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March 18, 2009 06:00 ET

The Tragically Hip Rocks the Big Screen With an Intimate, LIVE Performance Exclusively at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

Advance tickets available this Friday, March 20th

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 18, 2009) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN), Universal Music Canada and Insight Productions are ready to rock! On Monday, April 6th The Tragically Hip fans will be treated to an exclusive one-night only LIVE and intimate performance from their legendary recording studio, The Bathouse, in Kingston Ontario. The Tragically Hip: We Are The Same will be shown in High-Definition (HD) and digital surround sound at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada. Hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos from CBC's The Hour, guests will also be treated to a special Q&A session where they can email or text in their questions during the performance. They will also have an exclusive behind the scenes look at the band's studio and home base, The Bathouse.

"This performance is the first of its kind, offering a unique opportunity for guests to experience an intimate evening with Canadian rock greats, The Tragically Hip. This will be a spectacular one-of-a-kind musical performance like no other," said Pat Marshall, Vice-President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "We are pleased to partner with Universal Music and Insight Productions to bring The Tragically Hip exclusively to Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada."

In addition to their classic songs, the Tragically Hip will perform a selection of songs from their highly anticipated 12th studio album, We Are The Same which will be released on Tuesday, April 7th. We Are The Same was recorded and mixed by Bob Rock at the band's Bathouse studio in Kingston as well as in Vancouver and Maui.

"I've been a Hip fan since their first album and have known and loved Strombo for many years. This is a dream project for Insight," said John Brunton, President, Insight Productions. "You will see a unique and original performance from the band on the big screen."

Advance tickets are available beginning Friday, March 20th online at as well as at participating theatre box offices. General admission is $20.95 + tax or $21.95 + tax and includes a copy of their new album, We Are the Same.

Exclusive SCENE Contest

Until Monday, March 24, 2009, SCENE members can enter the once-in-a-lifetime concert contest to see this event live! One lucky SCENE member and a friend will be selected to attend The Tragically Hip's intimate live performance at The Bathouse on Monday, April 6th. The winning SCENE member and guest will be the band's only audience. The winner and a guest will also receive round trip travel to Kingston, Ontario and two nights hotel accommodation. To enter or for more information, visit

Cineplex Entertainment will present The Tragically Hip's LIVE performance at the following select theatres across the country at 7pm EST and an encore presentation at 7 pm PT/10 pm EST:

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 Strawberry Hill Cinemas
213-4750 Rutherford Road 12161 72nd Avenue
Nanaimo, BC Surrey, BC

Colossus Langley Cinemas Famous Players 7 Cinemas
20090 91A Avenue 2306 Highway 6
Langley, BC Vernon, BC

Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas
Cinemas 200-333 Brooksbank Avenue
700-1320 TransCanada Highway North Vancouver, BC
Kamloops, BC

SilverCity Mission Cinemas Famous Players 6 Cinemas
32555 London Avenue 172-1600 Fifth Avenue
Mission, BC Prince George, BC

Famous Players Orchard Plaza
160-1876 Cooper Road
Kelowna, BC

Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
501-1st Avenue SW 6455 MacLeod Trail SW
Lethbridge, AB Calgary, AB

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

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer
8882-170 Street 357-37400 Highway #2
Edmonton, AB Red Deer, AB

Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing
Cinemas Cinemas
90-200 Barclay Parade SW 91 Crowfoot Terrace NW
Calgary, AB Calgary, AB

Galaxy Cinemas Sherwood Park Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat
2020 Sherwood Drive 3292 Dunmore Road SE
Sherwood Park, AB Medicine Hat, AB

Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie
10330-109th Street
Grand Prairie, AB

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

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

Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert
2995 2nd Avenue
Prince Albert, SK

Scotiabank Theatre Toronto Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas
259 Richmond Street W 300 Borough Drive
Toronto, ON Scarborough, ON

Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande
Cinemas Cinemas
22 Lebovic Avenue 4861 Yonge Street
Scarborough, ON Toronto, ON

SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas
1800 Sheppard Avenue E 2300 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas
1025 The Queensway 8725 Yonge Street
Etobicoke, ON Richmond Hill, ON

SilverCity Brampton Cinemas Colossus Vaughan Cinemas
50 Great Lakes Drive 3555 Highway 7 W
Brampton, ON Vaughan, ON

SilverCity Oakville Cinemas Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas
3531 Wyecroft Road 309 Rathburn Road W
Oakville, ON Mississauga, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas
72 Commerce Park Drive 1351 Grandview Street N
Barrie, ON Oshawa, ON

Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road
Cinemas Cinemas
7555 Montrose Road 636 Gardiners Road
Niagara Falls, ON Kingston, ON

SilverCity London Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
1680 Richmond Street 320 Water Street
London, ON Peterborough, ON

SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo
771 Golf Link Road 550 King Street N
Ancaster, ON Waterloo, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
293 Bay Street 355 Barrydowne Road
Sault Ste. Marie, ON Sudbury, ON

SilverCity Burlington Cinemas SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas
1250 Brant Street 18151 Yonge Street
Burlington, ON Newmarket, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Brantford SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas
300 King George Road 850 North May Street
Brantford, ON Thunder Bay, ON

SilverCity Hamilton Mountain Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood
795 Paramount Drive 6 Mountain Road
Stoney Creek, ON Collingwood, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Guelph Famous Players Belleville 8 Cinemas
485 Woodlawn Road W 160 Bell Boulevard
Guelph, ON Belleville, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Brockville Galaxy Cinemas Orillia
2399 Parkedale Avenue 865 West Ridge Boulevard
Brockville, ON Orillia, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound
1325 Second Street E 1020 10th Street
Cornwall, ON Owen Sound, ON

Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge
417 Wellington Street 355 Hespeler Road
St. Thomas, ON Cambridge, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville Galaxy Cinemas Midland
85 Fifth Avenue 9226 County Road 93
Orangeville, ON Midland, ON

Galaxy Cinemas North Bay Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas
300 Lakeshore Drive 1450 London Road
North Bay, ON Sarnia, ON

Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas
Cinemas 2385 City Park Drive
3100 Howard Avenue Gloucester, ON
Windsor, ON

Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas
2214 Bank Street 3090 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON Ottawa, ON

Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas Scotiabank Theatre Montreal
9350 boul. Leduc 977 rue Ste-Catherine O
Brossard, QC Montreal, QC

Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas
4204 rue Bertrand 1200 boul. Duplessis
Rock Forest, QC St. Foy, QC

Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas Colossus Laval Cinemas
3200 rue Jean Yves 2800 rue Cosmodome
Kirkland, QC Laval, QC

Starcite Montreal Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas
4825 ave. Pierre de Coubertin 825 rue Clemenceau
Montreal, QC Beauport, QC

About George Stroumboulopoulos and The Hour

George Stroumboulopoulos is one of the most respected journalists in Canada. He is the host of The Hour, Canada's late night talk show. The Hour is award winning, funny, informative and watched by millions. George has interviewed many of the most influential and recognized people in the world. He is equally comfortable speaking with a world leader as he is a rock star.

About Insight Productions

Insight Production Company Ltd, headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing and production of highly rated television programs in every genre. Since 1979, it has been recognized for its reputation for quality as the recipient of numerous International awards, including multiple Geminis. The company has created thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continue to be broadcast over major networks worldwide. Insight recently produced The National Ballet of Canada's The Nutcracker for Cineplex and other successes include Project Runway Canada, hosted by International Supermodel Iman; Canadian Idol, Canada's homegrown version of the hugely successful international format; the JUNO Awards, which play a key role in the Canadian music industry; and Deal or No Deal Canada, the hit primetime game show, which delivered The Global Television Network's highest ratings of all time for a Canadian program. For more information, visit

About Universal

Universal Music Canada, a unit of Universal Music Group, is Canada's leading music organization. For further information on Universal Music Canada, please visit

About Cineplex Entertainment

As the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,331 screens serving more than 63.5 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the largest exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country. Proudly Canadian and with a workforce of more than 9,000, the company operates the following top tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, Colossus, Coliseum, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 97% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit

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