TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2012) - Each month, Cineplex Entertainment brings great entertainment to theatres across Canada. With Front Row Centre Events, guests can watch the Met Opera, stage productions, movies and more - all on the big screen.
Don't miss October's exciting events:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS MONTH:
When: Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. EDT, 10:55 p.m. MDT, 9:55 a.m. PDT
Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in Bartlett Sher's new production of one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore and Ambrogio Maestri is Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. EDT, 10:55 p.m. MDT, 9:55 a.m. PDT
Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece returns to the Met with Johan Botha in the title role opposite the acclaimed Desdemona of star soprano, Renée Fleming. Semyon Bychkov conducts.
National Theatre Live: The Last of the Haussmans
When: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. local time
Stephen Beresford's new play, The Last of the Haussmans, directed by Howard Davies, examines the fate of the 1960s revolutionary generation and offers a funny, touching and at times savage portrait of a family full of longing that's losing its grip. The cast includes Rory Kinnear, Matthew Marsh, Helen McCrory and Julie Walters.
Stratford Theatre: Caesar and Cleopatra
When: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. local time
Shaw's legendary wit turns political drama into sparkling comedy when veteran strategist Julius Caesar becomes mentor to the enchanting teenage queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. Their first encounter under a desert moon will lead to a shift in the course of history, as Cleopatra gradually overcomes her timidity to become a determined player in the game of power politics. Christopher Plummer stars as Caesar, with Nikki James as Cleopatra.
Magical Mystery Tour
When: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 7:15 p.m. local time
Songs you'll never forget, the film you've never seen and a story that's never been heard. John, Paul, George and Ringo present to you The Magical Mystery Tour - a surreal take on the British tradition of a coach trip to the seaside with an eccentric cast of characters. With special features, new interviews and unseen footage, this 1967 psychedelic classic is a must see for Beatles fans. Now, 45 years on, the virtually forgotten film has been fully restored with a 5.1 soundtrack and is being presented properly for the first time on the big screen, including never before seen footage and new interviews.
Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day
When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012 (select UltraAVX locations only)
Thursday, October 25, 2012
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In December 2007, Led Zeppelin became the headline act at a major concert for the first time in 27 years - this time honouring long-time friend and founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun, who died the previous year. The result was a more than two hour tour de force that brought the band's blues-infused rock n' roll back to the main stage at London's O2 arena.
Front Row Centre Events Dance Series
La Fille mal gardée - The Royal Ballet
When: Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. local time
Delightful comedy and virtuosic choreography abound in Frederick Ashton's sunny and beloved production of La Fille mal gardée from the Royal Ballet. The story is funny and touching: a love story about beautiful young Lise, her suitor Colas, and Lise's larger-than- life mother, the Widow Simone, who tries to marry her off to the simpleton son of a rich neighbour. Filled with gloriously detailed movement, La Fille mal gardée is the perfect ballet for newcomers and irresistible to seasoned balletomanes.
Sports and Sports Entertainment
Hell in a Cell - 2012
When: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 8:00 p.m. EDT, 6:00 p.m. MDT, 5:00 p.m. PDT
Hell in a Cell. It is the Devil's Domain, a hellish prison without mercy, compassion, or escape. It is WWE's most unforgiving structure. Don't miss CM Punk, John Cena, Sheamus, and your favorite WWE Superstars at WWE Hell in a Cell.
Classic Film Series Presentation
Dracula/Frankenstein Double Feature
When: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 12:45 p.m. local time
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. local time
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. local time
See Boris Karloff on the big screen as the original Frankenstein (1931) followed by Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931). Prior to the films, Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne will treat audiences to exclusive interviews recorded at this year's TCM Classic Film Festival. Joining him will be Karloff's daughter, Sara, along with Bela Lugosi, Jr., the son of the classic Dracula star, and Academy Award winning make-up artist, Rick Baker. All three will talk about classic horror movies and how legendary icons like Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi helped define the genre.
Cast: Boris Karloff (Frankenstein); Bela Lugosi (Dracula)
Family Favourites Presentations
The Secret Garden
When: Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
A young British girl born and raised in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle's castle. Her uncle is very distant following the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden that has been locked and neglected. Aided by one of the servants' boys, she begins restoring the garden, and eventually discovers some other secrets of the manor.
Cast: Kate Maberly, Maggie Smith and Heydon Prowse
When: Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
The Nerdlucks, a grouchy gang of tiny space creatures, have been dispatched by their boss, the ruthless, belligerent Swackhammer, to kidnap Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tunes cohorts and export them to Moron Mountain, Swackhammer's failing theme park on the Nerdluck's boring planet. Bugs challenges the small, weak aliens to a fateful basketball tournament: if the Looney Tunes win, they'll remain on Earth. But if the aliens win, Bugs and company are headed into the hands of Swackhammer.
Cast: Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight and Theresa Randle.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
Casper is a friendly but lonely young ghost who can't seem to help scaring people. Then, one day, two new visitors show up on the doorstep of his fantastically haunted house, Whipstaff Manor: Kat Harvey and her eccentric dad, Dr. Harvey, a self-styled "ghost therapist." Whipstaff's scheming owner, Carrigan Crittenden, has hired Harvey to exorcise the house's spectral inhabitants so that she can get her hands on the manor's fabled treasure. Unfortunately for Dr. Harvey, the Ghostly Trio--Fatso, Stinkie, and Stretch--have their own methods of getting rid of unwanted visitors--and a certifiably twisted sense of humor.
Cast: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci and Cathy Moriarty
Most Wanted Mondays Presentation
When: Monday, October 29, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. local time
Think of the greatest terror imaginable. Is it a monstrous alien? A lethal epidemic? Or, as in this harrowing masterpiece from Stanley Kubrick, is it fear of murder by someone who should love and protect you - a member of your own family? From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel, Kubrick melds vivid performances, menacing settings, dreamlike tracking shots and shock after shock into a milestone of the macabre.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall), Danny Lloyd
Coming in November:
- November 1, 2012 - National Theatre: Timon of Athens
- November 10, 2012 - Met Opera: The Tempest
- November 11, 2012 - Classic Film Series: Lawrence of Arabia
- November 12, 2012 - Stratford Theatre: Twelfth Night
- November 18, 2012 - WWE: Survivor Series
- November 25, 2012 - FRCE Dance Series: The Pharaoh's Daughter
WHERE: A complete list of locations for each event can be found at www.cineplex.com/events.