Burbank, CA -- Doremi Cinema has announced an agreement with Sydney based Edge Digital Technology to supply its DCP line of digital cinema servers in Australia and New Zealand. The arrangement includes a commitment by Edge to make Doremi their preferred supplier of digital cinema systems.

Peter Williams, GM of Edge, comments Doremi Cinema has been a driving force in digital cinema technology. Their continued ability to increase the feature set in their servers is unmatched. We are thrilled to represent their products to the Australian and New Zealand market as this region expands its transition to digital exhibition.

Doremi prides itself on partnering with highly qualified cinema integrators around the world comments Michael Archer, VP of Doremi Digital Cinema. Given our proximity to Australia, we knew we had to partner with a company not only entrenched in the exhibition community, but one that has the technical prowess to provide the service and support required for digital cinema. Edge has an outstanding reputation and track record for installing the latest digital cinema technology to hundreds of screens throughout the region. We are pleased to partner with them.

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Kansas City, Mo. and Los Angeles - AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, and RealD, the world's leading outfitter of 3D-enabled theatres, announced today that AMC will add up to 1,500 RealD 3D screens to its circuit in the United States and Canada. The rollout of RealD 3D-enabled screens has already begun with new screens added monthly at AMC locations. This agreement brings RealD's 3D network to nearly 8,000 total committed screens worldwide with approximately 2,600 RealD 3D screens installed today.

"AMC has a world-class reputation for guest satisfaction, and we look forward to bringing RealD's exceptional 3D experience to all of our theatres, as our intent is to feature at least one screen in every AMC theatre" said Gerry Lopez, chief executive officer and president of AMC Entertainment Inc. "This partnership with RealD will give our guests an enhanced way to experience movies perfectly timed for the full line-up of 3D films coming from some of the biggest names in Hollywood."

"AMC is a global leader in entertainment and we're proud to work with them to enable this huge number of screens across their circuit with RealD 3D technology," said Michael V. Lewis, chairman and CEO of RealD. "Audiences are seeking a new and truly engaging form of entertainment that AMC and RealD together can provide through this extensive commitment to build out one of the largest RealD 3D circuits in the world."

RealD's next-generation digital 3D is ultra-realistic, bearing no resemblance to the anaglyph red-and-blue glasses based 3D of old. A bright spot for the entertainment industry, RealD 3D is driving box office to the tune of up to six times per screen revenue of the same film on 2D screens.

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LOS ANGELES - Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning actress Patricia Clarkson will receive the ShoWest Independent Award for Excellence in Acting, it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the event, which will be held March 30-April 2, 2009, in Las Vegas. Clarkson will be presented with the ShoWest Independent Award for Excellence in Acting at a special luncheon "Celebrating the Importance of Independent and Specialty Film" on Thursday, April 2, at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.

"With a diverse resume that includes work on stage, television and the big screen, Patricia Clarkson's work has earned her great accolades and success around the world," noted Neuhauser. "We could not be more honored to present such a highly respected and talented actress as Patricia Clarkson with the ShoWest Independent Award for Excellence in Acting."

This summer, Clarkson can be seen in Woody Allen's Whatever Works, a Sony Pictures Classics release opening on June 19. An eccentric New Yorker, played by Larry David, abandons his upper class life to lead a more bohemian existence. He meets a young girl from the south and her family; and no two people seem to get along in the entanglements that follow. This comedy also stars Ed Begley Jr., Conleth Hill, Michael McKean, Evan Rachel Wood, and a number of other amusing types.

Clarkson can also be seen this year in Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, and Michelle Williams; and playing the lead role in Ruba Nadda's Cario Time, filmed in Egypt.

Since making her film debut in Brian De Palma's The Untouchables, Clarkson has gone on to appear in such films as Lars and the Real Girl, Phoebe in Wonderland, Goodnight, and Good Luck, Far From Heaven, and The Green Mile, to name just a few. Her work in the independent film Pieces of April earned her nominations for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG Award, Broadcast Film Critics Award and an Independent Spirit Award. In addition, her performance in The Station Agent earned her a SAG Award nomination for Best Actress and Best Ensemble Cast. The National Board of Review and the National Society of Film Critics named her Best Supporting Actress of the Year for her work in both Pieces of April and The Station Agent, while the Sundance Film Festival awarded her the Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance in Pieces of April, The Station Agent and All the Real Girls. On television, Clarkson won an Emmy in 2002 and 2006 for her guest-starring role on HBO's acclaimed drama, Six Feet Under. Clarkson made her professional acting debut on stage. Her theatre credits include Eastern Standard, Maidens Prayer, Raised in Captivity, Oliver Oliver, The House of Blue Leaves, and Three Days of Rain.

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San Francisco - Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) announced today that both China Film Group Corporation and Lianzhong Circuit, in conjunction with Dolby's Chinese distributor, ACE ,have selected Dolby® Digital Cinema and Dolby 3D solutions for multiple theatre locations throughout China.

"We are so excited to be able to bring 3D movies to our patrons in Dolby 3D," said Chen Dunliang, President of Wuhan Lianzhong Circuit. "Both Dolby Digital Cinema and Dolby 3D are welcome additions to the Lianzhong Circuit and will wow our audiences with a pristine picture and a premium-quality 3D experience."

"Dolby continues to expand its digital cinema footprint and Dolby 3D continues to grow in the Asia Pacific region," said Mahesh Sundaram, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Dolby Laboratories. "Cinema entertainment is evolving quickly in Asia Pacific. We are honored to help Lianzhong and China Film Group drive the trend and to bring a new and inspiring cinema viewing experience to consumers in China with Dolby Digital Cinema and Dolby 3D products."

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COLUMBUS, Ga.-- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading digital cinema and 3D motion picture exhibitor, announced the promotion of Gary Green to the position of Director of Alternate Content. Mr. Green has been with Carmike since 1986, most recently as its Southern Division Manager. Prior to joining Carmike, he was previously employed by Stewart and Everett Theatres.

"We are delighted to appoint Gary as the Company's new Director of Alternate Content. He brings a wealth of technological expertise to this position and possesses a superior knowledge of the exhibition industry and the growing field of alternate content," stated Carmike Cinemas Chief Operating Officer Fred Van Noy. "Given Carmike's leadership position in digital and 3D, we expect the realm of alternate content to play an ever-increasing role as we strive to bring new and exciting programming to our entertainment complexes and valued patrons."

Carmike was very pleased with the enthusiastic response to two live in 3D sporting events at select theatres in early 2009. The Fedex BCS National Championship college football game and NBA All-Star Saturday Night, were both shown in 30+ locations. Several upcoming special events are in the pipeline, including a live, digital broadcast of ‘Handel's Messiah' at 2:20 p.m. EDT from The Chapel of King's College Cambridge (England), featuring a performance by the famous King's College Choir. ‘The Messiah' will be shown at 40 Carmike theatres on Palm Sunday, April 5th.

Also coming up in May and June is Screenvision's presentation of seven episodes of ‘Stand Up 360,' hosted by comedian/actress Caroline Rhea ("The Biggest Loser" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch") and Erik Rivera ("SiTV/MTV3"). Each episode will include a lineup of 100+ minutes of stand-up routines featuring six leading comedians. Some airings of ‘Stand Up 360' will be on weeknights, typically slower times at the box office, and others will be on weekend evenings, including some late-night showings.

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