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Media Advisory: Cineplex Entertainment Announces June Front Row Centre Events(May 24, 2012)
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/24/12 -- 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 this June's exciting events:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS MONTH:
Stage and Theatre
Barrymore Encore presentation When: June 2, 7 and 10, 2012 - showtimes vary by location
A film adaptation of playwright William Luce's Barrymore that depicts actor John Barrymore as he prepares for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III. The year is 1942 and Barrymore is far past his prime. It appears he has booked the theatre simply to perform alone, while he drinks and reminisces about his family and the profession of acting. Meanwhile, a stage manager stands in the wings, prompting Barrymore with Shakespeare's dialogue, but the actor appears to be otherwise distracted.
Frankenstein Encore presentation When: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:45 p.m. local time Saturday, June 16, 2012 - 12:30 p.m. local time Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 6:45 p.m. local time Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 6:45 p.m. local time
Oscar?? winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire) returns to the theatre to direct this visionary new production, Frankenstein by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Back by popular demand! Throughout the run of Frankenstein at the National Theatre, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternated the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. Audiences in cinemas will have the chance to see both combinations with two performances a week apart.
Raymonda Live - Bolshoi Ballet When: Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 1:00 p.m. local time
Act I: Raymonda, who is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, is celebrating her birthday. Jean, who is expected to arrive the next day, has sent some presents in advance. One of these presents is an embroidered portrait of himself. First, however, Abderman arrives and tries to court Raymonda. Raymonda then dreams that Jean comes down from his portrait to dance with her, however, when she wakes up she finds that Abderman is there again to "renew his amorous proposals." Act II: The festivities continue, and Abderman asks Raymonda to dance. Then, he and his accomplices attempt to abduct her. However, at that moment Jean arrives with his brother, the King of Hungary. There is a duel and Abderman is killed. Act III: There is a feast at the castle to celebrate the marriage of the two lovers, and much dancing.
Verdi's La Traviata - The Met: Live in HD 2011-12 Season Encore presentation When: June 4, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. local time
Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker's stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
Wagner's Dream - The Ring cycle Encore presentation When: June 9, 2012 at 12:55 p.m. local time
The stakes could not be higher as visionary director Robert Lepage, the world's greatest opera singers and the Metropolitan Opera tackle Wagner's Ring cycle. This documentary provides an intimate look at the enormous theatrical and musical challenges of staging opera's most monumental work, the film chronicles the quest to fulfill Wagner's dream of a perfect Ring.
WWE: No Way Out - 2012 When: Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 8:00 p.m. EDT, 5:00 p.m. PDT
In the grips of WWE's most ruthless matches, defeating your opponent is grueling but escaping them is impossible. Watch as John Cena, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, and all your favorite WWE Superstars fight to emerge victorious.
Family Favourites Presentations
Bee Movie When: Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
Barry B. Benson is a graduate bee fresh out of college who is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a rare trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans are mass consumers of honey and decides to sue the human race for stealing bees' honey.
Cast: Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger
The Last Starfighter When: June 9, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
Alex Rogan lives in a trailer court where his mother is manager and everyone is like a big extended family. After beating the Starfighter video game, he meets Centauri, who introduces himself as a person from the company that made the game. Before Alex knows what happened, he's in the battle of his life, using his gaming skills to protect the galaxy from invasion.
Cast: Lance Guest, Robert Preston, Dan O'Herlihy
The Iron Giant When: June 16, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
Set in the fictional town of Rockwell, Maine, Hogarth Hughes is a bright and adventurous little boy who rescues and befriends a huge, metal-munching, but lovable iron robot who has gotten himself tangled up the in high-tension wires behind his home. When the townsfolk begin to wonder why their automobiles and tractors are often found with large bites taken out of them, they begin to hunt for the culprit and soon the gentle giant is the number one enemy of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
Cast: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston
We're Back! A Dinosaur Story When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
Captain New Eyes travels back in time and feeds dinosaurs his Brain Grain cereal, which makes them intelligent and non-violent. They agree to go to the Middle Future (our era) in order to grant the wishes of children in New York City. They are to meet Dr. Bleeb of the Museum of Natural History, but get sidetracked with their new children friends and run into the Captain's evil brother, Professor Screw Eyes, who has other plans for the dinosaurs.
Cast: John Goodman, Charles Fleischer, Blaze Berdahl
Hook When: Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
An update of "Peter Pan" from the original stage play and books of James M. Barrie, finds an adult Peter Pan returning to Neverland to rescue his own children from the vengeful Captain Hook.
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts
Classic Film Series Presentations
Blazing Saddles When: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. local time; Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 1:00 p.m. local time
The Ultimate western spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor. Hedley convinces him to send the town the first African American sheriff in the west. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople.
Cast: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens
Most Wanted Mondays Presentations
Goldfinger When: Monday, May 28, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. local time
Bond is back and his next mission takes him to Fort Knox, where Auric Goldfinger and his henchman are planning to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy. To save the world once again, Bond will need to become friends with Goldfinger, dodge killer hats and avoid Goldfinger's personal pilot, the sexy Pussy Galore. She might not have feelings for Bond, but will 007 help her change her mind?
Cast: Sean Connery, Gert Frobe and Honor Blackman
Reservoir Dogs When: Monday, June 18, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. local time
Six criminals, who are strangers to each other, are hired by a crime boss Joe Cabot to carry out a diamond robbery. Right at the outset, they are given false names with an intention that they won't get too close and concentrate on the job instead. They are completely sure the robbery is going to be a success. But when the police show up right at the time and the site of the robbery, panic spreads amongst the group members and one of them is killed in the subsequent shootout along with a few policemen and civilians. When the remaining people assemble at the premeditated rendezvous point, they begin to suspect that one of them is an undercover cop.
Cast: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen
Coming in July: Wimbledon Men's Final Live in 3D, WWE Money in the Bank, African Queen and Andre Rieu Live in Maastricht.
WHERE: A complete list of locations for each event can be found at www.cineplex.com/events.
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