Media Advisory: Cineplex Entertainment Announces November Front Row Centre Events
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2012) - Each month, Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX) brings great entertainment to theatres across Canada. With Front Row Centre Events, guests can watch the Met Opera, stage productions, movies and more - all on the big screen. Don't miss November's exciting events:
IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS MONTH:
The Tempest (Live)
When: Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. EST
Composer Thomas Ades conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of his own work, with baritone Simon Keenlyside starring as Prospero. Director Robert Lepage recreates the interior of 18th-century La Scala in this inventive staging.
L'Elisir d'Amore (Encore)
When: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 12:00 p.m. EST
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 6:30 p.m. EST
Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in Bartlett Sher's new production of one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore and Ambrogio Maestri is Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.
When: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 12:00 p.m. EST
Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece returns to the Met with Johan Botha in the title role opposite the acclaimed Desdemona of star soprano, Renee Fleming. Semyon Bychkov conducts.
National Theatre Live: Timon of Athens
When: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. local time
Simon Russell Beale takes the title role in Timon of Athens, Shakespeare's strange fable of conspicuous consumption, debt and ruin, written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton, and directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Stratford Theatre: Twelfth Night
When: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. local time
From the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, Viola adopts a male disguise and enters the service of Duke Orsino, only to find herself part of a triangle of unrequited love. Meanwhile, in the household of the Countess Olivia, Sir Toby Belch and his unruly companions trick Olivia's strict and disapproving steward, Malvolio, into believing that she loves him.
The Rolling Stones Crossfire Hurricane
When: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. local time
The Rolling Stones, the rock 'n' roll icons who defined creativity, daring and durability, are to be chronicled in a kaleidoscopic new film that documents the key periods of their career and their incredible adventures. 'Crossfire Hurricane,' directed by Brett Morgen, provides a remarkable new perspective on the Stones' unparalleled journey from blues- obsessed teenagers in the early 1960's to rock royalty. It's all here in panoramic candour, from the Marquee Club to Hyde Park, from Altamont to Exile, from club gigs to stadium extravaganzas. With never-before-seen footage and fresh insights from the band themselves, the film will delight, shock and amaze longtime devotees, as well as another generation of fans, with its uniquely immersive style and tone. Crossfire Hurricane places the viewer right on the frontline of the band's most legendary escapades. To celebrate this special event, Cineplex will offer an exclusive 50th anniversary commemorative 'Crossfire Hurricane' numbered collectable ticket for anyone seeing the film.
Lady Antebellum: We Own the Night World Tour
When: Tuesday November 20, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. local time, select locations 8:00 p.m.
The 90-minute performance includes No. 1 hits "I Run To You," "We Owned The Night," "American Honey," "Just A Kiss," "Our Kind of Love" and of course, the greatest selling country single of all time, "Need You Now". Among the performances are documentary excerpts depicting the band members' lives as songwriters, musicians, and most importantly...close friends.
Bon Jovi: Inside Out
When: Thursday November 28, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. local time, select locations 8:00 p.m.
Bon Jovi Inside Out will feature the band's best performances from several epic sold out concerts at the mega venues of Madison Square Garden and Meadowlands Stadium, as well as the O2 in London. Woven throughout the 80+ minute Bon Jovi hand selected "Dream Set" -- will be split screen performance footage each captured during multiple performances at each venue - providing theatre audiences a rare opportunity to see varying enactments of the same best-selling songs. The event includes a special Intro by the band, talking about the upcoming tour and new release with Q & A from a NY venue audience as well as pre-submitted questions via social media from movie theatre audiences.
Front Row Centre Events Dance Series
Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh's Daughter
When: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 12:55 p.m. local time
The story of Lord Wilson, an Englishman, who falls asleep after smoking opium with merchants in a pyramid, where he has taken refuge from a storm.
Sports and Sports Entertainment
The Last Gladiators
When: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 7:30 p.m., select locations 8:00 p.m. local time
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 7:30 p.m., select locations 8:00 p.m. local time
Academy Award(R) winning Director Alex Gibney takes an unprecedented look at the National Hockey League's most feared enforcers and explores the career of Chris "Knuckles" Nilan. The role was simple: protect their teammates no matter the cost. For Chris this meant a shattered body, addiction to drugs, and harming the people closest to him. But in the process, he won the love of hockey's holy city, Montreal, and helped the team win the Stanley Cup. Through interviews with hockey's toughest guys, the film explores what it means to enforce the unspoken code of the NHL.
WWE Survivor Series
When: Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 8:00 p.m. EST, 6:00 p.m. MST, 5:00 p.m. PST
This year, the act of survival turns into an all-out quest for total domination...and respect!
Don't miss an incredible event featuring your favorite WWE Superstars competing in a classic five-on-five match.
CFL 100th Grey Cup Live on the Big Screen
When: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. EST, 5:00 p.m. CST, 4:00 p.m. MST, 3:00 p.m. PST
It's the biggest game in CFL history! Experience TSN's broadcast of the 100th Grey Cup live on the big screen with big sound at select Cineplex theatres. Tickets are only $5. Brought to you by Nestle.
Classic Film Series Presentation
Lawrence of Arabia
When: Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 12:30 p.m. local time
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 6:30 p.m. local time
An epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guiness
Family Favourites Presentations
When: Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
The first movie about the famous golden mutt. Benji is a stray who has nonetheless worked his way into the hearts of a number of the townspeople, who give him food and attention whenever he stops by. His particular favorites are a pair of children who feed and play with him against the wishes of their parents. When the children are kidnapped, however, the parents and the police are at a loss to find them. Only Benji can track them down, but will he be in time? If he can save the day, he may just find the permanent home he's been longing for.
Cast: Patsy Garrett, Allen Fiuzat, Peter Breck
The Simpsons Movie
When: Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives.
Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright
When: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
A slobbering St. Bernard dog becomes the center of attention for a loving family but its vet is secretly up to no good.
Cast: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones
When: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. local time
In this live-action feature of the cartoon show, Fred Flintstone finally gets the job he's always wanted, but it may just come at a price.
Cast: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell
Most Wanted Mondays Presentation
When: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. local time
A pair of young lovers flee Detroit with a suitcase full of contraband, and head for Los Angeles with the police as well as the Detroit mob on their tail.
Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken
Coming in December:
-- December 6, 2012 - Jesus Christ Superstar
-- December 9, 2012 - Classic Film Series: Miracle on 34thStreet
-- December 15, 2012 - Met Opera: Aida
-- December 16, 2012 - WWE: Tables, Ladders and Chairs
-- December 22, 2012 - FRCE Dance Series: The Nutcracker
WHERE: A complete list of locations for each event can be found at www.cineplex.com/events.
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