(TSX:CGX) - This month, get in the holiday spirit with Cineplex, with a wide variety of holiday fare at theatres across the country. With Front Row Centre Events, guests can enjoy The Royal Ballet Live from London's Royal Opera House, Jesus Christ Superstar UK Rock Spectacular, and favourite holiday movies including Miracle on 34th Street and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - all on the big screen. Don't miss December's exciting events:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS MONTH:
Front Row Centre Events Dance Series
The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker
When: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. (captured Live)
Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. (Encore)
From the very first notes of Tchaikovsky's overture to The Nutcracker, a
sense of mystery and magic pervades the theatre as Herr Drosselmeyer sets in
train the events that will see his beloved nephew, Hans Peter, freed from
the enchantment of the evil Mouse King by the resourceful Clara.
Classic Film Series Presentation
All Tickets only $6
Miracle on 34th Street (Original 1947, black and white)
Capture the spirit of Christmas with a timeless classic!
When: Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 12:45 p.m. local time
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. local time
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as
insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is
the real thing.
Cast: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne
Jesus Christ Superstar: UK Rock Spectacular
When: Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. local time
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. local time
Experience Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera sensation, Jesus Christ
Superstar, in a whole new way on the big screen. The theatrical production
originally opened in the West End in 1972 and has been reimagined and
dramatized to capture today's audiences with the classic musical numbers
that you are sure to remember and love. This special in-theatre event
features rising star actor/singer Ben Forster as Jesus, Tim Minchin as Judas
Iscariot, and Melanie Chisholm (aka Mel C from the Spice Girls) as Mary
Magdalene. Pre-recorded on Oct. 5 at the National Indoor Arena in England,
this extraordinary revived production is set to take audiences by storm
courtesy of director Laurence Connor (25th Anniversary productions of Les
Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera).
All Tickets only $6
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
When: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. local time
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into
a big disaster.
Cast: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki
Family Favourites Presentations
All Tickets only $2.50
When: Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
An 8-year-old boy, who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to
France for Christmas, has to defend his home against idiotic burglars.
Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
A Christmas Story
When: Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
Ralphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB
gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s.
Cast: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin
Jingle All the Way
When: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
A harried father decides to dream the impossible dream, to get that year's
hot toy for his son just before Christmas Day.
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman
When: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly
size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search
of his true identity.
Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart
When: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands,
falls in love with a beautiful teenage girl.
Cast: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest
Most Wanted Mondays Presentation
All Tickets only $6
When: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. local time
When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of
Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own
Cast: Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer
La Clemenza di Tito (Live)
When: Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. EST
The virtuosic Elina Garanca sings Sesto in Mozart's drama set in ancient
Giuseppe Filianoti is the noble Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia, in
this handsome revival of one of the composer's final masterpieces. Harry
Un Ballo in Maschera (Live)
When: Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. EST
Director David Alden's dreamlike setting provides a compelling backdrop for
this dramatic story of jealousy and vengeance. Marcelo Alvarez stars as the
conflicted king; Sondra Radvanovsky is Amelia, the object of his secret
passion; and Dmitri Hvorostovsky is her suspicious husband. Kathleen Kim is
the page Oscar, and Stephanie Blythe sings the role of the fortune-teller
Ulrica. Fabio Luisi conducts.
When: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. EST
The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars
Liudmyla Monastyrska as the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love
triangle with the heroic Radames, played by Roberto Alagna, and the proud
Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts.
Sports and Sports Entertainment
WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2012
When: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 8:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. MST, 5:00 p.m.
This event will be broadcast live from the Time Warner Cable Area in
Coming in early January:
-- Met Opera: Les Troyens (Live) - January 5, 2013
-- Family Favourites: Charlotte's Web - January 5, 2013
-- Classic Film Series: Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo - January 13 & 16, 2013
WHERE: A complete list of locations for each event can be found at www.cineplex.com/events.
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Cineplex is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and operates 133 theatres with 1,437 screens from British Columbia to Quebec, serving approximately 70 million guests annually through the following theatre brands: Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Galaxy Cinemas, Colossus, Coliseum, Scotiabank Theatres, Cineplex VIP Cinemas, Famous Players and Cinema City. Cineplex also owns and operates the UltraAVX, Poptopia, and Outtakes brands. Cineplex trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CGX. More information is available at www.cineplex.com.
About Front Row Centre Events (FRCE)
Brought to you by Cineplex Entertainment, Front Row Centre Events bring world class entertainment to your local Cineplex Entertainment theatre and other participating locations. Presented in high-definition with digital surround sound, guests can experience the best in original one-night only and series-based programming. With the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series, Broadway productions, live broadcasts direct from the stage of London's National Theatre, dance performances, classic films, concerts, live sporting events and documentaries, Front Row Centre Events put you in the centre of the action on the big screen.
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