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May 06, 2009 06:00 ET

Get Your Backstage Pass to The Metropolitan Opera's The Audition at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

Advance tickets now available

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 6, 2009) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) is pleased to present The Metropolitan Opera's The Audition, a feature length documentary that provides a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make it in one of the most difficult professions in the performing arts. The Audition will be shown in High Definition (HD) and digital surround sound on Saturday, June 6th at 1 pm EST/12 pm CST/11 am MST/10 am PST and Monday, June 15th at 7 pm local time at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country.

"We are excited to offer our guests The Audition, an addition to the acclaimed MET Opera: Live in HD series that guests have enjoyed at our theatres across the country for the past three years," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "The Audition offers an exclusive backstage pass into the intense pressures the competitors face as they try to launch an opera career with the Met. Our regular Met opera guests will love the drama and excitement in this production."

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke, The Audition looks at the intense pressures young opera singers face as they struggle to succeed in one of the most difficult professions in the performing arts. The feature-length documentary takes you behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions, where each year thousands of hopefuls compete for a cash prize, the chance to sing on the Met stage and the opportunity to launch a major operatic career. The film covers the dramatic week leading up to the finals of the 2007 auditions, focusing on three very different tenor contestants: Michael Fabiano, a fiery 22-year-old grappling with his inner demons; Alek Shrader, a 25-year-old with movie star looks who attempts to sing nine high Cs in the fiendishly difficult aria that made Pavarotti a star and Ryan Smith, who at age 30, and with little formal training, is pursuing his dream of an operatic career. The Audition also includes a 20 minute panel discussion taped recently at The Met with Renee Fleming on the panel.

Advance tickets are now available online at as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for seniors and children ages 3 - 12 is $12.95 + tax and general admission is $14.95 + tax.

Cineplex Entertainment will present The Audition at the following select theatres across the country:

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

SilverCity Mission Cinemas Famous Players 7 Cinemas
32555 London Avenue 2306 Highway 6
Mission, BC Vernon, 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 SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas
Cinemas 4700 Kingsway Avenue
700-1320 TransCanada Highway Burnaby, BC
Kamloops, BC

Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton
Cinemas Cinemas
10330-109th Street 1525-99th Street NW
Grand Prairie, AB Edmonton, AB

Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
3292 Dunmore Road SE 6455 MacLeod Trail SW
Medicine Hat, AB Calgary, AB

Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer
501-1st Avenue SW 357-37400 Highway #2
Lethbridge, AB Red Deer, AB

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton Famous Players Westhills Cinemas
8882-170 Street 165 Stewart Green SW
Edmonton, AB Calgary, AB

Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton
Cinemas Cinemas
91 Crowfoot Terrace NW 14231 137th Avenue NW
Calgary, AB Edmonton, AB

Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire
Marketplace Cinemas
90-200 Barclay Parade SW
Calgary, AB

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

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

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas
259 Richmond Street W 300 Borough Drive
Toronto, ON Scarborough, ON

Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande The Beaches Cinemas - Alliance
Cinemas Cinemas
4861 Yonge Street 1651 Queen Street E
Toronto, ON Toronto, ON

SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas
1800 Sheppard Avenue E 2300 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas
1025 The Queensway 8725 Yonge Street
Etobicoke, ON Richmond Hill, ON

Colossus Vaughan Cinemas Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas
3555 Highway 7 W 309 Rathburn Road W
Woodbridge, ON Mississauga, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie SilverCity Brampton Cinemas
72 Commerce Park Drive 50 Great Lakes Drive
Barrie, ON Brampton, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Guelph Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas
485 Woodlawn Road W 1351 Grandview Street N
Guelph, ON Oshawa, ON

SilverCity Oakville Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
3531 Wyecroft Road 320 Water Street
Oakville, ON Peterborough, ON

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

SilverCity London Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo
1680 Richmond Street 550 King Street N
London, ON Waterloo, ON

SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall
771 Golf Link Road Cinemas
Ancaster, ON 3100 Howard Avenue
Windsor, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
293 Bay Street 355 Barrydowne Road
Sault Ste. Marie, ON Sudbury, ON

SilverCity Burlington Cinemas SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas
1250 Brant Street 18151 Yonge Street
Burlington, ON Newmarket, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Brantford Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall
300 King George Road 1325 Second Street E
Brantford, ON Cornwall, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Brockville Famous Players Belleville 8 Cinemas
2399 Parkedale Avenue 160 Bell Boulevard
Brockville, ON Belleville, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood
355 Hespeler Road 6 Mountain Road
Cambridge, ON Collingwood, ON

Galaxy Cinemas North Bay Galaxy Cinemas Midland
300 Lakeshore Drive 9226 County Road 93
North Bay, ON Midland, ON

Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville
417 Wellington Street 85 Fifth Avenue
St. Thomas, ON Orangeville, ON

Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound
1450 London Road 1020 10th Street
Sarnia, ON Owen Sound, ON

Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas
3090 Carling Avenue 850 North May Street
Ottawa, ON Thunder Bay, ON

Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas
2214 Bank Street 2385 City Park Drive
Ottawa, ON Gloucester, ON

Starcite Montreal Cinemas Scotiabank Theatre Montreal
4825 ave. Pierre De Coubertin 977 rue Ste-Catherine O
Montreal, QC Montreal, QC

Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas
9350 boul. Leduc 1200 boul. Duplessis
Brossard, QC St. Foy, QC

Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas Colossus Laval Cinemas
3200 rue Jean Yves 2800 rue Cosmodome
Kirkland, QC Laval, QC

Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke Gatineau 9 Cinemas
4204 rue Bertrand 120 boul. de l'Hopital
Rock Forest, QC Gatineau, QC

Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Latin Quarter Cinemas
825 rue Clemenceau 350 rue Emery
Beauport, QC Montreal, QC

Galaxy Cinemas Victoriaville Cineplex Odeon Boucherville Cinemas
1121 Jutras Est 20 boul. de Montagne
Victoriaville, QC Boucherville, QC

Galaxy Cinemas Fleur-de-Lys
4520 boul. des Recollets
Trois Rivieres, QC

Capitol Theatre Capitol Theatre
4920 - 52 Street 20 Queen Street
Yellowknife, NWT Port Hope, ON

Cinema St. Eustache Salmar Classic Theatre
305 Avenue Mathers 360 Alexander Street
St. Eustache, QC Salmon Arm, BC

Max Cameron Theatre Art Spring Theatre
5400 Marine Avenue 100 Jackson Avenue
Powell River, BC Salt Spring Island, BC

Cinema Twin Meaford Opera House
101-1st Avenue NE 1-12 Nelson Street E
Swift Current, BC Meaford, ON

Cinema Jonquierre
2445, rue St. Dominique
Jonquierre, QC

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As the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 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 more than 9,000, 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

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