99th Street NW

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton , 8882-170 Street

EMPIRE Theatres City Centre Edmonton, 10200 102nd Avenue

Grande Prairie

LANDMARK - Jan Cinema, 9820 - 100TH AVENUE

Lethbridge

Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge, 501-1st Avenue SW

Red Deer

Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer, 357-37400 Highway #2

MANITOBA

Winnipeg

SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street

SASKATCHEWAN

Moose Jaw

Galaxy Cinemas Moose Jaw, 1235 Main Street N

Prince Albert

Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert, 2995 2nd Avenue

Regina

Galaxy Cinemas Regina, 420 McCarthy Boulevard N

Saskatoon

Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue

ONTARIO

Ajax

Cineplex Odeon Ajax Cinemas, 248 Kingston Road

Barrie

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie, 72 Commerce Park Drive

Belleville

Galaxy Cinemas Belleville, 160 Bell Boulevard

Bowmanville

Cineplex Odeon Clarington Place Cinemas, 111 Clarington Boulevard

Brampton

SilverCity Brampton Cinemas, 50 Great Lakes Drive

Brantford

Galaxy Cinemas Brantford, 300 King George Road

Brockville

Galaxy Cinemas Brockville, 2399 Parkedale Avenue

Cornwall

Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall, 1325 Second Street E

Guelph

Galaxy Cinemas Guelph, 485 Woodlawn Road W

Hamilton

SilverCity Hamilton Mountain Cinemas, 795 Paramount Drive

Kingston

Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, 626 Gardiners Road

Kitchener

EMPIRE Theatres Kitchener, 135 Gateway Park Drive

London

Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Cinemas, 755 Wonderland Road S

SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street

Milton

Galaxy Cinemas Milton, 1175 Maple Avenue

Mississauga

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

Oshawa

Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street N

Ottawa

Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas, 3090 Carling Avenue SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Drive

EMPIRE 7 Ottawa, 111 Albert Street, 3rd Floor

Owen Sound

Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound, 1020 10th Street

Peterborough

Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough, 320 Water Street

Sarnia

Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas, 1450 London Road

Sault Ste. Marie

Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie, 293 Bay Street

St. Catharines

EMPIRE Theatres Pen Centre, 221 Glendale Avenue

Stratford

Stratford Cinemas, 750 Palace Street E

Sudbury

SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, 355 Barrydowne Road

Thunder Bay

SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas, 850 North May Street

Toronto

Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas, 22 Lebovic Avenue

Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond Street W

SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas, 1800 Sheppard Avenue E

Vaughan

Colossus Vaughan Cinemas, 3555 Highway 7 W

Windsor

SilverCity Windsor Cinemas, 4611 Walker Road

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

Sherbrooke

Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke, 4204 rue Bertrand-Fabi

Ste.Foy

Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas, 1200 boul. Duplessis

NEW BRUNSWICK

Fredericton

EMPIRE Studio 10 Regent Mall, 1381 Regent Street

Moncton

EMPIRE 8 Trinity Drive, 127 Trinity Drive

NOVA SCOTIA

Halifax

EMPIRE 8 Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Road

Sydney

EMPIRE Studio 10, 325 Prince Street

NEWFOUNDLAND

EMPIRE Studio 12, 48 Kenmount Road

P.E.I.

Charlottetown

EMPIRE Studio 8 Charlottetown, 670 University Avenue

For additional information on The Captains, please visit www.thecaptainsdocumentary.com.

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 Ballinran

Led by Canadian television veteran Craig Thompson, Ballinran Entertainment has been producing documentary, factual and lifestyle programming for 20 years. The company's award-winning productions include the acclaimed docudrama Death or Canada, Hangman's Graveyard and A Life in Stages, among others. Ballinran played a key role in the development of The Captains and in securing financing, broadcasting and partnerships for the production, including Bombardier Business Aircraft. Thompson also served as Executive Producer and Producer of The Captains.

Contact Information

  • For information, interviews or photos please contact:
    Cineplex Entertainment
    Pat Marshall
    Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations
    416-323-6648
    pat.marshall@cineplex.com

    Cineplex Entertainment
    Kyle Moffatt
    Director, Communications
    416-323-6728
    kyle.moffatt@cineplex.com

    For Ballinran Entertainment/Le Big Boss Productions
    Margo Rapport
    416-895-5672
    rapport@sympatico.ca