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September 20, 2007 06:00 ET

"Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition" Returns to the Big Screen at 70 Select Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

2007-2008 season offers expanded number of live opera performances

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2007) - Canadian opera fans get ready! Due to last year's overwhelming response to the first season of "Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition" transmissions to movie theatres, opera fans will be able to enjoy more live performances at 70 select Cineplex Entertainment (CGX.UN) theatres throughout Canada during the 2007-2008 season. "Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition" series expands this year from six to eight live opera transmissions, beginning on December 15, 2007, with Gounod's Rom?o et Juliette, starring Anna Netrebko. Cineplex Entertainment will begin selling advance tickets on Friday, November 9th to the hottest entertainment event this year: live opera productions in High Definition and Dolby Digital Surround Sound.

"Due to the resounding success of the 2006-2007 season performances with many theatres having sold out well in advance of the presentations, we are pleased to have more than doubled the number of theatres from 34 to 70," said Pat Marshall, Vice-President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "New this year is the opportunity to purchase season tickets, available in packages of three, five or all eight performances, to secure your seats in advance to the hottest opera productions."

Tickets are available beginning Friday November 9(th) online at as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for children ages 3 - 12 and seniors is $16.95 + tax and general admission is $19.95 + tax.

To purchase season tickets for all eight performances, the price is $134.95 + tax and can be purchased only at the theatres below. Guests can also purchase tickets to any five operas for $89.95 + tax or any three operas for $56.95 + tax. A special group rate is also available for groups of fifty or more. For more information on group rates, call 1-800-313-4461. In addition, a special advance ticket window for the 2007-08 begins on Friday, October 19, exclusively for Met Opera members at the $125 level or above. For information on tickets and membership, visit or call 1-800-Met-Opera (1-800-638-6737). SCENE™ members also have an exclusive opportunity to purchase advanced tickets beginning on Friday, October 26. Sign up now! For information on membership and how you can earn rewards, visit

Beginning December 15th, the curtains will rise at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres throughout Canada with the following eight performances being shown live from New York:

Saturday December 15, Tuesday January 1, 2008 Saturday January 12, 2008
2007 1:00 PM (EST) 1:30 PM (EST)
1:00 PM (EST) Humperdinck: Hansel and Verdi: Macbeth
Gounod: Romeo et Gretel

Saturday February 16, Saturday March 15, 2008 Saturday March 22, 2008
2008 1:30 PM (EST) 12:30 PM (EST)
1:00 PM (EST) Britten: Peter Grimes Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Puccini: Manon Lescaut

Saturday April 5, 2008 Saturday April 26, 2008
1:30 PM (EST) 1:30 PM (EST)
Puccini: La Boheme Donizetti: La Fille du

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

Saturday January 5, Saturday January 26, Saturday February 9,
2008 2008 2008
1:00 PM (EST) 1:00 PM (EST) 1:30 PM (EST)
Gounod: Romeo et Humperdinck: Hansel and Verdi: Macbeth
Juliette Gretel

Saturday March 1, 2008 Saturday March 29, 2008 Saturday April 12, 2008
1:00 PM (EST) 1:30 PM (EST) 12:30 PM (EST)
Puccini: Manon Lescaut Britten: Peter Grimes Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Saturday May 3, 2008 Saturday May 10, 2008
1:30 PM (EST) 1:30 PM (EST)
Puccini: La Boheme Donizetti: La Fille du

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

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 (NEW!) SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas (NEW!)
20090 91A Avenue 4700 Kingsway Avenue
Langley, BC Burnaby, BC

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

Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall
Cinemas (NEW!)
700-1320 Trans Canada Highway
Kamloops, BC

Paramount Chinook Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas
6455 MacLeod Trail SW (NEW!)
Calgary, AB 400-2555 32nd Street
Calgary, AB

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

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge (NEW!)
(NEW!) 501-1st Avenue
8882-170 Street Park Place, AB
Edmonton, AB

Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cinemas
(NEW!) (NEW!)
3292 Dunmore Road 10330-109th Street
Medicine Hat, AB Grand Praire, AB

Famous Players Park Plaza Cinemas
5214-47th Avenue
Red Deer, AB

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

SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas
817 St. James Street,
Winnipeg, MB

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 Cinemas Colossus Vaughan Cinemas (NEW!)
(NEW!) 3555 Highway 7
1651 Queen Street East Vaughan, ON
Toronto, ON

Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas
(NEW!) 309 Rathburn Road West
300 Borough Drive Mississauga, ON
Scarborough, ON

SilverCity Brampton Cinemas SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas
(NEW!) 8725 Yonge Street
50 Great Lakes Drive Richmond Hill, ON
Brampton, 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 (NEW!)
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 (NEW!) Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall
72 Commerce Park Drive 1325 Second Street East
Barrie, ON Cornwall, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie (NEW!)
320 Water Street 293 Bay Street
Peterborough, ON Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Galaxy Cinemas North Bay (NEW!) Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville (NEW!)
300 Lakeshore Drive 85 Fifth Avenue
North Bay, ON Orangeville, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge (NEW!) SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas (NEW!)
355 Hespeler Road 771 Golf Link Road
Cambridge, ON Ancaster, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood (NEW!) Galaxy Cinemas Brockville (NEW!)
6 Mountain Road 2399 Parkdale Avenue
Collingwood, ON Brockville, ON

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

Galaxy Cinemas Guelph (NEW!) 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 2385 City Park Drive
Ottawa, ON Gloucester, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound (NEW!)
1020 10th Street West
Owen Sound, Ontario

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 (NEW!)
3200 Rue Jean Yves 1121 Jutras East
Kirkland, PQ Victoriaville, PQ

StarCite Montreal Cinemas (NEW!) Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke (NEW!)
4825 Avenue Pierre De Coubertin 4202 Bertrand
Montreal, PQ Rock Forest, PQ

Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Boucherville Cinemas
(NEW!) (NEW!)
825 Rue Clemenceau 20 Boul de Montagne
Beauport, PQ Boucherville, PQ

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