TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2012) - (TSX:CGX) Cineplex Entertainment's Front Row Centre Events today announced an exciting lineup of National Theatre Live performances to play at select Canadian theatres this fall.
The theatre behind the Tony Award-winning War Horse and One Man, Two Guvnors, brings a season of thrilling broadcasts to your local cinema. The fourth season of Britain's National Theatre Live will feature:
• September 6, 2012 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Mark Haddon's beloved and award winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, has been adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens. Marianne Elliott (War Horse) directs this richly theatrical exploration of Haddon's touching and bleakly humorous story. The cast includes Niamh Cusack, Nick Sidi, Una Stubbs, Luke Treadaway, Nicola Walker.
• October 11, 2012 - The Last of the Haussmans
Stephen Beresford's new play, The Last of the Haussmans, directed by Howard Davies, examines the fate of the 1960s revolutionary generation and offers a funny, touching and at times savage portrait of a family full of longing that's losing its grip. The cast includes Rory Kinnear, Matthew Marsh, Helen McCrory and Julie Walters.
• November 1, 2012 - Timon of Athens
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, directed by Nicholas Hytner.
"We look forward to bringing our guests some of the of the best live theatre performances anywhere in the world," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Cineplex Entertainment. "If you can't be there in person, this is the very best way to experience the thrill of live theatre."
Tickets for National Theatre Live performances are available now at participating theatre box offices, through the Cineplex Mobile Apps and online at cineplex.com/events (mobile site: m.cineplex.com). A complete list of participating theatres and showtimes is also available at cineplex.com/events.
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, Bolshoi Ballet 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.
About Cineplex Entertainment:
Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") is the largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada and owns, leases or has a joint-venture interest in 134 theatres with 1,445 screens, serving approximately 66 million guests annually. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex operates theatres from British Columbia to Quebec and is the exclusive provider of UltraAVX™ and the largest exhibitor of digital, 3D and IMAX projection technologies in the country. Proudly Canadian and with a workforce of approximately 10,000 employees, the company operates the following top tier brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, Colossus, Coliseum, SilverCity, Cinema City and Scotiabank Theatres. Cineplex shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "CGX". For more information, visit www.cineplex.com.