TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX.UN), in partnership with Laugh Out Loud (LOL) Sudbury Comedy Festival, is pleased to announce the one-time only live presentation of the Opening Gala Show in High Definition (HD), on Thursday May 29th exclusively at more than 60 select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country.
"We are excited to partner with the LOL Sudbury Comedy Festival to show for the first time ever the Opening Gala Show exclusively to our guests across the country," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "Watching the amazing line-up of scheduled performers on our big screens in HD and surround sound is sure to make everyone LOL across the country."
The Opening Gala Show promises a hilarious night with comedians from Canada, USA and England. Guest Host is sitcom legend Jason Alexander, best known for his role as George Costanza on the hit television series Seinfeld. Also appearing in the show is John Moloney, one of Britain's most in-demand acts, a true comic and musical talent. Returning to the festival is Winston Spear, a regular cast member and staff writer on CTV and The Comedy Network's hit sketch show Comedy Inc. Rounding out the show is Sabrina Jalees, who since setting foot on the Yuk Yuk's stage for the first time at age 16, has been the youngest stand-up ever added to their professional roster.
Advance tickets are available beginning Friday May 2nd online at www.cineplex.com as well as at participating theatre box offices. General admission is $12.95 + taxes. A special group rate of $10.95 each + taxes is also available for groups of 25 or more. For more information on group rates, call 1-800-313-4461.
Cineplex Entertainment will present LOL Comedy Festival's Opening Gala Show live from Sudbury at the following select theatres across the country:
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 Orchard Plaza Cinemas 213-4750 Rutherford Road 160-1876 Cooper Road Nanaimo, BC Kelowna, BC Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cineplex Odeon Park and Tilford Cinemas Cinemas 700-1320 TransCanada Highway 200-333 Brooksbank Avenue Kamloops, BC Vancouver, BC Cineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill Famous Players 7 Cinemas Cinemas 2306 Highway 6 12161 72nd Avenue Vernon, BC Surrey, BC Famous Players 6 Cinemas 172-1600 15th Avenue Prince George, BC ALBERTA Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas Cinemas 2555-32nd Street NE 1525-99th Street NW Calgary, AB Edmonton, AB Galaxy Cinemas Lethbridge Scotiabank Theatre Chinook 501-1st Avenue SW 6455 MacLeod Trail SW Lethbridge, AB Calgary, AB Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton Galaxy Cinemas Red Deer 8882-170 Street 357-374000 Highway #2 Edmonton, AB Red Deer, AB Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cinemas 10330-109th Street Grand Prairie, 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 S Regina, SK Saskatoon, SK Galaxy Cinemas Prince Albert 2995 2nd Avenue W Prince Albert, SK ONTARIO Scotiabank Theatre Toronto Colossus Vaughan Cinemas 259 Richmond Street W 3555 Highway #7 W Toronto, ON Vaughan, ON Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Centre Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas Cinemas 4861 Yonge Street 22 Lebovic Avenue Toronto, ON Toronto, ON Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas 1025 The Queensway 8725 Yonge Street Etobicoke, ON Richmond Hill, ON Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas 309 Rathburn Road W 1351 Grandview Street N Mississauga, ON Oshawa, ON SilverCity Brampton Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough 50 Great Lake Drive 320 Water Street Brampton, ON Peterborough, ON Galaxy Cinemas Barrie Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo 72 Commerce Park Drive 550 King Street N Barrie, ON Waterloo, ON Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas Cinemas 7555 Montrose Road 3100 Howard Avenue Niagara Falls, ON Windsor, ON SilverCity Oakville Cinemas SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas 3531 Wyecroft Road 355 Barrydowne Road Oakville, ON Sudbury, ON Galaxy Cinemas Guelph SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas 485 Woodlawn Road W 18151 Yonge Street Guelph, ON Newmarket, ON SilverCity London Cinemas Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall 1680 Richmond Street 1325 Second Street E London, ON Cornwall, ON SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas 771 Golf Link Road 850 North May Street Ancaster, ON Thunder Bay, ON Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound 293 Bay Street 1020-10th Street W Sault Ste. Marie, ON Owen Sound, ON Galaxy Cinemas North Bay Galaxy Cinemas Brockville 300 Lakeshore Drive 2399 Parkedale Avenue North Bay, ON Brockville, ON Famous Players Belleville Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road 8 Cinemas Cinemas 160 Bell Boulevard 636 Gardiners Road Belleville, ON Kingston, ON Famous Players Lambton Cineplex Odeon Brantford Cinemas 9 Cinemas 300 King George Road 1450 London Road Brantford, ON Sarnia, ON Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas 3090 Carling Avenue 2385 City Park Drive Ottawa, ON Gloucester, ON QUEBEC Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke Scotiabank Theatre Montreal 4204 Bertrand 977 Ste-Catherine West Rock Forest, PQ Montreal, PQ Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cineplex Odeon St.Foy Cinemas Cinemas 1200 Boulevard Duplessis 9350 boul Lepage St.Foy, PQ Brossard, PQ Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas Colossus Laval Cinemas 3200 rue Jean Yves 2800 Cosmodome Street Kirkland, PQ Laval, PQ
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