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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Get Your Backstage Pass to The Metropolitan Opera's The Audition at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

Get Your Backstage Pass to The Metropolitan Opera’s

The Audition at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres

Advance tickets now available

TORONTO, ON, May 6, 2009 (CGX.UN) – Cineplex Entertainment is pleased to present The Metropolitan Opera’s The Audition, a feature length documentary that provides a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make it in one of the most difficult professions in the performing arts. The Audition will be shown in High Definition (HD) and digital surround sound on Saturday, June 6th at 1 pm EST/12 pm CST/11 am MST/10 am PST and Monday, June 15th at 7 pm local time at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country.

“We are excited to offer our guests The Audition, an addition to the acclaimed MET Opera: Live in HD series that guests have enjoyed at our theatres across the country for the past three years,” said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. “The Audition offers an exclusive backstage pass into the intense pressures the competitors face as they try to launch an opera career with the Met. Our regular Met opera guests will love the drama and excitement in this production.”

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Susan Froemke, The Audition looks at the intense pressures young opera singers face as they struggle to succeed in one of the most difficult professions in the performing arts. The feature-length documentary takes you behind the scenes at the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, where each year thousands of hopefuls compete for a cash prize, the chance to sing on the Met stage and the opportunity to launch a major operatic career. The film covers the dramatic week leading up to the finals of the 2007 auditions, focusing on three very different tenor contestants: Michael Fabiano, a fiery 22-year-old grappling with his inner demons; Alek Shrader, a 25-year-old with movie star looks who attempts to sing nine high Cs in the fiendishly difficult aria that made Pavarotti a star and Ryan Smith, who at age 30, and with little formal training, is pursuing his dream of an operatic career. The Audition also includes a 20 minute panel discussion taped recently at The Met with Renée Fleming on the panel.

Advance tickets are now available online at as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for seniors and children ages 3 – 12 is $12.95 + tax and general admission is $14.95 + tax.

Cineplex Entertainment will present The Audition at the following select theatres across the country:


SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas

170 Schoolhouse Street

Coquitlam, BC

SilverCity Riverport Cinemas

14211 Entertainment Way

Richmond, BC

SilverCity Victoria Cinemas

3130 Tillicum Road

Victoria, BC

Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver

900 Burrard Street

Vancouver, BC

Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo

213-4750 Rutherford Road

Nanaimo, BC

Famous Players Orchard Plaza Cinemas

160-1876 Cooper Road

Kelowna, BC

Colossus Langley Cinemas

20090 91A Avenue

Langley, BC

SilverCity Mission Cinemas

32555 London Avenue

Mission, BC

Cineplex Odeon Victoria Cinemas

780 Yates Avenue

Victoria, BC

Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas

700-1320 TransCanada Highway

Kamloops, BC

Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas

200-333 Brooksbank Avenue

North Vancouver, BC

Famous Players 7 Cinemas

2306 Highway 6

Vernon, BC

Famous Players 6 Cinemas

172-1600 Fifth Avenue

Prince George, BC

SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas

4700 Kingsway Avenue

Burnaby, BC


Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cinemas

10330-109th Street

Grand Prairie, AB

Galaxy Cinemas Medicine Hat

3292 Dunmore Road SE

Medicine Hat, AB

Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge

501-1st Avenue SW

Lethbridge, AB

Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton

8882-170 Street

Edmonton, AB

Cineplex Odeon Crowfoot Crossing Cinemas

91 Crowfoot Terrace NW

Calgary, AB

Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Marketplace Cinemas

90-200 Barclay Parade SW

Calgary, AB

Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas

1525-99th Street NW

Edmonton, AB

Scotiabank Theatre Chinook

6455 MacLeod Trail SW

Calgary, AB

Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer

357-37400 Highway #2

Red Deer, AB

Famous Players Westhills Cinemas

165 Stewart Green SW

Calgary, AB

Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas

14231 137th Avenue NW

Edmonton, AB


SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas

815 St. James Street

Winnipeg, MB

SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas

160-1255 St. Mary’s Road

Winnipeg, MB


Galaxy Cinemas Regina

420 McCarthy Boulevard N

Regina, SK

Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon

347 2nd Avenue S

Saskatoon, SK


Scotiabank Theatre Toronto

259 Richmond Street W

Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande Cinemas

4861 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON

SilverCity Fairview Mall Cinemas

1800 Sheppard Avenue E

Toronto, ON

Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas

1025 The Queensway

Etobicoke, ON

Colossus Vaughan Cinemas

3555 Highway 7 W

Woodbridge, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Barrie

72 Commerce Park Drive

Barrie, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Guelph

485 Woodlawn Road W

Guelph, ON

SilverCity Oakville Cinemas

3531 Wyecroft Road

Oakville, ON

Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas

7555 Montrose Road

Niagara Falls, ON

SilverCity London Cinemas

1680 Richmond Street

London, ON

SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas

771 Golf Link Road

Ancaster, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie

293 Bay Street

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

SilverCity Burlington Cinemas

1250 Brant Street

Burlington, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Brantford

300 King George Road

Brantford, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Brockville

2399 Parkedale Avenue

Brockville, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Cambridge

355 Hespeler Road

Cambridge, ON

Galaxy Cinemas North Bay

300 Lakeshore Drive

North Bay, ON

Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas

417 Wellington Street

St. Thomas, ON

Famous Players Lambton 9 Cinemas

1450 London Road

Sarnia, ON

Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas

3090 Carling Avenue

Ottawa, ON

Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas

2214 Bank Street

Ottawa, ON

Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas

300 Borough Drive

Scarborough, ON

The Beaches Cinemas – Alliance Cinemas

1651 Queen Street E

Toronto, ON

SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas

2300 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON

SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas

8725 Yonge Street

Richmond Hill, ON

Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas

309 Rathburn Road W

Mississauga, ON

SilverCity Brampton Cinemas

50 Great Lakes Drive

Brampton, ON

Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas

1351 Grandview Street N

Oshawa, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough

320 Water Street

Peterborough, ON

Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas

636 Gardiners Road

Kingston, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo

550 King Street N

Waterloo, ON

Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas

3100 Howard Avenue

Windsor, ON

SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas

355 Barrydowne Road

Sudbury, ON

SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas

18151 Yonge Street

Newmarket, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall

1325 Second Street E

Cornwall, ON

Famous Players Belleville 8 Cinemas

160 Bell Boulevard

Belleville, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Collingwood

6 Mountain Road

Collingwood, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Midland

9226 County Road 93

Midland, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville

85 Fifth Avenue

Orangeville, ON

Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound

1020 10th Street

Owen Sound, ON

SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas

850 North May Street

Thunder Bay, ON

SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas

2385 City Park Drive

Gloucester, ON


Starcité Montreal Cinemas

4825 ave. Pierre De Coubertin

Montreal, QC

Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas

9350 boul. Leduc

Brossard, QC

Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas

3200 rue Jean Yves

Kirkland, QC

Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke

4204 rue Bertrand

Rock Forest, QC

Cineplex Odeon Beauport Cinemas

825 rue Clemenceau

Beauport, QC

Galaxy Cinemas Victoriaville

1121 Jutras Est

Victoriaville, QC

Galaxy Cinemas Fleur-de-Lys

4520 boul. des Récollets

Trois Rivieres, QC

Scotiabank Theatre Montreal

977 rue Ste-Catherine O

Montreal, QC

Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas

1200 boul. Duplessis

St. Foy, QC

Colossus Laval Cinemas

2800 rue Cosmodôme

Laval, QC

Gatineau 9 Cinemas

120 boul. de l’Hôpital

Gatineau, QC

Cineplex Odeon Latin Quarter Cinemas

350 rue Emery

Montreal, QC

Cineplex Odeon Boucherville Cinemas

20 boul. de Montagne

Boucherville, QC


Capitol Theatre

4920 - 52 Street

Yellowknife, NWT

Cinema St. Eustache

305 Avenue Mathers

St. Eustache, QC

Max Cameron Theatre

5400 Marine Avenue

Powell River, BC

Cinema Twin

101-1st Avenue NE

Swift Current, BC

Cinema Jonquierre

2445, rue St. Dominique

Jonquierre, QC

Capitol Theatre

20 Queen Street

Port Hope, ON

Salmar Classic Theatre

360 Alexander Street

Salmon Arm, BC

Art Spring Theatre

100 Jackson Avenue

Salt Spring Island, BC

Meaford Opera House

1-12 Nelson Street E

Meaford, ON

About Cineplex Entertainment LP

As the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 130 theatres with 1,328 screens serving more than 63.5 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the largest exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country. Proudly Canadian and with a workforce of more than 9,000, the company operates the following top tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, Colossus, Coliseum, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. The units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 99.5% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN). For more information, visit

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