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LA Phil Live Returns to the Big Screen in Canada at Participating TheatresSpecial concert event led by Gustavo Dudamel broadcast live from Venezuela in high-definition (January 31, 2012)
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/12 -- Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX), via our Front Row Centre Events, is pleased to announce a special performance of LA Phil Live can be seen at theatres across Canada. On February 18, 2012, at 5 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. PT, internationally acclaimed music director Gustavo Dudamel returns to his home town of Caracas, Venezuela for a live concert event that will be broadcast in high-definition with 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound. Dudamel will lead the world renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in Mahler's Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand. Dudamel will also be joined on stage by multiple choirs and soloists.
"Watching Gustavo Dudamel lead two celebrated orchestras on stage in his hometown makes this a must see event," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "With 5.1 Dolby digital surround complementing the high-definition imagery on screen, guests will feel like they are in Venezuela watching the Maestro at his best."
This unique LA Phil Live performance, the first not set in the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, will feature 1,000 musicians on stage in Caracas. Guests watching LA Phil Live at theatres across Canada will also enjoy behind- the-scenes extras that include interviews with Dudamel, soloists and LA Phil musicians and exclusive rehearsal footage via the Backstage Pass feature. John Lithgow, who hosted the June 2011 LA Phil Live performance, will again host.
Tickets for LA Phil Live can be purchased at participating theatre box offices and online at www.cineplex.com/events or our mobile site http://m.cineplex.com/m/default.aspx.
LA Phil Live will play at the following theatres: BRITISH COLUMBIA ---------------- Vancouver Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, 88 W Pender St Victoria SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road ALBERTA ------- Calgary Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW Edmonton Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, 1525-99th Street NW MANITOBA -------- Winnipeg SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street SASKATCHEWAN ------------ Regina Galaxy Cinemas Regina, 420 McCarthy Boulevard N Saskatoon Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue ONTARIO ------- Ancaster SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, 771 Golf Links Road Guelph Galaxy Cinemas Guelph, 485 Woodlawn Road W London SilverCity London Cinemas, 1680 Richmond Street Oakville SilverCity Oakville and VIP Cinemas, 3531 Wyecroft Road Oshawa Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street N Ottawa Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas, 3090 Carling Avenue SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Drive Owen Sound Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound, 1020 10th Street Picton The Regent Theatre, 224 Main Street Richmond Hill SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas, 8725 Yonge Street Toronto Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, 4861 Yonge Street Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond Street W Windsor Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas, 3100 Howard Avenue QUEBEC ------ Brossard Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas, 9350 boul. Leduc Kirkland Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas, 3200 rue Jean Yves Montreal Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall Cinemas, 5800 boul. Cavendish Scotiabank Theatre Montreal, 977 rue Ste-Catherine O Ste.Foy Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas, 1200 boul. Duplessis
About Cineplex Entertainment
Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada and owns, leases or has a joint- venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,352 screens serving approximately 70 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the exclusive provider of UltraAVX(TM) and 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. Cineplex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "CGX". For more information, visit www.cineplex.com.
About Front Row Centre Events (FRC)
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, Bolshoi Ballet 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!
About the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable locations anywhere to experience music - Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association's involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational concerts, children's programming and community concerts, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience. For more information, visit www.laphil.com/LAPhilLive.
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