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Cineplex Entertainment Announces September Front Row Centre Events

Aug 28 2013 12:00AM



TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/28/13 -- Each month, Cineplex Entertainment brings great entertainment to theatres across Canada. With Front Row Centre Events, guests can watch the Met Opera, stage productions, classic movies and more - all on the big screen. You won't want to miss this month's exciting events. For a complete list of locations for each event, visit


Front Row Centre Events Dance SeriesSwan Lake 3D LiveWednesday, September 18, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. local timeSaturday, September 22, 2013 - 12:55 p.m. local timeFor the first time ever, Swan Lake, the world's most loved ballet, is beingpresented live in 3D, direct from the city where it was created. Theproduction has been filmed by the Cameron Pace Group, who recently picked upAcademy Awards for its 3D productions of Avatar and Life of Pi. Cineplexbrings guests this historic event from St. Petersburg's grand Mariinsky.Celebrating the 275th anniversary of Russian ballet, the screening willinclude red carpet footage of special Hollywood stars and an exclusivehistory of the Mariinsky.Special PresentationPompeii from the British MusemWednesday, September 25, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. local timePompeii from the British Museum is the very first cinema event to beproduced by a museum for a major exhibition and will offer an exclusiveprivate view of the British Museum's blockbuster show, Life and Death inPompeii and Herculaneum. The exhibition focuses on the homes and lives ofthe inhabitants of the thriving industrial hub of Pompeii and the smallseaside town of Herculaneum nearly 2,000 years ago, when Mount Vesuviuserupted in 79AD. Introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor, thisfascinating show will take you around the exhibition with insights fromrenowned experts who will bring these extraordinary objects to life withaccompanying music, poetry and eyewitness accounts.ConcertsLast Night of the PromsSaturday, September 7, 2013 - 2:30 p.m. EDT, 1:30 p.m. CST, 12:30 p.m. PDTThe Last Night begins with a celebratory new work by Anna Clyne and includesa rare performance of Britten's 1967 overture for chorus and orchestra, TheBuilding of the House, a touch of Broadway magic, and the sound of a glassceiling being broken, as Marin Alsop takes charge of her first Last Night.Nigel Kennedy and Joyce DiDonato are the star soloists in a programme thatpicks up sea-faring themes from Bantock and George Lloyd and includes atransatlantic flavour.Special EngagementBecoming TraviataThursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.Saturday, September 12, 2013 - 12:55 p.m.Natalie Dessay prepares to take on the role of Violetta in this documentaryabout the staging of Verdi's masterwork at the Aix-en-Provence Festival inFrance.National Theatre LiveThe Audience (Encore)Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 12:30 p.m. local time (select locations)Monday, September 9, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. local time (select locations)Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth IIin the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, broadcast aspart of National Theatre Live. For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each ofher twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace - ameeting like no other in British public life - it is private. Both partieshave an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to theirspouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence - and imagines aseries of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and theirQueen. The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director StephenDaldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End by MatthewByam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.OthelloThursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. local timeThe National Theatre presents a major new production of WilliamShakespeare's celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy.Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre,BBC's Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitousIago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans,James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timonof Athens, One Man, Two Guvnors) following their acclaimed collaboration onthe National Theatre's recent production of Hamlet. Othello, newly marriedto Desdemona - who is half his age - is appointed leader of a major militaryoperation. Iago passed over for promotion by Othello in favour of the youngCassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.Classic Film SeriesIt's a Mad, Mad, Mad WorldSunday, September 8, 2013 - 12:30 p.m. local timeWednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. local timeMonday, September 16, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. local time select locationsEverybody who's ever been funny is in it! Directed by Stanley Kramer andstarring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle and Ethel Merman the dying words of athief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure. Remasteredfor its 50th anniversary.Sinister CinemaNothing Left to FearThursday, September 19, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. local timeWhen a pastor and his family move from the big city to start a new life in asmall town, little do they know they will be the pawns in a sinister plot toclose one of the Gates of Hell.Family Favourites PresentationsMegamindSaturday, September 7, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. local timeMegamind is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known, andthe least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City inevery imaginable way. Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the capedsuperhero known as "Metro Man," an invincible hero until the day Megamindactually kills him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly,Megamind has no purpose. A supervillain without a superhero. He realizesthat achieving his life's ambition is the worst thing that ever happened tohim. Megamind decides that the only way out of his rut is to create a newhero opponent called "Titan," who promises to be bigger, better and strongerthan Metro Man ever was. Pretty quickly Titan starts to think it's much morefun to be a villain than a good guy. Except Titan doesn't just want to rulethe world, he wants to destroy it. Now, Megamind must decide: can he defeathis own diabolical creation?School of RockSaturday, September 14, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. local timeDewey Finn is a hell-raising guitarist with delusions of grandeur. Kickedout of his band and desperate for work, Dewey impersonates a substituteteacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltagerock and rollers. The private school's uptight and skeptical head, PrincipalMullins, watches on as the 'new sub' preps the kids for Battle of the Bands.CoralineSaturday, September 21, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. local timeAn adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealizedversion of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsSaturday, September 28, 2013 - 11:00 a.m. local timeFour lifelong friends share one very special summer. Introduced as babieswho were born to mothers who met in a prenatal aerobics class, the four grewup together and developed an enduring bond despite their distinctlydifferent emerging personalities. Now, after years of sharing every triumphand loss, every wild idea and secret fear with the laughter and love of truefriends, these four young women couldn't be closer--except that they'reabout to be separated as their lives take them in different directions forthe first time.Sports EntertainmentWWE: Night of the ChampionsSunday, September 15, 2013 - 8:00 p.m. EDT, 7:00 p.m. CDT, 6:00 p.m. MDT,5:00 p.m. PDTThere are moments when time stops, and one instant lasts forever. Whendetermination turns to celebration, and dreams come true. These are themoments that define WWE Night of Champions. Don't miss John Cena, CM Punk,Alberto Del Rio, and your favourite WWE Superstars - live in HD, on the bigscreenMost Wanted MoviesAnchormanMonday, September 23, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. local timeWednesday, September 25, 2013 - 9:30 p.m. local timeRon Burgundy is the top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the 1970s. Whenfeminism marches into the newsroom in the form of ambitious newswoman,Veronica Corningstone, Ron is willing to play along at first - as long asVeronica stays in her place, covering cat fashion shows, cooking, and other"female" interests. But when Veronica refuses to settle for being eye candyand steps behind the news desk, it's more than a battle between twoperfectly coiffed anchor-persons--it's war.

Coming in October:

-- Def Leppard: Viva! Hysteria - October 2 and 3-- Exhibition: Great Art on Screen - Vermeer - October 10-- Classic Film Series - Funny Girl - October 9, 13 and 21-- Dance Series - Don Quixote - October 16; Spartacus - October 20-- National Theatre Live - Macbeth - October 17, 19 and 23-- RiffTrax Live - Night of the Living Dead - October 24-- WWE Over the Limit - October 6; Hell in a Cell - October 27

(i)Other showtimes for most series are available at Cineplex Odeon Yonge-Dundas Cinemas in Toronto. Check for details.

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