Toronto, ON -- (TSX:CGX.UN) Cineplex Entertainment ("Cineplex") and D Films Corporation are pleased to announce the launch of a four-part series of live performances from the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Russia. Each performance will be captured live in High Definition (HD) and digital surround sound, and broadcast via satellite to select Cineplex Entertainment cinemas across Canada.

Keeping with Cineplex's tradition in bringing the seasonal favourite, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, to cinema audiences, this will be the first live performance of the series. It will premiere on Sunday, December 19th at 11:00 am EST, (time shifted to 11:00 am CST and PST, and 12 pm MST). This ballet draws on all the imagination and fantasy of E.T.A. Hoffmann's story of Christmas Eve and a night of magical adventures. With choreography by Yuri Grigorovich, this production stars Nina Kaptsova as Marie and Artem Ovcharenko as The Nutcracker/The Prince.

"We're very excited to partner with Cineplex Entertainment to bring the internationally renowned Bolshoi Ballet live to Cineplex theatres across Canada," said Tony Cianciotta, President of Acquisitions for D Films. "These stunningly shot performances will appeal to audiences of all ages."

"The Bolshoi Ballet Series is another example of the extraordinary world class performances that Cineplex Entertainment presents to our guests across Canada as part of our Front Row Centre Events program," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "These events make you feel as if you are sitting front row centre - whether it is in Moscow for the Bolshoi Ballet, at Lincoln Centre in New York City for The Met Opera, or in Los Angeles for the LA Philharmonic orchestra, among others. Our core business is Hollywood and Canadian movies however these events and others have turned our theatres into true entertainment destinations."

The Bolshoi Ballet Series also includes:

Class Concert and Giselle
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 11am EST (time shifted to 11:00 am CST and PST, and 12 pm MST)
Two ballets in 2 acts from the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

A quintessential romantic ballet, Giselle recounts the moving story of a peasant girl whose everlasting love transcends death. The new choreographic version is by Yuri Grigorovich with music by Adolphe Adam.

Created in the early 1960s, Class Concert is a gloriously romanticized version of the ballet class that dancers do every day. From exercises at the barre to displays of beauty and strength at center stage, Asaf Messerer's entertaining circus of a ballet zips through the most difficult combinations with glee and brings panache to the most basic. This production is staged by Mikhail Messerer, the choreographer's nephew. The music, a compilation including Glazunov and Shostakovich, is a cornucopia of melody, played superbly by the Bolshoi Orchestra. Celebrated prima ballerina, Svetlana Zakharova stars.

Don Quixote
Sunday, March 6, 2011, 11 am EST (time shifted to 11:00 am CST and PST, and 12 pm MST)

A stunning production, based on the epic masterpiece by Miguel de Cervantes, this ballet was originally created for the Bolshoi by Marius Petipa in 1869. The choreography is by Alexei Fadeyechev with music by Ludwig Minkus.

Coppelia
Sunday, May 29, 2011, 11am EST (time shifted to 11:00 am CST and PST, and 12 pm MST)

In this joyous and witty version written by George Balanchine, a beautiful mechanical doll threatens the happiness of two lovers. The original choreography by Marius Petipa is recreated by Sergei Vikharev. Music is by Leo Delibes.

Tickets for the 2010-2011 performances go on sale Friday, November 26, 2010 online at cineplex.com/events and at the participating theatres listed below. For more information on Cineplex Entertainment and Front Row Centre events, visit cineplex.com

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Coquitlam
SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas, 170 Schoolhouse Street
Kamloops
Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas, 700-1320 Trans Canada Highway
Langley
Colossus Langley Cinemas, 20090 91A Avenue
Prince George
Famous Players 6 Cinemas, 172-1600 Fifth Avenue
Vancouver
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, 900 Burrard Street
Victoria
SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road

ALBERTA
Calgary
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook, 6455 Macleod Trail SW
SilverCity CrossIron Mills Cinemas & XSCAPE Entertainment Centre, 261055 CrossIron Boulevard
Edmonton
Cineplex Odeon North Edmonton Cinemas, 14231-137th Avenue NW
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas, 1525-99th Street NW
Grand Prairie
Cineplex Odeon Grand Prairie Cinemas, 10330-109th Street

MANITOBA
Winnipeg
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas, 817 St. James Street
SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas, 160-1255 St. Mary's Road

SASKATCHEWAN
Regina
Galaxy Cinemas Regina, 420 McCarthy Boulevard N
Saskatoon
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon, 347 2nd Avenue

ONTARIO
Belleville
Galaxy Cinemas Belleville, 160 Bell Boulevard
Brantford
Galaxy Cinemas Brantford, 300 King George Road
Brockville
Galaxy Cinemas Brockville, 2399 Parkedale Avenue
Burlington
SilverCity Burlington Cinemas, 1250 Brant Street
Cornwall
Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall, 1325 Second Street E
Etobicoke
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas, 1025 The Queensway
Guelph
Galaxy Cinemas Guelph, 485 Woodlawn Road W
London
Cineplex Odeon Westmount & VIP Cinemas, 755 Wonderland Road S
Midland
Galaxy Cinemas Midland, 9226 County Road 93
Mississauga
Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas, 309 Rathburn Road W
Newmarket
SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas, 18151 Yonge Street
North Bay
Galaxy Cinemas North Bay, 300 Lakeshore Drive
Oakville
SilverCity Oakville Cinemas, 3531 Wyecroft Road
Orangeville
Galaxy Cinemas Orangeville, 85 Fifth Avenue
Oshawa
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas, 1351 Grandview Street N
Ottawa
Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas, 2214 Bank Street
Owen Sound
Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound, 1020 10th Street
Scarborough
Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas, 300 Borough Drive
St. Thomas
Galaxy Cinemas St. Thomas, 417 Wellington Street
Sudbury
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas, 355 Barrydowne Road
Thunder Bay
SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas, 850 North May Street
Toronto
SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas, 2300 Yonge Street
Windsor
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas, 3100 Howard Avenue
Woodbridge
Colossus Vaughan Cinemas, 3555 Highway 7 W

QUEBEC
Brossard
Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas, 9350 boul. Leduc
Cote St. Luc
Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall, 5800 boul. Cavendish
Laval
Colossus Laval Cinemas, 2800 rue Cosmodôme
Montreal
Cineplex Odeon Latin Quarter Cinemas, 350 rue Emery
Sherbrooke
Galaxy Cinemas Sherbrooke, 4204 rue Bertrand
Ste.Foy
Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas, 1200 boul. Duplessis
Trois Rivieres
Galaxy Cinemas Fleur-de-Lys, 4520 boul. des Récollets
Victoriaville
Galaxy Cinemas Victoriaville, 1121 Jutras Est

 

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Mark Wahlberg will team up for the fourth time with director David O. Russell on Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, an adaptation of the popular PS3 franchise. The two most recently worked together on The Fighter, but they also made Three Kings and I Heart Huckabees. Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci are also being considered for roles in the film.

Says Wahlberg, "I'm obviously in whatever David wants to do but the idea of it is so off the charts: De Niro being my father, Pesci being my uncle. It's not going to be the watered-down version, that's for sure."

Filming is set to begin next year.

The Fighter opens in limited release on December 10, before expanding wide on December 17. Boxoffice.com is currently predicting a $12 million haul during the expansion weekend.

 

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ATLANTA -- Coca-Cola Freestyle®, The Coca-Cola Company's new proprietary fountain dispenser, will enter the Los Angeles market. Long-time Coca-Cola Company customer Rave Motion Pictures, Rave 18 Theater located at the Promenade at Howard Hughes Center will be the first to offer the exciting new fountain technology in the city. Rave plans to feature Coca-Cola Freestyle in other theater locations this summer.

The sleek, stylish new fountains are touch screen operated, enabling consumers to select from 106 regular and low-calorie beverage brands - including many varieties of waters, fruit-flavored beverages and sparkling beverages that, prior to the arrival of Coca-Cola Freestyle, were not available in the U.S. The self-serve fountains - which represent a complete departure from anything The Coca-Cola Company has offered previously - were in development for more than four years prior to launching in 2010.

"We have created a concept that is quickly becoming recognized as the soda fountain of the future - a representation of the way people will experience Coca-Cola beverages years from now," said Gene Farrell, vice president, Coca-Cola Freestyle, Coca-Cola North America.

2009 Beta testing of the fountains included more than 50 restaurants in Georgia and Southern California. Results from these tests indicate a significant increase in total restaurant sales - including fountain servings - as well as a measurable lift in traffic.

The Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser uses unique, proprietary PurePour TechnologyTM and has the capacity to dispense 106 beverage varieties in the same amount of space as a standard eight-valve machine.

Consumers can find their nearest Coca-Cola Freestyle® location at www.Facebook.com/cocacolaFreestyle.

 

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Los Angeles, CA -- IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, which opened number one at the box office this weekend, generating an overall domestic gross of $125.1 million, grossed a record $16.1 million globally in IMAX® theatres, beating previous opening records for an IMAX DMR® title.

Domestically, the film's release in IMAX theatres contributed $11.8 million from 239 IMAX screens. Internationally, the IMAX release also posted a record opening weekend, generating approximately $4.3 million on 101 screens. The film is scheduled to open on IMAX screens in France and Korea among other markets over the coming weeks.

"This extraordinary franchise commands an absolutely massive audience, and the Harry Potter IMAX experience is a crucial component of its enduring success," said Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. "In collaboration with our partners at IMAX, we anticipate an enormously triumphant run extending throughout the holiday season."

"These record-breaking numbers are a true testament to the overwhelmingly positive response internationally to our latest installment of Harry Potter," said Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. "We're thrilled to be working with IMAX once again to deliver such a unique viewing experience to audiences around the world as we conclude this beloved series."

"The strong performance of this film demonstrates what the IMAX brand and the growth of the IMAX theatre network can bring to the release of a blockbuster film," said Richard L. Gelfond, CEO, IMAX Corporation. "In fact, 23 new IMAX theatres were installed and opened in time for the release of this film, demonstrating that great Hollywood films in IMAX not only deliver great box office results but can also be the catalyst for theatre openings. As our network rapidly expands, so does the appetite for The IMAX Experience®, and that is clearly reflected in the performance of many new locations that opened this weekend. We're particularly pleased with our new theatres in Japan, which generated a per screen average of approximately $50,000."

"Everyone is under the Potter spell," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "This phenomenal weekend captures the global excitement for JK Rowling's epic series. Warner Bros. Pictures' masterful campaign peaked perfectly and made the film's debut one of the most highly anticipated releases in history. We look forward to the weeks ahead and are honored to be a part of the franchise's final installment next summer."

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I: The IMAX Experience has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology for presentation in IMAX®. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique immersive environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

 

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