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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Caesar and Cleopatra Hits the Big Screen in High-Definition Exclusively via Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

TORONTO, ON, January 13, 2009 (CGX.UN) - Cineplex Entertainment ispleased to announce the world film premiere of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's production of Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra will be shown one time only on Saturday, January 31, at 1p.m., in High Definition (HD) and digital surround sound exclusively at more than 80 select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country.

"We are excited to work with the Stratford Festival, Barry Avrich and CTV to bring this classic performance of Caesar and Cleopatra exclusively to our guests in communities large and small across the country," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "From the Metropolitan Opera to The National Ballet of Canada and now the Stratford Festival, Cineplex Entertainment continues to provide our guests with the best out-of-home entertainment available."

"The Cineplex release gives audiences across Canada an opportunity to see Christopher Plummer - a great Canadian actor and international treasure - in a role that he was born to play, along with the brilliant newcomer Nikki James as the legendary teenage queen," said Des McAnuff, Artistic Director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and director of the Festival's production of Caesar and Cleopatra. "Caesar and Cleopatra is the story of the occupation of one nation by another - and while it is set more than 2,000 years ago, it is surprisingly contemporary in its subject and its sharp sense of humour. I hope it will serve as a banner production to let Canadians across the country witness the great things that are happening in Stratford."

Starring the internationally renowned Christopher Plummer as Caesar and Nikki M. James as Cleopatra, the play sparkles with Shaw's legendary wit. Political drama turns to comedy when veteran strategist Julius Caesar becomes mentor to the enchanting teenage queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. Their first encounter under a desert moon will lead to a shift in the course of history, as Cleopatra gradually overcomes her timidity to become a determined player in the game of power politics.

Executive Producers Christopher Plummer, Barry Avrich and Michael Levine worked in partnership with Bravo! to capture the stage performances of the Festival's production of Caesar and Cleopatra over three days in front of live audiences in HD and digital surround sound.

"The historic opportunity to preserve the legendary live performances in this theatrical production on film is unprecedented and an extraordinary gift for both film and theatre lovers," said Mr. Avrich, who is also Producer of the film.

Caesar and Cleopatra is presented by Bravo! and is produced by Melbar Entertainment Group. Isme Bennie is the Production Executive for Bravo! Bravo! is a division of CTV Limited.

Advance tickets are now available online at www.cineplex.com & http://www.cineplex.com 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 twenty or more at $16.95 + tax per person. For more information on group rates, call 1-800-313-4461.

Cineplex Entertainment will present Caesar and Cleopatra at the
following select theatres across the country:

BRITISH COLUMBIA
SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas
170 Schoolhouse Street
Coquitlam, BC

SilverCity Riverport Cinemas
14211 Entertainment Way
Richmond, BC


SilverCity Victoria Cinemas
3130 Tillicum Road
Victoria, BC

Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
900 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC


Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo
213-4750 Rutherford Road
Nanaimo, BC

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


Colossus Langley Cinemas
20090 91A Avenue
Langley, BC

SilverCity Mission Cinemas
32555 London Avenue
Mission, BC

Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas
700-1320 TransCanada Highway
Kamloops, BC

Famous Players 6 Cinemas
172-1600 Fifth Avenue
Prince George, BC

Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas
780 Yates Avenue
Victoria, BC

Cineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill Cinemas
12161 72nd Avenue
Surrey, BC

Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas
19800 Lougheed Highway
Mission, BC

Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas
200-333 Brooksbank Avenue
North Vancouver, BC


Famous Players 7 Cinemas
2306 Highway 6
Vernon, BC

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

Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat
3292 Dunmore Road SE
Medicine Hat, AB

Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge
501-1st Avenue SW
Lethbridge, AB

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
8882-170 Street
Edmonton, AB

Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas
91 Crowfoot Terrace NW
Calgary, AB


Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas
1525-99th Street NW
Edmonton, AB

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook
6455 MacLeod Trail SW
Calgary, AB

Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer
357-37400 Highway #2
Red Deer, AB

Famous Players Westhills Cinemas
165 Stewart Green SW
Calgary, AB

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

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


SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas
160-1255 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB

SASKATCHEWAN
Galaxy Cinemas Regina
420 McCarthy Boulevard N
Regina, SK

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


Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon
347 2nd Avenue S
Saskatoon, SK


ONTARIO
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
259 Richmond Street W
Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande Cinemas
4861 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Varsity Cinemas
55 Bloor Street W
Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas
1025 The Queensway
Etobicoke, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie
72 Commerce Park Drive
Barrie, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Guelph
485 Woodlawn Road W
Guelph, ON

SilverCity Oakville Cinemas
3531 Wyecroft Road
Oakville, ON

Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas
7555 Montrose Road
Niagara Falls, ON

SilverCity London Cinemas
1680 Richmond Street
London, ON


SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas
771 Golf Link Road
Ancaster, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie
293 Bay Street
Sault Ste. Marie, ON

SilverCity Burlington Cinemas
1250 Brant Street
Burlington, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Brantford
300 King George Road
Brantford, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Brockville
2399 Parkedale Avenue
Brockville, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge
355 Hespeler Road
Cambridge, ON

SilverCity Hamilton Mountain Cinemas
795 Paramount Drive
Hamilton, ON

Galaxy Cinemas North Bay
300 Lakeshore Drive
North Bay, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Orillia
865 West Ridge Boulevard
Orillia, ON

Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas
417 Wellington Street
St. Thomas, ON

Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas
1450 London Road
Sarnia, ON

Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas
3090 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON


Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas
300 Borough Drive
Scarborough, ON

Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas
22 Lebovic Avenue
Scarborough, ON

SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas
8725 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON

Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas
309 Rathburn Road W
Mississauga, ON

Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas
1351 Grandview Street N
Oshawa, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
320 Water Street
Peterborough, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo
550 King Street N
Waterloo, ON

Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas
636 Gardiners Road
Kingston, ON

Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas
3100 Howard Avenue
Windsor, ON

SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
355 Barrydowne Road
Sudbury, ON

SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas
18151 Yonge Street
Newmarket, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall
1325 Second Street E
Cornwall, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Barrhaven
131 Riocan Avenue
Barrhaven, ON

Famous Players Belleville 8 Cinemas
160 Bell Boulevard
Belleville, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood
6 Mountain Road
Collingwood, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Midland
9226 County Road 93
Midland, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville
85 Fifth Avenue
Orangeville, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound
1020 10th Street
Owen Sound, ON

SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas
850 North May Street
Thunder Bay, ON

SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas
2385 City Park Drive
Gloucester, ON

QUEBEC
Starcitą© Montreal Cinemas
4825 ave. Pierre De Coubertin
Montreal, QC

Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas
9350 boul. Leduc
Brossard, QC

Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas
3200 rue Jean Yves
Kirkland, QC

Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke
4204 rue Bertrand
Rock Forest, QC


Scotiabank Theatre Montreal
977 rue Ste-Catherine O
Montreal, QC

Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas
1200 boul. Duplessis
St. Foy, QC

Colossus Laval Cinemas
2800 rue Cosmodą•me
Laval, QC

Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas
825 rue Clemenceau
Beauport, QC

OTHER LOCATIONS
Capitol Theatre
4920 - 52 St.
Yellowknife, NWT

Cinema St. Eustache
305 Avenue Mathers
St. Eustache, QC


Capitol Theatre
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON

Salmar Classic Theatre
360 Alexander Street
Salmon Arm, BC


Support for this project is provided by CTV/Bravo!, American Express,
the Bluma Appel Community Trust, NBC Universal and Jim Doak.


About the Stratford Shakespeare Festival:


The Stratford Shakespeare Festival is the leading classical theatre in
North America. Founded in 1952, the Festival presents a seven-month
season of 12 to 16 plays in four theatres, featuring the works of
Shakespeare and other great classical writers, as well as the best in
musical theatre and contemporary drama. It welcomes more than 500,000
visitors each year between the months of April and November.


About Cineplex Entertainment LP:

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 approximately 61 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 8,000,
the company operates the following top tier brands: Cineplex Odeon,
Galaxy and Famous Players including Colossus, Coliseum and SilverCity,
in addition to 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 www.cineplex.com & http://www.cineplex.com/

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