KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announced details of Regal's 2010 Free Family Film Festival. During this 9-week festival, 328 Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected G or PG rated movies for free on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am.

Participating theatres offer free film titles such as Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Monsters vs Aliens and Tale of Despereaux. Check local theatre listings for film selection at specific Regal Cinemas, Edwards and United Artists Theatres. Regal's Free Family Film Festival has been an annual summer event since 1991.

The Free Family Film Festival also allows Regal the opportunity to sponsor the Boys & Girls Clubs of America "Mornings at the Movies" program. The Regal Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity established by Regal Entertainment Group, provides monetary grants to local Boys & Girls Clubs for transportation to bring their kids to theatres to enjoy the free movies.

"Now in our twentieth year, Regal's Free Family Film Festival has always provided fun, family entertainment at no cost to our moviegoers across the country. A trip to the movies is the perfect activity for families to enjoy throughout the summer months," stated Dick Westerling, Regal Entertainment Group Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising. "We are certainly proud of our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The Mornings at the Movies program provides us the opportunity to support these kids through grants for transportation to attend the Regal Free Family Film Festival."

A list of participating locations, film titles and local dates of operation are available online: here. In addition to the free films, many theatres will have other exciting events, displays and demonstrations during the festival days.

 

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Director Barry Sonnenfeld has revealed that a third installment of the Men in Black series is moving forward with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones attached. It should come as no surprise that the project will be shot in 3D. Sony is aiming for a May 2011 release.

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The second film was released in 2002, and it grossed an impressive $190.4 million domestically. When adjusting for inflation that equates to around $246.2 million.

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While most blockbusters being put into production are in 3D these days, don't expect Christopher Nolan's third Batman film to latch on to the technology.

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Wally Pfister, who shot both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight for Nolan, isn't ruling out 3D entirely, but he's made clear that Nolan isn't exactly a fan of the format.

Pfister also sat behind the camera for Nolan's Inception, which is due out this July. The director refused to use 3D on that project.

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New York, NY - Screenvision, the leading innovator in cinema advertising, has entered into a long-term agreement with Harkins Theatres, the premiere entertainment company in the Southwest. Harkins is a top 10 exhibitor with 30 locations representing 428 movie screens across Arizona, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. They have a high concentration of theatres in the important Phoenix (DMA #12) area and 89 percent of Harkins Theatres are located in top 20 DMAs.

"Harkins Theatres operates state-of-the-art megaplexes within key demographic areas. Securing such a high profile and sought after theatre operator is a coup for Screenvision," said Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision. "Harkins Theatres joins an industry-leading group of exhibitor partners including Malco Theatres, Marcus Theatres, and Rave Motion Pictures that have recently signed long-term contracts with Screenvision."

Under this new deal, Screenvision continues to have the exclusive rights to sell the on-screen preshow and non-exclusive rights to promotions.

"We are very excited to extend our relationship with Screenvision. We are impressed with Screenvision's commitment to future innovation and how this will assist us in delivering the Harkins Ultimate Moviegoing experience" said Mike Bowers, Harkins Theatres President and COO.

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Washington, DC - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today approved the applications of Cantor Futures Exchange, L.P. for designation as a contract market and Cantor Clearinghouse, L.P. to be registered as a derivatives clearing organization. The Commodity Exchange Act requires the Commission to approve such applications if the applicant meets criteria enumerated in the Act.

Cantor also has requested approval from the CFTC of a contract related to domestic motion picture box office receipts. The Commission is still considering that contract. Moreover, given the novel nature of the contract that Cantor has proposed trading, the CFTC has requested, and Cantor has agreed, that rather than self-certifying such contract, Cantor will submit all new classes or categories of media-related contracts it intends to list for approval by the Commission. The Commission has not approved the trading of any futures or options related to box office receipts at this time.

 

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