TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2008) - Gamers get your controllers ready! Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN) and Xbox are pleased to bring the Xbox 360 gaming experience to the big screen in surround sound exclusively at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada.
Beginning August 15th, gamers will be able to experience their favourite Xbox 360 games on the big screen outside of regular movie showtimes. Pricing for a two-hour private gaming session for up to twelve people is $179 + applicable taxes and includes the use of Xbox 360 and four wireless controllers. Gamers can bring their own games or use one of the available games in the theatre's library which includes some of the latest blockbuster titles. Visit your local participating theatre box office for available gaming hours and to make your reservation.
"We are pleased to exclusively partner with Xbox 360 to bring the gaming experience to our big screens," said Pat Marshall, Vice-President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "This unique experience is great for parties and events for groups of two to twelve and will make the gaming experience larger than life."
"We're thrilled to be partnering with Cineplex Entertainment to bring this larger than life experience to Canadian gamers," said Craig Flannagan, Platform Product Manager, Xbox Canada. "The stunning graphics and epic cinematic quality of video games on Xbox 360 makes them look right at home on the big screen."
Cineplex Entertainment will present Xbox 360 gaming on the big screen at the following select theatres throughout Canada:
BRITISH COLUMBIA SilverCity Victoria Cinemas SilverCity Riverport Cinemas 3130 Tillicum Road 14211 Entertainment Way Victoria, BC Richmond, BC Colossus Langley Cinemas Famous Players 6 Cinemas 20090 91A Avenue 172-1600 15th Avenue Langley, BC Prince George, BC Cineplex Odeon Pitt Meadows Cinemas 410-19800 Lougheed Highway Pitt Meadows, BC ALBERTA Scotiabank Theatre Chinook Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge 6455 MacLeod Trail SW 501-1st Avenue Calgary, AB Park Place, AB Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Sherwood Park 1525-99th Street 2020 Sherwood Drive Edmonton, AB Sherwood Park, AB SASKATCHEWAN Galaxy Cinemas Regina Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon 420 McCarthy Boulevard N 347 2nd Avenue Regina, SK Saskatoon, SK MANITOBA SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas 817 St. James Street, Winnipeg, MB ONTARIO Colossus Vaughan Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas 3555 Highway 7 1025 The Queensway Vaughan, ON Etobicoke, ON Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas SilverCity Oakville Cinemas 309 Rathburn Road West 3531 Wyecroft Road Mississauga, ON Oakville, ON SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas 771 Golf Link Road 355 Barrydown Road Ancaster, ON Sudbury, ON Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas Cinemas 626 Gardiners Road 7555 Montrose Road Kingston, ON Niagara Falls, ON SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas 18151 Yonge Street 1351 Grandview Street N Newmarket, ON Oshawa, ON SilverCity London Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Barrie 1680 Richmond Street 72 Commerce Park Drive London, ON Barrie, ON Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas 320 Water Street 2385 City Park Drive Peterborough, ON Gloucester, ON Cineplex Odeon Barrhaven Cinemas 131 Riocan Avenue Barrhaven, ON QUEBEC Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas 9350, boul. Leduc 1200 boul. Duplessis Brossard, PQ Ste. Foy, PQ StarCite Montreal Cinemas 4825 avenue Pierre de Coubertin Montreal, PQ
About Cineplex Entertainment LP:
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 132 theatres with 1,337 screens serving approximately 61 million guests annually. Cineplex Entertainment LP is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada operating the following brands: Cinema City, Cineplex Odeon, Coliseum, Colossus, Famous Players, Galaxy, SilverCity 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 (TSX:CGX.UN).
Xbox 360 is a superior video game and entertainment system delivering the best games, unique entertainment features and a unified online gaming network that revolve around gamers. Xbox 360 has a portfolio of nearly 400 games in 37 countries. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.ca.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations
High Road Communications for Xbox Canada