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December 20, 2011 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Coming to the Big Screen in January to Participating Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

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WHAT: Each month, Cineplex Entertainment's Front Row Centre Events presents a variety of entertainment on the big screen. Met Opera, concerts, WWE live events, classic movies, ballet, documentaries and other exclusive events can be enjoyed at participating Cineplex theatres. Here is your listing of the many great Front Row Centre Events Cineplex has available for guests in January.

OPERA
Mozart's The Magic Flute - A Holiday Encore Performance
When: January 2-4, date and time to vary by location
Celebrated director Julie Taymor, who brought The Lion King to Broadway, casts her spell on Mozart's The Magic Flute. Dancing bears, flying birds, even a giant serpent -are all brought vividly to life through Taymor's ingenious use of puppetry. This abridged 90 minute version is sung in English and features an attractive young cast conducted by beloved Met Maestro James Levine. A wonderful performance for the whole family to enjoy.
Hansel And Gretel - A Holiday Encore Performance
When: January 3-5, date and time to vary by location
Most fairy tales, though charming on the outside, have darker underpinnings. Alice Coote and Christine Schäfer play the siblings lost in a shadowy world of unknown menace, pursued by the Witch (portrayed by tenor Philip Langridge) who seeks to devour them. The English-language production of Engelbert Humperdinck's masterful treatment of the beloved story by the Brothers Grimm is the second in the Met's annual series of special holiday presentations. Great family entertainment to enjoy during the holiday season.
Mozart's Don Giovanni - The Met Live in HD 2011-12 Season (encore)
When: January 9th at 6:30 p.m. local time
Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti- hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award®-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting. A troupe of refined Mozartians appears in this new production, including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, and John Relyea.
Glass' Satyagraha - The Met Live in HD 2011-12 Season (encore)
When: January 14th at 12:55 p.m. EST
The Met's visually extravagant production is back for an encore engagement. Richard Croft once again is Gandhi in Philip Glass's unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls "a profound and beautiful work of theatre."
The Enchanted Island - The Met Live in HD 2011-12 Season
When: January 21st at 12:55 p.m. EST
Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the Met presents an original Baroque fantasy, featuring a who's who of Baroque stars led by eminent conductor William Christie. With music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, the new libretto by Jeremy Sams combines elements of The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Handel's Rodelinda (encore)
When: January 28th at 12:30 p.m. EST
Sensational in the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth's much-heralded production, Renée Fleming reprises the title role. She's joined by Stephanie Blythe and counter-tenor Andreas Scholl, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.
BALLET
Sleeping Beauty - The Bolshoi Ballet Series (encore)
When: January 29th at 1:00 p.m. local time
When celebrating the birth of Princess Aurora, Carabosse Fairy, the evil fairy declares Aurora will die young from pricking her finger with a knitting spindle. But the good fairy, Lilac Fairy, forces Carabosse to leave the palace and predicts a reprieve from death for Aurora. Aurora will not die; she will fall asleep for a hundred years. She will be woken up by the passionate kiss of a handsome prince.
MUSIC
Don't Think - Chemical Brothers concert
When: January 26th at 7:45 p.m. EST
For nearly two decades, the Chemical Brothers "mind-bending" audiovisual live show has played to packed houses and festivals across the globe. But it has never been documented on film. Until now. In 2011, at the iconic Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, the Chemical Brothers played a headline set in front of 50,000 fans which was captured by 21 cameras. Immersing us in the thick of a frenetic crowd, 'Don't Think' captures the synesthetic barrage of sound, film and light and the transforming effect it has on its audience. Presentation available only at Scotiabank Theatre Toronto.
MOVIES
The Godfather - A Most Wanted Mondays Presentation
When: January 30th at 6:30 p.m. local time
Marlon Brando and Al Pacino star as Vito Corleone and his youngest son, Michael, respectively. It is late in the 1940s in New York and Corleone is, in the parlance of organized crime, a "godfather" or "don," the head of a Mafia family. Michael, a free thinker who defied his father by enlisting in the Marines to fight in World War II, has returned a captain and a war hero. Having long ago rejected the family business, Michael shows up at the wedding of his sister, Connie (Talia Shire), with his non-Italian girlfriend, Kay (Diane Keaton), who learns for the first time about the family "business."

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The Bridge on the River Kwai - A Classic Film Series Presentation
When: January 11th at 7 p.m. local time, January 22th at 1 p.m. local time
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co- operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness.
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star Of Milos
When: January 15th at 12:45 p.m. local time, January 19th at 7:30 p.m. local time
A fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities leads the Elric brothers to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, a proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitation. Ed and Al quickly find themselves in the middle of a rising rebellion, as the exiled Milos lash out against their oppressors. At the heart of the conflict is Julia, a young alchemist befriended by Alphonse. She'll stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory - even if that means harnessing the awful power of the mythical Philosopher's Stone.
SPORTS
WWE: Royal Rumble
When: January 29th at 8 p.m. EDT, 5 p.m. PDT
This year's Royal Rumble is live, via satellite from the Scottrade Center in St Louis, MO. Broadcast in high-definition, the Rumble is one of the cornerstone WWE live events of the year!
GAMING
Big screen gaming with Xbox 360™
January's featured game: NHL 12
Take your game to a whole new level. Participating Cineplex theatres have auditoriums that can be rented to play Xbox 360 on the big screen. Gamers can bring their own games or enjoy our featured game of the month NHL 12.

Coming in February: Kevin Smith: Live From Behind, Leonardo Live, Met Opera, classic movies and more! Tickets are on sale now for all events.

WHERE: A complete list of locations for each event can be found at www.cineplex.com/events.

Contact Information

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