LOS ANGELES - Tony Kerasotes, Chairman and CEO, and Dean Kerasotes, President and Chief Operating Officer of Kerasotes Showplace Theatres will be honored as the "ShoWesters of the Year" at the 2009 ShoWest Convention, it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Co-Managing Director of the annual event. The award presentation will take place on Tuesday morning, March 31st in the Theatre of the Arts of Paris, Las Vegas.

On this, the momentous occasion of celebrating their 100th Anniversary, it is a great honor for ShoWest to be able to present Tony and Dean Kerasotes with the "ShoWester of the Year" Award at ShoWest 2009," said Neuhauser. "Their belief in the strength of the industry is unparalleled and their dedication to continuing and expanding the legacy of Kerasotes Showplace Theatres is exceptional and inspiring. Their commitment, to the moviegoing public, in providing the very best, state-of-the-art motion picture theatres is widely heralded nationwide and we are thrilled that they have agreed to accept this prestigious award."

Tony Kerasotes has over 40 years of experience in the film exhibition industry and sits on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Theatre Owners. In his current position as Chairman and CEO of Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatre, his primary responsibilities include film licensing, real estate and strategic planning.

Dean Kerasotes has 25 years of experience with Kerasotes Theatres. As the President and Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for the Company's operation including theatre management, human resources, theatre design and construction and is a director of the company. He is also active in the National Association of Theatre Owners and NATO of Illinois.

Kerasotes Theatres was first conceived when their grandfather, Gus Kerasotes, opened his first storefront nickelodeon in Springfield, Illinois in 1909. He continued to pioneer, opening four theatres in Springfield during the transition from the hand cranked nickelodeon to silent films and, finally, talking movies. Their ompany headquarters was opened on the town square in Springfield in 1926. With his four sons joining the business, Kerasotes expanded to operate theatres in central Illinois and by 1953 Kerasotes Theatres was comprised of 22 theatres and employed over 600 people. The company continued to grow after Gus Kerasotes passed away in 1960 and operated 220 screens in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri by the early 1980's.

In 1985, the company split in two with Louis Kerasotes and two of his brothers retaining Kerasotes Theatres with 145 screens. Tony Kerasotes then became CEO and was later joined by Dean Kerasotes as COO. In 1999 their company headquarters were relocated to Chicago where Providence Equity Partners invested in the company in 2003; and the company became Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres.

The company has continued to see significant growth concentrating on building new modern multiplex theatres, entering suburban markets and acquisitions of theatres.

Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres currently operates 95 theatres with 935 screens and is the seventh largest motion picture company in the U.S.

Past recipients of the "ShoWester of the Year" award have included: Ellis Jacob, MaryAnn & J. Wayne Anderson, Peter Brown, Stephen Marcus, T.G. "Teddy" Solomon, Phil Harris, Michael Campbell, Kurt Hall and Bruce Corwin.

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Toronto, Canada - IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Vie Show Cinemas, the leading exhibitor in Taiwan, today announced an agreement to open an IMAX® theatre in its Sun Cinemas multiplex in the city of Taipei. The installation is scheduled to be completed to take advantage of IMAX's robust 2009 Hollywood slate. The deal continues IMAX's international expansion momentum, which has been fueled by the introduction of IMAX's digital projection technology. There are currently 75 IMAX theatres scheduled to be operating in Asia by 2012. To date, IMAX has signed contracts for more than 200 IMAX digital projection systems worldwide, with 46 currently in operation and at least 115 scheduled to be in operation by year end.

"IMAX theatres offer the world's most immersive movie experience, and consumers in Asia have demonstrated they are willing to pay a premium for it," said Charles Wang, Chairman of Vie Show Cinemas. "The economics of IMAX's digital projection system, combined with the increase in Hollywood content being released in IMAX's format, made the decision to get into the IMAX business easy. We're very excited to install the system during the first quarter, with the goal of offering our customers most of this year's strong IMAX film slate."

"VieShow has a very strong brand in Taiwan and we believe a partnership with them is an ideal way to strengthen our own brand in the country," said IMAX Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler. "This partnership also advances our overall growth strategy in Asia, by adding another well-known exhibitor to the IMAX network and maximizing visibility with consumers in the region."

"We're very excited to work with VieShow to change the way moviegoers experience Hollywood movies in Taiwan," added Larry O'Reilly, IMAX's Executive Vice president, Theatre Development. "Our digital projection technology continues to fuel exhibitor interest in the IMAX business, and we are delighted that this interest has resulted in a partnership with Taiwan's leading exhibitor."

IMAX's revolutionary digital projection system delivers The IMAX Experience® and helps drive profitability for studios, exhibitors and IMAX theatres by eliminating the need for film prints, increasing program flexibility and ultimately increasing the number of movies shown on IMAX screens. The system can run both IMAX and IMAX® 3D presentations.

Upcoming IMAX releases include:

2009
The Dark Knight - Warner Bros. Pictures
Under the Sea 3D - IMAX / Warner Bros. Pictures
Watchmen - Warner Bros. Pictures / Paramount Pictures / Legendary Pictures
Monsters vs. Aliens 3D - DreamWorks Animation
Star Trek - Paramount Pictures
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - Twentieth Century Fox
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - DreamWorks Pictures / Paramount Pictures
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (with scenes in IMAX 3D)- Warner Bros. Pictures
A Christmas Carol - Walt Disney Studios
Avatar 3D - Twentieth Century Fox

2010
Hubble 3D (working title) - IMAX / Warner Bros. Pictures
How to Train Your Dragon 3D - DreamWorks Animation
Shrek Goes Fourth 3D - DreamWorks Animation

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COLUMBUS, GA - Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC) announced today the departure of its chief executive officer and president, Michael W. Patrick, effective Monday, January 19, 2009. Mr. Patrick remains a member of Carmike's board of directors.

The board of directors has appointed S. David Passman III, currently Carmike's lead independent director, as the non-executive chairman of the board of directors. In addition, the board of directors has established an Office of the Chairman. The Office of the Chairman will focus on the strategic direction of Carmike and transition Carmike to new chief executive leadership. The Office of the Chairman will include Mr. Passman, as non-executive chairman of the board, Fred W. Van Noy, Carmike's chief operating officer, and Richard B. Hare, Carmike's chief financial officer.

"We thank Michael for his service to Carmike," said Mr. Passman. "I am honored to have the opportunity to work closely with my fellow board members and Carmike's senior management team as non-executive chairman to seek new opportunities to create shareholder value. I have confidence in our team at Carmike and believe the company is poised to take full advantage of the opportunity presented by digital cinema. We are optimistic about Carmike's future."

Mr. Passman, 56, has been a member of Carmike's board since June 2003 and currently serves as a member of the audit, executive and compensation and nominating committees. Mr. Passman recently retired from his position as the president and chief executive officer of IBS-STL, Inc., a book publishing and distribution company, where he has served since June 2005.

Previously, Mr. Passman served as the president of the Harland Printed Products and Harland Checks divisions of John H. Harland Company, a provider of printed products and software and related services to the financial institution market, from 1999 to 2003. He served as Harland's chief financial officer from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Passman is a former partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he served as the Managing Partner of the Atlanta office from 1993 to 1996.

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HONG KONG - GDC Technology ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce the signing of a major contract in China. Under the new agreement, Dadi Digital Cinema Development Limited ("Dadi") will deploy 100 units of GDC's SA-2100 Digital Cinema Server in China by the middle of 2009. A roll out target of 300 servers by 2010 has also been set.

Dadi is a Guangdong based company focusing on the business of building digital cinema multiplexes in China. "GDC is the undisputed leader in China digital cinema industry in terms of both the number of projects deployed and also the number of servers installed," said Mr. Liu Kaijun, General Manager of Dadi Cinema. "It really gives us extra peace of mind to work with a company of such stature and track record like GDC," Mr. Liu added.

GDC has been providing exhibitors with one-stop digital cinema solutions, 3D digital cinema solutions and 24x7 customer service that covers all provinces in China. "Dadi is the first cinema chain in China to exclusively use digital cinema projection systems for all its cinema multiplexes," said Dr. Man-Nang CHONG, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "We are heartened by the repeat order from Dadi; this will add to the more than 100 Dadi digital cinema screens provided by GDC that we know have been running smoothly in the last 2 years without using any 35mm projector."

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Singapore -- GDC Technology (GDC), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, and RealD, the global leader in 3D cinema technology, are pleased to announce today further cooperation between the two companies. In this latest agreement, RealD will license to GDC the right to install and deploy its 3D EQ (aka ‘ghostbuster') technology in GDC's line of digital cinema servers.

RealD's 3D EQ technology enhances the separation of the left and right eye images. In the past, this process was incorporated into the master by the studios; RealD's new approach incorporates the technology into the digital cinema server and therefore simplifies the distribution process without sacrificing the optimal 3D visual experience.

"As the leader in 3D cinema, RealD is focused on using our technology to make the creation and distribution of 3D content as efficient as possible," said Joe Peixoto, president of worldwide cinemas at RealD. "Working with GDC to deploy our 3D EQ technology in their digital cinema servers offers a streamlined approach so the focus can stay on delivering to audiences a 3D experience unlike anything they've ever seen."

"GDC is a firm believer in bringing the best and latest feature sets available in its digital cinema servers to its customers," said Dr Man-Nang CHONG, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "We are quick to notice the superiority of RealD's technology and wasted no time to incorporate it in GDC's line of digital cinema servers. This is another illustration of GDC's alertness to emerging technology and incessant commitment to its customers' needs."

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