NEW YORK - Larry Collins, Senior Vice President of Film for Carmike Cinemas, will be honored with the 2008 “Show ‘E’ Award” at the upcoming ShowEast convention, it was announced by Mitch Neuhauser, Co-Managing Director of the annual convention. Collins will be awarded this distinguished honor on Thursday evening, October 16, 2008 at the Orlando World Center Marriott as part of the Final Night Banquet and Awards Ceremony at ShowEast. The annual “Show ‘E’ Award” is presented to an industry member whose achievements, accomplishments and dedication to the industry are unequalled.

“ShowEast is truly honored to be able to single out Larry Collins with this year’s Show ‘E’ Award”, noted Mitch Neuhauser. “Throughout his 40-year career in the business, he has achieved enormous success in bringing quality films to theatres across the country through his astute negotiating and excellent reputation with film companies and distributors”.

Collins joined Carmike Cinemas in 1994 as a Film Buyer where he supervised bookers in selecting and placing films in competitive and non-competitive markets. He was promoted to Vice President of Film in 2005, a role in which he supervises the Film Buyers who oversee daily theatre bookings and projects bookings and coordinates with Film Buyers on allocations in competitive markets. Collins also negotiates with radio/TV stations and distributors to set promotional advanced film screenings.

Carmike Cinemas is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia. It currently operates 262 theaters in 36 states. Carmike Cinemas targets small to mid-sized communities with populations of 50,000-250,000 where it is the sole or premier exhibitor in those niche markets.

Prior to joining Carmike Cinemas, Collins was the Vice President of Film for Cinema World Theatres (1992-1994), Head Film Buyer for Cinemette Theatres (1978-1994), Film Buyer for Milgram Theatres Inc. (1973-1978) and Student Booker with Universal Pictures (1969-1973).

Past recipients of the “Show ‘E’ Award” have included: David Tuckerman, Bill Stembler, Nick Carpou & Mark Gaines, Chuck Viane, Herman Stone, Jeff Blake, Bruce Snyder and Mike Campbell.

ShowEast 2008 will take place from October 13-16, 2008 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. It will feature numerous screenings of upcoming major films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars and the ShowEast Trade Show. An estimated 1,500 members of the motion picture industry are expected to attend. ShowEast, now in its 24th year, is produced by the Nielsen Film Group, a division of Nielsen Business Media.


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FLUSHING, N.Y. - The New York Mets, in conjunction with SNY and Screenvision, today announced this season’s final “Mets at the Movies” fan viewing experience will take place this Wednesday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. when the Mets visit Philadelphia to face the Phillies. “The Mets on SNY in Hi-Def” will present the game at Clearview Cinema’s legendary Ziegfeld Theatre in midtown Manhattan (54th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). Tickets are $12 and are on sale now at (718) 507-TIXX or online at

Fans watching the action in larger-than-life style on the Ziegfeld’s 50 foot x 23 foot viewing screen will participate in traditional Shea Stadium in-game entertainment and fan giveaways, including movie packages, Mets tickets, and merchandise, throughout the evening. SNY’s Lee Mazzilli and Matt Yallof will provide in-game commentary and will participate in a live “Q & A” session with those in attendance. Mr. Met and the Pepsi Party Patrol will also be on-hand to provide entertainment throughout the evening.

Regardless of weather in Philadelphia, Mets at the Movies will begin at 7:00 p.m., with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. and SNY’s pregame broadcast scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Screenvision is the world’s leading cinema advertising company, providing premium marketing and media solutions for advertisers and comprehensive representation of the cinema advertising interests of its theatrical exhibitor partners.


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CYPRESS, CA - Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, plays a starring role in Cirque du Soleil’s state-of-the-art production, Delirium, the film version of which will be shown on digital screens throughout the United States, August 20-24. Christie, whose Christie Roadster S+20K and Christie Roadie 25K DLP projectors contributed to the spectacular visual presentation of the highly acclaimed stage production, will again “share the stage” in the limited run cinema showcase at leading entertainment venues featuring Christie DLP Cinema® projectors.

Delirium is a state-of-the-art mix of music, gravity-defying athletics, dance, theater and multimedia. Audiences and critics have raved over its dazzling visuals, and the musicians, singers and dancers who transform an arena into what has been frequently described as “joyous frenzy.” Driven by an urban tribal beat, Delirium is “a quest for balance in a world increasingly out of sync with reality.” Created by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, it is directed for film by David Mallet. The film version captures in stunning, razor-sharp high definition the last performance of the London production in 2008.

Christie digital projectors literally shined in the contemporary, high-tech stage production, where innovative lighting was an integral part of the show. Up to 36 performers on 270 square feet of projection space were bathed in more than 200,000 ANSI lumens of brightness from seven Christie Roadie projectors and two Christie Roadster S+20K’s.

“Christie has earned a global reputation for quality and reliability. Delirium, on stage and on digital cinema screens, is a legacy to the powerful experiences that are Cirque du Soleil performances, and demonstrates the ability of Christie projectors to meet the highest standards of excellence,” said Kathryn Cress, vice-president, global and corporate marketing at Christie.


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New York, NY - Screenvision has partnered with KOCH Vision to present the national premiere of the heartwarming family drama Ballet Shoes. The film, based on the classic novel by Noel Streatfeild, stars Harry Potter’s Emma Watson and tells the story of three orphans, raised as sisters, who embark on an exhilarating journey to follow their dreams.

Screenvision’s alternative programming division will exhibit the feature-length drama with select theater partners for limited engagements across the country beginning August 26th. Ballet Shoes will be distributed to each cinema using Screenvision’s network of hi-definition digital technology.

“Screenvision’s 7,000 digital screen network allows us to offer content partners a low-cost, high-quality distribution platform that can match the right content with the right markets,” said Darryl Schaffer, executive vice president, exhibitor relations for Screenvision. “Ballet Shoes is the type of family drama we feel could have widespread appeal and we look forward to working with our partners to distribute this inspiring story nationwide.”

“We’re thrilled to work with Screenvision,” said Michael Rosenberg, President, KOCH Vision. “Their ability to provide a nationwide platform for audiences to enjoy Ballet Shoes on the big screen has played a key role in creating awareness for this property prior to its release on DVD.”

Continuously in print since first being published in 1936, Streatfeild’s novel - subtitled “A Story of Three Children on the Stage” - has delighted generations of young girls with its message that dreams really do come true. Directed by Sandra Goldbacher (Me Without You, The Governess), the Ballet Shoes feature-length adaptation was produced by Granada for the BBC. North American Home Entertainment rights for the property were acquired by KOCH Vision from Granada International earlier this year.

A must-see hit in the UK, the Ballet Shoes cast also includes Dame Eileen Atkins (Cold Mountain, Cold Comfort Farm), Richard Griffiths (Harry Potter, The History Boys), Emilia Fox (The Pianist, Cashback), Harriet Walter (Atonement, Babel) and Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones's Diary, Sense and Sensibility).

Screenvision’s alternative programming division was launched in 2007 to enable exhibitors to attract additional audiences during off-peak movie timeframes. Screenvision’s presentation of the documentary film UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons • 50 States • 50 Days this summer, the La Scala opera series and its partnership with the New York Mets for “Mets at the Movies” are examples of previous successes.


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According to Bloomberg, major theatre companies are nearing a monumental $1 billion agreement with Hollywood studios to equip theaters to show digital movies.

The deal, which is being negotiated between Digital Cinema Implementation Partners and the studios, would helps its members, Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. and Cinemark Holdings Inc., equip more than 14,000 theatres in the U.S. and Canada with the technology necessary to move forward with the digital transition.

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