Portugal invites Montréalers to an outdoor pyromusical theater at the International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS on Saturday



    MONTREAL, July 12 /CNW Telbec/ - The stands at La Ronde will serve as an
outdoor theater tonight when Grupo Luso Pirotecnia offers up a pyromusical
tribute to the greatest films that have long been sources of inspiration for
composers and performers as part of the International des Feux Loto-Québec
presented by TELUS.
    Music from the shows-ranging from Beauty and the Beast to Jaws, from
James Bond to Mission Impossible, including, of course, Psycho-are indeed
unforgettable. Indeed, it has carried a number of producers to the podium for
that little statuette on hearing their names called out after that memorable
phrase "And the winner is...."
    The Portuguese firm had no pretensions of proclaiming its own victory by
naming their presentation "And the winner is...." Indeed, its representatives
are very aware that the title could be misunderstood or appear pretentious.
Nevertheless, Grupo Luso Pirotecnia has no need to be modest after having won
the silver Jupiter in Montréal in 2002 as well as taking top awards in other
prestigious competitions (Cannes and Chantilly). Moreover, the firm was
selected to design a major pyrotechnical show to inaugurate the sublime Vasco
de Gama Bridge in 1998 and another to kick off Euro 2004, the European
Football Championship, which was held in Portugal that year.
    For "And the winner is..." tonight, Grupo Luso chose readily identifiable
music. While designer Vitor Machado acknowledges that the selections are often
used for pyrotechnical shows, he feels that he has given them new life through
an original interpretation. As he puts it, "we are transposing the emotions
created by these movies and music into pyrotechnical effects." These musical
hits have been grouped into blocks (classical, suspense, science fiction,
animations, romance, and adventure). A number of them will be accompanied by
rare pyrotechnical pieces, including some lying directly on the water without
flotation devices. It's one of those effects that can't be seen anywhere but
at La Ronde!
    A few scenes from a video interview with representatives can be viewed on
the Internet at www.internationaldesfeuxlotoquebec.com. The site also lists
the 21 pieces of music that will be heard at the La Ronde, none of the pieces
lasting longer than 2 minutes and 40 seconds. The pace promises to be nearly
frantic.

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    This year, personalities from Québec's world of art with be closely
associated with the International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS.
This week, the singer Ima will be the honorary host. Mario Lirette will be
hosting the evening's activities on the air with Rythme FM.

    Technical Details and Ticket Sales

    The shows of the International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS
get underway at 10 p.m., whatever the weather. The Jacques Cartier Bridge will
be closed to vehicles on show evenings from 8 p.m. to the end of the
presentation. Reserved seats can be purchased at La Ronde on the same day (the
ticket includes unlimited access to rides and attractions on the site for the
entire day), on the Internet www.admission.com, and by telephone at
514-790-1245 or toll-free at 1-800 361-4595. Corporate and group packages are
available by calling La Ronde sales at 514-397-7777 or by sending an e-mail to
ventes@laronde.com.

    Partners

    The International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS would like to
extend its sincere appreciation to its valued sponsors and partners for their
immeasurable support in terms of producing and publicizing this event: title
sponsor Loto-Québec; presenter sponsor TELUS; associate sponsors Ministère du
Tourisme and the SAQ; official broadcaster Rythme FM; and partners TVA, Le
Journal de Montréal, the Marriott Château Champlain, Belle Gueule, and Agropur
Division Fromages Fins.

    About Six Flags: La Ronde is owned by Six Flags Inc., the largest
grouping of amusement parks in the world, operating 21 parks in the United
States, Canada, and Mexico. Six Flags Inc. is a publicly traded company (NYSE:  
SIX) based in New York




For further information:

For further information: Martin Roy, Public Relations Manager, La Ronde,
Member of the Six Flags Family, (514) 397-2001, extension 2703, mroy@sftp.com


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