Knoxville, Tennessee - Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announced that tickets are on sale for Star Trek: The IMAX Experience. The movie opens at 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 7, at a total of 34 Regal Entertainment Group IMAX theatres across the country.

"Regal Entertainment Group is pleased to offer this new IMAX film as we kick off our summer movie season. It's exciting to have the Star Trek franchise back with a bold new look and to make it available in the premium IMAX Experience," stated Dick Westerling, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Regal Entertainment Group.
Star Trek is the incredible story of a young crew's maiden voyage on board the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. On a journey filled with action, comedy and cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind. The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James Kirk, is a delinquent thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock, was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before!

Paramount's Star Trek: The IMAX Experience has been rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence and brief sexual content. The movie opens Thursday, May 7, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are now on sale at the following Regal Entertainment Group IMAX theatres, listed by market:

Albany, NY
Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX
Atlanta, GA
Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX
Augusta, GA
Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX
Charlotte, NC
Regal Stonecrest Stadium 22 & IMAX
Denver, CO
UA Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX
Fort Myers, FL
Regal Gulf Coast Town Ctr Stadium 16 & IMAX
Fresno, CA
Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 & IMAX
Honolulu, HI
Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX
Houston, TX
Edwards Houston Marq*E Stadium 23 & IMAX
Knoxville, TN
Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 & IMAX
Las Vegas, NV
Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX
Regal Sunset Station Stadium 13 & IMAX
Regal Aliante Stadium 16 & IMAX
Los Angeles, CA
Edwards Irvine Spectrum Stadium 21 & IMAX
Edwards Camarillo Stadium 12 & IMAX
Edwards Ontario Palace Stadium 22 & IMAX
Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX
Edwards South Gate Stadium 20 & IMAX
Regal Civic Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
Nashville, TN
Regal Opry Mills Stadium 20 & IMAX
New York City, NY
Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX
UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 & IMAX
Orlando, FL
Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX
Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX
Philadelphia, PA
UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX
Portland, OR
Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX
Richmond, VA
Regal Commonwealth Stadium 20 & IMAX
Sacramento, CA
Regal El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX
Regal City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX
Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX
San Diego, CA
Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX
Regal Escondido Stadium 16 & IMAX
San Francisco, CA
Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 & IMAX
Seattle, WA
Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX

In addition to 34 locations offering the unique IMAX presentation of the film, Regal Entertainment Group will present Star Trek at a total of 460 theatres across the country.

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Hong Kong - GDC Technology ("GDC") is pleased to announce that Sony Pictures Releasing International Corporation ("SPRI") has become the latest major Hollywood studio to enter into a non-exclusive agreement with GDC for digital cinema deployment in selected countries in Asia (the "Agreement"). With the addition of SPRI, GDC has now entered into digital deployment arrangements with five major Hollywood studios. SPRI is an international motion picture distribution arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Under the Agreement, subject to booking terms, SPRI will supply its motion picture content in digital format to Asian exhibitors that are outfitted by GDC with DCI-compliant digital projection systems, as well as make financial contributions for a limited time to promote DCI-compliant digital cinema technology. After this initial phase of deployment, GDC will set its sights on furthering the digital footprint theatrically in even more Asian countries.

The benefits of digital cinema over the traditional 35mm projection systems are now well recognized and acknowledged by many in the theatrical industry worldwide. Equipping theaters with digital projection systems enables both exhibitors and distributors to realize substantial benefits, including higher quality, non-degradable prints and better protection against piracy. Equally important, digital cinema expands the type of programming opportunities available to audiences such as digital 3D & alternative content, and live satellite events which traditional 35mm film projectors could not deliver.

"Digital cinema is an important part of our overall strategy to enhance the theatrical experience for consumers all around the world," said Mark Zucker, President, Sony Pictures Releasing International Corporation. "GDC's expertise and early involvement in digital cinema in Asia makes them a very good partner for us."

"GDC is pleased to have SPRI added to our Digital Cinema Systems Deployment signings in Asia," said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "With the blessings of four other major Hollywood studios and now SPRI, GDC is in a good position to assist Asian exhibitors in mapping out and realizing their digital future. We are optimistic to see more cinemas in the region embrace the Digital Cinema format and accelerate their digital conversions."

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LOS ANGELES - Sony Pictures Releasing International Corporation (SPRI) has entered into an agreement with Sony Electronics' Digital Cinema Solutions and Services (DCSS) group for 4K DCI-compliant digital cinema deployments in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. SPRI is an international motion picture distribution arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE).

SPE and DCSS previously announced plans to work together in the deployment of digital cinema projection systems in Europe and North America. This announcement will now provide exhibitors in major parts of Asia with operational and financial resources needed to implement Sony Electronics' DCI-compliant 4K SXRDTM projection technology. DCSS has already entered into agreements with four major studios -- Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International - for deployments in the United States and Canada. DCSS now has agreements with two major studios for Asia -Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox.

Sony Electronics' 4K digital projection technology will provide exhibitors and distributors with technology that will make it possible to offer consumers a wider selection of programming choices including 3-D and alternative content. To support this digital deployment effort, SPRI will supply its upcoming releases, when booked, in digital form; and provide financial contributions for a limited time to promote DCI-compliant technology.

"As we move toward an all-digital future, exhibitors are going to need the product, resources, and marketing support of companies like Sony Electronics and its Digital Cinema Solutions and Services group, in order to offer their customers the most compelling state-of-the-art cinema experience available today," said Mark Zucker, President, Sony Pictures Releasing International Corporation.

The DCSS group was formed to provide turn-key solutions for exhibitors that will enable them to efficiently convert their operations to digital technology.

"The growth of digital cinema is a worldwide technological reality, so it makes sense that any agreement covers the broadest reach possible," said Mike Fidler, Senior Vice President of Sony Electronics' Digital Cinema Solutions and Services Group. "We're extremely pleased to be working with SPRI on our expanded joint efforts."

In addition to digital projection system deployment, Sony Electronics' DCSS group offers installation, maintenance, and support services. The group also works with exhibitors on the deployment of alternative content - including gaming, sporting events and music concerts - in order to develop more revenue-generating opportunities as the industry transitions to digital delivery.

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TORONTO, ON - Cineplex Entertainment, Canada's leading motion picture exhibitor, is pleased to announce that by May 29th, 2009 a further 31 RealD 3D systems will be added to its theatres across Canada. These systems bring the total number of theatres equipped with RealD 3D technology to 72 which represents 55% of its circuit.

"With more than a dozen 3D films scheduled for release in 2009 and many more in the following years, 3D is a growing force in the motion picture exhibition industry and Cineplex Entertainment is proud to be at the forefront," said Pat Marshall, Vice President Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "With the expansion of 3D in our circuit of theatres, Cineplex Entertainment can offer more guests this completely immersive and premium digital 3D experience in the comfort of their local theatre."

The theatres are equipped with a combination of Christie and Barco DLP cinema projectors. DLP cinema projectors deliver the most visually stunning, razor-sharp
images that movie-goers have ever seen. These digital projection systems are further enhanced with the addition of RealD 3D technology enabling them to also present the latest 3D movies. RealD is the global leader in 3D, bringing the most advanced digital 3D experience to cinemas worldwide.

Upcoming digital 3D movies currently scheduled for release in 2009 include Disney/ Pixar's UP, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, G- Force, Final Destination: Death Trip 3D, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Toy Story and Toy Story 2 (3D double feature), Disney's A Christmas Carol, Planet 51, Avatar, and The Princess and The Frog.

As of May 29th, Cineplex Entertainment will have a total of 161 digital projectors, of which 122 projectors will be enhanced with RealD 3D technology in a total of 72 theatres across Canada.

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Kansas City, Mo. - AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, has appointed Robert J. Lenihan to President, Programming for the company. Lenihan will oversee all of AMC's programming efforts, in addition to the company's new office in Los Angeles, which will open later this year.

"We are proud to have Bob, who has great strategic insights and invaluable experience, join our AMC programming team," said Gerry Lopez, AMC CEO and president. "Bob brings a well-rounded perspective to our company and will be instrumental in our plans to expand the programming we offer our guests, in addition to strengthening our industry relationships by being on the ground for us in LA."

Previously senior vice president of film at Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinemas, Lenihan brings to AMC vast exhibition knowledge and more than 30 years of experience in the industry. His previous roles include head film buyer positions at Mann Theatres, Act III Theatres, Century Theatres and Sundance Cinemas. He also served as executive vice president at Loews Cineplex from 1998 to 2002, supervising film, marketing and real estate.

"I look forward to leading the AMC team in its return to its roots as an industry leader in traditional movie marketing while taking advantage of the programming flexibility afforded to us with AMC's impending rollout of digital cinema and 3D technology," said Lenihan. "Enhanced technology combined with a refreshed look at marketing our assets provides us with a multitude of ways to bring guests the best possible entertainment experience. There is no better way to realize these opportunities than to work closely with our partners at the studios, which is why we are returning to LA."

Lenihan's background will add an additional layer of strategic support to AMC's existing, highly regarded and experienced programming team, which includes Samuel J. (Sonny) Gourley, President of Film Programming, with almost 35 years of film buying and programming experience at AMC; and Rich Boynton, Senior Vice President, Film Programming, who also has spent almost 35 years in the industry with both AMC and Loews Cineplex. Altogether, AMC's nine programming professionals bring more than 20 decades of expertise and ideas to the industry and form the company's vital content backbone.

 

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