Cineplex Odeon Cinemas
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Cineplex Odeon Cinemas

October 21, 2005 12:48 ET

Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas Opens Today!

BARRHAVEN, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 21, 2005) - Cineplex Odeon Cinemas (TSX:CGX.UN)

Donates $10,000 to Child Find Ontario

Barrhaven residents can now experience the best entertainment in their own community! The Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinema officially opens its doors to the public today at 6:00 p.m.

Last night the new seven-screen movie complex celebrated its grand opening by hosting a private fundraising gala in support of Child Find Ontario. In addition to the gala event, the theatre will also host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 22, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with all concession proceeds also going to Child Find.

"Community involvement is an integral component in how Cineplex Entertainment operates its theatres," said Pat Marshall, Vice President Communications and Investor Relations last night. " When we combine the gala' s total donation with the money raised at Family Fun Day on Saturday, together, we will have raised an estimated $5,000 for Child Find Ontario! Cineplex Entertainment will match that $5,000 for a total donation of $10,000 to Child Find Ontario."

On Saturday morning, the new Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinema invites families to enjoy a selection of FREE movies and specially discounted pricing at the concession stand. All proceeds from concession sales will go directly to Child Find Ontario. The morning will be Halloween themed and kids will receive a trick-or-treat bag to fill with goodies from a number of candy characters who will also be at the theatre.

Child Find Ontario will also have a " Kid Check ID" finger printing station set up in the lobby where parents can register their children. Each child will be finger printed by a friendly, trained and police-checked volunteer for free. An " All About Me ID" package that guides parents through a profile of information on their child that can be provided to police should the child ever be reported missing accompanies the finger-printing.

" This will be a fun and very special morning for families in Barrhaven," said Marshall. " All the movies are free of charge to guests and are based on seat availability on a first come first serve basis."

The FREE movie schedule for Family Fun Day on Saturday, October 22, 2005 is as follows:



9:15 a.m. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Axkaban
9:20 a.m. Racing Stripes
9:30 a.m. Shark Tale
9:45 a.m. Robots
10:00 a.m. SpongeBob Square Pants movie
10:15 a.m. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
10:30 a.m. Shrek 2


Starting Friday, October 21, 2005 the Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas will open its doors to the public with an excellent array of movies for guests of all ages.

The Opening Night movie schedule for Friday, October 21, 2005 is as follows:



6:50 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. The Fog
7:00 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. Doom
7:05 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
7:10 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. North Country
7:20 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Elizabethtown
7:25 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Stay
7:30 p.m. and 9:55 p.m. Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story


Guests can also visit our website, www.cineplex.com, to use Jump!, our internet ticketing service to purchase tickets online and to find showtimes, movie trailers and special promotions.

The new Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas features 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 large lobby will also offer more than just popcorn and soft drinks. In addition to the broad snack and beverage selection, Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas will include a Yogen Fruz frozen dessert bar offering a wide selection of no-fat and low-fat yoghurts and premium ice creams. A family entertainment centre will offer a number of interactive video games and activities.

About Cineplex Entertainment LP:

Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, operates or has an interest in 130 theatres with 1,270 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.

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