Cineplex Entertainment

November 30, 2006 10:08 ET

Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas Opens Tomorrow!

Community Day being held this Saturday

OSHAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 30, 2006) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) is pleased to announce Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas will officially open its doors to the public tomorrow, Friday December 1, 2006 at 12 pm.

The new 10-screen, 41,000 square feet movie complex celebrated its grand opening by hosting a gala event and movie screening last night. In addition to last night's gala event, the theatre will also host a Community Day the morning of Saturday December 2, 2006 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am to support Child Find Ontario. Everyone is invited to visit the theatre for a morning of FREE movies. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

"Community involvement is an integral component in how Cineplex Entertainment operates its theatres," said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex Entertainment. "Community Day is a great opportunity for local families to come out and see the new theatre, enjoy a family-friendly film and support a local charity."

On Saturday morning, Santa will make a special appearance at the theatre and children will also be treated to face painting, cookie decorating and clowns. Popcorn and fountain drinks will be offered at a special price of $2 each with all proceeds being donated to Child Find Ontario.

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 theatre is a great addition to our city, not only as a first-class entertainment complex, but also as a great employment opportunity. We are excited to be a part of the Grand Opening celebrations and are thrilled that the proceeds raised are going to a worthy organization, Child Find Ontario," said Mayor John Gray, City of Oshawa.

The Opening Night movie listings for Friday December 1, 2006 include:
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Casino Royale
The Nativity Story
Happy Feet
Deja vu
Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj

Guests can visit to find show times and use Jump!, the internet ticketing service, to purchase tickets online.

The new Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas features all stadium seating (each seat row will be 18" higher than the previous row); 10 wall-to-wall, giant, curved screens; large, luxurious seats with ample legroom and Dolby Digital Surround Sound. The lobby will offer a broad food and beverage selection. In addition to popcorn and soft drinks, a wide selection of hot foods such as fresh cut fries from NYF and Pizza Pizza; specialty coffees will be available at Alan Smithees as well as a wide selection of no-fat and low-fat yoghurts and premium ice-creams at Yogun Fruz. A CineScape family entertainment centre will offer a number of interactive video games and activities and is accessible without the purchase of a movie ticket.

About Cineplex Entertainment LP:

As of December 1st, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases, or has a joint venture interest in 133 theatres with 1,319 screens and is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Partnership operates theatres with the following six top-tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy and Famous Players (including Coliseum, Colossus and SilverCity). Proudly Canadian, the units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 59.7% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund (symbol CGX.UN). More information can be found at

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