KITCHENER, ON - Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema, announced that Landmark Cinemas has selected Christie SolariaTM Series 4K-ready digital cinema projectors for installation in six multiplexes across Western Canada. Landmark Cinemas will thrill audiences with the latest 3D box office hits using the Christie CP2230 and Christie CP2220 projectors, which utilize Academy Award1-winning DLP Cinema® technology from Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN). Landmark Cinemas is Canada's largest regional movie exhibition circuit, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

Privately owned and operated since 1965, Landmark Cinemas currently operates 31 cinema complexes, with a combined total of 108 screens in 27 locations throughout western Canada and the Yukon. The partners that make up the ownership group have strong roots to film exhibition. Their passion for the movies trickles down to all of their 600+ employees.

"Every Landmark Cinemas theatre offers its customers the very best in entertainment value. We strive to make the theatre-going experience the best possible," said Neil Campbell, COO and Partner, Landmark Cinemas of Canada. "3D has become an enormous game changer that has revived the exhibition industry. Now, with the additional Christie projectors, we can maximize our 8- and 10-screen complexes by doubling up our 3D presentations."

Campbell noted that he has been working with Christie for nearly three years, and the relationship has grown every year. "We consider Christie our partner and part of our family. Landmark Cinemas selected Christie based on the quality of its products and the dedication of the Christie team. The key to purchasing the Christie Solaria Series for our 3D presentations was the fact that they are 4K-ready. In addition, they offer the best options in the industry, at the lowest cost of ownership. Christie has proven to us that they can deliver whatever we need, when we need it," Campbell said.

Preparing for the future, Landmark Cinemas has plans for three new multiplexes to be built in Western Canada in 2011. "These new theatres will be 100% digital and 100% Christie digital projectors," Campbell stated.

King Cinema Services, a division of Landmark Cinemas, installed the Christie CP2220 and Christie CP2230 projectors. They also recently installed Christie LW400 digital projectors for on-screen advertising. "For the pre-show world, we always use Christie projectors," Campbell explained.

"Landmark Cinemas has its finger on the pulse of the exhibition industry. They are constantly exploring new ways to service the communities in which they are located," said Dave Muscat, Sr. Director of Sales, Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc. "As digital deployment moves across Canada, Christie continues to support the vibrant independent sector with the widest choice in 3D projection solutions, image brightness and resolution, while also delivering the highest return on investment."

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Kansas City, Mo. - AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC), and Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC (Kerasotes), two leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment companies in the United States, announce today the consummation of the agreement by which AMC has acquired substantially all of the assets of Kerasotes.

Kerasotes owned 95 theatres and 972 screens in 21 mid-sized, suburban and metropolitan markets, primarily in the Midwest. More than three quarters of the Kerasotes theatres include stadium seating and almost 90 percent have been built since 1994.

"With the addition of Kerasotes' highly regarded assets, we will continue to redefine the future of our industry," said Gerry Lopez, AMC chief executive officer and president. "With almost 200 years in the exhibition business between us, our collective experiences and our complementary geographic footprints will allow us to enhance our reputation for excellence and leadership, which are a part of each company's culture."

Kerasotes will retain and operate three of its theatres: two ShowPlace ICON locations in St. Louis Park, Minn. and Chicago and the ShowPlace 14 Theatre in Secaucus, N.J.

"I'm proud of the consistent, high-quality experience our team has delivered to our customers and we expect it to continue at AMC. I wish the team and AMC my best as we move on to our next chapter," said Tony Kerasotes, chief executive officer of Kerasotes.

To see a list of the Kerasotes theatres now owned by AMC and their markets, please click here. This transaction raises AMC's total number of theatres to 380 with 5,325 screens, maintaining the company's place as the second-largest theatrical exhibition and entertainment company in the United States.

 

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New York, NY - Screenvision, the leading innovator in cinema advertising, and Muvico Theaters, one of the nation's premiere theater exhibitors, have expanded their relationship through a new long-term agreement. Through the deal, Screenvision will continue to serve as the preshow provider and hold the exclusive on-screen preshow selling rights for all Muvico locations. Additionally, Screenvision has been granted the right to sell in-theater promotions to all Muvico locations.

The deal with Muvico further solidifies Screenvision's presence in several top DMAs. Muvico currently owns and operates nine state-of-the-art, grand style megaplex locations representing a total of 149 screens. The Muvico circuit spans the key DMAs of Los Angeles, Chicago, Tampa, Miami and West Palm Beach.

"Muvico is yet another marquee exhibitor turning to Screenvision for our ability to provide advertising, technology and entertainment solutions that add value to exhibitors across the country," said Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision. "Muvico Theaters joins an industry-leading group of exhibitor partners including Harkins Theatres, Malco Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Paragon Theaters, Rave Motion Pictures and Studio Movie Grill, all who have recently signed seven to ten year contracts with Screenvision."

Hal Cleveland, President and CEO, Muvico Theaters added, "The superior quality and content of Screenvision's digital preshow, along with its reputation as a leader in technology and service within the cinema advertising community, have made Screenvision a natural partner for Muvico and one we look forward to working with for the next several years. We are confident that this new deal will continue to lead to a more rewarding experience for our moviegoers."

 

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Kansas City, Mo. - AMC Theatres®, a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, is proud to present "The Twilight Experience" on Tuesday, June 29. Guests can enjoy the romantic epic of Bella, Edward, Jacob and all the Twilight characters in one evening at more than 200 AMC theatres across the country. 

For only $30, guests can see Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon and the 12:01 a.m. showing of the highly anticipated third installment in the series, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. On the night of the event, as part of the Twilight Experience, guests will also receive a $10 AMC gift card and special limited edition event lanyard, while supplies last. The experience will begin at 6:30 p.m.

"We know our guests have been looking forward to Eclipse since the closing credits for New Moon," said Stephen Colanero, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, AMC Theatres. "We're thrilled to bring them all three movies and some special extras so they may enjoy the saga again on the big screen in our theatres nationwide."

In The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death.

To learn more about the event, see a complete list of participating theatres and purchase tickets, click here.

 

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