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Jan 31, 2019

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JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration Comes to Saskatoon's New Event Screen

Cineplex to Open Dedicated Event Screen in Saskatoon 
New Programming to Premiere with Exclusive Tribute to Joni Mitchell in The Music Center Presents JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration

JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration Comes to Saskatoon's New Event Screen
Toronto, ON (TSX: CGX), January 31, 2019 – Saskatoon movie-lovers will soon be able to experience the best in original, ‘one-night-only’ and series-based programming with the launch of a dedicated Event Cinema screen at Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon and VIP on February 7. To mark this occasion, the theatre will shine a spotlight on Saskatoon’s own Joni Mitchell with an exclusive Event Cinema presentation of The Music Center Presents JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration.
 
Starting out as a nightclub singer in her hometown of Saskatoon, Joni Mitchell has been creating music that resonates across the world for over 50 years; earning nine Grammys and three Juno Awards along the way. In The Music Center Presents JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration, audiences are invited to join an incredible array of singers and musicians as they honour the “Both Sides, Now” singer on her 75th birthday with an emotional tribute concert.
 
New Cineplex Events programming offered in Saskatoon will include StageConcerts & MusicClassic FilmIn the GalleryDanceFamily FavouritesAnimeTravel, and The Met Opera series as well as special, limited engagement presentations, holiday programming, rare archival episodes from popular television shows and more.
 
Upcoming winter and spring Cineplex Events programming at Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon and VIP includes:
 
Stage Series
From the Stratford Festival in Ontario to the National Theatre in London and Broadway, the popular Stage Series brings world-class theatre productions and acclaimed performances captured live from some of the world’s best theatre companies to Cineplex theatres across Canada. Upcoming screenings include:
  • National Theatre Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second – Beginning February 16, 2019
  • Stratford Festival: Coriolanus – Beginning March 23, 2019
  • Stratford Festival: The Tempest – Beginning April 13, 2019
Concerts & Music Series
This series brings music lovers to their feet with unique and exclusive music documentaries, concert films and music movies on the big screen. Audiences can see legendary concerts up close and celebrate their favourite artists with other fans. Upcoming screenings include:
  • The Music Center Presents JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration – February 7 & 9, 2019
  • BTS World Tour - February 8 & 9, 2019
  • Josh Groban from Madison Square Garden - Beginning February 13, 2019
Classic Film Series
For only $6.99 per screening, the Classic Film Series gives movie-goers the opportunity to revisit time-honoured favourites the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen and shared with an audience. These pillars of Hollywood cinema are not to be missed on the silver screen. Upcoming screenings include:
  • Gone With The Wind (*80th anniversary) – Beginning February 10, 2019
  • The African Queen – Beginning March 3, 2019
  • Easter Parade – Beginning April 14, 2019
  • Shadow of a Doubt – Beginning May 5, 2019
  • Kramer vs. Kramer – Beginning June 16, 2019
Flashback Film Series
Previously the Flashback Film Fest, this newly year-round series offers sci-fi, comedy and action cult classic films that belong back in theatres.
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Beginning February 8, 2019
  • Being John Malkovich (*20th anniversary) – Beginning February 15, 2019
In The Gallery Series
In The Gallery series provides art lovers unprecedented access into the lives and works of renowned master artists with a cinematic, inside look at the world’s greatest works of art and art exhibitions.
  • Young Picasso – Beginning February 24, 2019
  • Rembrandt from the National Gallery and Rijkmuseum – Beginning April 28, 2019
  • Van Gogh & Japan – Beginning June 9, 2019
Dance Series
Newly-staged ballet classics from the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet grace Cineplex theatres across the country, giving audiences the opportunity to experience stunning performances captured live from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia, from the comfort of their local theatre.
  • Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty – Beginning March 10, 2019
  • Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age – Beginning April 7, 2019
  • Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite / Petrushka – Beginning May 19, 2019
Family Favourites Series
For only $2.99 on Saturday mornings, the whole family can enjoy their favourite film on the big screen. It's a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with the family and a portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting WE Charity.
  • The Land Before Time – Beginning February 9, 2019
  • The House With A Clock In Its Walls – Beginning February 16, 2019
  • Johnny English Strikes Again – Beginning February 23, 2019
The Met Opera Series
Launched by the New York Metropolitan Opera, the series of opera performances are transmitted live in high-definition to movie theatres around the world. First introduced in December 2006, the series is aired in more than 70 countries and on over 2,000 screens, including 110 Cineplex theatres in communities large and small across Canada. Upcoming screenings include:
  • La Traviata - Beginning February 9, 2019
  • Adriana Lecouvreur - Beginning February 23
  • La Fille du Régiment (Donizetti) – Beginning March 2, 2019
  • Die Walküre (Wagner) – Beginning March 30, 2019
  • Dialogues des Carmélites (Poulenc) – Beginning May 11, 2019
Upcoming original, ‘one night only’ Event Cinema programming includes:

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