Isle Of Wight on theatre screens in Canada

Brian Cady brianinatlanta2001 at
Tue Feb 3 12:26:58 UTC 2009

Press release:

The Who-Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 Exclusively in High-Definition and Digital Surround Sound at Cineplex Entertainment Theatres
Advance tickets available this Friday, February 6th 

TORONTO, ONTARIO, Feb 03, 2009 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Cineplex Entertainment (CA:CGX.UN: news , chart , profile ) is pleased to announce the one-night only showing of The Who - Live at the Isle Of Wight Festival 1970 concert as you have never seen them before in High Definition (HD) and digital surround sound on Wednesday, February 18th, exclusively at select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada.

"The Who is one of the greatest bands in the world and watching them perform on the giant screen coupled with our surround sound systems will make you feel as if you are on stage rocking with the band," said Pat Marshall, Vice-President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "We are pleased to partner with Eagle Rock Entertainment to bring The Who exclusively to Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada."

Originally shot on film in 1970 by Academy Award-winning director Murray Lerner, The Who - Live at the Isle of Wight Festival captures the band's high-energy performance in front of 600,000 festival-goers. This most dramatic moment in the history of hard rock is undoubtedly one of the band's most memorable performances ever.

Along with remixed sound, this concert footage has been digitally restored in HD to its highest quality. The track listing includes I Can't Explain, Summertime Blues, My Generation and a complete live performance of The Who's classic rock opera Tommy, featuring Pinball Wizard. As a special bonus, guests will enjoy a taped interview with Pete Townshend prior to the start of the film.

Advance tickets are available beginning Friday, February 6th online at as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for children ages 3 - 12 and seniors is $9.95 + tax and general admission is $10.95 + tax.

The Who - Live at the Isle of Wight Festival will be released on Blu-ray on February 24 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. It will be available at The Cineplex Store for $19.99 and includes one free regular size popcorn voucher that can be redeemed at any Cineplex Entertainment theatre.

Cineplex Entertainment will present The Who - Live at the Isle of Wight Festival at the following select theatres across the country at 7pm (local time): [go to link for list of participating theatres]

 -Brian in Atlanta
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