OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators and Cineplex Entertainment theatres announced today that Senators fans have another reason to cheer; they will be able to watch live broadcasts of larger-than-life hockey games on wall-to-wall screens at three participating theatre locations in the Ottawa area, and one in each of Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston.
Beginning Dec. 12, fans can watch fives games not available on regular television, making this a unique opportunity for families and friends to see the games on giant wall-to-wall curved screens in Dolby Digital Surround Sound.
"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 NHL hockey at our theatres is a great idea that audiences love, and Senators fans had the rare treat of experiencing on a test basis last season. Watching the Senators on our screens is the next best thing to being in the stands at the actual game."
Starting at $8.95 a ticket, this is an opportunity for the entire family to enjoy an exciting and affordable night out together watching the Senators.
"The broadcast available to Senators fans at Cineplex theatres will be a unique viewing experience," said Jim Steel, Senators vice-president of broadcasting. "The broadcasts will be commercial free, and tailor-made for this type of venue."
The following theatres will show Ottawa Senators hockey games throughout the regular season:
Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas, 2214 Bank St.,Ottawa
Coliseum Ottawa Cinemas, 3090 Carling Ave., Ottawa
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas, 2385 City Park Dr., Ottawa
Galaxy Cinemas Brockville, 2399 Parkdale Ave., Brockville, Ont.
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas, 636 Gardiners Rd., Kingston, Ont.
Galaxy Cinemas Cornwall, 1325 Second St. E, Cornwall, Ont.
Tickets are now available for purchase at participating theatre box offices and online at www.cineplex.com. Admission for children ages 3 to 12 is $8.95 plus tax; for all other ages the ticket price is $10.95 plus tax. For more information, visit www.cineplex.com or a participating theatre.
The following five Ottawa Senators regular-season hockey games will be shown at Cineplex Entertainment theatres in Ottawa, Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston:
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, 7:30 p.m. - Senators at Detroit Red Wings
Thursday, March 8, 2007, 7:30 p.m. - Senators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 7 p.m. - Senators at New York Rangers
Sunday, March 18, 2007, 7:30 p.m. - Senators at Pittsburgh Penguins
Tuesday, April 3, 2007, 7:30 p.m. - Senators at New Jersey Devils
About Cineplex Entertainment LP:
Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases, or has a joint venture interest in 132 theatres with 1,309 screens and is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, the Partnership operates theatres with the following six top-tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy and Famous Players (including Coliseum, Colossus and SilverCity). Proudly Canadian, the units of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 59.7% of Cineplex Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund (symbol CGX.UN). More information can be found at cineplex.com.
About the Ottawa Senators:
One of six NHL franchises based in Canada, the Ottawa Senators returned to the league in 1992 following a 58-year absence. Ottawa won 11 Stanley Cups during its original reign from 1903 to 1934. The modern-day Senators have captured four titles in the Northeast Division and a Presidents' Trophy in 2002-03. The team plays in the state-of-the-art Scotiabank Place, which opened in January 1996 and hosts 41 regular-season games, and a variety of concerts and events every year. Since 1992, the Senators, together with its foundation, alumni, partners and fans, have contributed more than $45 million to community initiatives in the National Capital Region. Among its many accomplishments is the construction of Roger's House, a pediatric and palliative care facility located on the grounds at CHEO.
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