Centennial, Colo. -- NCM Fathom, a division of National CineMedia (NASDAQ: NCMI), a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology, and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association ("FIFA"), the world governing body of association football (soccer), announced today that the 2010 FIFA World CupTM semi-finals, match for third place and final match will be presented for the first time LIVE in 3-D in 15 select U.S. movie theaters on July 6, 7, 10, and 11. Various AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holidings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) movie theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Denver, Miami, Kansas City, and San Antonio markets will feature the historic tournament's final four matches, part of the most-watched sporting event in the world.

Tickets for 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer LIVE in 3-D are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations, times and prices, please visit the Fathom website (theaters are subject to change).

2010 marks the first time that the FIFA World Cup has been broadcast live in 3-D in U.S. movie theaters. Fans will be able to watch all the action from halfway across the globe in the comfort of their local movie theater. With digital sound and 3-D picture, the experience will be the next best thing to actually sitting in the stands in South Africa and will add 3-D elements exclusive to those attending in participating U.S. movie theaters.

"The World Cup is a momentous occasion for soccer fans all around the globe," said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. "We're excited to introduce an unrivaled experience for this year's games - shown larger-than-life on 40-foot screens, in the best movie theaters and biggest markets in the country."

Participating NCM Fathom 2010 FIFA World Cup LIVE 3-D locations include (listed alphabetically by city and state):

- Regal Long Beach 26 with IMAX - Long Beach, CA 90808
- Cinemark Bel Mar 16 - Lakewood, CO 80226
- Cinemark Paradise 24 - Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331
- AMC Sunset Place 24 - Miami, FL 33143
- AMC River East 21 - Chicago, IL 60611
- Century 16 Deer Park - Deer Park, IL 60010
- Regal Lincolnshire 20 plus IMAX - Lincolnshire, IL 60069
- AMC Olathe Studio 30 - Olathe, KS 66062
- AMC Garden State 16 with IMAX - Paramus, NJ 07652
- Cinemark 24 The Legacy - Plano, TX 75025
- AMC Huebner Oaks 24 - San Antonio, TX 78230
- Cinemark 18 Webster - Webster, TX 77598
- Century Theatres Federal Way 16 - Federal Way, WA 98003
- AMC Southcenter 16 - Seattle, WA 98188
- Regal Thornton Place - Seattle, WA 98125

 

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MORRISTOWN, NJ & LOS ANGELES, CA -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in digital cinema and in theatrical distribution of LIVE 3D events, today announced its partnership with FIFA to bring the 2010 FIFA World CupTM Final in LIVE 3D to a select group of Cinedigm CertifiedTM theatres in the United States and Canada. The 2010 FIFA World CupTM Final takes place on July 11, 2010, at 2:30pm EDT and will be broadcast live in stunning 3D from Johannesburg, South Africa. For locations go to: http://www.cinedigm.com/sports3d.

Fans that have seen Cinedigm's most recent LIVE 3D sporting events, such as the NCAA Men's Final Four®, NBA All-Star Saturday Night and the BCS College Championship understand how thrilling live sports can be in 3D on a fifty-foot cinema screen. There is no comparable viewing experience beyond attending the game itself - and even then, LIVE 3D will deliver stunning details that would not be available to an on-site viewer.

"With the world's attention bearing down on this single championship moment, we are absolutely thrilled to have a partner such as Cinedigm to deliver a piece of sports history in LIVE 3D to our theaters," said Tom Stephenson, president of Rave Motion Pictures. "The U.S. has now firmly joined the world in its affection and attention for soccer. Rave is excited to be able to present the epic finale."

"Whether you're a fan of Team USA, Brazil, England, Japan or any team in between, all World Cup fans will realize that theatres aren't just for movies anymore," said Jonathan Dern, president of Cinedigm Entertainment Group. "The cinema experience now allows viewers to see major events, as they're happening, on fifty foot screens in LIVE 3D. Cinedigm helps make this possible. We've seen the 3D coming from ESPN and Sony in South Africa and the quality of the 3D production is compelling. Soccer fans who are lucky enough to live near one of our Cinedigm CertifiedTM theatres will be able to enjoy the 2010 FIFA World CupTM Final match in LIVE 3D, making them feel like they are right there on the pitch in Johannesburg."

The following theatres will be showing the FIFA World Cup Championship match in LIVE 3D at the local U.S. times as follows: Pacific 11:30am, Mountain 12:30pm, Central 1:30 pm, and Eastern 2:30 pm.

Theatre City ST
Surprise Pointe 14 Surprise AZ
Rave Los Angeles 18 (formerly the Bridge) Los Angeles CA
Chula Vista 10 Chula Vista CA
Village Walk 15 Pico Rivera CA
Galaxy 10-Tulare Tulare CA
Royal Palm 20 Bradenton FL
Orchard Cinema 10 Toms River NJ
Telshor 12 Las Cruces NM
Town Square 18 Las Vegas NV
Pavilion Digital Showcase Theatre Brooklyn NY
Chelsea New York NY
Empress Walk 10 Cinemas North York ON
Highland 10 Austin TX
Carmike 20 Edinburg TX
Carmike 14 Tyler TX
Fairfax Corner 14 Fairfax VA

Cinedigm also has rights to show up to eight more 2010 FIFA World Cup matches in LIVE 3D. Theatre and show times will be announced pending the results of upcoming matches.

 

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LOS ANGELES -- IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and The Walt Disney Studios today announced a new agreement to release three additional 3D pictures to IMAX® theatres in 2011. The titles included are Mars Needs Moms, starring Seth Green and Joan Cusack, slated for release on March 11, 2011 and executive produced by Robert Zemeckis; Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, slated for release on May 20, 2011 and Cars 2, slated for release on June 24, 2011.

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New York, NY -- Screenvision, the leading innovator in cinema advertising, announced today a new exhibitor agreement with Santikos Theatres LLC, the largest family-owned theatre circuit in Texas. With this deal, Screenvision expands its presence in the key Houston and San Antonio markets.

Under the agreement, Screenvision will have exclusive selling and exhibition rights in the late pre-show and non-exclusive rights for promotions. The deal represents Santikos' first partnership with a cinema advertising company providing Late Preshow advertising.

Santikos currently operates eight theater locations and 106 screens in Houston (DMA #10) and San Antonio (DMA #37). In San Antonio, Santikos represents the majority of the market share in terms of total number of screens and box office revenue and operates the #1 (Palladium 19 IMAX) and #3 (Silverado 16) most attended theatres in the market. In Houston, the Silverado 19 IMAX is the 4th busiest theatre in the market in terms of box office revenue per screen.

"The deal with Santikos furthers our reach in key Southwest markets and further underscores the value top exhibitors see in our ability to maximize their revenue potential from cinema advertising and promotions," said Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision.

"We are committed to providing our guests with a superior cinematic experience on every level, and partnering with Screenvision on an enhanced national advertising program is in line with that mission" said Art Seago, Santikos Theatre COO.

Santikos Theatres are state of the art, with amenities such as dedicated VIP screens, IMAX screens, D_BOX motion seats and full service bars and restaurants, including two theatre locations that operate as cinema-eateries offering full service dining in each auditorium. During the 1st quarter of 2010, Santikos began installing Barco digital cinema equipment and XpanD 3D systems. The Silverado 19 IMAX in Houston, Palladium 19 IMAX, Silverado 16 and Embassy 14 in San Antonio has each been fully installed with digital projection equipment. Santikos plans to complete its digital cinema roll-out to all theatre locations by the end of 2010.

 

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CINEMA EXPO, Amsterdam -- GDC Technology ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce that London's Altitude 360, an iconic venue for corporate and private events famed for its astonishing 360˚ views over the heart of London, has opted for GDC servers in its recent upgrading program. London-based Future Projections was chosen to carry out the project work which involved GDC‘s SA-2100A servers as well as Barco's DP1200 projectors.

Opened in September 2007 and situated high on the 29th floor of the Millbank Tower, Altitude quickly rose to fame and became the most sought-after venue in London for holding both corporate and private events. With a floor area of just under 15,000 sq ft and a capacity of 1,200 people, this chic and stylish event space boasts the latest IT technology and comes complete with a 350-seat state-of-the-art Digital Cinema, the Millbank Cinema and Media Centre. This world renown screening and dedicated presentation venue underwent a complete upgrading this year to get up-to-date with the latest 2D and 3D digital cinema technology in a bid to meet the increasingly sophisticated customer needs.

Since entering a strategic partnership in 2009, Future Projections and GDC have worked closely together on a number of projects in UK with the Altitude project being the one most recently completed. "The GDC server and Barco projector combination provides a perfect package that offers unrivalled advantages: superb reliability, low cost of ownership, and great functional flexibility," said Future Projections' Peter Hall. "This combination has worked well for a number of mixed corporate/D-cinema installations implemented by us and our clients were very impressed by the cost-effective solution we delivered that fully addressed their digital needs."

"It is indeed an unusual honor for us to work on a project with Altitude 360, the winner of Most Unusual Venue UK 2010," said Dr. Man-Nang CHONG, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "This is yet another high profile venue secured under the GDC-Future Projections partnership and also another one joining our rapidly growing list of UK customers. We are encouraged by the market response in UK and feel optimistic to achieve the same as we expand into the European market."

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