Cineplex Entertainment
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October 06, 2005 15:42 ET

Cineplex Entertainment Announces New Theatre in Barrhaven, Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 6, 2005) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) and Trinity Developments are pleased to announce that construction is almost complete for the new Cineplex Odeon Cinema Barrhaven. The 7-screen cinema complex is located at Strandherd Rd. and Greenbank Dr. and will welcome its first guests later this month.

"We have been looking forward to bringing a state-of-the-art theatre to Barrhaven for some time now ", said Pat Marshall, Vice President of Communications and Investor Relations for Cineplex Entertainment. "The Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven is a state of the art facility and we 're excited about providing an exceptional entertainment experience to this great community."

The new Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven cost about $6 million to build and has created a variety of job opportunities in the Barrhaven and Ottawa communities. The six-month building process has created over 125 construction jobs and more than 50 permanent and part-time employees will operate the theatre once it opens.

"In cities across the country, our theatres attract people of all ages from far and wide, increasing traffic to the nearby businesses," says Marshall. "We 're looking forward to becoming an active member of the Barrhaven community and helping support the local economy."

The new Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas, will feature all stadium seating (each seat row will be 18 higher than the previous row); wall-to-wall, giant, curved screens; large, luxurious seats with ample legroom; and Dolby Digital Surround Sound. The concessions include traditional movie fair such as popcorn, candy and soft drinks in addition to other high quality foods. Guests will enjoy the Yogen Fruz frozen dessert bar which offers a wide selection of no-fat and low-fat yoghurts and premium ice creams and Outtakes, which features fresh cut fries, chicken tenders and pizza. A Cinescape games room will also host a number of interactive video games and activities.

About Cineplex Entertainment

Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, operates or has an interest in 130 theatres with 1,267 screens (after giving effect to the 7 theatres and 80 screens in Quebec to be divested pursuant to a consent agreement with the Canadian Commissioner of Competition) and is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the company operates theatres with the following six top-tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Coliseum, Colossus, Famous Players, Galaxy and Silver City. Proudly Canadian, Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 50.5% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, is a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund (symbol CGX.UN). More information can be found at www.cineplex.com or at www.famousplayers.com.

Contact Information

  • Cineplex Entertainment LP
    Pat Marshall
    Vice President Communications & Investor Relations
    416-323-6648
    416-323-6633 (FAX)
    pmarshall@cineplexgalaxy.com