Cineplex Entertainment
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October 18, 2005 11:44 ET

Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas Grand Opening Festivities To Support Child Find Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2005) -

Grand Opening Party, by invitation only: Thursday, October 20, 2005; 6:30 p.m.

Cineplex Odeon Cinemas Officially Opens to the Public: Friday, October 21, 2005; 6 p.m.

Family Fun Day with FREE Movies: Saturday, October 22, 2005; 9 a.m. 12 p.m.

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Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) is very pleased to announce the official grand opening of the new seven-screen Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas this weekend, starting with a gala fundraiser Thursday, October 20, 2005, in support of Child Find Ontario. In attendance that night will be Ellis Jacob, President and CEO of Cineplex Entertainment; Jan Harder, Councillor for the Bell-South Nepean ward; and Kym Harley, Vice Chair of Child Find Ontario' s Ottawa Chapter; as well as numerous other local leaders and members of the Canadian film, entertainment and business communities. A cocktail reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the official opening ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Guests will then be treated to screenings of a selection of major motion pictures. The theatre will be closed to the general public for the evening.

Friday, October 21, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. the doors to the theatre will officially open and welcome guests to a superb selection of films.

Saturday, October 22, 2005 the theatre hosts a Family Fun Day from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Families are invited to the new Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas to experience some family-friendly movies for FREE that morning. Special discounted concession pricing will be offered, such as $2.00 Regular Popcorn and $2.00 Regular Fountain Drinks, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Child Find Ontario. In addition to free movies being shown in seven auditoriums, kids will be able to play with clowns, receive treats from candy characters, have their faces painted and every child will receive a trick-or-treat bag. Parents will also be able to register their children at the Child Find finger-printing station that will be set up that morning.

About Cineplex Entertainment LP:

Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, operates or has an interest in 129 theatres with 1,263 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 and Investor Relations
    (416) 323-6648
    Pat.Marshall@cineplex.com