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June 10, 2009 06:00 ET

Forever Plaid 20th Anniversary Special Sings Its Way Into Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

Exclusive LIVE performances by select members of the original cast and interactive sing-a-long following the show

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN), Barone Entertainment and Forever Plaid Productions are pleased to present one of Off-Broadway's most popular and critically acclaimed musicals Forever Plaid, in the Forever Plaid 20th Anniversary Special, exclusively at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country. Audiences will also be treated to a LIVE red carpet appearance and introduction by select members of the original cast as well as an interactive sing-a-long with "The Plaids" following the performance. Forever Plaid 20th Anniversary Special will be presented on Thursday, July 9th at 8 pm EST & MST / 7 pm CST & PST in High-Definition (HD) and digital surround sound.

"Cineplex Entertainment is committed to offering our guests a variety of entertainment making our theatres true entertainment destinations," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "From Hollywood and Canadian movies to live MET opera performances and now, one of Off-Broadway's most renowned musicals, Forever Plaid comes to the big screen with their 20th Anniversary Special. We truly have something for everyone."

"Ermanno Barone is our Canadian partner who has made this deal with Cineplex Entertainment possible. I'm looking forward to a long business relationship with Ermanno and Cineplex Entertainment," said Benni Korzen, producer.

The Forever Plaid 20th Anniversary Special will include a LIVE performance by "The Plaids" - Daniel Reichard, David Engel, Larry Raben and Stan Chandler - of musical numbers never before staged during the play's Off-Broadway run. "The Plaids" will incorporate a mix of "swinging standards" and contemporary songs featuring a few strikingly original medleys of the old and the new - all sung in their close harmony style.

Created by writer and director Stuart Ross, Forever Plaid centres on the four members of a fictional 1950s close-harmony group who were killed on their way to their big break. Miraculously, the four deceased singers are given a second chance to hit the perfect chord by performing their cabaret act almost 50 years after their deaths, putting on the show they never performed in life. The score consists of musical favourites including Three Coins in the Fountain, Moments to Remember, Chain Gang, Heart and Soul and Love is a Many-Splendored Thing. David Hyde Pierce provides the narration for the pre-taped anniversary performance.

Advance tickets are now available online at www.cineplex.com/events as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for children ages 3 - 13 is $16.95 + tax, seniors is $17.95 + tax and general admission is $19.95 + tax. A special group rate is also available for groups of twenty or more at $16.95 per person. For more information on group rates, call 1-800-313-4461. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the Starlight Children's Foundation. Starlight Children's Foundation helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.

Cineplex Entertainment will present Forever Plaid 20th Anniversary Special at the following select theatres across the country:



BRITISH COLUMBIA
SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas SilverCity Riverport Cinemas
170 Schoolhouse Street 14211 Entertainment Way
Coquitlam, BC Richmond, BC

SilverCity Victoria Cinemas Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
3130 Tillicum Road 900 Burrard Street
Victoria, BC Vancouver, BC

Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo Famous Players Orchard Plaza Cinemas
213-4750 Rutherford Road 160-1876 Cooper Road
Nanaimo, BC Kelowna, BC

Colossus Langley Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas
20090 91A Avenue 200-333 Brooksbank Avenue
Langley, BC North Vancouver, BC

Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas Famous Players 6 Cinemas
780 Yates Avenue 172-1600 Fifth Avenue
Victoria, BC Prince George, BC

Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Famous Players 7 Cinemas
Cinemas 2306 Highway 6
700-1320 TransCanada Highway Vernon, BC
Kamloops, BC

Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas
19800 Lougheed Highway
Pitt Meadows, BC

ALBERTA
Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
501-1st Avenue SW 6455 MacLeod Trail SW
Lethbridge, AB Calgary, AB

Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton
Cinemas Cinemas
91 Crowfoot Terrace NW 1525-99th Street NW
Calgary, AB Edmonton, AB

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cinemas
8882-170 Street 10330-109th Street
Edmonton, AB Grand Prairie, AB

Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer
3292 Dunmore Road SE 357-37400 Highway #2
Medicine Hat, AB Red Deer, AB

Galaxy Cinemas Sherwood Park
2020 Sherwood Drive
Sherwood Park, AB

MANITOBA
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas
815 St. James Street 160-1255 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

SASKATCHEWAN
Galaxy Cinemas Regina Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon
420 McCarthy Boulevard N 347 2nd Avenue S
Regina, SK Saskatoon, SK

Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert
2995 2nd Avenue
Prince Albert, SK

ONTARIO
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas
259 Richmond Street W 8725 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON Richmond Hill, ON

Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre
Cinemas Cinemas
4861 Yonge Street 22 Lebovic Avenue
Toronto, ON Scarborough, ON

Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas
1025 The Queensway 309 Rathburn Road W
Etobicoke, ON Mississauga, ON

SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas
18151 Yonge Street 1351 Grandview Street N
Newmarket, ON Oshawa, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
72 Commerce Park Drive 320 Water Street
Barrie, ON Peterborough, ON

Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road
Cinemas Cinemas
7555 Montrose Road 636 Gardiners Road
Niagara Falls, ON Kingston, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Guelph Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo
485 Woodlawn Road W 550 King Street N
Guelph, ON Waterloo, ON

Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall
Cinemas Cinemas
755 Wonderland Road S 3100 Howard Avenue
London, ON Windsor, ON

SilverCity London Cinemas SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
1680 Richmond Street 355 Barrydowne Road
London, ON Sudbury, ON

SilverCity Oakville Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall
3531 Wyecroft Road 1325 Second Street E
Oakville, ON Cornwall, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie Famous Players Belleville 8 Cinemas
293 Bay Street 160 Bell Boulevard
Sault Ste. Marie, ON Belleville, ON

SilverCity Burlington Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood
1250 Brant Street 6 Mountain Road
Burlington, ON Collingwood, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Brantford Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville
300 King George Road 85 Fifth Avenue
Brantford, ON Orangeville, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Brockville Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound
2399 Parkedale Avenue 1020 10th Street
Brockville, ON Owen Sound, ON

SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas SilverCity Hamilton Cinemas
850 North May Street 795 Paramount Drive
Thunder Bay, ON Stoney Creek, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Orillia Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas
865 West Ridge Boulevard 1450 London Road
Orillia, ON Sarnia, ON

Galaxy Cinemas North Bay Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas
300 Lakeshore Drive 417 Wellington Street
North Bay, ON St. Thomas, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Midland SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas
9226 County Road 93 2385 City Park Drive
Midland, ON Gloucester, ON

Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas
3090 Carling Avenue 2214 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON Ottawa, ON

QUEBEC
Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas Scotiabank Theatre Montreal
3200 rue Jean Yves 977 rue Ste-Catherine O
Kirkland, QC Montreal, QC

Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas
4204 rue Bertrand 1200 boul. Duplessis
Rock Forest, QC St. Foy, QC

Colossus Laval Cinemas
2800 rue Cosmodome
Laval, QC


About Forever Plaid Productions

Forever Plaid Productions is a production company created by producers Benni Korzen, Barney Cohen, Suren M. Seron and Christopher Gosch to hold the rights to as well as produce "Forever Plaid" for the screen, home entertainment market, and beyond. Visit the brand's website at www.foreverplaid.com.

About Cineplex Entertainment

As the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 129 theatres with 1,328 screens serving more than 63.5 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the largest exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country. Proudly Canadian and with a workforce of approximately 10,000 employees, the company operates the following top tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, Colossus, Coliseum, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 99.5% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit www.cineplex.com.

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