Cineplex Entertainment and the Toronto Maple Leafs are pleased to announce for the first time the arrival of Leafs games on the big screen at twenty-five participating theatre locations in the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario.
"Cineplex Entertainment is all about bringing our guests more than just movies," says Pat Marshall, Vice President Communications and Investor Relations for Cineplex Entertainment.
"Showing the Toronto Maple Leafs games on our big screen at our theatres is a great idea that audiences and Leafs fans will love. This is the ultimate entertainment experience for sports fans next to actually being at the game."
Beginning November 2, 2006, Toronto Maple Leaf fans will have something to cheer about as they enjoy the Toronto Maple Leafs versus the Florida Panthers game, a Leafs TV broadcast live on giant wall-to-wall curved screens in Dolby Digital Surround Sound and in High Definition (HDTV).
"Watching Darcy Tucker deliver a body check or Mats Sundin score a goal on a 50 foot movie screen in High-Definition gives fans the feeling they are inches from the ice. We're excited to work with Cineplex Entertainment to provide Leafs fans an extension of a great sports experience in a theatre environment," said Chris Hebb, Senior Vice-President of Broadcast for Leafs TV. "Broadcasting Leafs TV games in Cineplex Entertainment theatres let's viewers sample the benefits of HDTV and Leafs TV programming."
For $10.95 a ticket or less, family and friends can spend an affordable night out together watching the games.
Community involvement is a core value of the Leafs and it is also an important component in how Cineplex Entertainment operates its theatres. As a result, $1 from every Toronto Maple Leafs game ticket sold will be donated to The Captains' Fund. The Captains' Fund provides bursaries to young hockey players to help offset the registration costs for minor hockey programs. The Fund is committed to ensuring the future of minor hockey remains strong. Leafs legends and former team captains Darryl Sittler, Wendel Clark and Rick Vaive serve as the Fund's ambassadors.
Fans in attendance at Cineplex Entertainment theatres will be treated to the ultimate fan experience with Leafs alumni and mascot appearances, prizes, trivia and giveaways at select theatres.
All seven Leafs games shown in Cineplex theatres will be Leafs TV broadcasts. Leafs TV is the official station of Leafs Nation and the hockey fan's number one source for the latest team news and information with favourite programs such as Leafs Today, Game Day, broadcast an hour before each game and After The Horn.
The following theatres will show Toronto Maple Leafs hockey games throughout the regular season:
SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas
2300 Yonge St.
SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas
8725 Yonge St.
Richmond Hill, ON
SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas
18151 Yonge St.
SilverCity Brampton Cinemas
50 Great Lake Dr.
SilverCity Burlington Cinemas
1250 Brant St.
SilverCity Ancaster Cinema
771 Golf Link Rd.
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
355 Barrydowne Rd.
Galaxy Cinemas Owen Sound
1020 10th St. W
Owen Sound, ON
SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas
850 North May St.
Thunder Bay, ON
SilverCity London Cinemas
1680 Richmond St.
Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas
22 Lebovic Ave.
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas
1025 The Queensway
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas
7555 Montrose Rd.
Niagara Falls, ON
Cineplex Odeon Brantford Cinemas
300 King George Rd.
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande Cinemas
4861 Yonge St.
Paramount Toronto Cinemas
259 Richmond St. W
Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas
300 Borough Dr.
Coliseum Mississauga Cinemas
309 Rathburn Rd. W
Colossus Toronto Cinemas
3555 Hwy 7 W
Galaxy Cinemas Barrie
72 Commerce Park Dr.
Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough
320 Water St.
Galaxy Cinemas North Bay
300 Lakeshore Dr.
North Bay, ON
Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie
293 Bay St.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo
550 King St. N
Galaxy Cinemas Guelph
485 Woodlawn Rd. W
Tickets are available at these theatre box offices; admission for children ages 3 - 12 is $8.95 + tax, for everyone else the ticket price is $10.95 + tax. For more information, visit our website at www.cineplex.com or visit your local theatre.
The following seven Toronto Maple Leafs regular season hockey games will be shown at Cineplex Entertainment theatres throughout the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario:
Thursday January 4, 2007 7:00 PM Leafs vs. Boston Bruins
Thursday January 11, 2007 7:00 PM Leafs vs. Buffalo Sabres
Tuesday January 30, 2007 7:00 PM Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Thursday February 8, 2007 7:00 PM Leafs vs. Nashville Predators
Tuesday February 20, 2007 7:00 PM Leafs vs. Boston Bruins
Tuesday March 6, 2007 7:30 PM Leafs vs. Washington Capitals