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Hardcore Championship Fighting Inc.

Hardcore Championship Fighting Inc.

December 13, 2006 11:41 ET

Ring in the New Year With Rumble in the Cage 21, Live at Select Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 13, 2006) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) -

Attention: Sports and entertainment editors.

In a first for the Mixed Martial Arts industry, fans of the fastest growing sport on the planet will be able to watch Rumble in the Cage 21 Live exclusively at twelve select Cineplex Entertainment theatres on New Years' Eve.

Hardcore Championship Fighting presents the exclusive New Years' Eve Mixed Martial Arts extravaganza Rumble in the Cage 21, live from the Enmax Centre, for the first time on "larger-than-life" wall-to-wall curved screens in Surround Sound, making this a unique opportunity for martial arts fans to see their favourite heavyweights duke it out for the championship title.

"Cineplex Entertainment is all about bringing our guests more than just movies," said Pat Marshall, Vice-President Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "Being able to watch this match for the first time on the big screen is the next best thing to being ring side at the actual event."

In the featured main event, Lethbridge, Alberta's very own Jared "J-Rod" Kilkenny (7-1) will be taking on UFC and Pride veteran Ricco "Suave" Rodriguez (25-6). In a bout many are hyping as the changing of the guard, Kilkenny will be looking to show the world why his striking skills are the talk of the industry, while Rodriguez is out to prove he still has what it takes to be a top ten heavyweight.

The following select theatres will show Rumble in the Cage 21 Live at 9 pm EST on New Year's Eve:

SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas SilverCity London Cinemas
355 Barrydowne Road 1680 Richmond Street
Sudbury, ON London, ON

SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas
771 Golf Links Road 2385 City Park Drive
Ancaster, ON Ottawa, ON

Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande Cinemas
300 Borough Drive 4861 Yonge Street
Scarborough, ON Toronto, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie Paramount Montreal Cinemas
293 Bay Street 977 Ste-Catherine West
Sault Ste. Marie, ON Montreal, PQ

SilverCity Riverport Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum
14211 Entertainment Way Cinemas
Richmond, BC 400-2555 32nd Street NE
Calgary, AB
Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas
Cinemas 817 St. James Street
14231 137th Avenue NW Winnipeg, MB
Edmonton, AB

Advance tickets -- $11.95 each plus tax (where applicable) -- are now on sale at these select theatre box offices and online at

Mixed Martial Arts is a combat sport in which two competitors attempt to achieve dominance over one another by utilizing a wide variety of permitted martial arts techniques. Guaranteed to provide pre-New Year's Eve fireworks, scheduled on the undercard to battle it out in the Rumble in the Cage 21 ring include Jesse Bongfeldt, Jason Day, Justin Tavernini, Jordan Mein and Tim Tamaki.

About Hardcore Championship Fighting Inc.

Hardcore Championship Fighting (HCF) Inc. is a Canadian-based production company for combative sports. Headquartered in Toronto, HCF produces live events from Vancouver to Halifax with the most experienced production team in Canada.

About Cineplex Entertainment LP

Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases, or has a joint venture interest in 133 theatres with 1,319 screens and is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Partnership operates theatres with the following six top-tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy and Famous Players (including Coliseum, Colossus and SilverCity). Proudly Canadian, the units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 59.7% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund (symbol CGX.UN). More information can be found at

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