BURBANK, Calif. - A team of secret government operatives are infiltrating Major League Baseball this season. Their mission? Give away one million tickets to see their movie G-FORCE on its opening day. From Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films comes G-FORCE, a 3-D high-octane comedy adventure about a covert government program in which guinea pigs are trained to work in espionage. The film, opening nationwide July 24, teams up with MLB for the unprecedented G-Force Grand Slam Sweepstakes. If a grand slam is hit during the All-Star Game on July 14, the first million people who have entered on Disney.com will win a free ticket to see G-FORCE on its opening day.

The program marks the most comprehensive promotional sponsorship of Major League Baseball by a major motion picture ever and the first movie promoting its debut during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game since Disney's Angels in the Outfield in 1994.

"G-FORCE is a hilarious 3-D comedy that family audiences will love," said Jim Gallagher, president of marketing for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. "We hope one of the All Stars hits a grand slam, because what better way to launch the release than with a million enthusiastic sports fans showing up as part of opening day!"
Grand slams are on the rise with 18 grand slams having been hit so far this season, well ahead of the normal pace.

"By teaming the most significant sporting event of the summer with the most anticipated family movie of the summer, we hope to give fans a little something more to cheer for when they tune-in to the All-Star Game," said Tim Brosnan, Major League Baseball executive vice president, business. "Delivering tried and true forms of family entertainment, Disney and Major League Baseball are a perfect team."

"We think that G-FORCE hits a grand slam with comedy, adventure and innovative 3-D, and we're excited to share the fun with audiences of all ages," said producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

The first million people who enter online at Disney.com between April 22 and midnight on July 14 will receive a code redeemable for one free ticket to the movie on its opening day (July 24) at participating theaters if a grand slam is hit during the All-Star Game, which will air live on FOX at 8 p.m ET. on July 14. Additionally, the more than 46,000 attendees of the All-Star Game, which takes place in St. Louis' Busch Stadium, will each receive a promotional card with a ticket code redeemable for a free ticket on opening day if a grand slam is hit.

This new promotional relationship follows last week's announcement that four sponsors of Major League Baseball are returning along with three new sponsors in Japan.
The movie takes a front-row seat in the effort to select the starting lineups for this year's MLB All-Star teams. As the exclusive sponsor of in-stadium All-Star balloting, G-FORCE will appear on more than 20 million ballots distributed at the 30 MLB ballparks, at more than 100 Minor League ballparks, and through in-stadium messaging and announcements. Major League Baseball and Disney will select a child from local Boys & Girls Club of America chapters to participate in the in-stadium All-Star balloting launch ceremony.

Prior to the All-Star Game, 29 MLB Clubs will host "Walt Disney Pictures G-FORCE Days" including G-FORCE-themed trading card giveaways and movie ticket/prize-pack giveaways during the games.

For the G-Force Grand Slam Sweepstakes Official Rules, go to Disney.com/g-force. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- MovieTickets.com, the worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing, today announced it has launched an auction-based loyalty program for registered moviegoers.

The "Red Carpet Rewards Club," the first of its kind in the movie-ticketing industry, rewards the site's 11 million-plus registered users, and any future registered users, with points each time they purchase tickets at MovieTickets.com. Users can then bid points on three tiers of prizes during monthly auctions.

"We wanted to create a fun and innovative way for our most loyal MovieTickets.com customers to reap the rewards of their moviegoing," said Walt Borchers, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, MovieTickets.com. "And the innovative program design gives everyone a shot at winning, regardless of the number of points accrued."

Prizes refresh each month and include everything from movie ticket packages and memorabilia to round-trip air fare, shopping sprees and gaming consoles. Consumers are encouraged to check back monthly to view the latest auction items.

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading digital cinema and 3D motion picture exhibitor, today announced that Screenvision, a national leader in cinema advertising and waggingtail entertainment, a film, television and theater production company, will partner to present STAND-UP 360 New York City Comedy at Carmike Cinemas theatres on May 4, 2009. Tickets are $15; show times and purchase information can be found at www.carmike.com. STAND-UP 360 will be delivering a series of feature-length stand-up comedy performances recorded live at the Broadway Comedy Club in NYC.

The STAND-UP 360 series will debut four original performances hosted by Caroline Rhea, plus two special features, STAND-UP 360: Muy Caliente and STAND-UP 360: Inside Out. Muy Caliente, a 2-edition series, will be devoted to Hispanic comics such as Angelo Lozada, Cristela Alonzo, Sara Contreras and is hosted by rising star Erik Rivera. Inside Out will headline popular LGBT comics and friends including Judy Gold, Jackie Hoffman, Frank DeCaro and Jaffe Cohen.

Dale Hurst, Director of Marketing of Carmike Cinemas, stated, "We are delighted to offer our patrons the very best in stand-up comedy. STAND-UP 360 delivers the unmistakable energy of live New York comedy at an exceptional value and we look forward to offering other exciting alternative content in the future."

"This exciting new comedy series is part of Screenvision's commitment to providing audiences with new and unique theatre experiences. From documentaries to concerts, to live sports and now stand-up comedy, we are creating a full spectrum of alternatives to complement the biggest draw of all, the feature-length movie," said Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Exhibitor Relations for Screenvision. STAND-UP 360 will bring top-draw comedy stars to theatre audiences on a national level, and we look forward to working with waggingtail and Carmike Cinemas to deliver this unique entertainment experience."

"New York comedy clubs are to stand-up comedy what Broadway is to theater - the place to see the absolute best performers," says producer Bryan Bantry, waggingtail entertainment. "Now we can deliver the experience of a New York club closer to home, at a great price. Seeing live comedy is about who's at the mic and the energy of the crowd. Showcasing our comedy series in theatres generates the same dynamic and exciting experience of a live show. With the state of the economy and discouraging headlines all around us -- we all need a laugh, now more than ever. STAND-UP 360 is designed to be fun, inexpensive and unmatched in terms of its entertainment value."

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Toronto, ON - Cineplex Entertainment is pleased to announce its plans to develop XSCAPE, an exciting new 10,000 square foot Entertainment Centre located
inside SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas. Packed with more than 80 of the latest video and
interactive games, special event party suites and a full-service licensed lounge, XSCAPE will feature attractions such as Guitar Hero On-Stage, the NFL 2 Minute Drill, Deal or No Deal and the first Brunswick Virtual Bowling lanes in Canada that is sure to appeal to the inner child in all of us.

"This is a brand new entertainment centre unlike anything seen previously," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "A 13-screen movie theatre, an astounding array of the latest video and interactive games as well as a licensed lounge and special event suites make this an incredible destination. SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas will be the ideal place for teens to gather by day, adults to enjoy at night and for groups to celebrate special occasions or hold a corporate event."

Many games will be rewarded with tickets - the higher the score, the more tickets they'll receive - which can then be redeemed at the Redemption Centre for a wide variety of cool prizes ranging from toys to movie tickets and electronics. As an added bonus, SCENE members can earn and redeem SCENE points when purchasing XSCAPE game cards.

For intimate gatherings, the two special event suites can accommodate up to 25 people. Larger groups of up to 500 can rent the entire XSCAPE entertainment centre. Whatever the group size, XSCAPE will be the perfect destination for birthday parties and a variety of celebrations, no matter what the age.

The lounge will boast a broad menu from appetizers to desserts as well as alcoholic beverages for guests 19 years of age and older. Guests can also order from our traditional menu which includes must-have movie fare such as popcorn, candy and soda as well as guest favourites including Pizza Pizza, Burger King, TCBY frozen yogurt and Far Coast Café specialty coffees.

The construction process has already begun at SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas with three existing auditoriums currently under renovation to make room for our new XSCAPE Entertainment Centre. Opening this summer, Escape with Us at XSCAPE at SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas and experience a great new destination for all your summer
entertainment.

 

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LAS VEGAS - Galaxy Theatres, LLC is celebrating Earth Day and the movie opening of Earth on April 22, 2009. Continuing to raise awareness and supporting our local community, Galaxy Cannery is teaming up with The Springs Preserve by providing "Earth" movie prize packages to the winners of their "Green Dreamers Art and Science Fair." This event will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Springs Preserve, located at 333 S. Valley View Boulevard, across from the Meadows Mall.

"We are proud to be a part of this unique event," said Frank Rimkus, chief executive officer for Galaxy Theatres, LLC. "Galaxy Theatres is committed to providing use of our state-of-the-art theatres to support important social issues and reward the individuals who strive to meet the needs of the community."

Earth Day is a celebration to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. Participants in the Green Dreamers Art and Science Fair are contributing to the celebration by using their artistic skills to express their concerns about current issues, hope for change, or their appreciation for our natural environment through sculpture, video, photography, painting, drawing, or other media. Those more technically inclined are contributing to a more eco-friendly world by presenting their projects for the future. All ages and levels of experience are entered.

Participants have already met the deadline for entry of April 3, 2009. Exhibit judging will take place the day of the event, Saturday, April 25 from 2 - 2:30 p.m. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for Adult Individual, Adult Group, Youth Individual and Youth Group in both art and science. Judging for science projects will be determined by accuracy, innovation, presentation, potential impact on the environment, use of sustainable material, functionality and feasibility. Judging for art projects will be determined by use of sustainable materials, environmental theme of the project, presentation quality, creativity and potential impact on the audience. One prize in each of the four categories will be awarded, including a Family Four-Pack of movie tickets and popcorn to the Galaxy Cannery Theatre to see the movie Earth.

Earth the movie opens on Earth Day, April 22, 2009. It is a creation of Alastair Fothergill, the award-winning documentarian. As the producer of the television series Planet Earth, he brought rarely seen footage of our planet into audiences' living rooms. Now, as a director, Fothergill is bringing his astounding footage to the big screen. He has done his best to squeeze his view of the world into this 90-minute nature documentary.

Admission to "What on Earth Day" is free. Tickets to the museums and galleries are available at the Springs Preserve box office. Please call the Springs Preserve at (702) 822-7705, or visit www.springspreserve.org, for more information about the event.

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