Centennial, Colo. - You won't believe your eyes and ears on this brand new magical journey down the yellow brick road with Dorothy, her dog Toto, The Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. On September 23rd, NCM Fathom, Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will give theatergoers the opportunity to experience this family classic for the first time in high definition on the big screen.

The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Hi-Def Event, a special one-night only, nationwide in-theater presentation, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23rd at 7:00 p.m. local time. The unforgettable cultural icon has been entirely re-mastered and will be shown in movie theaters for the first time ever in high definition in an historic big-screen event that celebrates the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. The event will also feature the specially created To Oz! The Making of a Classic, an exclusive look inside Oz featuring behind-the-scenes footage, home movies and archival interviews with the cast and crew.

Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online here. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, please visit the web site (theaters and participants are subject to change).

The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Hi-Def Event will be introduced by Robert Osborne, classic film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies, who will share facts and stories about this ageless classic. The exclusive cut of To Oz! The Making of a Classic will offer audiences a unique peek into the Land of Oz through interviews with original Munchkin actors; an audio outtake of "If I Only Had a Brain" with Ray Bolger and July Garland, complete with stills and home movie footage; and a look at how the MGM artists and craftsmen created the music, costumes and amazing special effects for The Wizard of Oz in the 1930s.

"Warner Home Video is proud to be part of the year-long celebration of this cinematic treasure. We're also delighted to be bringing it into the digital age with this new painstakingly re-mastered Blu-ray, which makes it seem like you're seeing these endearing characters and hearing the unforgettable Oz songs for the first time," said Jeff Baker, Warner Home Video's executive vice president and general manager, Theatrical Catalog.

Adapted from L. Frank Baum's timeless children's tale about a Kansas girl's journey over the rainbow, The Wizard of Oz opened on Aug. 15, 1939 and is ranked among the top 10 best movies of all-time. The Wizard of Oz received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and captured two Oscars-Best Song ("Over the Rainbow") and Best Original Score-plus a special award for Outstanding Juvenile Performance by Judy Garland.

"NCM Fathom continues to bring communities together in local movie theaters and we are proud to be the first to present this much-loved story to audiences in a way they're sure to remember," said Dan Diamond, vice president of Fathom. "Fans-young and old -will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Dorothy's journey come to life on the big screen in a high definition experience that will include an exclusive look inside the making of this masterpiece."

The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Hi-Def Event appears on the big screen in high definition with Cinema Surround Sound in 449 select AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark Holdings, Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Cobb Theatres, Georgia Theatre Co., Goodrich Quality Theaters, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Malco Theatres, National Amusements and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as Arlington Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA), The Carolina (Asheville, NC), El Raton Theatre (Raton, NM), Palace Cinema 9 (South Burlington, VT) and Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA), through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

Warner Home Video's re-mastered Blu-ray and DVD release, The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition, debuts September 29. With six times higher resolution than standard DVD, along with the sonic excellence of Dolby TruHD, the film will be at its pristine best, marking an historic benchmark in the Blu-ray format. The limited and numbered Ultimate Collector's Editions will feature 16 hours of bonus features-four hours of which have never been available before now. Every package will bear a silver label containing a specific numbered version; once these packages are sold out, they will never again be available to consumers.

Visit the official website here for more information on events and products.

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Beverly Hills, CA - Tom Sherak was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (8/18) by the organization's Board of Governors.

Sherak, who is beginning his seventh year as a governor representing the Executives Branch, has served as treasurer of the Academy during the past year. He succeeds Sid Ganis, who had served the maximum four consecutive one-year terms in the office.

In addition, Actors Branch governor Tom Hanks was elected first vice president; Producers Branch governor Kathleen Kennedy and Writers Branch governor Phil Robinson were elected to vice presidents posts; Producers Branch governor Hawk Koch was elected treasurer; and Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governor John Lasseter was elected secretary. Ganis, representing the Public Relations Branch, will serve as immediate past president.

These will be the first officer stints for Lasseter and Robinson. Hanks had previously served as vice president and treasurer. Koch had previously served one term as vice president. This will be Kennedy's second consecutive term as vice president.

Sherak, a marketing, distribution and production executive with more than four decades in the motion picture industry, is currently a consultant for Marvel Studios.

Previously, Sherak was a partner at Revolution Studios where he oversaw the release of more than 40 films including Black Hawk Down, Anger Management, Rent and Across the Universe.

Prior to joining Revolution, Sherak was chairman of Twentieth Century Domestic Film Group and served as senior executive vice president of Fox Filmed Entertainment. Previously, he held various positions at Fox, including senior executive vice president, where he oversaw the distribution and post-production of Mrs. Doubtfire, Speed and Independence Day, among others.

In 1990 Sherak was named executive vice president of Twentieth Century Fox. Prior to that he was president of domestic distribution and marketing for Fox, where launched such films as Romancing the Stone, Aliens, Wall Street, Die Hard and Working Girl. He began his career in the industry at Paramount Pictures in 1970.

Academy board members serve three-year terms, while officers serve one-year terms, with a maximum of four consecutive terms in any one office.

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New York, N.Y. - Screenvision, the leading innovator in cinema advertising, announced today a new long-term agreement with Bow Tie Cinemas, owners and operators of deluxe first-run cinemas designed to bring style and elegance back to the moviegoing experience. The partnership drives Screenvision's overall screen count to 15,332. The deal comes as the quality of the digital preshow has been enhanced nationwide to accommodate exhibitors' growing interest in preshow entertainment.

"Screenvision and Bow Tie's partnership clearly demonstrates exhibitor demand for our network including the strength and entertainment value that comes with our digital preshow," commented Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision. "This deal brings an excellent exhibitor partner to Screenvision's growing digital network in top markets across the U.S., while also heightening moviegoers' in-theatre experience through music videos, behind-the-scenes and more."

As part of the agreement, Screenvision holds exclusive screen advertising sales representation rights for Bow Tie's early and late preshows. The deal also provides Screenvision with the rights to sell in-lobby screens and promotions. Bow Tie Cinemas has a large stake in screens across top markets nationwide, with 67 percent in the top 20 DMAs, including New York, Denver and Baltimore.

"The top notch quality and compelling content within Screenvision's digital preshow, along with their reputation as leaders in technology and service within the cinema advertising community, have made Screenvision a natural partner for Bow Tie," said Joseph Masher, CEO of Bow Tie Cinemas. "We anticipate that this new deal and the digitizing of our screens will lead to a more rewarding, entertaining, and high quality experience for all our moviegoers."

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Los Angeles, CA - Anil Dhirubhai Ambani, chairman of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, the parent company of Reliance Big Entertainment and Reliance BIG Pictures along with Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider, the principal partners of DreamWorks Studios jointly announced today the completion of the first phase of funding for their new motion picture company, based in Los Angeles, California. They further announced that J.P. Morgan Securities arranged the syndication of approximately $325 million of senior debt which Reliance Big Entertainment is matching with its equity commitment. The Walt Disney Studios, who will handle marketing and distribution for the studio, will also extend a loan to DreamWorks as part of the distribution deal.

The debt financing was led by J.P. Morgan, who brought together other lenders to set-up DreamWorks with its first wave of funds. Participants include: Bank of America, City National Bank, Wells Fargo, Comerica, Union Bank of California, SunTrust, California Bank & Trust, and Israel Discount Bank.

Anil Ambani said: "Our partnership with Stacey and Steven is the cornerstone of our Hollywood strategy as we grow our film interests across the globe. Given our faith in the business plan that they presented to us and despite the current economic climate, we were always confident that this day would come. Now Stacey and Steven can focus on producing more of the great films for which they are renowned."

"This will allow us to move ahead quickly into production with our first group of films, said Stacey Snider and Steven Spielberg in a joint statement. "We wish to thank Anil personally for his foresight and fortitude over the past months. We congratulate J.P. Morgan for their leadership in attracting this funding during today's most challenging financial environment. Our thanks also to our distribution partner Disney who we look forward to working with in getting our movies out to the global audience."

Joining Stacey Snider and Steven Spielberg on DreamWorks' Board of Directors on behalf of the Reliance ADA Group are Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, Vice Chairman, Reliance Capital, and J.P. Morgan's Alan J. Levine.

Alan J. Levine of J.P. Morgan Entertainment Advisors led the Reliance team in structuring the capital and business plan for the company. Schuyler Moore at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan was Reliance's counsel. DreamWorks was advised by Skip Brittenham at Ziffren Brittenham LLP, Bruce Ramer and Harold Brown at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, and Cravath, Swaine & Moore. John Miller and David Shaheen at J.P. Morgan Securities led the senior debt syndication.

"It took great dedication over many months to turn our vision for this company into a reality," said Jeff Small, President and Chief Operating Officer of DreamWorks Studios. "The time spent by everyone navigating the changing economic waters allowed us to make the most responsible deal for DreamWorks and ensure that our partnership with Reliance, from the very beginning, was built on solid ground. We appreciate the faith our bank group has in our business plan and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with them."

DreamWorks has a long-term distribution deal with The Walt Disney Studios which will market and distribute approximately six live-action films a year for the company, except for India where Reliance Big Entertainment will retain distribution rights. The first release under Disney's Touchstone banner is expected in 2010.

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Knoxville, Tennessee - Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced today that tickets are on sale now for X Games 3D: The Movie in Digital 3D. Regal Entertainment Group will offer this Digital 3D presentation at 213 locations across the country utilizing RealD 3D cinema systems. This special engagement is available at Regal Entertainment Group theatres for one week only August 21-27.

"Extreme sports fans should grab their tickets now for this one week only presentation of X Games 3D: The Movie coming to more than 200 Regal Entertainment Group theatres. This film provides a unique view of these amazing athletes and their award-winning performances all in 3D," stated Dick Westerling, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Regal Entertainment Group.

X Games 3D: The Movie is a full-length feature film comprised of more than 90% native 3D content that vividly captures the drama and spectacle that play out every year at the X Games. Featuring Shaun White, Travis Pastrana, Danny Way, Ricky Carmichael, Bob Burnquist, and Kyle Loza, the film tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the athletes and the sacrifices they make as they pursue glory and progression on the industry's biggest stage. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Steve Lawrence (Down the Barrel) and narrated by Emile Hirsch, the film uses groundbreaking digital 3D techniques to immerse sports fans into the world of action sports. Whether racing downhill on Shaun White's snowboard, flying through the air in Travis Pastrana's rally car, or preparing to launch down the big air ramp with Danny Way, fans will be at the center of the action and get unprecedented access to the X Games and the iconic action sports personalities chronicled in the film. This ESPN Films production is rated PG for extreme sports action and accidents.

Regal Entertainment Group utilizes RealD® 3D projection systems to provide true-to-life 3D. RealD is a new generation of digital 3D, giving moviegoers a stunningly realistic movie experience that engages the imagination, activates the senses and invites the audience not only to watch a film, but also step inside the story. Audience members will utilize comfortable, lightweight glasses to view the film's 3D effects. These glasses can be taken home as souvenirs of the movie or recycled as guests exit the presentation.

Tickets are now on sale for X Games 3D: The Movie in Digital 3D at the following Regal Entertainment Group theatres:

Albany, NY
Regal Colonie Center Stadium 13
Regal Crossgates Stadium 18

Albuquerque, NM
UA Cottonwood Stadium 16

Asheville, NC
Regal Biltmore Grande Stadium 15

Atlanta, GA
Regal Arbor Place Stadium 18
Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16
Regal Georgian Stadium 14
Regal Hollywood Stadium 24 @ North I-85
Regal Medlock Crossing Stadium 18
UA North Point Market 8

Augusta, GA
Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20

Austin, TX
Regal Metropolitan Stadium 14
Regal Westgate Stadium 11

Bakersfield, CA
Edwards Bakersfield Stadium 14

Baltimore, MD
Regal Bel Air Stadium 14
UA Snowden Stadium 14

Bend, OR
Regal Old Mill Stadium 16

Binghamton, NY
Regal Binghamton Stadium 12

Birmingham, AL
Regal Trussville Stadium 16

Boise, ID
Edwards Boise Stadium 22
Edwards Nampa Stadium 14

Boston, MA
Regal Bellingham Stadium 14
Regal Fenway Stadium 13
Regal Solomon Pond Stadium 15

Buffalo, NY
Regal Elmwood 16
Regal Transit Center Stadium 18
Regal Walden Galleria Stadium 16

Charleston, SC
Regal Azalea Square Stadium 16
Regal Palmetto Grande Stadium 16

Charlotte, NC
Regal Birkdale Stadium 16

Charlottesville, VA
Regal Seminole Square 4

Chicago, IL
Regal Round Lake Beach Stadium 18
Regal Showplace Stadium 16

Cincinnati, OH
Regal Deerfield Towne Center Stadium 16

Cleveland, OH
Regal Cobblestone Square Stadium 20
Regal Medina Stadium 16

Columbia, SC
Regal Sandhill Stadium 16

Dayton, OH
Regal Fairfield Commons Stadium 20

Denver, CO
Regal Continental Stadium 10
Regal River Point Stadium 14
UA Colorado Mills Stadium 16
UA Denver Pavilions Stadium 15

Eugene, OR
Regal Valley River Center Stadium 15

Fairbanks, AK
Regal Goldstream Stadium 16

Fresno, CA
Edwards Fresno Stadium 22
Regal Manchester Stadium 16

Ft Myers, FL
Regal Belltower Stadium 20
Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16
Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 - Naples
Regal Town Center Stadium 16 - Port Charlotte

Gainesville, FL
Regal Royal Park Stadium 16

Greensboro, NC
Regal Greensboro Grande Stadium 16
Regal Palladium Stadium 14

Greenville, NC
Regal Greenville Grande Stadium 14

Greenville, SC
Regal Cherrydale Stadium 16
Regal Spartan Stadium 16

Harrisburg, PA
Regal Manor Stadium 16
Regal West Manchester Stadium 13

Honolulu, HI
Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18
Regal Pearl Highlands Stadium 12

Houston, TX
Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 Edwards Houston Marq'E Stadium 23

Idaho Falls, ID
Edwards Grand Teton Stadium 14

Indianapolis, IN
Regal Village Park Stadium 17
UA Galaxy Stadium 14

Jacksonville, FL
Regal The Avenues Stadium 20

Knoxville, TN
Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18
Regal West Town Stadium 9

Las Vegas, NV
Regal Aliante Stadium 16
Regal Boulder Station Stadium 11
Regal Colonnade Stadium 14
Regal Fiesta Henderson Stadium 12
Regal Red Rock Stadium 16
Regal Sunset Station Stadium 13
Regal Texas Station Stadium 18

Lexington, KY
Regal Hamburg Pavilion Stadium 16

Los Angeles, CA
Edwards Alhambra Renaissance Stadium 14
Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20
Edwards Anaheim Hills 14
Edwards Brea Stadium 22
Edwards Camarillo Palace Stadium 12
Edwards Corona Crossings Stadium 18
Edwards Eastvale Gateway Stadium 14
Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21
Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26
Edwards Metro Pointe Stadium 12
Edwards Ontario Mountain Village Stadium 14 Edwards Ontario Palace Stadium 22 Edwards South Gate Stadium 20 Edwards Temecula Stadium 15 Edwards West Covina Stadium 18 Regal Foothill Stadium 22 Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16 Regal La Habra Stadium 16 Regal Promenade Stadium 13 Regal Rancho Mirage Stadium 16 Regal Riverside Plaza Stadium 16 Regal Simi Valley Civic Center Stadium 16 UA Los Cerritos Galaxy Stadium 11

Miami, FL
Regal Kendall Village Stadium 16
Regal Magnolia Place Stadium 16
Regal Oakwood Stadium 18
Regal Sawgrass Stadium 23
Regal South Beach Stadium 18
Regal Southland Mall Stadium 16
Regal Westfork Stadium 13

Minneapolis, MN
Regal Eagan Stadium 16

Nashville, TN
Regal Green Hills Stadium 16
Regal Opry Mills Stadium 20
Regal Providence Stadium 14
Regal Streets of Indian Lake Stadium 16

New Haven, CT
Regal Brass Mill Stadium 12

New York City, NY
Regal Commerce Center Stadium 18
Regal E-Walk Stadium 13
Regal New Roc Stadium 18
UA Cortlandt Town Center Stadium 11
UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14
UA Staten Island Stadium 16
UA Union Square Stadium 14
UA Westbury Stadium 12

Norfolk, VA
Regal Columbus Stadium 12
Regal Greenbrier 13
Regal Kiln Creek Stadium 20
Regal Macarthur Stadium 18
Regal New Town Stadium 12

Orlando, FL
Regal Hollywood Stadium 16 - Ocala
Regal Oviedo Stadium 22
Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20
Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20
Regal Winter Park Stadium 20

Philadelphia, PA
Regal Burlington Stadium 20
Regal Cumberland Stadium 14
Regal Hamilton Commons Stadium 14
Regal Plymouth Meeting 10
Regal Marketplace Stadium 24
Regal Northhampton 14
Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22
UA Oxford Valley Stadium 14
UA Riverview Plaza 17
UA Washington Township 14

Portland, OR
Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18
Regal Cascade Stadium 16
Regal Evergreen Parkway Stadium 13
Regal Lancaster Mall Stadium 11
Regal Lloyd Center 10

Raleigh, NC
Regal Crossroads Stadium 20
Regal North Hills Stadium 14

Richmond, VA
Regal Commonwealth Stadium 20
Regal Short Pump Stadium 14
Regal Southpark Mall Stadium 16
Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20
Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16

Roanoke, VA
Regal New River Valley Stadium 14
Regal Valley View Grande Stadium 16

Rochester, NY
Regal Greece Ridge Stadium 12
Regal Henrietta Stadium 18

Sacramento, CA
Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16
Regal El Dorado Stadium 14
Regal Modesto Stadium 10
Regal Natomas Marketplace Stadium 16
Regal Stockton City Centre Stadium 16
Regal Turlock Stadium 14
UA Olympus Pointe 12

San Antonio, TX
Regal Alamo Quarry Stadium 16
Regal Cielo Vista Stadium 18
Regal Northwoods Stadium 14

San Diego, CA
Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18
Edwards Rancho San Diego Stadium 15
Edwards San Marcos Stadium 18
Regal Escondido Stadium 16
Regal Oceanside Stadium 16
Regal Parkway Plaza Stadium 18
UA Horton Plaza 14

San Francisco, CA
Regal Deer Valley Stadium 16
Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20

Santa Barbara, CA
Edwards Santa Maria 10

Santa Fe, NM
Regal Santa Fe Stadium 14

Savannah, GA
Regal Savannah Stadium 10

Seattle, WA
Regal Auburn Stadium 17
Regal Bella Bottega Stadium 11
Regal Everett Mall Stadium 16
Regal Lakewood Stadium 15
Regal Longston Place Stadium 14
Regal Martin Village Stadium 16
Regal Marysville 14
Regal Meridian Stadium 16
Regal The Landing Stadium 14
Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14

Shreveport, LA
Regal Louisiana Boardwalk Stadium 14

Spokane, WA
Regal Northtown Mall Stadium 12
Regal Riverstone Stadium 14

St Louis, MO
Regal St. Louis Mills Stadium 18

Syracuse, NY
Regal Carousel Mall Stadium 17
Regal Ithaca Mall Stadium 14
Regal Shoppingtown 14

Tampa, FL
Regal Citrus Park Stadium 20
Regal Hollywood Stadium 20 - Sarasota

Washington D.C
Regal Ballston Common Stadium 12
Regal Bowie Stadium 14
Regal Countryside Stadium 20
Regal Fredericksburg 15
Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14
Regal Germantown Stadium 14
Regal Kingstowne Stadium 16
Regal Majestic Stadium 20
Regal Potomac Yard Stadium 16
Regal Rockville Center Stadium 13
Regal Valley Mall Stadium 16
UA Fairfax Towne Center 10

Watertown, NY
Regal Salmon Run Mall 8

West Palm Beach, FL
Regal Royal Palm Beach Stadium 18
Regal Treasure Coast Stadium 16

Wilmington, NC
Regal Mayfaire Stadium 16

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