GAME OF THRONES Conquers the Big Screen When HBO Canada and Cineplex Present Season 5 Finale in Theatres Across Canada
— May 26, 2015
– Finale event expands from 29 to 74 Cineplex locations cross country –
– Season 5 finale episode premieres Sunday, June 14 at 9 p.m. ET/MT –
– Free tickets available beginning Wednesday, May 27 at www.cineplex.com/GOT –
TORONTO (May 26, 2015) – HBO Canada and Cineplex are partnering to reward GAME OF THRONES fans with the ultimate viewing experience: the chance to watch the epic series’ Season 5 finale on the big screen on Sunday, June 14. Building on the popularity and excitement of the Season 4 finale screenings in 2014, this year, the opportunity is open to fans across Canada with screenings taking place in 74 Cineplex theatres across the country, including British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada. Free tickets are available on a first-come-first-serve basis beginning tomorrow at www.cineplex.com/GOT.
GAME OF THRONES fans will be prepped for the big finale after watching behind-the-scenes and extras, as well as Episode 9 from Season 5 of GAME OF THRONES. The epic screening event will also feature a pre-show with previews of big-buzz HBO series premiering on Sunday, June 21, including the second season of TRUE DETECTIVE, and new comedies BALLERS and THE BRINK.
“We’re thrilled to once again amplify Westeros for GAME OF THRONES fans,” said Jon Arklay, Senior Vice-President, Bell Media Agency, Brand, Creative and Marketing. “GAME OF THRONES cries out for big-screen treatment through epic scale and lush visuals. We hope our die-hard fans have a great time on June 14.”
“We are delighted to partner with Cineplex to offer an unparalleled viewing experience, engage with national fans, and celebrate another riveting season of GAME OF THRONES,” said Jim Johnson, VP, Pay & Affiliate Marketing, Corus Entertainment.
In June 2014, Bell Media partnered with Cineplex to host the first-ever large scale theatrical screening of GAME OF THRONES. Held in 29 cinemas across Eastern Canada, the Season 4 finale screening execution was a resounding success, with tickets selling out within days and more than 11,000 dedicated fans in attendance to witness the shocking season-ender.
HBO Canada is also giving fans the chance to win the ultimate VIP screening package, which includes two tickets to the Season 5 finale screening event, reserved VIP theatre seating, a popcorn voucher, plus limited edition GAME OF THRONES merchandise. For more details and to enter visit www.hbocanada.com.
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To view a list of the participating 74 Cineplex theatres please visit: www.cineplex.com/GOTAbout GAME OF THRONESHBO’s Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning epic fantasy series GAME OF THRONES continues to break the wheel for HBO Canada. In addition to being the most-watched series in Canadian Pay TV history, the Season 5 premiere episode delivered a preliminary overnight audience of more than 1.3 million viewers making it the most-watched television program in Canada in the coveted 9 p.m. timeslot. In Season 5: Jon Snow struggles to balance the demands of the Night’s Watch with those of the newly arrived Stannis Baratheon; Cersei scrambles to hold on to power in King’s Landing; Jaime Lannister embarks on a secret mission; Arya seeks an old friend; a fugitive Tyrion finds a new cause; and Daenerys Targaryen finds that her tenuous hold on Meereen requires some hard sacrifices.
In Eastern Canada, current episodes and previous seasons of GAME OF THRONES are available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. In Western Canada, episodes are available on the go with Shaw Go Movie Central app, Bell TV app, Telus Optik on the go, and HBO Canada On Demand.
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
About HBO Canada HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on TMN GO, on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).
About Movie Central Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.