Cineplex Entertainment and Scotiabank launch first national Canadian entertainment loyalty rewards program and rename three major Cineplex theatres

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    TORONTO, May 2 /CNW/ - Cineplex Entertainment and Scotiabank are pleased
to announce four exciting new initiatives: the national launch of SCENE(TM),
the first Canadian entertainment rewards program; the national launch of the
SCENE(TM) ScotiaCard; the national launch of the new SCENE(TM) VISA and
SCENE(TM) Student VISA cards; and the renaming of three major Cineplex
theatres including the Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver (formerly Paramount
Vancouver), Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton (formerly SilverCity West Edmonton
Mall) and Scotiabank Theatre Montreal (formerly Paramount Montreal) bringing
the total number of Scotiabank branded theatres to four (including Scotiabank
Theatre Toronto).
    "In partnership with Scotiabank, we are pleased to announce the national
launch of SCENE, our entertainment rewards program which rewards our theatre
guests for doing something they love to do which is going to the movies," said
Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex Entertainment. "Our January launch in
the GTA was a great success and we anticipate today's national launch to be
extremely successful as well. We are also delighted to partner with Scotiabank
to join two of Canada's leading brands in the renaming of three more of our
flagship theatres today."
    "This breakthrough concept will give our customers more ways to earn
instant, fun rewards, just by using their SCENE ScotiaCard and now SCENE VISA
card. Adding a VISA card to the membership program really allows everyone to
accelerate their earning power without changing their preferred method of
payment," said John Doig, Senior Vice-President, Marketing, Sales and Service,
Scotiabank. "SCENE is a first in our industry, coupled with the first ever
naming rights to Cineplex's flagship theatres across the country. The SCENE
partnership brings together two great brands in an innovative way to provide
extra benefits and rewards to our customers."

    There are three great ways to participate in the SCENE program:

    SCENE Membership Card
    The SCENE membership program is free to join and offers members an
immediate 10 per cent discount on all(*) concession purchases and enables
members the chance to earn points for fun rewards such as free movies and
concession combos simply by going to the movies. ((*)Tim Horton's and alcoholic
beverages excluded)


    -   250 initial points when you sign-up at
    -   100 points every time a member buys their admission ticket at a
        Cineplex Entertainment theatre
    -   Earn bonus points for purchasing tickets online via JUMP! at


    -   Receive an immediate 10% discount on concession purchases
    -   Special offers throughout the year
    -   Exclusive access to contests with prizes such as trips to Hollywood
        or free movies for a year


    -   1,000 points earns a free movie ticket
    -   1,000 points earns a free concession combo
    Plus many other rewards and more benefits to come as the program expands.

    SCENE ScotiaCard (Debit Card)
    Accelerate your earning power with the SCENE ScotiaCard - a specially
branded debit card offered exclusively by Scotiabank. Members who sign up for
the SCENE ScotiaCard will instantly receive 2000 points just for signing up -
that's the equivalent of two free movies. They will also earn more points by
simply making everyday purchases, earning one point for every $5 spent on
their debit card at any retailer and five points for every $1 spent at any
Cineplex Entertainment theatre.

    Scotiabank SCENE VISA and SCENE Student VISA Cards
    In addition to the SCENE card and SCENE ScotiaCard, members can earn even
more rewards faster when signing up for the Scotiabank SCENE VISA or SCENE
Student VISA card - specially branded credit cards offered exclusively by
Scotiabank. Members who sign up for either VISA card will instantly receive
2000 points just for signing up - that's the equivalent of two free movies.
They will also earn more points by simply making everyday purchases with their
SCENE VISA card, earning one point for every $1 spent on their VISA card at
any retailer and five points for every $1 spent at any Cineplex Entertainment
    With SCENE, members can earn rewards quickly. There are many ways to
accumulate SCENE points fast. Below is a breakdown of the points accumulated
when using your SCENE Membership Card and how your SCENE ScotiaCard and SCENE
VISA Card can help you earn SCENE points even faster:

    SCENE Membership Card (Free to all 14 years and older)
    POINTS ACCUMULATOR                                         POINTS EARNED
    Sign up for SCENE Membership Card                                    250
    Your movie ticket purchase                                           100
    Purchase a child's movie ticket                                       50
    Your movie ticket purchased on JUMP!                                 120
    Concession purchases                                        10% discount

    SCENE ScotiaCard and SCENE VISA Card (Open or add to a Scotiabank
    POINTS ACCUMULATOR                     SCENE ScotiaCard  SCENE VISA Card
    Connect to your SCENE Membership(xx)               2000                -
    Sign up for 1 direct payroll deposits
     or at least 2 pre-authorized credits
     and/or 2 pre-authorized debits                    2000                -
    Connect to your SCENE Membership and
     make your first card purchase (xx)                   -             2000
    Earn points on purchases made at
     participating Cineplex Entertainment
     theatres                                5 SCENE points/  5 SCENE points/
                                                   $1 spent         $1 spent
    Earn points on purchases at
     other merchants                          1 SCENE point/   1 SCENE point/
                                                   $5 spent         $1 spent
    (xx)   The Scotiabank bonus points are paid if connecting the SCENE
           ScotiaCard to SCENE membership or connecting the SCENE VISA card
           to the SCENE membership and making a first purchase with the VISA
           card are done within 60 days of getting the cards.

    SCENE Launch Party
    Premiering tonight at the Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver, the Paramount
Chinook and Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton and on May 3rd at Scotiabank Theatre
Montreal are exclusive parties for SCENE contest winners and VIPs to celebrate
the official launch. Guests will be able to register for SCENE and start
accumulating points to earn free movies, concession items and other special
offers. Along with VIP red carpet treatment, guests at the launch event will
be treated to a special advanced screening of a highly anticipated Hollywood

    About Cineplex Entertainment LP

    Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Cineplex Entertainment LP owns, leases
or has a joint-venture interest in 128 theatres with 1,290 screens serving
approximately 60 million guests annually. Cineplex Entertainment LP is the
largest motion picture exhibitor in Canada operating theatres with the
following brands: Cineplex Odeon, Galaxy and Famous Players (including
Coliseum, Colossus and SilverCity) and Scotiabank Theatre Toronto. The units
of Cineplex Galaxy Income Fund, which owns approximately 75.7% of Cineplex
Entertainment LP, are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol CGX.UN).
For more information, visit us at

    About Scotiabank

    Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and
Canada's most international bank. With over 57,000 employees, Scotiabank Group
and its affiliates serve approximately 12 million customers in some 50
countries around the world. Scotiabank offers a diverse range of products and
services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking.
With $396 billion in assets (as at January 31, 2007), Scotiabank trades on the
Toronto (BNS) and New York Exchanges (BNS). For more information please visit

For further information:

For further information: Pat Marshall, Vice President Communications and
Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment, (416) 323-6648,; Paula Cufre, Scotiabank Public Affairs, (416)

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