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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NEW YORK - The Cinema Advertising Council (CAC), has elected Landmark Theatres' Senior Vice President of Sales Michael Sakin to its Board of Directors, as director, cinema advertising vendors representing less than 5,000 screens. He will also continue to serve in his role as chair of the CAC marketing committee. The CAC Board of Directors is selected each March at its annual meeting at ShoWest.

A media veteran with more than 20 years in the field, Mr. Sakin has spent 16 of those years in national cable. During that time, he held various positions, eventually making his way to SVP of advertising sales at Fox Cable Network Group and later as SVP at Game Show Network.

For the past four years, Mr. Sakin has focused on the out-of-home market, heading up ad sales for the Ultimate Fighting Championship before dedicating himself to cinema where he served as VP of national sales for Screenvision until his current position at Landmark Theatres.

The other CAC board members have retained their positions. CAC Chairman and President Dave Kupiec (executive vice president of sales and marketing for National CineMedia) and Executive Director Andrew Blacker (senior vice president, marketing and research, Screenvision) continue as directors, cinema advertising vendors representing 5,000 screens or more, and Stewart Harnell (president and CEO, Cinema Concepts), is director representing affiliate members.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - Cruising the aisles at this year's ShoWest-filmdom's annual paean to all things cinematic where theatre owners, manufacturers, studios, and the press all co-mingle to find out what's new and exciting-one could stroll past booths showcasing everything from the latest incarnations of popcorn to high-end digital technology. In the latter category, one standout was QSC's DCP 300, a comprehensive digital cinema processor ideally suited for both D-Cinema upgrades and new installations.

Making its industry debut in booth #1509, the device showed-off its power to combine 24-bit, 16-channel D-Cinema processing with DSP crossover functions and remote, Ethernet-based monitoring and control features that can give guidance to entire audio systems. Capable of receiving up to eight AES pairs of input from D-Cinema servers on two DB25 connectors, the DCP 300 facilitates network digital audio transport as well, via CobraNet, to easily accommodate future expansion.

"The reaction the DCP 300 received at this show was nothing short of phenomenal," says QSC Senior Director of Cinema Solutions Barry Ferrell. "We've never drawn this kind of attention from a product launch, ever. You go into these things knowing in your heart that you have a great product, but you can't help but develop a case of nerves the night before the show opens. The overwhelming positive response we received was definitely a big validation from the outside world that we got it right."

Ferrell credits the DCP 300's full feature set as being one of the primary factors drawing wide attention to the product. Among these features, the device's full compatibility with QSC's DCA amplifiers allows it to be added to applications converting to digital projection without the need for replacing existing amps. Housing advanced DSP crossover settings for the QSC family of DCS loudspeakers supporting up to five active two-way, three-way, or four-way screen channels, the device additionally offers full 1/3 octave graphic EQ on all channels (except subwoofer), a master volume and master mute, and an internal pink noise generator. 10 channels of analog inputs have also been thoughtfully provided for legacy 35 mm film processors. Dual power supplies further complement the package, along with complete parameter backup via SD memory.

"From an end-user's standpoint, these are all features inherently designed to keep you on-screen or get you back up quickly," Ferrell adds. "That means the show goes on, night-after-night, uninterrupted."

User interface on the DCP 300 is simple and intuitive using a color LCD touchscreen found on its front panel. A speaker also located on the front panel lets users keep tabs on either selected mixes of inputs or outputs, or any individual amplifier output channel. Line-level hearing and visually impaired outputs are furnished as standard equipment as well. Network support includes compatibility with QSC's QSControl and QSCreator, plus instrumentation and status indicators.

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