TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2008) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) is pleased to announce the one-time only live presentation of the highly anticipated The Secret Policeman's Ball live via satellite from The Royal Albert Hall in London, England, on Saturday October 4th exclusively at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres throughout Canada.
John Cleese, of Monty Python fame, kick-started Amnesty International's first ever comedy fundraiser in 1976. Over the years these gala events became known as The Secret Policeman's Ball. This year's ball will feature leading comedy talent from both sides of the Atlantic performing cutting-edge comedy including Canada's very own Russell Peters as well as Graham Norton, Frank Skinner, Tim Minchin, Shappi Khorsandi and many others.
"We are excited to partner with the producers of The Secret Policeman's Ball to bring this live event exclusively to our guests in Canada," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "Watching the amazing line-up of scheduled performers on our big screens in surround sound is sure to make everyone laugh across the country."
Andy Hackman Amnesty International UK's Head of Brand and Events said, "Amnesty is all about bringing people together to make a difference and the Secret Policeman's Ball has always been able to do that. It's fantastic that these innovative cinecasts will be taking the 2008 Ball to such a massive worldwide audience."
Advance tickets are now available online at www.cineplex.com as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for seniors is $10.95 and general admission is $12.95. SCENE members who purchase tickets at their local participating theatre box office will receive a 25% discount - admission is $9.95 + tax. Visit www.scene.ca to join. A special group rate is also available for groups of twenty or more at $9.95 per person. For more information on group rates, call 1-800-313-4461.
Cineplex Entertainment will present The Secret Policeman's Ball at the following select theatres throughout Canada:
BRITISH COLUMBIA SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas SilverCity Riverport Cinemas 170 Schoolhouse Street 14211 Entertainment Way Coquitlam, BC Richmond, BC SilverCity Victoria Cinemas Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver 3130 Tillicom Road 900 Burrard Street Victoria, BC Vancouver, BC Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo Famous Players 6 Cinemas 213-4750 Rutherford Road 172-1600 15th Avenue Nanaimo, BC Prince George, BC Colossus Langley Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill Cinemas 20090 91A Avenue 12161 72nd Avenue Langley, BC Surrey, BC Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas 123 Anywhere Street Kamloops, BC ALBERTA Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Crossings Cinemas Cinemas 91 Crowfoot Terrace NW 1525-99th Street Calgary, AB Edmonton, AB Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cinemas 8882-170 Street 10330-109th Street Edmonton, AB Grand Praire, AB Scotiabank Theatre Chinook Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge 6455 MacLeod Trail SW 501-1st Avenue SW Calgary, AB Lethbridge, AB Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer 357-374000 Highway #2 Red Deer, AB MANITOBA SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas 815 St. James Street Winnipeg, MB SASKATCHEWAN Galaxy Cinemas Regina Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon 420 McCarthy Boulevard N 347 2nd Avenue Regina, SK Saskatoon, SK Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert 2995 2nd Avenue W Prince Albert, SK ONTARIO Scotiabank Theatre Toronto Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas 259 Richmond St. W 1025 The Queensway Toronto, ON Etobicoke, ON Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Cineplex Odeon Sheppard-Grande Centre Cinemas Cinemas 22 Lebovic Avenue 4861 Yonge Street Toronto, ON Toronto, ON SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas 8725 Yonge Street 1351 Grandview Street N Richmond Hill, ON Oshawa, ON Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas Cinemas 7555 Montrose Road 3100 Howard Avenue Niagara Falls, ON Windsor, ON Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas Cinemas 355 Barrydown Road 626 Gardiners Road Sudbury, ON Kingston, ON SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas SilverCity Oakville Cinemas 771 Golf Link Road 3531 Wyecroft Road Ancaster, ON Oakville, ON SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas 18151 Yonge Street 850 North May Street Newmarket, ON Thunder Bay, ON SilverCity London Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo 1680 Richmond Street, 550 King Street N London, ON Waterloo, ON Galaxy Cinemas Barrie Galaxy Cinemas Guelph 72 Commerce Park Drive 485 Woodlawn Road West Barrie, ON Guelph, ON Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound 320 Water Street 1020 10th Street W Peterborough, ON Owen Sound, ON Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas 85 Fifth Avenue 1450 London Road Orangeville, ON Sarnia, ON SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas 2385 City Park Drive Gloucester, ON QUEBEC Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas 9350, boul. Leduc 1200 boul. Duplessis Brossard, PQ Ste. Foy, PQ Colossus Laval Cinemas Scotiabank Theatre Montreal 2800 rue Cosmodome 977 Ste-Catherine West Laval, PQ Montreal, PQ Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke 3200 rue Jean Yves 4202 Bertrand Kirkland, PQ Rock Forest, PQ Cineplex Odeon Boucherville Cinemas 20 boul. de Montagne Boucherville, PQ
About Amnesty International:
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people dedicated to protecting and promoting human rights. We are governed by our members; and are independent of all governments, political persuasions and religious creeds. We are funded by our members and donors, and no funds are sought or accepted from governments.
About Cineplex Entertainment LP:
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 129 theatres with 1,317 screens serving approximately 61 million guests annually. Cineplex Entertainment LP is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada operating the following brands: Cineplex Odeon, Coliseum, Colossus, Famous Players, Galaxy, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 76% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN).
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