Canada's Cineplex Considering Broadway Show Simulcasts in Movie Theatres

News   Canada's Cineplex Considering Broadway Show Simulcasts in Movie Theatres Cineplex, a company that recently introduced movie theatre screenings of live simulcasts of Metropolitan Opera performances, is now considering a similar project with Broadway shows, the Globe and Mail has reported.

The Canadian paper quotes Pat Marshall, the company's vice president of communications and investor relations, as saying, "I would love to see Broadway productions on screen, and I think our audiences would as well."

"It's absolutely in our strategic plan," Marshall added.

The paper says that the company is planning to meet with Broadway producers later this year.

Cineplex, Canada's largest movie theatre chain, is also expanding the number of theatres across the country that offer simulcasts of the Met operas, from 28 to 34.

In addition to Canada, over 100 movie theatres in the U.S. and several in England show the live satellite transmissions of the Met operas, which began Dec. 30, 2006, with the Met's 100-minute English-language adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Cineplex has also offered professional wrestling, World Cup soccer games, speakers' series and video-game competitions on its screens.

For more information about the Met simulcasts visit www.metoperafamily.org/hdlive.