Famous Players

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January 26, 2005 07:20 ET

FAMOUS PLAYERS ANNOUNCES MAJOR SAVINGS AT THEATRES ACROSS ONTARIO

MOVIES FOR $9.95 OR LESS Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 26, 2005) - Famous Players, Canada's largest theatrical exhibitor, announces that starting Friday, January 28th, 2005 all of its theatres in Ontario, including all theatres in the Greater Toronto Area, will offer movies at $9.95 or less. General admission will decrease from $13.95 to $9.95 and child/seniors price will remain at $8.50. Theatres with already existing lower general admission and child/senior prices will remain at the lower price. For more information on Famous Players theatres, showtimes and to purchase tickets online, visit www.famousplayers.com.

The new Price Plan for Ontario theatres will apply to all showtimes, everyday. Weekend matinees will also decrease from $11.50 to $9.95. A complete listing of theatres is attached below.

"The new Price Plan offers incredible value any day of the week at any time for all of our Guests, " said Robb Chase, President & CEO for Famous Players. "Guests have responded very favourably in other markets where we have opened up the movie going opportunities by offering this value for all showtimes."

The new price plan will be offered for a limited time at all Ontario theatres.

Celebrating its 85th anniversary, Famous Players is Canada's top grossing theatrical exhibitor. Internationally recognized for its superior technology and innovation in theatre design and guest services, the company operates a total of 84 locations with 794 screens across the country, including theatres in its joint venture with IMAX and its partnership with Alliance Atlantis. Famous Players is a division of Viacom Canada Inc.

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For more information, please contact:

Nuria Bronfman
VP, Corporate Affairs
Famous Players
(416) 969-7053

List of theatres with the new Price Plan (as of Friday, January 28, 2005)

MARKET / THEATRE / OLD GENERAL ADMISSION / NEW GENERAL ADMISSION
Toronto/GTA
SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton / $13.95 / $9.95
SilverCity North York / $13.95 / $9.95
Paramount Toronto / $13.95 / $9.95
Colossus Vaughan / $13.95 / $9.95
Coliseum Scarborough / $13.95/ $9.95
SilverCity Richmond Hill / $13.95/ $9.95
SilverCity Yorkdale / $13.95 / $9.95
SilverCity Mississauga / $13.95 / $9.95
Coliseum Mississauga / $13.95 / $9.95
Canada Square / $11.75 / $9.95
Hamilton
SilverCity Ancaster / $13.95 / $9.95
SilverCity Burlington / $13.95 / $9.95
Newmarket
SilverCity Newmarket / $13.95 / $9.95
Belleville
FP8 Belleville / $11.75 / $9.95
Sarnia
Lambton 9 / $11.25 / $9.95
St. Catharines
SilverCity St. Catharines / $11.25 / $9.95
Windsor
SilverCity Windsor / $11.25 / $9.95

List of theatres with no change:

MARKET / THEATRE / GENERAL ADMISSION

Kitchener
SilverCity Kitchener /$9.95
King's College / $7.00
London
SilverCity London / $9.95
FP 8 Wellington / $8.75
Toronto/GTA
FP 8 Pickering / $7.95
SilverCity Brampton / $9.95
Gateway, Brampton / $7.00
Oshawa Centre / $7.00
Hamilton
Jackson Square / $8.95
Kingston
Capitol Theatre / $8.95
Ottawa
Coliseum Ottawa / $9.95
SilverCity Gloucester / $9.95
Rideau Centre / $6.95
Sudbury
SilverCity Sudbury / $9.95
Thunder Bay
SilverCity Thunder Bay / $8.50

/For further information: Secondary contact: Andrew Sherbin Manager, Corporate Affairs Famous Players (416) 934-7938/ IN: ENTERTAINMENT

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