Centennial, Colo. - Glenn Beck's personal story of love, faith and family returns this holiday season with a new installment of The Christmas Sweater - A Return to Redemption, a live in-theater event presented exclusively in select movie theaters on Thursday, Dec. 3rd followed by a taped encore on Thursday, Dec. 10th. "The Christmas Sweater," Beck's popular stage show based on his best-selling book, will pick up where the story left off last Christmas and chronicle the life-changing impact it had on people all over the country, live from New York.

Tickets to The Christmas Sweater - A Return to Redemption on Dec. 3rd and 10th at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT and 8:00 p.m. PT (tape delayed) are available here and presenting theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, please visit the web site (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Presented by NCM Fathom and Mercury Radio Arts, The Christmas Sweater - A Return to Redemption reveals the real-life events that inspired Beck to write "The Christmas Sweater." Beck will also share stories of the overwhelming response he received about how the tale's message of redemption changed people's lives during this live event broadcast from the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University. Following the showing of this re-mastered and exclusive version of "The Christmas Sweater," pre-recorded live during his 2008 tour, Beck will introduce several people who were touched by the story, taking audiences on an intimate journey of transformation through redemption. One of New York's premiere choirs will open and close the evening with LIVE uplifting, holiday music.

"The Christmas Sweater - A Return to Redemption is a celebration of everything that makes the holiday season so meaningful and I am excited that NCM Fathom is going to help me share brand new stories of inspiration with audiences across the country," said Beck.

Based on a deeply personal true story and the New York Times best-seller, "The Christmas Sweater" is a narrative of a boy named Eddie who takes audiences on his tragic and painful road to manhood. It takes a battle with himself, his family and his faith to help Eddie fight through the storm to the realization he already had life's most valuable treasures.

Glenn Beck's The Christmas Sweater - A Return to Redemption will be shown in select movie theaters including AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA Inc., Cobb Theatres, Georgia Theatre Company, Goodrich Quality Theatres, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Malco Theatres, Marcus Theatres, National Amusements and Regal Entertainment Group movie theatres, as well as The Arlington Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA), Carolina Theatre (Asheville, NC), The Grand Theatre (Bismarck, ND), Palace Cinema 9 (South Burlington, VT), Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA) and State Theatre (State College, PA) through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network - North America's largest cinema broadcast network.

"Tens of thousands of fans celebrated the holiday season last year with Glenn Beck's The Christmas Sweater and they won't want to miss the continuation of this touching story," said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. "This special movie theater event will inspire audiences of all ages this holiday season."

Beck is one of America's leading radio and television personalities. His quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality have made The Glenn Beck Program the third highest rated radio program in America and Glenn Beck, one of the most successful new shows on the Fox News Channel. His unique blend of modern-day storytelling and insightful views on current events allowed him to achieve the extraordinary feat of having No. 1 New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction. Beck is also the star of a live stage show, the publisher of Fusion magazine and the editor of GlennBeck.com.

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New York, N.Y. - Screenvision, the leading innovator in cinema advertising, announced today it has renewed its long-term agreement with Hogan Communications, a media and marketing company targeting the college market. Under the agreement, Screenvision will continue to represent national and regional cinema advertising sales for Hogan's 397 college campus-based screens while Hogan will continue to produce and distribute its cinema preshow, "Preview Theater," in which the Screenvision-sold ads will appear. Screenvision will also continue to have the rights to conduct certain on-campus promotional activities on behalf of its advertisers, including advance screenings, product sampling, tabling and product demonstration activities and consumer research.

"Our continued relationship with Hogan Communications enables Screenvision to have a strong presence in the college arena," said Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision. "This enables us to reach our key demo, young adults 18 to 24, in a very robust way."

"The Screenvision sales force is best placed to represent our circuit of university theatres, both from a national ad sales perspective and niche marketing perspective," said Michael Hogan, Hogan Communications. "Because of this, we're thrilled to maintain our partnership and look forward to watching as national advertisers continue to focus on reaching out to our community of consumers - college students."

The college network's 397 cinema screens are distributed across 199 cities nationwide, and include coverage in top 10 DMAs such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.

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JUPITER, FL - Three Muvico Theatres executives have joined forces to launch Paragon Entertainment. Michael F. Whalen, Jr., Muvico's former CEO; Michael Wilson, former SVP of Development and Hank Lightstone, former COO. Paragon will focus on developing, owning, operating, and managing movie theaters. Paragon will also pursue a strategy of retrofitting existing smaller theaters as well retrofitting existing retail space that has become available in. Such retrofits and upgrades would include stadium seating, digital projection via its relationship with Sony Electronics, high-end interactive arcades, and bowling.

"There exist tremendous opportunities in the entertainment space to redefine the movie-going and the entertainment experience while capitalizing on the unbalanced supply and demand for retail space," commented Whalen. "We plan on providing a differentiated customer experience to our guests and work with landlords to find solutions to increase mall traffic and fill excess space. Most of all, I am honored to be working with my two best friends, men whom I respect and who have decades of experience in the motion picture industry".

Paragon currently has plans to open three theatres in 2010. The first theater is in CocoWalk (Miami). The site at CocoWalk was operated for many years by AMC but will now see a $4 million upgrade to include stadium seating, high-definition digital projection with 3D, all reserved VIP seating, two lounge auditoria, a bar/restaurant concept, and valet car service. "We are excited to be part of the revitalization of CocoWalk and we plan on creating the finest movie-going experience in Miami," noted Whalen. The theater will be branded a Muvico Theater under a licensing agreement between Paragon and Muvico.

Paragon, via its strategic relationship with Splitsville, will open a 70,000 sq. foot entertainment center in Fredericksburg, VA in late March 2010. The theater portion, branded Muvico, will have 12 high-definition digital screens, with 3 of them including Premier VIP seating for 21 and over serving cocktails and food. The luxury bowling facility will have 16 lanes of bowling with Splitsville's signature gourmet restaurant. "Our concept with Splitsville will create an entertainment destination that will draw people from a 15 to 20 mile radius," said Wilson. "We are excited about opening a state-of-the-art theater and luxury bowling restaurant that should expand movie going admissions by more than 50% in this market."

Paragon will also open a luxury 7-screen theater at Block 37 in downtown Chicago in mid-2010. The theater will be branded Muvico to capitalize on Muvico's brand name in the Chicago market where it operates a luxury theater in Rosemont, IL. Paragon has formed a relationship with a well-known restaurateur and will feature a signature restaurant. To drive greater frequency, Paragon will launch a loyalty club, which will have grant members access to exclusive screening invitations, advanced ticket sales and other benefits. "We look forward to providing the most unique moviegoing experience in Chicago. Our concept will redefine the whole ‘dinner and a movie' experience," noted Lightstone.

Paragon is based in Jupiter, FL and has plans to work closely with Frank Entertainment Companies in the future. "I have an immense amount of respect for Bruce Frank and we see the world of theater exhibition and entertainment the same way," said Whalen. "The world of theater exhibition is changing rapidly with the advent of alternative content and digital projection. There is going to be less movie product over the next several years with shorter runtimes in theaters. The days of building and operating 24- and 30-screen movie theaters are gone and we need to create entertainment destinations for our patrons that do more that just exhibit movies and serve popcorn."

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Washington, D.C. - In a filing today with the Federal Communications Commission, the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) reinforced the benefits of allowing studios the option of sending movies fresh from the box office to tens of millions of American households.

"Many of us love movies, but we just can't make it to the theater as often as we'd like. That is especially true for parents of young children, rural Americans who live far from the multiplex and people with disabilities that keep them close to home," MPAA Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman said. "Having the added option to enjoy movies in a more timely fashion at home would be a liberating new choice."

In its filing, which was in response to letters of opposition filed by the group Public Knowledge, the MPAA said: "grant of the waiver would for the first time allow millions of consumers to view high-value, high-definition theatrical films during an early release window that is not available today. MPAA has explained that release of this high-value content as part of an earlier window, especially with respect to movies released for home viewing close to or even during their initial theatrical run, necessarily requires the highest level of protection possible through use of SOC."

SOC, or selectable output control technology, would allow televisions with digitally secure interfaces to receive first-run, high-definition content from a cable or satellite provider. Using SOC protects content because it essentially disables non-secure, analog outputs to avoid illegal circumvention and distribution of copyrighted material. These outputs would be disabled ONLY with respect to the proposed new content, and this technology would NOT have any impact whatsoever on the ability of existing devices to receive all of the content that they get today. Consumers will continue to have access to everything they have today, including DVDs, Netflix, etc.

The MPAA filing noted: "By Public Knowledge's odd reckoning, however, no consumer-oriented technological breakthrough ever could be introduced to American homes unless and until every single American home had access to the same opportunity at the same moment in time. That is a recipe for holding every innovation hostage until the last consumer adopts a new technology.

"Under Public Knowledge's approach, the Commission would have taken decades to permit television stations to broadcast in color, since millions of American homes already had purchased black-and-white sets when color broadcasts were introduced in the 1950s. Indeed, whenever innovative technologies bring consumers new and better opportunities to media content, there is always a lag between when early adopters take advantage of these opportunities and when they become ubiquitous."

Glickman added: "I, like most movie-goers believe the best way to enjoy a movie is to go to the theater with friends and share a communal laugh or adventure together. But I also believe there is ample room for additional choices that satisfy consumer demand to enjoy movies in diverse new ways. If allowed by the FCC, I believe this new choice will be just one of many exciting innovations to come that benefit consumers and sustain the future of this unique creative medium."

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Centennial, CO - National CineMedia LLC (NCM) has entered into network affiliate advertising agreements with Cobb Theatres, Galaxy Theatres, LLC and Storyteller Theatres Corporation for the presentation of pre-show advertising. Under the terms of the exclusive multi-year agreements, select Cobb, Galaxy and Storyteller movie theaters in eight states including Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming will exclusively present NCM's pre-feature cinema advertising program, FirstLook.

The cinema advertising affiliate agreement with Cobb Theatres represents an extension of the movie theater chain's current relationship with NCM as a network affiliate for NCM Fathom entertainment events. Cobb has been presenting NCM Fathom's live and pre-recorded in-theater events including the critically acclaimed opera series The Met: Live in HD since January of 2009. The new cinema advertising affiliate agreements with Galaxy Theatres, LLC and Storyteller Theatres Corporation are also effective immediately.

These three exhibitors represent the most recent expansion of the NCM cinema network, which is the largest digital in-theater video and satellite distribution network in North America. Cobb Theatres, Galaxy Theatres, LLC and Storyteller Theatres Corporation currently operate a combined 23 theaters and 268 screens. The three theater circuits together represent an additional 9.1 million attendees for NCM.

"The additions of these theater circuits furthers our strategic goal of building a national digital theater network that can compete more effectively with existing national media networks," said Kurt Hall, NCM's president and chief executive officer. "In particular, Cobb, Galaxy and Storyteller have improved our coverage in key markets, allowing us to better compete for the advertising budgets of clients who require more ubiquitous reach."

NCM currently has exclusive, long-term cinema advertising agreements in place with its founding member exhibitors, AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), as well as network affiliate pacts with theater circuits such as Carolina Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Georgia Theatre Company, Goodrich Quality Theaters, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, MJR Theatres, Picture Show Theatres, ShowBiz Cinemas, LLC and Starplex Cinemas, among others.

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