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MEDIA ADVISORY: Cineplex Entertainment announces January Front Row Centre Events

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cineplex Entertainment announces January Front Row Centre Events09:20 EST Wednesday, January 09, 2013TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 9, 2013) - Each month, Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX) brings great entertainment to theatres across Canada. With Front Row Centre Events, guests can watch the Met Opera, stage productions, movies and more - all on the big screen. Don't miss January's exciting events: IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS MONTH: MusicU2 3DWhen: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. EST (Ontario) Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. EST (Ontario) Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. EST (Quebec) Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. EST (Quebec)Back in movie theatres for a cross Canada limited engagement! The first-ever live-action digital 3D film, U2 3D is a unique cinematic experience that puts viewers within the pulsing energy of a stadium concert given by the world's most popular band. Marry innovative digital 3D imagery and multi-channel surround sound with the excitement of a live U2 concert - shot in South America during the final leg of the "Vertigo" tour - and it creates an immersive theatrical experience unlike any 3D or concert film that has come before. "U2 3D" takes viewers on an extraordinary journey they will never forget.OperaThe Tempest(Encore)When: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 11:55 a.m. ESTComposer Thomas Adès conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his own work, with baritone Simon Keenlyside starring as Prospero. Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala in this inventive staging.Maria Stuarda (Live)When: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 12:55 p.m. ESTMezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world's most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Director David McVicar turns to the second opera of Donizetti's Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts.La Clemenza di Tito (Encore)When: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. EST Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 12:00 p.m. ESTThe virtuosic Elina Garanca 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. Theatre National Theatre Live: The MagistrateWhen: Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. local timeAcademy Award nominee and Tony Award-winner John Lithgow (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek, 3rd Rock from the Sun) takes the title role in Arthur Wing Pinero's uproarious Victorian farce, directed by Olivier Award-winner Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You and Into the Woods, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London).When amiable magistrate Posket (John Lithgow) marries Agatha (Olivier Award-winner Nancy Carroll, After the Dance), little does he realize she's dropped five years from her age - and her son's. When her deception looks set to be revealed, it sparks a series of hilarious indignities and outrageous mishaps. FRCE Dance Series Bolshoi Ballet: La BayadèreWhen: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 12:55 p.m. ESTYoung warriors led by Solor are hunting. Before entering the forest, Solor sends a fakir to tell bayadère Nikiya (a "Temple Dancer") that he will meet her later at night. When Nikiya and Solor meet, they swear eternal fidelity to each other. They are unaware that the High Brahmin also in love with Nikiya, overhears them and decides to take revenge. He rushes to reveal this secret to the Rajah who has selected Solor to be the fiancé of Gamzatti, his beloved daughter. Nikiya, unaware of the arrangement, agrees to dance at the couple's betrothal celebrations. The jealous High Brahmin in - an effort to have Solor killed and have Nikiya for himself - tells the Rajah that the warrior has already vowed love to the bayadère over. But the Rajah, rather than becoming angry with Solor, vows that Nikiya must die. Gamzatti, who has eavesdropped on this exchange, summons Nikiya to the palace in an attempt to bribe her into giving up her beloved. As their rivalry intensifies, Nikiya picks up a dagger in a fit of rage and attempts to kill Gamzatti. Nikiya is stopped at the last moment and flees in horror at what she has almost done. As did her father, Gamzatti vows that the bayadère must die… Sports and Sports Entertainment WWE: Royal RumbleWhen: Sunday, January 27, 2013- 8:00 p.m. local timeFinally…The Rock comes back to the Royal Rumble for his first championship match in over a decade. Witness The Great One square off against the WWE Champion, along with a 30-man over-the-top rumble. The road to WrestleMania begins here. Classic Film Series Presentation VertigoWhen: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 12:45 p.m. local time Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. local timeA retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's much-younger wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.Cast: James Stewart, Kim Novak and Barbara Bel Geddes Family Favourites Presentations Flushed AwayWhen: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. local timeThe story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.Cast: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet and Ian McKellenLooney Tunes: Back In ActionWhen: Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. local timeThe Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond. Cast: Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman and Steve MartinJohnny EnglishWhen: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. local timeAfter a sudden attack on the MI5, Johnny English, Britain's most confident yet unintelligent spy, becomes Britain's only spy.Cast: Rowan Atkinson, John Malkovich and Natalie Imbruglia Most Wanted Mondays Presentation Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BombWhen: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. local timeA Stanley Kubrick classic! An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling HaydenComing in February:•February 1-7, 2013 - The Great Digital Film Festival•February 8, 2013 - Great Expectations Live•February 10 and 13, 2013 - Classic Film Series: Love Story•February 16, 2013 - Met Opera: Rigoletto•February 17, 2013 - WWE: Elimination Chamber•February 17, 2013 - Nederlands Dans Theater: Move to MoveWHERE: A complete list of locations for each event can be found at www.cineplex.com/events. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Cineplex EntertainmentSara WilsonAssistant, Communications416-323-7262sara.wilson@cineplex.comCineplex EntertainmentPat MarshallVice President, Communications and Investor Relations416-323-6648pat.marshall@cineplex.com