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May 20, 2009 06:00 ET

The UK National Theatre's Performances Now Playing Live in High-Definition Exclusively in Canada at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

Four-part series begins June 25th with Phedre, starring Helen Mirren, Dominic Cooper and Margaret Tyzack

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 20, 2009) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN), the National Theatre, London and BY Experience, Inc. are pleased to announce a new series of theatrical performances will be presented live from the stage of the National Theatre exclusively in Canada at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres. The first performance in the four-part series, Phedre, starring Helen Mirren, will be shown on Thursday, June 25th at 7 pm EST & PST/8 pm MST/6 pm CST in High-Definition (HD) and digital surround sound.

"The NT Live events are designed to bring what we do on the stages of the National to a far greater number of people than we would ever be able to reach otherwise," says Nicholas Hytner. "Through high definition broadcasts, we have the technology at our disposal to present our productions beyond the four walls of the National, to reach passionate theatre-goers all over the world, and to do it really well."

Of her performance in Phedre to be sent via satellite to Cineplex Entertainment theatres, Helen Mirren says, "I am very happy to have the opportunity to play Phedre - a rich, complex and demanding role - and to be part of NT Live, this grand new adventure for the National Theatre."

"We are delighted to offer our guests a new series of theatrical performances live from the UK National Theatre," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "This series further extends the entertainment options available at our theatres from the MET opera performances, to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and live concerts. In the first of four performances, Helen Mirren takes on another regal role in Phedre that is sure to 'wow' our guests when they experience it exclusively on our big screens across the country."

Lloyd Dorfman, Chairman of Travelex, says: "NT Live is a major innovation in theatre. We're enormously proud to be part of it - the result of a seven year partnership with the National Theatre, one of the world's most respected theatres. Day-to-day, Travelex is committed to helping connect people and businesses across the globe. We really hope that this initiative makes world class theatre accessible for those connected by a love of the stage on a truly worldwide scale."

Advance tickets are now available online at www.cineplex.com/events as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for children ages 3 - 12 is $16.95 + tax, seniors is $17.95 + tax and general admission is $19.95 + tax. A special group rate is also available for groups of 20 or more at $16.95 per person. For more information on group rates, call 1-800-313-4461.

Mirren will play the title role in Racine's Phedre. In the play, based on earlier treatments of the Greek myth by Euripides and Seneca, Phedre is the wife of Theseus, king of Athens, who develops a fatal and unrequited passion for her stepson, Hippolyte. Dominic Cooper will play Hippolytus and Margaret Tyzack will co-star as Oenone, Phedre's nurse. Nicholas Hytner, artistic director of the National, will direct.

Following Phedre, the remaining plays in the series include Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well with Clare Higgins on October 1, 2009; and in early 2010, Nation, based on the a novel by Terry Pratchett and adapted by Mark Ravenhill as well as Alan Bennett's new play, The Habit of Art, with Michael Gambon, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour.

NT Live events are distributed outside the U.K. through New York-based BY Experience, Inc.

NT Live is supported by Travelex, in partnership with Arts Council England and NESTA.

Cineplex Entertainment will present Phedre at the following select theatres across the country:



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 Famous Players Orchard Plaza Cinemas
213-4750 Rutherford Road 160-1876 Cooper Road
Nanaimo, BC Kelowna, BC

Colossus Langley Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas
20090 91A Avenue 200-333 Brooksbank Avenue
Langley, BC North Vancouver, BC

Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas Famous Players 6 Cinemas
780 Yates Avenue 172-1600 Fifth Avenue
Victoria, BC Prince George, BC

Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill Cinemas
Cinemas 12161 72nd Avenue
700-1320 TransCanada Highway Surrey, BC
Kamloops, BC

Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas
19800 Lougheed Highway
Pitt Meadows, BC

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

Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas
Cinemas 1525-99th Street NW
91 Crowfoot Terrace NW Edmonton, AB
Calgary, AB

Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton
Cinemas
14231 137th Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB

MANITOBA
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas
815 St. James Street 160-1255 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg, MB

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

ONTARIO
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas
259 Richmond Street W 2300 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas
Cinemas 8725 Yonge Street
4861 Yonge Street Richmond Hill, ON
Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas
1025 The Queensway 300 Borough Drive
Etobicoke, ON Scarborough, ON

Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas
309 Rathburn Road W 1351 Grandview Street N
Mississauga, ON Oshawa, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
72 Commerce Park Drive 320 Water Street
Barrie, ON Peterborough, ON

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

Galaxy Cinemas Guelph Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo
485 Woodlawn Road W 550 King Street N
Guelph, ON Waterloo, ON

SilverCity Oakville Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas
3531 Wyecroft Road 3100 Howard Avenue
Oakville, ON Windsor, ON

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

SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas
771 Golf Link Road 18151 Yonge Street
Ancaster, ON Newmarket, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall
293 Bay Street 1325 Second Street E
Sault Ste. Marie, ON Cornwall, ON

SilverCity Burlington Cinemas Famous Players Belleville 8 Cinemas
1250 Brant Street 160 Bell Boulevard
Burlington, ON Belleville, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Brantford Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood
300 King George Road 6 Mountain Road
Brantford, ON Collingwood, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Brockville Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville
2399 Parkedale Avenue 85 Fifth Avenue
Brockville, ON Orangeville, ON

SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound
850 North May Street 1020 10th Street
Thunder Bay, ON Owen Sound, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Orillia SilverCity Hamilton Cinemas
865 West Ridge Boulevard 795 Paramount Drive
Orillia, ON Stoney Creek, ON

Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Westmount and
3090 Carling Avenue VIP Cinemas
Ottawa, ON 755 Wonderland Road S
London, ON

Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas
2214 Bank Street 2385 City Park Drive
Ottawa, ON Gloucester, ON

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

Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas
3200 rue Jean Yves 1200 boul. Duplessis
Kirkland, QC St. Foy, QC

Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas
4204 rue Bertrand 825 rue Clemenceau
Rock Forest, QC Beauport, QC

OTHER LOCATION
The Regent Theatre
224 Main Street
Picton, ON


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Travelex is the world's foreign exchange and business payments specialist. With operations spanning 35 countries, the business operates three divisions focusing on retail foreign exchange, cross border business payments and outsourcing partnerships. The company serves a customer every other second and, through an expansive network covering 115 airports, has a global annual audience of 1.8bn people.

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 1,333 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 approximately 10,000 employees, 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 99.5% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit www.cineplex.com.

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