MORRISTOWN, NJ & LOS ANGELES, CA -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in digital cinema, today announced that its Phase 2 digital cinema deployment program Exhibitor-Buyer financing option will be used by Dickinson Theatres to commence installations of 250 digital cinema systems at 25 sites immediately. One-half of the installations are anticipated to be complete in the next 12 months.

Dickinson was one of the first exhibitors to commit to Cinedigm's Phase 2 program though was not included in Cinedigm's backlog until today given the undetermined financing. With this updated agreement and Dickinson's exhibitor self-financing plan, Dickinson will complete the digital conversion of all their theatres. Dickinson will celebrate its 90th anniversary in November 2010 with its first digital cinema screens up and running. These newly transitioned screens will allow Dickinson to bring 3D movie extravaganzas, live sports programming, 3D concert films, event programming and much more to the audiences it serves across ten states.

"We have been looking forward to working with Cinedigm on our digital cinema program and are excited to be moving forward," said John Hartley, President and CEO of Dickinson Theatres. "Not only do they provide the best transitional services, but their leadership bringing high quality alternative content and live 2D and 3D events to theatres confirms that we'll be bringing the best to our audiences."

"We are delighted to reaffirm our partnership with Dickinson Theatres," said Chuck Goldwater, President, Cinedigm Media Services Group. "They bring a personal touch to their dedication to their customers combined with an excellence in operations that has earned them an outstanding reputation in the markets they serve. With digital cinema they will extend that dedication even further with a greater variety of exciting programming options for their customers."

Cinedigm's Phase 2 plan will bring up to 10,000 additional screens to the global roster of fully digital theaters. Such theaters are fully networked, turnkey systems that are simple and cost-efficient to operate. These screens will join the growing number of fully digital Cinedigm-CertifiedTM screens around the world.

Cinedigm's Digital Cinema division is the industry-leading deployment program for Digital Cinema. It facilitates the funding, installation support and administration for the company's studio-supported Digital Cinema rollout plans. Cinedigm is also the digital cinema integrator of choice for the CBG, a buying program of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) for small and independent theatre operators in United States and Canada.

 

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New York, NY -- Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Films, announced today that the company has acquired the North American rights to Tom Six's much anticipated sequel THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE PART 2 (FULL SEQUENCE) for its IFC Midnight label, which offers the very best in international genre cinema, including horror, sci-fi, thrillers, erotic arthouse, action and more. FULL SEQUENCE has just wrapped shooting in London, and the story is being kept completely under wraps. The only information IFC Films and the producers are revealing is that this time there is a new villain on the scene named Martin, and that the premise is 100% medically inaccurate! IFC Films will be releasing THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE PART 2 (FULL SEQUENCE) in 2011.

IFC Films has released a teaser for the film which premiered on IFC.COM today featuring Six who prepares viewers for "what really will be the sickest movie of all time." The video can be viewed at: http://www.ifc.com/news/2010/09/human-centipede-2.php. The teaser is on demand nationwide as part of IFC Films' Direct From Fantastic Fest initiative, in which 4 movies from the Festival are premiering nationwide on demand.

Tom Six's THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE) opened in spring of 2010 as one of the most talked about, and cringed about, horror films of the year. FIRST SEQUENCE, featuring an obsessed doctor who surgically joins his unsuspecting victims together, was one of IFC Films' biggest on-demand successes of all time, and continuously sold out midnight screenings nationwide. FIRST SEQUENCE premiered at Fantastic Fest in 2009, receiving the awards for Best Horror Film and Best Actor, and also took home Best Picture at the 2009 Scream Fest. Recently, the film has been nominated for Best Villain and Most Memorable Mutilation for the 2010 Scream Awards, which air on October 19th. In conjunction with this year's Fantastic Fest, THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEQUENCE) will be re-released on video on demand, prior to the October 5th standard DVD and Blu-ray release of the film.

Jonathan Sehring commented, "We couldn't wait for the opportunity to work with Tom Six again, who is clearly a master of his trade. IFC Films had so much fun with the release of FIRST SEQUENCE, we loved watching audiences squirm in their seats as the film set a new standard in the horror genre. We are thrilled to be bringing the horrifying experience of FULL SEQUENCE to American audiences through our theatrical and VOD platforms. We look forward to CONNECTING this film to an even bigger audience."

Tom Six commented, "I like to say PART ONE is like My Little Pony compared to the film we are editing now. IFC Films has been such an incredible partner... I can only hope that they won't be so disgusted that they try to get out of this new deal."

THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE PART 2 (FULL SEQUENCE) was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, SVP of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for IFC Films and Jeff Deutchman, Manager of Acquisitions & Productions, for IFC Films with Ilona Six, producer Six Entertainment negotiating on behalf of the filmmakers.

For more information about IFC Midnight visit: http://bit.ly/9nXZam

 

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LOS ANGELES and LONDON -- 3D Entertainment Films is pleased to announce that three-time Emmy Award®-winner Christopher Lloyd will star in the Company's new IMAX theatre film, "Time, the Fourth Dimension" (working title). 3D Entertainment Films' Jean-Jacques Mantello ("Ocean World 3D", Jean-Michel Cousteau's 3D film trilogy) and Richard Gabai ("Insight", "Call of the Wild 3D", "Popstar") will co-direct. The film's theatrical release at IMAX 3D and IMAX 2D theatres is currently scheduled for spring 2012 and will be overseen worldwide by 3D Entertainment Film's distribution arm.

"Time, the Fourth Dimension" tells the story of an eccentric professor, played by Lloyd ("Back to the Future", "Addams Family", "Call of the Wild 3D", "Piranha 3D"), and his lab assistant as they explore and explain the various dimensions that make up our world while focusing on the extraordinary and misunderstood fourth dimension: space-time.

"I am very excited about this project and am eager to start shooting this edutainment film in 3D in November," said Christopher Lloyd. "'Time, the 4th Dimension' will be a one-of-a-kind celebration of science that will allow audiences to better understand the concept of time and how we relate to it in modern day society."

"We are thrilled to have such a gifted actor and charismatic personality as Christopher Lloyd lend his talent to this unique project which celebrates science through entertainment," said Francois Mantello, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 3D Entertainment Films.

"Principal photography using state-of-the-art 3D cameras will begin in Los Angeles-area studios this November," said directors Jean-Jacques Mantello and Richard Gabai. "This film will embrace a variety of 3D filmmaking techniques, including stunning special effects, computer-generated images as well as time-lapse and high-speed photography. It is sure to delight audiences of all ages when shown on the world's largest IMAX theatre screens."

"Time, the Fourth Dimension" is part of 3D Entertainment Distribution's recently-announced ambitious plan to offer a steady stream of innovative 3D films for IMAX theatre exhibitors. The Company will begin by launching "Air Racers 3D: Forces of Flight" and "Patagonia Wilderness 3D" (working title) next summer and fall, respectively.

 

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