If you had planned to curl up at home to watch the first of the official federal leaders’ debates, think again! Cineplex Cinemas are now offering Canadians the opportunity to watch the debates in a public space, on the big screen. Available for both the English and French language debates, Canadians will be able to enjoy the country's leaders facing-off against one another in ultra-HD, and it sounds brilliant.\nIf you are someone who loves watching Canada’s leaders get down and dirty in the debates, one of Cineplex Cinema’s “live viewing parties” could be perfect for you. With some screens holding up to several hundreds of people, watching Jagmeet Singh’s hilarious ‘burns’ has suddenly got a lot more exciting.\nIn a press release from the Leaders’ Debates Commission, more than 20 Cineplex locations across Canada are listed as participating in the ‘live viewing parties,’ with alternate viewing locations also listed.\nAs part of the release, Commissioner Johnston explains, "The scope and reach by which the debates will be available to all of Canada is unprecedented in our political history." He adds, “It's our hope that all Canadians will come together in this shared experience.”\nView this post on Instagram Getting ready for tonight’s @macleansmag @city_tv debate. There are four podiums but only three leaders will show up. Justin Trudeau keeps running away from his record instead of running on it. Looking forward to talking about my plan to help all Canadians get ahead! Tune in at 8PM EST. 🇨🇦 Je me prépare pour le débat @macleansmag - @city_tv de ce soir. Il y a quatre podiums, mais seulement trois chefs. Trudeau évite de débattre pour ne pas rendre des comptes sur son bilan. J’ai hâte de parler de mon plan pour aider les Canadiens à améliorer leur quotidien ! Regardez en direct dès 20h (HAE). . . . #Canada #cdnpoli #polcan #elxn43 A post shared by Andrew Scheer (@andrewjscheer) on Sep 12, 2019 at 12:19pm PDT\nSpeaking about these ‘public viewing parties,’ Johnston explained, "This is an opportunity for the country to come together; to watch or listen to the same thing, at the same time, to gain a better understanding about the issues at hand and what they mean to people throughout the country."\nEven better, it could be a great opportunity to take part in a massive, collective version of the ‘unofficial leaders’ debate drinking game', which could definitely get messy.\nView this post on Instagram ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Imagine a government that actually works for you – instead of protecting the mega-millionaires and powerful corporations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's what this election is all about. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's time for somebody who's in it for you. A post shared by Jagmeet Singh (@jagmeetsingh) on Sep 14, 2019 at 3:48pm PDT\nIf this particular cinema-experience sounds a little too intense for you, live viewing parties will also be held at other public locations across Canada, including in libraries, bookstores and other locations. A full list of participating locations can be found here.\nView this post on Instagram Who else’s money is on Elizabeth? Tune in to the #firstdebate tonight at 8 PM EST: macleans.ca/debate A post shared by Green Party of Canada (@greenpartyofcanadaofficial) on Sep 12, 2019 at 1:40pm PDT\nIf you'd still prefer to watch Canada's leaders face-off in the comfort of your own home, don't worry. According to a news release, this leaders’ debate will be available on an “unprecedented scale,” making it almost impossible to miss.\nOn October 7 and October 10, you’ll be able to find the debates on 11 television stations, three radio networks, more than 20 social media/digital platforms, in four different accessible formats, and in Arabic, Cantonese, Italian, Mandarin, Punjabi and several Indigenous languages.\nView this post on Instagram Let’s do this! #ChooseForward 🇨🇦 C’est parti! #ChoisirDAvancer A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Sep 11, 2019 at 8:47pm PDT\nFor full details and further information about participating Cineplex locations, you can click here.\nThe federal election debates are scheduled for Monday, October 7 (English-language) and Thursday, October 10 (French-language).\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.