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Celebrate the Holidays with Cineplex Entertainment's December Front Row Centre Events

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Celebrate the Holidays with Cineplex Entertainment's December Front Row Centre Events07:00 EST Wednesday, November 28, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 28, 2012) - (TSX:CGX) - This month, get in the holiday spirit with Cineplex, with a wide variety of holiday fare at theatres across the country. With Front Row Centre Events, guests can enjoy The Royal Ballet Live from London's Royal Opera House, Jesus Christ Superstar UK Rock Spectacular, and favourite holiday movies including Miracle on 34th Street and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - all on the big screen. Don't miss December's exciting events: IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS MONTH: Front Row Centre Events Dance Series The Royal Ballet: The NutcrackerWhen: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. (captured Live) Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. (Encore)From the very first notes of Tchaikovsky's overture to The Nutcracker, a sense of mystery and magic pervades the theatre as Herr Drosselmeyer sets in train the events that will see his beloved nephew, Hans Peter, freed from the enchantment of the evil Mouse King by the resourceful Clara. Classic Film Series Presentation All Tickets only $6Miracle on 34th Street (Original 1947, black and white)Capture the spirit of Christmas with a timeless classic!When: Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 12:45 p.m. local time Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. local timeWhen a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Cast: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne Theatre Jesus Christ Superstar: UK Rock SpectacularWhen: Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. local time Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. local timeExperience Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera sensation, Jesus Christ Superstar, in a whole new way on the big screen. The theatrical production originally opened in the West End in 1972 and has been reimagined and dramatized to capture today's audiences with the classic musical numbers that you are sure to remember and love. This special in-theatre event features rising star actor/singer Ben Forster as Jesus, Tim Minchin as Judas Iscariot, and Melanie Chisholm (aka Mel C from the Spice Girls) as Mary Magdalene. Pre-recorded on Oct. 5 at the National Indoor Arena in England, this extraordinary revived production is set to take audiences by storm courtesy of director Laurence Connor (25th Anniversary productions of Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera). Holiday Movies All Tickets only $6National Lampoon's Christmas VacationWhen: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. local timeThe Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki Family Favourites Presentations All Tickets only $2.50Home AloneWhen: Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local timeAn 8-year-old boy, who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas, has to defend his home against idiotic burglars.Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel SternA Christmas StoryWhen: Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local timeRalphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s.Cast: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavinJingle All the WayWhen: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local timeA harried father decides to dream the impossible dream, to get that year's hot toy for his son just before Christmas Day.Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil HartmanElfWhen: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local timeAfter inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob NewhartEdward ScissorhandsWhen: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local timeAn uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful teenage girl.Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest Most Wanted Mondays Presentation All Tickets only $6Batman ReturnsWhen: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. local timeWhen a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda. Cast: Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer Opera La Clemenza di Tito (Live)When: Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. ESTThe virtuosic Elīna Garanča sings Sesto in Mozart's drama set in ancient Rome.Giuseppe Filianoti is the noble Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia, in this handsome revival of one of the composer's final masterpieces. Harry Bicket conducts.Un Ballo in Maschera (Live)When: Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. ESTDirector David Alden's dreamlike setting provides a compelling backdrop for this dramatic story of jealousy and vengeance. Marcelo Álvarez stars as the conflicted king; Sondra Radvanovsky is Amelia, the object of his secret passion; and Dmitri Hvorostovsky is her suspicious husband. Kathleen Kim is the page Oscar, and Stephanie Blythe sings the role of the fortune-teller Ulrica. Fabio Luisi conducts.Aida (Live)When: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. ESTThe Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska as the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radamès, played by Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts. Sports and Sports Entertainment WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2012When: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 8:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. MST, 5:00 p.m. PSTThis event will be broadcast live from the Time Warner Cable Area in Charlotte! Coming in early January: Met Opera: Les Troyens (Live) - January 5, 2013Family Favourites: Charlotte's Web - January 5, 2013Classic Film Series: Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo - January 13 & 16, 2013WHERE: A complete list of locations for each event can be found at www.cineplex.com/events.About Cineplex:Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") is one of Canada's leading entertainment companies and operates one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture theatre circuits in the world. A top-tier Canadian brand, Cineplex operates numerous businesses including theatrical exhibition, food services, gaming, alternative programming (Front Row Centre Events), Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Solutions and the online sale of home entertainment content through CineplexStore.com and on apps embedded in various electronic devices. Cineplex is also a joint venture partner in SCENE - Canada's largest entertainment loyalty program.Cineplex is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and operates 133 theatres with 1,437 screens from British Columbia to Quebec, serving approximately 70 million guests annually through the following theatre brands: Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Galaxy Cinemas, Colossus, Coliseum, Scotiabank Theatres, Cineplex VIP Cinemas, Famous Players and Cinema City. Cineplex also owns and operates the UltraAVX, Poptopia, and Outtakes brands. Cineplex trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CGX. More information is available at www.cineplex.com.About Front Row Centre Events (FRCE)Brought to you by Cineplex Entertainment, Front Row Centre Events bring world class entertainment to your local Cineplex Entertainment theatre and other participating locations. Presented in high-definition with digital surround sound, guests can experience the best in original one-night only and series-based programming. With the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series, Broadway productions, live broadcasts direct from the stage of London's National Theatre, dance performances, classic films, concerts, live sporting events and documentaries, Front Row Centre Events put you in the centre of the action on the big screen.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: For more information, photos or interviews please contact:Cineplex EntertainmentSara WilsonAssistant, Communications and Investor Relations416-323-7262sara.wilson@cineplex.comCineplex EntertainmentMike LangdonDirector, Communications416-323-6728mike.langdon@cineplex.comCineplex EntertainmentPat MarshallVice President, Communications and Investor Relations416-323-6648pat.marshall@cineplex.comwww.cineplex.com