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August 07, 2008 07:00 ET

"The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition" is Back at a Select Cineplex Entertainment Theatre Near You

Advance tickets for 2008-09 series available Friday August 22nd

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2008) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) will begin selling advance tickets to the hottest entertainment event of the year, The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition, on August 22nd. Due to the extraordinary response by opera fans to the first two seasons, guests will be able to enjoy more live performances then ever before at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres throughout Canada in High Definition and Dolby Digital Surround Sound. The number of opera presentations for the 2008-2009 season has been expanded to 11 live and 10 encore opera transmissions, beginning September 22, 2008 in addition to the Opening Night Gala live from the Met's home at Lincoln Center in New York City.

"From the beginning, The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition series has been tremendously successful exceeding all of our expectations and continues to grow year after year," said Pat Marshall, Vice-President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "This year, we have added even more communities to an already expanded theatre list because of huge guest demand. We are also offering our guests the opportunity to purchase a variety of season ticket packages and these packages or individual tickets can also be purchased in advance ensuring guests get the operas they want."

SCENE members and Met Opera members enjoy an exclusive advance ticket window for the 2008-09 series beginning Friday August 8th. Membership in the SCENE program is free and guests can apply online at www.scene.ca. For information on The Met Opera in New York or to obtain tickets or membership information, visit www.metopera.org/hdlive or call 1-800-Met-Opera (1-800-638-6737).

Beginning Friday August 22nd individual tickets are available online at www.cineplex.com as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for children ages 3 - 12 is $12.95 -$16.95 + tax, seniors is $18.95 + tax and general admission is $21.95 + tax.

Season tickets can be purchased in person only at any of the participating theatres and cannot be purchased online at this time. The package price for all ten performances is $186.58 + tax. Guests can also purchase tickets to any five operas for the package price $98.78 + tax or any three operas for the package price of $62.56 + 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.

Beginning September 22nd, the curtains will rise at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres throughout Canada with the following performances being shown live from New York:



Monday September 22, Saturday October 11, 2008 Saturday November 8,
2008 1:00 PM (EST) 2008
6:30 PM (EST) Strauss: Salome 1:00 PM (EST)
Opening Night Gala Adams: Doctor Atomic
(starring Renee Fleming)

Saturday November 22, Saturday December 20, Saturday January 10,
2008 2008 2009
1:00 PM (EST) 12:00 PM (EST) 1:00 PM (EST)
Berlioz: La Damnation de Massenet: Thais Puccini: La Rondine
Faust

Saturday January 24, 2009 Saturday February 7, 2009 Saturday March 7, 2009
1:00 PM (EST) 1 :00 PM (EST) 1 :00 PM (EST)
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice Donizetti: Lucia di Puccini : Madama
Lammermoor Butterfly

Saturday March 21, 2009 Saturday May 9, 2009
1:00PM (EST) 12 :30 PM (EST)
Bellini: La Sonnambula Rossini : La Cenerentola


Cineplex Entertainment will also be showing encore presentations of the scheduled live performances for guests who may not be able to attend the live transmission or who simply want to watch it again. The encore presentation schedule is as follows:



Saturday November 15, Saturday December 6, Saturday January 17,
2008 2008 2009
1:00 PM (EST) 1:00 PM (EST) 1:00 PM (EST)
Strauss: Salome Adams: Doctor Atomic Berlioz: La Damnation
de Faust

Saturday February 14, Saturday February 21, Saturday March 14, 2009
2009 2009 1:00 PM (EST)
12:00 PM (EST) 1:00 PM (EST) Gluck: Orfeo ed
Massenet: Thais Puccini: La Rondine Euridice

Saturday April 4, 2009 Saturday April 18, 2009 Saturday April 25, 2009
1 :00 PM (EST) 1 :00 PM (EST) 1:00PM (EST)
Donizetti: Lucia di Puccini : Madama Bellini: La Sonnambula
Lammermoor Butterfly

Saturday May 23, 2009
12 :30 PM (EST)
Rossini : La
Cenerentola


Cineplex Entertainment will present The "Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD" live performances at the following select theatres throughout Canada:



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 Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas
213-4750 Rutherford Road 200-333 Brooksbank Avenue
Nanaimo, BC North Vancouver, BC

Colossus Langley Cinemas SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas
20090 91A Avenue 4700 Kingsway Avenue
Langley, BC Burnaby, BC

Famous Players 6 Cinemas Famous Players Orchard Plaza Cinemas
172-1600 5th Avenue 160-1876 Cooper Road
Prince George, BC Kelowna, BC

Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas
Mall Cinemas 780 Yates St
700-1320 Trans Canada Highway Victoria, BC
Kamloops, BC

SilverCity Mission Cinemas (NEW!) Famous Players 7 Cinemas (NEW!)
32555 London Avenue 275-2306 Coldstream Rd
Mission, BC Vernon, BC

ALBERTA
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer (NEW!)
6455 MacLeod Trail SW 357-374000 Highway 2
Calgary, AB Red Deer, AB

Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas
Cinemas 14231-137 Avenue
1525-99(th) Street Edmonton, AB
Edmonton, AB

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge
8882-170 Street 501-1st Avenue
Edmonton, AB Edmonton, AB

Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cinemas
3292 Dunmore Road 10330-109th Street
Medicine Hat, AB Grand Prairie, AB

Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossings
Spectrum Cinemas Cinemas (NEW!)
400-2555 32nd Street 91 Crowfoot Terrace NW
Calgary, AB Calgary, AB

Famous Players Westhills Cinemas
(NEW!)
165 Stewart Green SW
Calgary, AB

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

MANITOBA
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas (NEW!)
817 St. James Street, 160-1225 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

ONTARIO
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas
259 Richmond St. W 1025 The Queensway
Toronto, ON Etobicoke, ON

SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Sheppard-Grande
2300 Yonge Street Cinemas
Toronto, ON 4861 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

Alliance Atlantis Beaches Colossus Vaughan Cinemas
Cinemas 3555 Highway 7
1651 Queen Street East Vaughan, ON
Toronto, ON

Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas
300 Borough Drive 309 Rathburn Road West
Scarborough, ON Mississauga, ON

SilverCity Brampton Cinemas SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas
50 Great Lakes Drive 8725 Yonge Street
Brampton, ON Richmond Hill, ON

Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square
1351 Grandview Street N Cinemas
Oshawa, ON 7555 Montrose Road
Niagara Falls, ON

Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
Cinemas 355 Barrydown Road
626 Gardiners Road Sudbury, ON
Kingston, ON

SilverCity Burlington Cinemas SilverCity Oakville Cinemas
1250 Brant Street 3531 Wyecroft Road
Burlington, ON Oakville, ON

SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas
18151 Yonge Street 850 North May Street
Newmarket, ON Thunder Bay, ON

SilverCity London Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas
1680 Richmond Street, 417 Wellington Street
London, ON St. Thomas, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall
72 Commerce Park Drive 1325 Second Street East
Barrie, ON Cornwall, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie
320 Water Street 293 Bay Street
Peterborough, ON Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Galaxy Cinemas North Bay Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville
300 Lakeshore Drive 85 Fifth Avenue
North Bay, ON Orangeville, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas
355 Hespeler Road 771 Golf Link Road
Cambridge, ON Ancaster, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood Galaxy Cinemas Brockville
6 Mountain Road 2399 Parkdale Avenue
Collingwood, ON Brockville, ON

Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo
Cinemas 550 King Street N
3100 Howard Avenue Waterloo, ON
Windsor, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Guelph Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas
485 Woodlawn Road West 2214 Bank Street
Guelph, ON Ottawa, ON

Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas
3090 Carling Avenue 2285 City Park Drive
Ottawa, ON Gloucester, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound Famous Players Belleville 8 Cinemas
1020 10th Street West 160 Bell Boulevard
Owen Sound, Ontario Belleville, ON

Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Midland (NEW!)
(NEW!) Highway 93, RR2
1450 London Road Midland, ON
Sarnia, ON

QUEBEC
Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas
9350, boul. Leduc 1200 boul. Duplessis
Brossard, PQ Ste. Foy, PQ

Colossus Laval Cinemas Scotiabank Theatre Montreal
2800 rue Cosmodome 977 Ste-Catherine West
Laval, PQ Montreal, PQ

Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Victoriaville
3200 rue Jean Yves 1121 Jutras East
Kirkland, PQ Victoriaville, PQ

StarCite Montreal Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke
4825 Avenue Pierre De Coubertin 4204 Bertrand
Montreal, PQ Sherbrooke, PQ

Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Boucherville Cinemas
825 rue Clemenceau 20 boul de Montagne
Beauport, PQ Boucherville, PQ

Cineplex Odeon Latin Quarter Galaxy Cinemas Fleur-de-Lys (NEW!)
Cinemas 4520 boul. Des Recollets
350 rue Emery Trois Rivieres, PQ
Montreal, PQ


For the list of theatre locations showing the encore performances, visit www.cineplex.com.

About Cineplex Entertainment LP:

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 132 theatres with 1,337 screens serving approximately 61 million guests annually. Cineplex Entertainment LP is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada operating the following brands: Cinema City, Cineplex Odeon, Coliseum, Colossus, Famous Players, Galaxy, SilverCity and Scotiabank Theatres. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 76% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN).

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