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December 21, 2011 07:00 ET

Leonardo Live, the First-Ever Tour of a Fine Art Exhibition Comes to Participating Canadian Theatres via Satellite in February

Leonardo Live is a showcase of the completely sold out Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery in London

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2011) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX), via their Front Row Centre Events, and BY Experience present Leonardo Live, a satellite-delivered HD presentation of the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan," captured at the U.K. National Gallery. On February 16 and 26, 2012, art lovers across Canada will be able to experience these da Vinci works. The historic exhibition is sold out in London and, due to the fragility of the paintings, the exhibition cannot tour.

Captured live on the eve of the exhibition opening in London this past fall, Leonardo Live will provide a high-definition walk-through of the landmark exhibition, in-depth commentary about featured pieces in the exhibit and extra content.

"Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan" brings together the largest ever number of Leonardo's rare surviving paintings and some international loans that have never before travelled. The exhibition also brings together the largest ever number of da Vinci's paintings, including a newly discovered, never-before-publicly exhibited painting, the Salvator Mundi.

Presented by Front Row Centre Events, New York-based alternative content distributors BY Experience, in collaboration with PhilGrabskyFilms.com, Leonardo Live is a first for movie audiences worldwide. The 100-minute HD capture is hosted by highly respected art historian and broadcaster Tim Marlow and presenter Mariella Frostrup. The film is produced by Phil Grabsky's award-winning PhilGrabskyFilms.com.

Tickets for Leonardo Live are on sale now and can be purchased at participating theatre box offices and online at www.cineplex.com/events or our mobile site m.cineplex.com.

Leonardo Live will play at the following theatres in Canada February 16 and 26, 2012. Showtimes vary by city and theatre:

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Burnaby
SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas, 4700 Kingsway Avenue
Coquitlam
SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas, 170 Schoolhouse Street
Kamloops
Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas, 700-1320 Trans Canada Highway
Langley
Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue
Nanaimo
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo, 213-4750 Rutherford Road
Prince George
Famous Players 6 Cinemas, 172-1600 Fifth Avenue
Richmond
SilverCity Riverport Cinemas, 14211 Entertainment Way
Surrey
Empire Guildford, 15051 101st Avenue
Vancouver
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street
Victoria
SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road
ALBERTA
Calgary
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW
Empire Country Hills, 300-388 Country Hills Blvd NE
Edmonton
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, 1525-99th Street NW
Empire Theatres City Centre, 10200 102nd Avenue
Grand Prairie
Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cinemas, 10330-109th Street
Lethbridge
Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge, 501-1st Avenue SW
Medicine Hat
Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat, 3292 Dunmore Road SE
Red Deer
Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer, 357-37400 Highway #2
MANITOBA
Winnipeg
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street
SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas, 160-1255 St. Mary's Road
SASKATCHEWAN
Regina
Galaxy Cinemas Regina, 420 McCarthy Boulevard N
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue
ONTARIO
Ancaster
SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, 771 Golf Links Road
Barrie
Galaxy Cinemas Barrie, 72 Commerce Park Drive
Belleville
Galaxy Cinemas Belleville, 160 Bell Boulevard
Burlington
SilverCity Burlington Cinemas, 1250 Brant Street
Chatham
Famous Players Chatham Cinemas 6, 27 Adelaide Street South
Collingwood
Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood, 6 Mountain Road
Guelph
Galaxy Cinemas Guelph, 485 Woodlawn Road W
Kingston
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, 626 Gardiners Road
Kitchener
Empire Theatres Kitchener, 135 Gateway Park Drive
London
Cineplex Odeon Westmount and VIP Cinemas, 755 Wonderland Road S
SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street
Mississauga
Empire Square One, 100 City Centre Drive
Newmarket
SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre, 18151 Yonge Street
Niagara Falls
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas, 7555 Montrose Road
North Bay
Galaxy Cinemas North Bay, 300 Lakeshore Drive
Oakville
SilverCity Oakville and VIP Cinemas, 3531 Wyecroft Road
Orangeville
Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville, 85 Fifth Avenue
Oshawa
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street N
Ottawa
Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas, 3090 Carling Avenue
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Drive
Empire Ottawa, 111 Albert Street, 3rd Floor
Owen Sound
Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound, 1020 10th Street
Peterborough
Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough, 320 Water Street
Richmond Hill
SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas, 8725 Yonge Street
Sault Ste. Marie
Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie, 293 Bay Street
Sudbury
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, 355 Barrydowne Road
Thunder Bay
SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas, 850 North May Street
Toronto
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, 4861 Yonge Street
Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas, 300 Borough Drive
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond Street W
SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas, 2300 Yonge Street
Waterloo
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, 550 King Street N
Windsor
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas, 3100 Howard Avenue
QUEBEC
Brossard
Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas, 9350 boul. Leduc
Gatineau
Starcité Gatineau Cinemas, 115 boul. Du Plateau
Kirkland
Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas, 3200 rue Jean Yves
Laval
Colossus Laval Cinemas, 2800 rue Cosmodôme
Montreal
Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall Cinemas, 5800 boul. Cavendish
Scotiabank Theatre Montreal, 977 rue Ste-Catherine O
Starcité Montreal Cinemas, 4825 ave. Pierre de Coubertin
Sherbrooke
Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke, 4204 rue Bertrand
Ste. Foy
Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas, 1200 boul. Duplessis
NEWFOUNDLAND
St. John's
EMPIRE Studio 12, 48 Kenmount Road
NOVA SCOTIA
Halifax
EMPIRE 8 Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Road
Sydney
EMPIRE Studio 10, 325 Prince Street
PEI
Charlottetown
EMPIRE Studio 8 Charlottetown, 670 University Avenue

About Cineplex Entertainment

Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada and owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,352 screens serving approximately 70 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the exclusive provider of UltraAVX™ and 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. Cineplex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "CGX". For more information, visit www.cineplex.com.

About Front Row Centre Events (FRC)

Brought to you by Cineplex Entertainment, Front Row Centre Events bring world class entertainment to your local Cineplex Entertainment theatre and other participating locations! Presented in high-definition with digital surround sound, guests can experience the best in original one-night only and series-based programming. With the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series, Broadway productions, live broadcasts direct from the stage of London's National Theatre, Bolshoi Ballet performances, classic films, concerts, live sporting events and documentaries, Front Row Centre Events put you in the centre of the action on the big screen!

About BY Experience

BY Experience kicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie theaters and other locations globally with David Bowie's 2003 Reality album launch and since then, over 13 million tickets have been sold worldwide for cinema events BY Experience has distributed and/or produced including the Met: Live in HD series, the U.K.'s National Theatre Live series, the New York Times speaker's series TimesTalks LIVE, the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of The Importance of Being Earnest (June 2011), Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I'm With You (August 2011); The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax (June 2010), BBC Electric Proms: Robbie Williams (October 2009), the classic music celebrations BBC Last Night of the Proms (September 2009, 2010, 2011), St. Olaf Christmas Festival (December 2007 and December 2011), David Gilmour: Remember That Night - Live from the Royal Albert Hall (September 2007), and the public radio shows A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (February and October 2010) and This American Life - Live! with Ira Glass (April 2008 and May 2009). BY Experience distributes to over 50 countries, to 1,600 movie screens. For more information, visit: www.byexperience.net

About PhilGrabskyFilms.com

PhilGrabskyFilms.com is the cinema division of Seventh Art Productions, one of the UK's longest-running independent production companies. Among their extensive slate of films are over 100 art films with Tim Marlow which have been key in keeping arts on British TV in the past decade.

More recently, PhilGrabskyFilms.com's owner Phil Grabsky has directed award-winning films for the cinema and TV including 'In Search of Mozart', 'In Search of Beethoven' and 'The Boy Mir - Ten years in Afghanistan' which have all played in cinemas and on TV around the world. His 'In search of Haydn' will be released in 2012.

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