World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Pay-Per-Views Body Slam the Famous Players Big Screen!
Famous Players Inc., World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Canada Inc. And Bell ExpressVu Present In-theatre Pay-Per-View Events Across Canada TORONTO, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - Famous Players Inc., the World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Canada Inc.(WWFE), and Bell ExpressVu today introduced a new era of entertainment experience to begin at select Famous Players theatres. By establishing Bell ExpressVu satellite systems in seventeen Famous Players entertainment destinations, the stage has been set for a series of monthly WWFE pay-per-view events presented live via satellite for wrestling fans across Canada. "Famous Players is a leader in building audiences through partnerships with excellent brands" said Famous Players president John Bailey. "The WWFE has the type of high profile established brand that is a perfect fit for Famous Players." Famous Players has set new standards for the exhibition industry by building 31 entertainment destinations throughout Canada. Offering futuristic environments and a host of value added offerings for its guests through partnerships with leading brands such as the National Football League, The Canadian Football League, Tricon Global Restaurants, Playdium Entertainment Corp., New York Fries, Pepsi-cola Canada Beverages, Labatt Breweries, and Hershey Canada, the company plans to open another thirteen entertainment destinations across Canada this year. "This is the first Canadian in-theatre pay-per-view initiative of its kind," said Carl DeMarco, President, World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Canada Inc. The first event will be held January 23 when Famous Players will present WWFE's Royal Rumble pay-per-view from a sold out Madison Square Garden in New York City. "Satellite technology is transforming entertainment across the country" said David McLennan, President and COO of Bell ExpressVu. "This initiative allows us to provide WWFE wrestling fans the opportunity to watch the highest digital quality programming available in Canada, in a new way." Famous Players WWFE Live Pay-per-view 2000 Schedule Dates Locations Jan 23 WWF Royal Rumble Ontario Colossus Toronto, Coliseum Feb 27 WWF No Way Out Mississauga, Coliseum April 2 WWF WrestleMania Scarborough, Paramount Toronto, April 30 WWF Backlash SilverCity Empress Walk, May 21 WWF Judgement Day SilverCity Ancaster, SilverCity June 25 WWF King of the Ring Windsor, Coliseum Ottawa July 23 WWF Fully Loaded Aug 27 WWF SummerSlam Quebec Paramount Montreal, Coliseum Sept 24 WWF Unforgiven Kirkland Oct 22 WWF No Mercy New Nov 19 WWF Survivor Series Brunswick Moncton 8 Dec 10 WWF Armageddon Winnipeg SilverCity Polo Park Alberta Coliseum Calgary, SilverCity West Edmonton Mall British SilverCity Riverport, Columbia SilverCity Metropolis, Colossus Langley Tickets will be available through a Famous Players central ticket line at 1-877-988-9788. World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: WWFE) is an integrated media and entertainment company, principally engaged in the development, production and marketing of television programming, Pay-Per-View programming and live events, and the licensing and sale of branded consumer products. The company also distributes news and information about its programming and products through its main Internet site, www.wwf.com. Launched in September 1997, Bell ExpressVu has become the largest and fastest growing digital satellite television company in Canada. Bell ExpressVu is a limited partnership, owned by BCE Inc. and part of the BCE Media group. Famous Players Inc. has exhibited the finest motion pictures to Canadians since 1920. An industry leader in both technology and guest services, the company operates a total of 115 locations with 840 screens across the country. Headquartered in Toronto, Famous Players is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc. Note to broadcast media: ------------------------ Video news release will be available for satellite download: Anik-E2 C band Transponder 1B Audio Channel 6268 Time 10:00-10:30 EST 13:00-13:30 EST Monday January 17th /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on the Canadian Press Photo Network/ -30- For further information: Tim Smale, Public Relations Coordinator, World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc., (416) 497-8338; Paula Thompson, Director of Communications, Bell ExpressVu, 1 888 482-0809; Kevin Ellis/Karen Bradt, Corporate Public Relations, (416) 969-6506/6523
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