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Cineplex Inc. Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") (TSX:CGX) today released its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2012 and the full year of 2012.


Annual Results                                                              
                                                                            
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                                                                  Year over 
                                                                       Year 
                                        2012               2011  Change (i) 
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Total Revenues             $ 1,091.9 million  $   998.2 million         9.4%
Attendance                      71.2 million       66.1 million         7.8%
Other Revenues             $   124.2 million  $   129.2 million        -3.8%
Net Income                 $   120.5 million  $    49.3 million       144.6%
Adjusted EBITDA            $   200.5 million  $   173.2 million        15.8%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin                  18.4%              17.3%        1.1%
Adjusted Free Cash Flow                                                     
 per Share                 $          2.0785  $          1.9657         5.7%
Basic Earnings per Share   $            1.98  $            0.86       130.2%
Diluted Earnings per Share $            1.97  $            0.85       131.8%
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(i) Year over Year change calculated based on thousands of dollars except   
 percentage and per share values. Changes in percentage amounts are         
 calculated as 2012 value less 2011 value.                                  
                                                                            
Fourth Quarter Results                                                      
                                                                            
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                                                                       over 
                                                                     Period 
                                         2012               2011 Change (i) 
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Total Revenues              $   298.7 million  $   241.7 million       23.6%
Attendance                       18.6 million       15.1 million       23.3%
Other Revenues              $    41.8 million  $    39.8 million        4.9%
Net Income                  $    32.7 million  $    10.9 million      199.2%
Adjusted EBITDA             $    57.5 million  $    40.1 million       43.4%
Adjusted EBITDA Margin                   19.3%              16.6%       2.7%
Adjusted Free Cash Flow per                                                 
 Share                      $          0.5403  $          0.3570       51.3%
Basic Earnings per Share    $            0.53  $            0.19      178.9%
Diluted Earnings per Share  $            0.52  $            0.19      173.7%
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(i) Period over Period change calculated based on thousands of dollars      
 except percentage and per share values. Changes in percentage amounts are  
 calculated as 2012 value less 2011 value.                                  

"2012 was the best year on record for Cineplex," said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex Entertainment. "Total revenues of $1.1 billion increased 9.4% versus the prior year, and are the highest in the company's history. As compared to 2011, box office revenues of $638.3 million increased 10.6%, concession revenues of $329.3 million increased 12.9%, resulting in adjusted EBITDA of $200.5 million, an increase of 15.8% and net income of $120.5 million, an increase of 144.6%. Theatre attendance reached a new all-time high of 71.2 million, an increase of 7.8% versus 2011."

"In addition to a very strong financial performance, Cineplex completed a number of theatre projects including the opening of two new theatres - Cineplex Odeon Windermere and VIP Cinemas in Edmonton, and Galaxy Cinemas Pergola Commons, in south Guelph; Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas was expanded adding four new VIP Cinema auditoriums; and Cineplex Odeon McGillivray and VIP Cinemas in Winnipeg, was opened following an extensive renovation and rebrand. We also acquired four AMC theatres - three in the GTA and one in Montreal. We completed the rollout of digital projection technology and added 16 UltraAVX auditoriums to bring our total to 39. Our digital commerce initiatives continued to advance with the addition of new digital content, devices and playback functionality and the launch of UltraViolet at the Cineplex Store. We achieved strong metrics on our website and mobile apps with significant growth in online and mobile ticket sales and the launch of e-gift cards. Our SCENE loyalty program added a record 900,000 new members to bring our total membership to 4.3 million. Cineplex's continued investment in the enhancement of the exhibition experience and the diversification of our business model contributed to the record year in 2012 and positions us well for the future."

EBITDA and adjusted free cash flow are not measures recognized by generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") and do not have standardized meanings in accordance with such principles. Therefore, EBITDA and adjusted free cash flow may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. EBITDA is calculated by adding back to net income, income tax expense, amortization and interest expense net of interest income. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated by adjusting EBITDA for gains and losses on disposal of assets, gains on acquisition of businesses and the share of income or loss of the Canadian Digital Cinema Partnership ("CDCP"). Adjusted free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure generally used by Canadian corporations, as an indicator of financial performance and it should not be seen as a measure of liquidity or a substitute for comparable metrics prepared in accordance with GAAP. Management uses adjusted EBITDA and adjusted free cash flow to evaluate performance primarily because of the significant effect certain unusual or non-recurring charges and other items have on EBITDA from period to period. For a detailed reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA and from cash provided by operating activities to adjusted free cash flow, please refer to Cineplex's management's discussion and analysis filed on www.sedar.com.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN 2012

The following describes certain key business initiatives undertaken during 2012 in each of Cineplex's core business areas:

THEATRE EXHIBITION


--  Reported record annual box office revenues of $638.3 million and record
    annual BPP of $8.97 during 2012, up from the previous records of $597.8
    million (set in 2010) and $8.74 (set in 2011). Attendance was also an
    annual record for Cineplex, with 71.2 million patrons exceeding the
    previous record of 70.0 million set in 2009. 
--  Opened two new theatres, Cineplex Odeon Windermere and VIP Cinemas in
    Edmonton Alberta, featuring 11 screens including one UltraAVX and three
    VIP auditoriums on April 17, and Galaxy Cinemas Pergola Commons in
    Guelph, Ontario featuring eight screens on December 14.  
--  Completed the renovation of Cineplex Odeon McGillivray and VIP Cinemas
    in Winnipeg, Manitoba on November 2, transforming the property into a
    cutting-edge, first run theatre complete with 11 screens including one
    UltraAVX and three VIP auditoriums. Also added four new VIP screens to
    Cineplex Odeon Brossard and VIP Cinemas in Brossard, Quebec, a suburb of
    Montreal, which opened on December 14. 
--  Continued the expansion of UltraAVX, the next evolution of the audio
    visual entertainment experience in Canada, with 16 new UltraAVX
    auditoriums added to the circuit in 2012. At December 31, 2012, Cineplex
    has 39 UltraAVX auditoriums. 
--  Completed the acquisition of AMC Ventures Inc., which owned four
    theatres located in Toronto, Mississauga and Oakville, Ontario and
    Montreal, Quebec.  
--  Cineplex completed the planned conversion of its theatre circuit to
    digital projection, including the theatres acquired from AMC, and added
    149 3D screens during the year. 

MERCHANDISING


--  Recorded record annual concession revenues of $329.3 million and record
    annual CPP of $4.63, exceeding the previous records of $294.7 million
    (set in 2010) and $4.41 (set in 2011).  
--  Cineplex's subsidiary New Way Sales ("NWS") acquired Starburst Coin
    Machines Inc. ("SCM") in exchange for cash and a 50% interest in NWS,
    creating a joint venture named Cineplex Starbust Inc. ("CSI"). CSI
    supplies and services all of the games in Cineplex's circuit, while also
    supplying equipment to third party arcades, amusement centres, bowling
    alleys, amusement parks and theatre circuits, in addition to owning and
    operating Playdium, a family entertainment centre located in
    Mississauga, Ontario. 
--  Completed the retrofit of 19 Outtakes locations to Outtakes Backstage
    Bistros, which include expanded menu items and a more upscale look and
    feel. At December 31, 2012, Cineplex owned and operated 68 Outtakes
    locations, of which 21 are Outtakes Backstage Bistros. 
--  Added four Poptopia locations across the circuit, Cineplex's premium
    flavoured popcorn brand. At December 31, 2012, Cineplex owns and
    operates six Poptopia locations. 
--  Continued the roll-out of digital menu boards at concession stands
    throughout the circuit, providing a flexible platform to communicate
    pricing, promotions and merchandising programs. 
--  Opened four new XSCAPE entertainment centres in 2012, bringing the total
    number of XSCAPE entertainment centres to eight. 

MEDIA


--  Media revenues in the second half of 2012 exceeded the same period in
    2011 by 6.1%. For the full year, media revenues decreased 7.0% compared
    to the record year for media revenues in 2011. The uncertain economic
    environment prevalent in the first half of 2012 contributed to the
    decrease in media revenues. 
--  Cineplex Digital Media Inc. ("CDM") continued to grow, with revenues in
    2012 exceeding the prior year by 27.7%. 
--  Expanded Cineplex's exclusive partnership with Timeplay, a leading
    developer of mobile-based interactive marketing and content solutions,
    across theatres located in the Greater Toronto Area and Vancouver. 
--  In the 2012 Fall study by the Print Measurement Bureau, Cineplex
    Magazine and Le magazine Cineplex earned outstanding readership numbers,
    with Cineplex Magazine ranking as the 8th most read magazine in Canada,
    with a circulation of over 725,000 copies per issue, and Le magazine
    Cineplex reaching circulation of over 200,000 copies per issue.  
--  Cineplex Magazine and Le magazine Cineplex were added to the Apple
    Newsstand at the App Store. 

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING


--  The highly successful Metropolitan Opera series continued its strong
    performance in Cineplex's theatres. 
--  Other alternative programming during the year included ethnic films,
    live sporting events such as World Wrestling Entertainment, the
    Wimbledon tennis finals in 3D and the 100th Grey Cup, the Family
    Favourites film series, the Classic Film Series and performances from
    the National Theatre Live from London. 

INTERACTIVE


--  Launched Apple MAC streaming capability and UltraViolet redemption on
    the Cineplex Store. Cineplex is the first retailer in Canada and the
    only motion picture exhibitor in the world offering UltraViolet
    redemption. 
--  Cineplex e-gift cards were added to the Cineplex Store. 
--  Added theatre ticketing, SCENE access and e-gift card access to the
    Apple Passbook. 
--  Integrated the Cineplex Store app on LG smart televisions and set-top
    boxes. In addition to LG products, the app is also available on select
    Samsung smart televisions and blu-ray players. 
--  Cineplex.com registered a 56% increase in page views and a 26% increase
    in unique visitors during 2012 compared to the prior year, registering
    418.2 million page views and 36.5 million unique visitors during the
    year. 
--  The Cineplex mobile brand app ranks 9th in Canada and first among
    retailers based on the most recent ComScore MobiLens rankings. 

LOYALTY


--  Membership in the SCENE loyalty program surpassed the 4.0 million member
    mark during the year, increasing by approximately 0.9 million members
    during 2012 to 4.3 million.  
--  As part of the Cineplex Tuesdays program launched in 2012, SCENE members
    get 10% off all ticket prices on Tuesdays across the circuit, which are
    generally discounted. 
--  SCENE became the first Canadian loyalty program to win prestigious
    COLLOQUY Loyalty Awards, winning the award for "Innovation in Loyalty
    Marketing" with its SCENEtourage initiative, as well as the award for
    "Loyalty Innovation in Other Industries" for the mobile SCENE card.  
--  SCENE ran programs with various partners including Cara Foods, Telus,
    Sirius Satellite Radio, Virgin Mobile, Samsung, Winners, Rogers and
    Adidas. 

During 2012, the board of directors of Cineplex (the "Board") announced a monthly dividend increase to $0.1125 per Share ($1.3500 on an annual basis) up from $0.1075 per Share ($1.2900 on an annual basis) effective with the May 2012 dividend.

On December 31, 2012, Cineplex's convertible debentures matured. At maturity, convertible debentures with a principal amount of $1.1 million were settled in cash (see Section 9, Shares outstanding).

In November, Cineplex was recognized as a national winner as one of Canada's 10 most admired corporate cultures in 2012 by Waterstone Human Capital, in the Enterprise division for companies with revenues in excess of $500 million. During 2011, Cineplex was recognized as a regional winner in the Enterprise division.

OPERATING RESULTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR

Total revenues

Total revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2012 increased $57.0 million (23.6%) to $298.7 million as compared to the prior year period. Total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2012 increased $93.7 million (9.4%) to $1.1 billion as compared to the prior year. Revenues for the current year periods were positively impacted by the acquisition of the four theatres from AMC during the third quarter of 2012 (revenues of $12.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2012 and $21.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2012). A discussion of the factors affecting the changes in box office, concession and other revenues for the periods is provided on the following pages.

Box office revenues

The following table highlights the movement in box office revenues, attendance and BPP for the quarter and the full year (in thousands of Canadian dollars, except attendance reported in thousands of patrons, and per patron amounts, unless otherwise noted):


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Box office revenues          Fourth Quarter                        Full Year
                           2012      2011 Change      2012      2011 Change 
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Box office revenues    $170,524  $133,735   27.5% $638,296  $577,348   10.6%
Attendance               18,577    15,070   23.3%   71,198    66,059    7.8%
Box office revenue per                                                      
 patron                $   9.18  $   8.87    3.5% $   8.97  $   8.74    2.6%
BPP excluding premium                                                       
 priced product        $   8.57  $   8.19    4.6% $   8.26  $   8.10    2.0%
Canadian industry                                                           
 revenues (i)                               18.0%                       6.3%
Same store box office                                                       
 revenues              $160,495  $133,363   20.3% $616,857  $573,501    7.6%
Same store attendance    17,573    15,026   17.0%   69,052    65,604    5.3%
% Total box from 3D,                                                        
 UltraAVX, VIP & IMAX      29.2%     30.2%  -1.0%     30.9%     29.4%   1.5%
                                                                            
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(i) The Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada ("MPTAC") reported    
 that the Canadian exhibition industry reported a box office revenue        
 increase of 16.7% for the period from September 28, 2012 to December 27,   
 2012 as compared to the period from September 30, 2011 to December 29,     
 2011. On a basis consistent with Cineplex's calendar reporting period      
 (October 1 to December 31), the Canadian industry box office revenue       
 increase is estimated to be 18.0%. MPTAC reported that the Canadian        
 exhibition industry reported a box office revenue increase of 5.6% for the 
 period from December 30, 2011 to December 27, 2012 as compared to the      
 period from December 31, 2010 to December 29, 2011. On a basis consistent  
 with Cineplex's calendar reporting period (January 1 to December 31), the  
 Canadian industry box office revenue is estimated to be an increase of     
 6.3%.                                                                      
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Box office continuity               Fourth Quarter           Full Year      
                                      Box  Attendance       Box  Attendance 
                                   Office                Office             
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2011 as reported                 $133,735      15,070  $577,348      66,059 
Same store attendance change       22,610       2,547    30,149       3,449 
Impact of same store BPP change     4,522           -    13,208           - 
New and acquired theatres          10,029        1004    19,502       1,935 
Disposed and closed theatres         (372)        (44)   (1,911)       (245)
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2012 as reported                 $170,524      18,577  $638,296      71,198 
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Fourth Quarter 2012 Top                 Fourth Quarter 2011 Top IMAX 3D% Box
 Cineplex Films          IMAX 3D % Box           Cineplex Films             
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1 Skyfall                   X    15.2% 1 The Twilight Saga:                 
                                         Breaking Dawn 1                9.4%
2 The Hobbit: An                       2 Mission: Impossible -              
   Unexpected Journey       X  X 10.6%   Ghost Protocol            X    6.1%
3 The Twilight Saga:                   3 Puss in Boots             X  X 6.0%
   Breaking Dawn 2          X     8.0%                                      
                               X  5.4% 4 Sherlock Holmes: A                 
4 Wreck-It Ralph                         Game of Shadows                5.2%
5 Hotel Transylvania           X  4.7% 5 Immortals                    X 4.3%
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Box office revenues increased $36.8 million, or 27.5%, to $170.5 million during the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to $133.7 million recorded in the same period in 2011. The increase was primarily due to a 23.3% increase in attendance as a result of the strong slate of films in the current quarter compared to the prior year period, as well as the impact of the four theatres acquired from AMC in the third quarter of 2012. The $170.5 million in box office revenues is a quarterly record for Cineplex, exceeding the previous record of $162.5 million reported in the third quarter of 2011.

BPP increased 3.5% from $8.87 in the fourth quarter of 2011 to $9.18 in the current year period. Three of the top five releases during the period were screened in 3D and three in IMAX, compared to two of the top releases in the prior year period shown in 3D and two in IMAX. Outside of the top five, there were more 3D releases in the 2011 period which contributed to the percentage of box office from premium-priced product (3D, UltraAVX, IMAX and VIP), decreasing from 30.2% in the prior year period to 29.2% in the current quarter. The four theatres acquired from AMC which are located in major metropolitan areas and have higher ticket prices than those in smaller markets contributed to the higher BPP, as well as the composition of the film slate which featured less product catering to children in the current year period compared to the prior year, also increasing the BPP.


Full Year                                                                   
                                                                            
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Full Year 2012 Top                    Full Year 2011 Top                    
 Cineplex Films         IMAX 3D % Box Cineplex Films           IMAX 3D % Box
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1 Marvel's The Avengers    X  X  5.7% 1 Harry Potter and the                
                                        Deathly Hallows 2         X  X  4.4%
2 The Dark Knight Rises    X     4.5% 2 Transformers: Dark of               
                                        the Moon                  X  X  3.3%
3 Skyfall                  X     4.1% 3 Pirates of the                      
                                        Caribbean: On Stranger              
                                        Tides                     X  X  2.5%
4 The Hunger Games         X     3.8% 4 The Twilight Saga:                  
                                        Breaking Dawn 1                 2.2%
5 The Amazing Spider-                 5 The Hangover 2                  2.1%
   Man                     X  X  2.8%                                       
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Box office revenues for 2012 were $638.3 million or 10.6% higher than the prior year period, and represent an annual record for Cineplex. The strong performance of the four major blockbusters released in 2012 (Marvel's The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall and The Hunger Games) were the main contributors to the $60.9 million increase in box office revenue during the year. These four blockbusters were all released at different times during the year with one opening in each quarter, contributing to Cineplex's record annual attendance. The acquisition of the four theatres from AMC during the third quarter of 2012 also contributed to the box office revenue increase in the current year period.

Cineplex's BPP for 2012 increased $0.23, or 2.6%, from $8.74 in 2011 to $8.97, an annual record. This increase was primarily due to the increase in revenues from premium-priced product. Premium-priced offerings accounted for 30.9% of Cineplex's box office revenues in the 2012, compared to 29.4% in the prior year. The top five films in the 2012 period were all screened in IMAX and two in 3D (2011 - three in IMAX and three in 3D).

Cineplex's investment in premium-priced formats over the last four years has positioned it to take advantage of the price premiums offered in these formats, which has contributed to Cineplex's BPP growth in the current period compared to the prior year period. This investment in premium-priced offerings was a key factor resulting in Cineplex outperforming the Canadian industry box office revenue growth during 2012.

Concession revenues

The following table highlights the movement in concession revenues, attendance and CPP for the quarter and the full year (in thousands of Canadian dollars, except attendance and same store attendance reported in thousands of patrons, and per patron amounts):


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Concession revenues            Fourth Quarter              Full Year        
                              2012    2011 Change      2012     2011 Change 
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Concession revenues       $ 86,409 $68,161   26.8% $329,332 $291,638   12.9%
Attendance                  18,577  15,070   23.3%   71,198   66,059    7.8%
Concession revenue per                                                      
 patron                   $   4.65 $  4.52    2.9% $   4.63 $   4.41    5.0%
Same store concession                                                       
 revenues                 $ 82,358 $68,043   21.0% $319,637 $290,076   10.2%
Same store attendance       17,573  15,026   17.0%   69,052   65,604    5.3%
                                                                            
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Concession revenue                                                          
 continuity                    Fourth Quarter              Full Year        
                            Concession  Attendance   Concession  Attendance 
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2011 as reported          $     68,161      15,070 $    291,638      66,059 
Same store attendance                                                       
 change                         11,535       2,547       15,249       3,449 
Impact of same store CPP                                                    
 change                          2,780           -       14,312           - 
New and acquired theatres        4,051       1,004        8,795       1,935 
Disposed and closed                                                         
 theatres                         (118)        (44)        (662)       (245)
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2012 as reported          $     86,409      18,577 $    329,332      71,198 
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Fourth Quarter

Concession revenues increased 26.8% as compared to the prior year quarter primarily due to the 23.3% increase in attendance. CPP increased from $4.52 in the fourth quarter of 2011 to $4.65 in the same period in 2012, a 2.9% increase and a quarterly record for Cineplex, a fourth quarter record. Cineplex believes a focus on revised concession offerings, its RBO program and improved product promotion through the expansion of a digital menu board program have all contributed to the higher CPP in the current period compared to the prior year period.

Full Year

Concession revenues increased 12.9% as compared to the prior year period, due to the 7.8% increase in attendance and the 5.0% increase in CPP. CPP increased from $4.41 in 2011 to $4.63 in 2012. This represents an annual CPP record for Cineplex, $0.22 higher than the previous record from 2011.

While the 10% SCENE discount and SCENE points issued on concession combo purchases reduce individual transaction values which impacts CPP, Cineplex believes that this program drives incremental visits and concession purchases, resulting in higher overall concession revenues.

Other revenues

The following table highlights the movement in media, games and other revenues for the quarter and the full year (in thousands of Canadian dollars):


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Other revenues             Fourth Quarter                Full Year          
                         2012     2011  Change       2012      2011  Change 
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Media                $ 30,980 $ 28,667     8.1% $  84,870 $  91,242    -7.0%
Games                   1,361    2,128   -36.0%     6,379     7,584   -15.9%
Other                   9,416    8,997     4.7%    32,989    30,383     8.6%
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Total                $ 41,757 $ 39,792     4.9% $ 124,238 $ 129,209    -3.8%
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Fourth Quarter

Other revenues increased 4.9% to $41.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the prior year period. This increase was due to higher media revenues, which were $31.0 million, up $2.3 million, or 8.1%, when compared to the prior year period. This increase was primarily due to higher CDM revenues ($2.9 million), partially offset by decreases in other media categories. In addition to expanding its ongoing digital network management contracts, CDM completed several large equipment installation projects in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The games revenue decrease is due to the formation of CSI on January 31, 2012, with the acquisition by NWS of the gaming business of SCM. With the creation of the CSI joint venture, revenues from CSI are included in the 'Share of loss of joint ventures' line in the Statements of Operations. The games revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 include the results of NWS ($0.9 million). The addition of four new XSCAPE entertainment centres since the fourth quarter of 2011 partially offset the decrease in games revenue due to the creation of CSI in the first quarter of 2012 and the reclassification of the NWS revenue to the share of loss of joint ventures line on the statements of operations. Other revenues increased primarily due to increased revenues from enhanced guest service initiatives and auditorium rentals, partially offset by lower breakage revenues.

Full Year

Other revenues decreased 3.8% from $129.2 million in 2011 to $124.2 million during 2012. Media revenues for 2012 decreased $6.4 million, or 7.0%, from the prior year period. Declines in Cineplex's media business were due in part to the challenging media environment prevalent during the first half of 2012, partially offset by a 6.1% increase in media revenues in the second half of 2012. Cineplex enjoys strong relationships with a number of national advertisers and during the first half of the year the reduction in campaigns from three major categories of these advertisers contributed to the decrease in media revenues. CDM continued to report growth in revenues, increasing from $10.8 million in 2011 to $13.7 million in 2012.

The decrease in games revenue was due to the impact of the acquisition of NWS and the subsequent formation of CSI. The results of NWS are included in the comparative period for May to December 2011 (following its acquisition in May 2011) and for January 2012 (prior to the formation of CSI described above - $0.4 million for the 2012 period and $2.5 million for the 2011 period). This decrease was partially offset by the impact of the four new XSCAPE entertainment centres added since the fourth quarter of 2011 as well as the higher attendance in the current year period bringing more games traffic through the theatres. The increase in the other category is primarily due to higher auditorium rental and screening revenues as well as additional revenue arising from enhanced guest service initiatives.

Film cost

The following table highlights the movement in film cost and the film cost percentage for the quarter and the full year (in thousands of Canadian dollars, except film cost percentage):


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    Film cost           Fourth Quarter                  Full Year           
                     2012      2011   Change       2012       2011   Change 
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Film cost        $ 87,477  $ 68,757     27.2% $ 331,281  $ 299,404     10.6%
Film cost                                                                   
 percentage          51.3%     51.4%    -0.1%      51.9%      51.9%      NM 
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Fourth Quarter

Film cost varies primarily with box office revenue, and can vary from quarter to quarter based on the relative strength of the titles exhibited during the period. The increase in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the prior year period was due to the increase in box office revenue, partially offset by the impact of the 0.1% decrease in film cost percentage. The decrease in film cost percentage is primarily due to the settlement rate on certain strong performing titles during the fourth quarter of 2012 being lower than the average film settlement rate in the 2011 period.

Full Year

The year to date increase in film cost was due to the 10.6% increase in box office revenues. The film cost percentage was the same for both 2012 and 2011.

Cost of concessions

The following table highlights the movement in concession cost and concession cost as a percentage of concession revenues ("concession cost percentage") for the quarter and the full year (in thousands of Canadian dollars, except concession cost percentage and concession margin per patron):


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Cost of                                                                     
 concessions             Fourth Quarter                  Full Year          
                      2012      2011   Change       2012      2011   Change 
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Concession cost   $ 18,077  $ 14,015     29.0%  $ 68,398  $ 60,737     12.6%
Concession cost                                                             
 percentage           20.9%     20.6%     0.3%      20.8%     20.8%      NM 
Concession margin                                                           
 per patron       $   3.68  $   3.59      2.5%  $   3.66  $   3.50      4.6%
                                                                            
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Fourth Quarter

Cost of concessions varies primarily with theatre attendance as well as the quantity and mix of concession offerings sold. The increase in concession cost as compared to the prior year period was due to the 26.8% increase in concession revenues and the 0.3% increase in the concession cost percentage during the period. The concession margin per patron increased from $3.59 in the fourth quarter of 2011 to $3.68 in the same period in 2012, reflecting the impact of the higher CPP during the period.

Full Year

The increase in concession cost during the period was due to the 12.9% increase in concession revenues. The concession cost percentage was 20.8% in each of the years.

Despite the 10% discount offered to SCENE members and SCENE points offered on select combo offerings, which contributes to a higher concession cost percentage, Cineplex believes the SCENE program drives incremental attendance and purchase incidence which increases concession revenues and CPP.

Depreciation and amortization

The following table highlights the movement in depreciation and amortization expenses during the quarter and the full year (in thousands of Canadian dollars):


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Amortization expenses           Fourth Quarter             Full Year        
                              2012    2011  Change     2012    2011  Change 
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Amortization of property,                                                   
 equipment and leaseholds  $13,412 $14,571    -8.0% $56,139 $59,145    -5.1%
Amortization of intangible                                                  
 assets and other            3,522   2,241    57.2%   5,919   8,970   -34.0%
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Amortization expenses as                                                    
 reported                  $16,934 $16,812     0.7% $62,058 $68,115    -8.9%
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The quarterly and year to date decrease in amortization of property, equipment and leaseholds of $1.2 million and $3.0 million respectively is due in part to the transfer of digital projection equipment to CDCP in June 2011 resulting in lower asset values to depreciate, as well as certain assets becoming fully amortized in the third quarter of 2012. Decommissioning the 35 millimeter projectors due to the circuit's conversion to digital also contributed to the decrease in amortization of property, equipment and leaseholds.

The increase in amortization of intangible assets and other in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the prior year period is due to the amortization of certain trade name assets that are being phased out by Cineplex. These assets were previously classified as indefinite lived assets however during the fourth quarter of 2012 their classification was changed to definite lived with amortization being recorded over the anticipated rebranding schedule of the associated theatres. For the year-to-date period, the decrease in amortization of intangible assets and other relates to certain intangible assets that became fully amortized during the first quarter of 2012, offset by the amortization of the trade name assets discussed above.

(Gain) loss on disposal of assets

The following table shows the movement in the (gain) loss on disposal of assets during the quarter and the full year (in thousands of Canadian dollars):


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(Gain) loss on                 Fourth Quarter              Full Year        
disposal of assets           2012     2011  Change     2012     2011  Change
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(Gain) loss on                                                              
disposal of assets       $ (3,138) $   731      NM $ (2,352) $   735      NM
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Fourth Quarter

During the fourth quarter of 2012, Cineplex recorded a gain of $3.1 million on the disposal of assets, including a gain of $3.7 million on the sale of land during the quarter, partially offset by losses on certain assets that were sold or otherwise disposed of. The fourth quarter of 2011 resulted in a loss of $0.7 million on certain assets that were sold or otherwise disposed.

Full Year

For the year ended December 31, 2012, disposal of assets resulted in a gain of $2.4 million on the disposal of assets, including a gain of $3.7 million on the sale of land discussed above, partially offset by losses on certain assets that were sold or otherwise disposed. For the year ended December 31, 2011, disposal of assets resulted in a loss of $0.7 million, comprised of losses recorded on assets that were sold or otherwise disposed of, offset by a gain on the sale of a theatre during the second quarter of 2011 ($1.4 million) and a nominal gain recorded on the transfer of digital projection assets to CDCP.

(Gain) on acquisition of business

The gain on acquisition represents the gain recorded on the acquisition of AMC Ventures Inc. The gain was revised in the fourth quarter of 2012 based on the finalization of AMC Ventures Inc.'s final tax return.


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(Gain) on acquisition          Fourth Quarter              Full Year        
of business                  2012     2011 Change       2012     2011 Change
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(Gain) on acquisition                                                       
of business               $  (930) $     -     NM $  (24,752) $     -     NM
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Other costs

Other costs include three main sub-categories of expenses, including theatre occupancy expenses, which capture the rent and associated occupancy costs for Cineplex's various operations; other operating expenses, which include the costs related to running Cineplex's theatres and ancillary businesses; and general and administrative expenses, which includes costs related to managing Cineplex's operations, including the head office expenses. Please see the discussions below for more details on these categories. The following table highlights the movement in other costs for the quarter and the full year (in thousands of Canadian dollars):


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Other costs                Fourth Quarter                 Full Year         
                          2012      2011 Change       2012      2011 Change 
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Theatre occupancy                                                           
 expenses            $  45,498 $  39,842   14.2% $ 174,259 $ 163,696    6.5%
Other operating                                                             
 expenses               74,056    64,095   15.5%   258,973   246,289    5.2%
General and                                                                 
 administrative                                                             
 expenses               15,200    12,981   17.1%    57,137    56,440    1.2%
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Total other costs    $ 134,754 $ 116,918   15.3% $ 490,369 $ 466,425    5.1%
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Theatre occupancy expenses

The following table highlights the movement in theatre occupancy expenses for the quarter and the full year (in thousands of Canadian dollars):


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Theatre occupancy                                                           
 expenses               Fourth Quarter                  Full Year           
                     2012      2011   Change       2012       2011   Change 
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Rent             $ 30,936  $ 27,334     13.2% $ 116,586  $ 110,580      5.4%
Other occupancy    15,343    13,057     17.5%    59,628     55,148      8.1%
One-time items                                                              
 (i)                 (781)     (549)    42.3%    (1,955)    (2,032)    -3.8%
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Total            $ 45,498  $ 39,842     14.2% $ 174,259  $ 163,696      6.5%
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(i) One-time items include amounts related to both theatre rent and other   
 theatre occupancy costs. They are isolated here to illustrate Cineplex's   
 theatre rent and other theatre occupancy costs excluding these one-time,   
 non-recurring items.                                                       
                                                                            
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Theatre occupancy                                                           
 continuity                         Fourth Quarter                Full Year 
                                         Occupancy                Occupancy 
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2011 as reported           $                39,842  $               163,696 
Impact of new theatres                       5,082                   10,169 
Impact of disposed theatres                   (122)                  (1,386)
Same store rent change                         280                      507 
One-time items                                (232)                      77 
Other                                          648                    1,196 
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2012 as reported           $                45,498  $               174,259 
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Fourth Quarter

Theatre occupancy expenses increased $5.7 million during the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the prior year period. This increase was primarily due to the four theatres acquired from AMC in the third quarter of 2012 ($4.9 million). The increase in the Other category primarily relates to higher real estate taxes in the current quarter compared to the prior year period.

Full Year

The increase in theatre occupancy expenses of $10.6 million for 2012 compared to the prior year was primarily due to the four theatres acquired from AMC in the third quarter of 2012 ($9.1 million). The increase in the Other category primarily relates to higher real estate taxes in the current year compared to the prior year period.

Other operating expenses

The following table highlights the movement in other operating expenses during the quarter and the full year (in thousands of Canadian dollars):


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Other operating            Fourth Quarter                Full Year          
expenses                 2012     2011  Change       2012      2011  Change 
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Other operating                                                             
 expenses            $ 74,056 $ 64,095    15.5% $ 258,973 $ 246,289     5.2%
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Other operating continuity            Fourth Quarter              Full Year 
In thousands                         Other Operating        Other Operating 
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2011 as reported               $              64,095  $             246,289 
Impact of new theatres                         2,853                  6,119 
Impact of disposed theatres                     (212)                (1,815)
Same store payroll change                      2,840                  4,350 
Marketing change                                 178                  1,297 
Media                                          1,786                   (504)
New Way Sales                                   (855)                (1,868)
Theatre refurbishment payment                      -                 (1,014)
Other                                          3,371                  6,119 
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2012 as reported               $              74,056  $             258,973 
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Fourth Quarter

Other operating expenses during the fourth quarter of 2012 increased $10.0 million or 15.5% compared to the prior year period. The impact of new and acquired net of disposed theatres was a $2.6 million increase to the category primarily due to the four theatres acquired from AMC which accounted for $2.1 million of the $2.6 million increase. As a result of higher business volumes during the current year period, same-store payroll costs increased $2.8 million and media costs increased $1.8 million due to higher equipment sales by CDM. These increases were partially offset by the impact of NWS ($0.9 million) as expenses for NWS are included in other operating expenses in 2011 but not in 2012 due to the creation of CSI.

The major movement in the Other category include the following:


--  Higher credit card service fees due to the higher sales volumes during
    the period ($0.6 million). 
--  Increased spending for new business initiatives including Cineplex's
    interactive business ($0.6 million). 
--  Higher utility costs in the 2012 period compared to the prior year
    period ($0.2 million). 
--  Higher digital projector rental costs due to the roll-out of digital
    projectors by CDCP that commenced in June 2011 ($0.2 million). 
--  Higher theatre operating costs including cleaning, ticket paper, and
    projector bulb expense, due to the higher business volumes in the
    current year period. 

Total theatre payroll costs accounted for 41.7% of total operating expenses during the fourth quarter of 2012 as compared to 41.4% for the same period one year earlier due in part to minimum wage increases.

Full Year

For the year ended December 31, 2012, other operating expenses increased $12.7 million, due in part to the higher business volumes in the 2012 period compared to the prior year. The impact of new and acquired net of disposed theatres was a $4.3 million increase to the category primarily due to the four theatres acquired from AMC which accounted for $3.9 million of the $4.3 million increase. Cost increases included higher same-store payroll expenses related to the increased business volumes ($4.4 million), higher marketing costs ($1.3 million) and the $6.1 million increase in the Other category. These cost increases were partially offset by lower media expenses due to the lower media sales during the period ($0.5 million) and the impact of NWS which was contributed into CSI in January 2012 ($1.9 million) as well as a $1.0 million termination payment paid to a landlord in the prior year period to refurbish theatre space for a disposed theatre.

The major movement in the Other category include the following:


--  Higher credit card service fees due to higher sales volumes during the
    period ($1.6 million).  
--  Increased spending for new business initiatives including Cineplex's
    interactive business ($0.7 million). 
--  Higher utility costs during 2012 compared to the prior year ($1.3
    million).  
--  Higher digital projector rental costs due to the roll-out of digital
    projectors by CDCP that commenced in June 2011 ($0.9 million). 
--  Higher theatre operating costs including cleaning, ticket paper, and
    projector bulb expense relating to the higher business volumes during
    the year. 

Total theatre payroll accounted for 44.4% of total other operating expenses in 2012, compared to 43.7% in the prior year due in part to minimum wage increases.

General and administrative expenses

The following table highlights the movement in general and administrative ("G&A") expenses during the quarter and the full year, including Share based compensation costs, and G&A net of these costs (in thousands of Canadian dollars):


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G&A expenses                  Fourth Quarter               Full Year        
                             2012     2011 Change      2012     2011 Change 
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G&A excluding LTIP and                                                      
 Option Plan expense     $ 12,591 $ 10,779   16.8% $ 46,624 $ 40,832   14.2%
LTIP (i)                    2,176    1,503   44.8%    8,442    7,542   11.9%
Option plan                   433      699  -38.1%    2,071    8,066  -74.3%
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G&A expenses as reported $ 15,200 $ 12,981   17.1% $ 57,137 $ 56,440    1.2%
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(i) LTIP includes the expense for the LTIP program as well as the expense   
 for the executive and Board deferred share unit plans.                     

Fourth Quarter

G&A expenses increased $2.2 million during the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to the prior year period, due to a $0.7 million increase in LTIP expenses, a $0.2 million increase in professional fees and a $1.6 million increase in payroll related and general cost increases. These increases were partially offset by lower expenses under the option plan ($0.3 million).

Effective January 1, 2012, the Board invoked Cineplex's right to substitute a cashless exercise for any requested exercise of options for cash, in accordance with the terms of the option plan. As a result of the change in administrative policy, the options may only be equity-settled, and are considered equity, not liabilities. The expense amount for options is determined at the time of their issuance, recognized over the vesting period of the options. Existing options at the time of the change in administrative policy have their remaining expense determined at the time of the change in administrative policy, recognized over the remaining vesting periods.

Full Year

G&A expenses for 2012 increased $0.7 million compared to the prior year period, due to higher professional fees ($1.6 million) relating to the creation of CSI, an internal corporate reorganization effected on January 1, 2012 and the costs relating to the acquisition of AMC Ventures Inc., higher payroll related and general cost increases ($4.2 million) and higher LTIP expenses ($0.9 million). These increases were partially offset by the $6.0 million decrease in the option plan expense.

Share of loss of joint ventures

Cineplex's joint ventures in 2012 include its 50% share of one theatre in Quebec and one IMAX screen in Ontario, its 50% interest in SCENE LP, its 78.2% interest in CDCP (formed in June 2011) and its 50% interest in CSI (formed January 31, 2012). For 2011, Cineplex's joint ventures included one theatre in Quebec, one IMAX screen in Ontario, its interest in SCENE LP and its 78.2% interest in CDCP. The following table highlights the components of share of loss of joint ventures during the quarter and the full year (in thousands of Canadian dollars):


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Share of loss of joint                                                      
 ventures                   Fourth Quarter                Full Year         
                          2012     2011  Change      2012      2011   Change
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Share of (income) loss                                                      
 of CDCP               $  (834) $  (560)     NM  $ (2,222) $  1,658       NM
Share of (income) of                                                        
 CSI                      (170)       -      NM      (932)        -       NM
Share of loss (income)                                                      
 of SCENE                1,588    1,902   -16.5%    4,638    (1,440)      NM
Share of loss (income)                                                      
 of other joint                                                             
 ventures                    2       19   -89.5%     (109)       51       NM
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Total loss of joint                                                         
 ventures              $   586  $ 1,361   -56.9% $  1,375  $    269   411.2%
                                                                            
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Fourth Quarter

The decrease from a loss of $1.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 to a loss of $0.6 million in the current period is primarily due to the activities of SCENE, CDCP and CSI:


--  SCENE's loss in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $0.3 million smaller than
    the loss in the prior year period due to less marketing spend in the
    current year period compared to the prior year. 
--  CDCP generated income of $0.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2012,
    $0.3 million higher than the prior year period due in part to the full
    roll-out of digital projectors being completed in 2012.  
--  The results of CSI, formed January 31, 2012 and therefore not included
    in the prior year comparative, contributed a $0.2 million positive
    variance year over year. 

Full Year

The increase from a loss of $0.3 million in 2011 to a loss of $1.4 million in the current year is mainly due to the activities of SCENE, CDCP and CSI:


--  SCENE's results in the 2011 period include income relating to a change
    in accounting estimate for breakage resulting in a program-to-date
    adjustment to its outstanding points liability as well as the adjustment
    to SCENE's outstanding points balance due to certain members having
    their points expired due to inactivity in the program. When compared to
    the current year period the result is a negative variance of $6.1
    million year over year. 
--  CDCP in the 2011 period includes $2.2 million of start-up costs offset
    by income of $0.5 million, which when compared to the income of $2.2
    million generated in the current year period, results in a positive
    variance of $3.9 million year over year.  
--  The results of CSI, formed January 31, 2012 and therefore not included
    in the prior year comparative, contributed a $0.9 million positive
    variance year over year. 

EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA

The following table represents EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012 as compared to the three months and year ended December 31, 2011 (expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except adjusted EBITDA margin):


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EBITDA                   Fourth Quarter                  Full Year          
                       2012      2011  Change       2012       2011  Change 
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EBITDA             $ 61,864  $ 39,906    55.0% $ 227,547  $ 170,625    33.4%
Adjusted EBITDA    $ 57,507  $ 40,102    43.4% $ 200,484  $ 173,174    15.8%
Adjusted EBITDA                                                             
 margin                19.3%     16.6%    2.7%      18.4%      17.3%    1.1%
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Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased $17.4 million, or 43.4%, as compared to the prior year period. The increase over the prior year period was primarily due to the record fourth quarter exhibition and concession revenues recorded in the period. The four theatres acquired from AMC in the third quarter of 2012 contributed $0.6 million to adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter. Adjusted EBITDA margin, calculated as adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenues, was 19.3%, up 2.7% from 16.6% in the prior year period.

Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2012 increased $27.3 million, or 15.8%, as compared to the prior year period. The increase is primarily due to the higher exhibition and concession revenues due to the record theatre attendance. The impact of the four theatres acquired from AMC had a $0.2 million, or 0.1%, negative impact on adjusted EBITDA in the year-to-date period. Adjusted EBITDA margin, calculated as adjusted EBITDA divided by total revenues, was 18.4%, compared to 17.3% in the prior year period. Excluding the impact of the AMC theatres, adjusted EBITDA margin was 18.7% for 2012.

Cineplex believes its operating and programming expertise, combined with its merchandising, media, marketing, interactive and SCENE loyalty programs will positively and significantly improve the operations of the four theatres acquired from AMC. Cineplex will invest in each of the locations and may add UltraAVX auditoriums, VIP auditoriums or XSCAPE entertainment centres to one or more of the locations.

Adjusted Free Cash Flow

For the fourth quarter of 2012, adjusted free cash flow per common share of Cineplex was $0.5403 as compared to $0.3570 in the prior year period. The declared dividends per common share of Cineplex were $0.3375 in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $0.3225 in the prior year period. The payout ratios for these periods were 62% and 90%, respectively.

For the year ended December 31, 2012, adjusted free cash flow per common share of Cineplex was $2.0785 as compared to $1.9657 in the prior year. The declared dividends per commons share of Cineplex were $1.3300 in 2012 and $1.2800 in the prior year. The payout rations for these periods were 64% and 65%, respectively.

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws, such as statements concerning anticipated future events, results, circumstances, performance or expectations that are not historical facts. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including those described in our Annual Information Form and in this news release. Those risks and uncertainties include adverse factors generally encountered in the film exhibition industry such as poor film product and unauthorized copying; the risks associated with national and world events, including war, terrorism, international conflicts, natural disasters, extreme weather conditions, infectious diseases, changes in income tax legislation; and general economic conditions. Many of these risks and uncertainties can affect our actual results and could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement made by us or on our behalf. All forward-looking statements in this news release are qualified by these cautionary statements. These statements are made as of the date of this news release and, except as required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additionally, we undertake no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third parties in respect of Cineplex Inc. or Cineplex Entertainment Limited Partnership, their financial or operating results or their securities.

About Cineplex Inc.

Cineplex is one of Canada's leading entertainment companies and operates one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture circuits in the world. A top-tier Canadian brand, Cineplex operates numerous businesses including theatrical exhibition, food services, gaming, alternative programming (Front Row Centre Events), Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Solutions and the online sale of home entertainment content through CineplexStore.com and on apps embedded in various electronic devices. Cineplex is also a joint venture partner in SCENE - Canada's largest entertainment loyalty program.

Cineplex is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and operates 134 theatres with 1,449 screens from British Columbia to Quebec, serving approximately 70 million guests annually through the following theatre brands: Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Galaxy Cinemas, Colossus, Coliseum, Scotiabank Theatres, Cineplex VIP Cinemas, Famous Players and Cinema City. Cineplex also owns and operates the UltraAVX, Poptopia, and Outtakes brands. Cineplex trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CGX". More information is available at cineplex.com.

Further information can be found in the disclosure documents filed by Cineplex with the securities regulatory authorities, available at www.sedar.com.

You are cordially invited to participate in a teleconference call with the management of Cineplex (TSX:CGX) to review our quarterly results. Ellis Jacob, President and Chief Executive Officer and Gord Nelson, Chief Financial Officer, will host the call. The teleconference call is scheduled for:


Thursday, February 7, 2013                                                  
10:00 a.m. Eastern Time                                                     

In order to participate in the conference call, please dial 416-644-3414 or outside of Toronto dial 1-800-814-4859 at least five to ten minutes prior to 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Please quote the conference ID 4590520 to access the call.


--  If you cannot participate in the live mode, a replay will be available.
    Please dial 416-640-1917 or 1-877-289-8525 and enter code 4590520#. The
    replay will begin at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, February 7,
    2013 and end at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, February 14, 2013. 
    
--  Note that media will be participating in the call in listen-only mode. 
    
--  Thank you in advance for your interest and participation. 
    

                                                                            
Cineplex Inc.                                                               
Consolidated Balance Sheets                                                 
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)                                
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                                                  December 31,  December 31,
                                                          2012          2011
                                                                            
Assets                                                                      
                                                                            
Current assets                                                              
Cash and cash equivalents                        $      47,774 $      48,992
Trade and other receivables                             70,625        67,185
Inventories                                              5,187         4,118
Prepaid expenses and other current assets                3,047         3,727
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                                                       126,633       124,022
                                                                            
Non-current assets                                                          
Property, equipment and leaseholds                     418,142       389,532
Deferred income taxes                                   53,528        12,052
Interests in joint ventures                             41,764        26,163
Intangible assets                                       78,460        84,379
Goodwill                                               608,929       608,929
                                                 ---------------------------
                                                                            
                                                 $   1,327,456 $   1,245,077
                                                 ---------------------------
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                                                 December 31,  December 31, 
                                                         2012          2011 
                                                                            
Liabilities                                                                 
                                                                            
Current liabilities                                                         
Accounts payable and accrued expenses           $     127,318 $     112,285 
Dividends payable                                       7,063         6,285 
Share-based compensation                                    -         1,331 
Income taxes payable                                   13,654        17,485 
Deferred revenue                                       94,397        83,907 
Finance lease obligations                               2,222         2,411 
Fair value of interest rate swap agreements               513           565 
Convertible debentures                                      -        76,864 
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                                                      245,167       301,133 
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Non-current liabilities                                                     
Share-based compensation                               12,223         9,466 
Long-term debt                                        148,066       167,531 
Fair value of interest rate swap agreements               273         1,199 
Finance lease obligations                              20,548        26,474 
Post-employment benefit obligations                     6,274         5,688 
Other liabilities                                     141,319       103,727 
Deficiency interests in joint ventures                  6,272         8,250 
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                                                      334,975       322,335 
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Total liabilities                                     580,142       623,468 
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Equity                                                                      
                                                                            
Share capital                                         847,235       764,801 
Deficit                                              (102,547)     (140,469)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss                   (1,142)       (2,723)
Contributed surplus                                     3,768             - 
                                                ----------------------------
                                                      747,314       621,609 
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                                                $   1,327,456 $   1,245,077 
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Cineplex Inc.                                                               
Consolidated Statements of Operations                                       
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except net income per share)   
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                               Three months ended                           
                                     December 31,   Year ended December 31, 
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                                 2012        2011         2012         2011 
                                                                            
Revenues                                                                    
Box office                 $  170,524  $  133,735  $   638,296  $   577,348 
Concessions                    86,409      68,161      329,332      291,638 
Other                          41,757      39,792      124,238      129,209 
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                              298,690     241,688    1,091,866      998,195 
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Expenses                                                                    
Film cost                      87,477      68,757      331,281      299,404 
Cost of concessions            18,077      14,015       68,398       60,737 
Depreciation and                                                            
 amortization                  16,934      16,812       62,058       68,115 
(Gain) loss on disposal of                                                  
 assets                        (3,138)        731       (2,352)         735 
(Gain) on acquisition of                                                    
 business                        (930)          -      (24,752)           - 
Other costs                   134,754     116,918      490,369      466,425 
Share of loss of joint                                                      
 ventures                         586       1,361        1,375          269 
Interest expense                2,090       6,968       12,585       24,854 
Interest income                   (58)        (94)        (205)        (898)
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                              255,792     225,468      938,757      919,641 
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Income before income taxes     42,898      16,220      153,109       78,554 
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Provision for (recovery of)                                                 
 income taxes                                                               
Current                         8,795       5,482       31,436       17,493 
Deferred                        1,399        (193)       1,189       11,801 
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                               10,194       5,289       32,625       29,294 
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Net income                 $   32,704  $   10,931  $   120,484  $    49,260 
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Basic net income per share $     0.53  $     0.19  $      1.98  $      0.86 
Diluted net income per                                                      
 share                     $     0.52  $     0.19  $      1.97  $      0.85 
                                                                            
                                                                            
Cineplex Inc.                                                               
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income                             
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)                                
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                                   Three months ended   Year ended December 
                                         December 31,                   31, 
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                                       2012      2011       2012       2011 
                                                                            
Net income                         $ 32,704  $ 10,931  $ 120,484  $  49,260 
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Other comprehensive (loss) income                                           
Income (loss) on hedging                                                    
 instruments                            225      (242)     2,486      3,704 
Associated deferred income taxes                                            
 expense                               (190)      (12)      (905)    (2,893)
Actuarial losses of post-employment                                         
 benefit obligations                   (190)     (812)      (190)      (812)
Associated deferred income taxes                                            
 recovery                                50       210         50        210 
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Other comprehensive (loss) income      (105)     (856)     1,441        209 
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Comprehensive income               $ 32,599  $ 10,075  $ 121,925  $  49,469 
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  Cineplex Inc.                                                           
  Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity                            
  (expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)                            
  For the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011                          
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                                            Unit     Share    Contributed 
                                         capital   capital        surplus 
                                                                          
  Balance - January 1, 2012            $       - $ 764,801  $           - 
                                                                          
  Net income                                   -         -              - 
  Other comprehensive income                   -         -              - 
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  Total comprehensive income                                              
  Share option liabilities reclassified        -         -          6,850 
  Dividends declared                           -         -              - 
  Long-term incentive plan obligation          -    (4,818)             - 
  Long-term incentive plan shares              -     6,471              - 
  Share option expense                         -         -          2,071 
  Issuance of shares on exercise of                                       
   options                                     -     5,873         (5,372)
  Issuance of shares on conversion of                                     
   debentures                                  -    75,844            219 
  Shares repurchased and cancelled             -      (936)             - 
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  Balance - December 31, 2012          $       - $ 847,235  $       3,768 
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Cineplex Inc.                                                               
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity                                
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)                                
For the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011                              
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                                         Accumulated                        
                                               other                        
                                       comprehensive                        
                                                loss     Deficit      Total 
                                                                            
Balance - January 1, 2012            $        (2,723) $ (140,469) $ 621,609 
                                                                            
Net income                                         -     120,484    120,484 
Other comprehensive income                     1,581        (140)     1,441 
                                     ---------------------------------------
Total comprehensive income                     1,581     120,344    121,925 
Share option liabilities reclassified              -           -      6,850 
Dividends declared                                 -     (81,572)   (81,572)
Long-term incentive plan obligation                -           -     (4,818)
Long-term incentive plan shares                    -           -      6,471 
Share option expense                               -           -      2,071 
Issuance of shares on exercise of                                           
 options                                           -           -        501 
Issuance of shares on conversion of                                         
 debentures                                        -           -     76,063 
Shares repurchased and cancelled                   -        (850)    (1,786)
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                                                            
Balance - December 31, 2012          $        (1,142) $ (102,547) $ 747,314 
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                     ---------------------------------------
                                                                            
                                           Unit        Share    Contributed 
                                        capital      capital        surplus 
Balance - January 1, 2011           $   710,121  $         -  $       1,407 
                                                                            
Net income                                    -            -              - 
Other comprehensive income                    -            -              - 
                                    ----------------------------------------
Total comprehensive income                                                  
Effect of corporate conversion         (710,121)     744,760         (1,407)
Dividends declared                            -            -              - 
Long-term incentive plan obligation           -       (1,599)             - 
Long-term incentive plan shares               -        1,888              - 
Issuance of shares on conversion of                                         
 debentures                                   -       21,515              - 
Shares repurchased and cancelled              -       (1,763)             - 
                                    ----------------------------------------
                                                                            
Balance - December 31, 2011         $         -  $   764,801  $           - 
                                    ----------------------------------------
                                    ----------------------------------------

                                                                           
                                        Accumulated                        
                                              other                        
                                      comprehensive                        
                                               loss     Deficit      Total 
Balance - January 1, 2011           $        (3,534) $ (113,120) $ 594,874 
                                                                           
Net income                                        -      49,260     49,260 
Other comprehensive income                      811        (602)       209 
                                    ---------------------------------------
Total comprehensive income                      811      48,658     49,469 
Effect of corporate conversion                    -           -     33,232 
Dividends declared                                -     (74,344)   (74,344)
Long-term incentive plan obligation               -           -     (1,599)
Long-term incentive plan shares                   -           -      1,888 
Issuance of shares on conversion of                                        
 debentures                                       -           -     21,515 
Shares repurchased and cancelled                  -      (1,663)    (3,426)
                                    ---------------------------------------
                                                                           
Balance - December 31, 2011         $        (2,723) $ (140,469) $ 621,609 
                                    ---------------------------------------
                                    ---------------------------------------
Cineplex Inc.                                                               
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows                                       
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)                                
                                   Three months ended   Year ended December 
                                         December 31,                   31, 
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                                            
                                      2012       2011       2012       2011 
Cash provided by (used in)                                                  
                                                                            
Operating activities                                                        
Net income                       $  32,704  $  10,931  $ 120,484  $  49,260 
Adjustments to reconcile net                                                
 income to net cash provided by                                             
 operating activities                                                       
  Depreciation and amortization     16,934     16,812     62,058     68,115 
  Amortization of tenant                                                    
   inducements, rent averaging                                              
   liabilities and fair value                                               
   lease contract liabilities       (1,432)    (1,011)    (5,033)    (3,955)
  Accretion of debt issuance                                                
   costs and other non-cash                                                 
   interest                            143        139        562        840 
  (Gain) loss on disposal of                                                
   assets                           (3,138)       731     (2,352)       735 
  (Gain) on acquisition of                                                  
   business                           (930)         -    (24,752)         - 
  Deferred income taxes              1,399       (193)     1,189     11,801 
  Interest rate swap agreements -                                           
   non-cash interest                  (295)     3,072      1,485      4,215 
  Non-cash share-based                                                      
   compensation                        433         37      2,108        330 
  Accretion of convertible                                                  
   debentures                           24        290        323      1,368 
  Net change in interests in                                                
   joint ventures                    1,160        984      5,987     (1,876)
Tenant inducements                   1,643      1,565      7,615      7,150 
Changes in operating assets and                                             
 liabilities                        64,498     59,395      9,653     38,294 
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Net cash provided by operating                                              
 activities                        113,143     92,752    179,327    176,277 
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Investing activities                                                        
Proceeds from sale of assets         2,550        136      3,683      1,958 
Purchases of property, equipment                                            
 and leaseholds                    (22,446)   (19,821)   (71,923)   (60,624)
Acquisition and formation of                                                
 businesses, net of cash acquired        -         51     (2,811)    (3,229)
Additional equity funding of CDCP   (3,940)        22     (4,188)      (356)
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Net cash used in investing                                                  
 activities                        (23,836)   (19,612)   (75,239)   (62,251)
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Financing activities                                                        
Dividends paid                     (20,955)   (18,858)   (80,794)   (68,059)
Repayments under credit facility,                                           
 net                               (20,000)   (65,000)   (20,000)   (65,000)
Payments under finance leases         (531)      (576)    (2,104)    (2,242)
Proceeds from issuance of shares         -          -        501          - 
Acquisition of long-term                                                    
 incentive plan shares                   -          -          -     (9,793)
Deferred financing fees                  -         58          -     (1,857)
Shares repurchased and cancelled         -     (3,051)    (1,786)    (3,426)
Repayment of convertible                                                    
 debentures at maturity             (1,123)         -     (1,123)         - 
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Net cash used in financing                                                  
 activities                        (42,609)   (87,427)  (105,306)  (150,377)
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Increase (decrease) in cash and                                             
 cash equivalents during the                                                
 period                             46,698    (14,287)    (1,218)   (36,351)
                                                                            
Cash and cash equivalents -                                                 
 Beginning of period                 1,076     63,279     48,992     85,343 
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Cash and cash equivalents - End                                             
 of period                       $  47,774  $  48,992  $  47,774  $  48,992 
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Supplemental information                                                    
Cash paid for interest           $   2,866  $   4,322  $  10,293  $  18,084 
Cash paid for income taxes       $   5,281  $      30  $  35,268  $      95 
                                                                            
Cineplex Inc.                                                               
Consolidated Supplemental Information                                       
(Unaudited)                                                                 
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars)                                
                                                                            
Reconciliation to Adjusted EBITDA                                           
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                                   Three months ended   Year ended December 
                                         December 31,                   31, 
                                      2012       2011       2012       2011 
                                 -------------------------------------------
Net income                       $  32,704  $  10,931  $ 120,484  $  49,260 
                                                                            
Depreciation and amortization       16,934     16,812     62,058     68,115 
Interest expense                     2,090      6,968     12,585     24,854 
Interest income                        (58)       (94)      (205)      (898)
Current income tax expense           8,795      5,482     31,436     17,493 
Deferred income tax expense                                                 
 (recovery)                          1,399       (193)     1,189     11,801 
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                                            
EBITDA                           $  61,864  $  39,906  $ 227,547  $ 170,625 
                                                                            
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets   (3,138)       731     (2,352)       735 
(Gain) on acquisition of business     (930)         -    (24,752)         - 
CDCP equity (income) loss (i)         (834)      (560)    (2,222)     1,658 
Depreciation and amortization -                                             
 joint ventures (ii)                   474         25      1,927        156 
Future income taxes - joint                                                 
 ventures (ii)                          53          -        289          - 
Current income taxes - joint                                                
 ventures (ii)                          18          -         47          - 
                                 -------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Adjusted EBITDA                  $  57,507  $  40,102  $ 200,484  $ 173,174 
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(i) CDCP equity (income) loss not included in adjusted EBITDA as CDCP is a  
 limited-life financing vehicle that is funded by virtual print fees        
 collected from distributors.                                               
(ii) Includes the joint ventures with the exception of CDCP (see (i)        
 above).                                                                    
                                                                            
Components of Other Costs                                                   
                                                                            
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Other costs                Fourth Quarter               Year to Date        
                          2012      2011 Change       2012      2011 Change 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Theatre occupancy                                                           
 expenses            $  45,498 $  39,842   14.2% $ 174,259 $ 163,696    6.5%
Other operating                                                             
 expenses               74,056    64,095   15.5%   258,973   246,289    5.2%
General and                                                                 
 administrative                                                             
 expenses               15,200    12,981   17.1%    57,137    56,440    1.2%
                     -------------------------------------------------------
Total other costs    $ 134,754 $ 116,918   15.3% $ 490,369 $ 466,425    5.1%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Cineplex Inc.                                                               
Consolidated Supplemental Information                                       
(Unaudited)                                                                 
(expressed in thousands of Canadian dollars, except number of shares and    
 per share data)                                                            
                                                                            
Adjusted Free Cash Flow                                                     
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Three months ended                              
                               December 31,         Year ended December 31, 
                                2012         2011         2012         2011 
                        ----------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Cash provided by                                                            
 operating activities    $   113,143  $    92,752  $   179,327  $   176,277 
                                                                            
Less: Total capital                                                         
 expenditures net of                                                        
 proceeds on sale of                                                        
 assets                      (19,896)     (19,685)     (68,240)     (58,666)
                        ----------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Standardized free cash                                                      
 flow/Standardized                                                          
 distributable cash           93,247       73,067      111,087      117,611 
                                                                            
Add/(Less):                                                                 
Changes in operating                                                        
 assets and liabilities                                                     
 (i)                         (64,498)     (59,395)      (9,653)     (38,294)
Changes in operating                                                        
 assets and liabilities                                                     
 of joint ventures (i)          (574)         377       (4,612)       2,145 
Tenant inducements (ii)       (1,643)      (1,565)      (7,615)      (7,150)
Principal component of                                                      
 finance lease                                                              
 obligations                    (531)        (576)      (2,104)      (2,242)
Growth capital                                                              
 expenditures and other                                                     
 (iii)                         8,654       10,838       41,640       40,769 
Share of (loss) income                                                      
 of joint ventures, net                                                     
 of non-cash                                                                
 depreciation (iv)              (893)      (1,896)      (1,381)       1,545 
Cash invested in CDCP                                                       
 (iv)                           (190)          22         (438)        (356)
                        ----------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Adjusted free cash flow  $    33,572  $    20,872  $   126,924  $   114,028 
                        ----------------------------------------------------
                        ----------------------------------------------------
                                                                            
Average number of Shares                                                    
 outstanding              62,137,513   58,461,523   61,065,540   58,009,953 
                                                                            
Adjusted free cash flow                                                     
 per Share               $    0.5403  $    0.3570  $    2.0785  $    1.9657 
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(i) Changes in operating assets and liabilities are not considered a source 
 or use of adjusted free cash flow.                                         
(ii) Tenant inducements received are for the purpose of funding new theatre 
 capital expenditures and are not considered a source of adjusted free cash 
 flow.                                                                      
(iii) Growth capital expenditures and other represent expenditures on Board 
 approved projects as well as any expenditures for digital equipment that   
 was contributed to CDCP, exclude maintenance capital expenditures, and are 
 net of proceeds on asset sales. Cineplex's revolving facility is available 
 to fund Board approved projects.                                           
(iv) Excludes the share of income or loss of CDCP, as CDCP is a limited-life
 financing vehicle funded by virtual print fees collected from distributors.
 Cash invested into CDCP, as well as cash distributions received from CDCP, 
 are considered to be uses and sources of adjusted free cash flow.          

Contacts:
Cineplex Inc.
Gord Nelson
Chief Financial Officer
(416) 323-6602

Cineplex Inc.
Pat Marshall
Vice President Communications and Investor Relations
(416) 323-6648

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