LOS ANGELES - ShoWest has named Chris Pine ShoWest Male Star of Tomorrow, 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. Pine will be presented with the ShoWest Male Star of Tomorrow Award at ShoWest's Final Night Banquet and Award Ceremony on Thursday, April 2nd, at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.

"ShoWest has a history of recognizing major talents at the very earliest points in their rising careers," said Neuhauser. "Pine's impressive skills on the screen and stage will be sure to be showcased, with his performance as Captain Kirk, in the much anticipated release of Star Trek in theatres May 8, 2009. We could not be more excited to honor Chris Pine as this year's Male Star of Tomorrow."

This spring, Pine stars in Paramount Pictures' and Spyglass Entertainment's release Star Trek opening May 8, 2009. From director J.J. Abrams (Mission Impossible III, Lost and Alias) comes a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no one has gone before. Star Trek also stars John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, with Eric Bana and Leonard Nimoy.

In addition to Star Trek, Pine will next be seen in the Paramount Vantage film Carriers, for director Alex Pastor. The film focuses on four friends fleeing a viral pandemic and the chaos that ensues. Pine's resume also includes his performances in Bottle Shock for writer/director Randall Miller, the ensemble drama Smokin' Aces for Joe Carnahan, and the romantic comedy Just My Luck, among others. Pine has received rave reviews for his theatre work that includes performances in Geffen Playhouse's production of Neil Labute's Fat Pig and The Aethist, a one man show performed off Broadway.

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TORONTO, ON - Cineplex Entertainment is about to change the movie going experience in Toronto forever. As of February 27th, 2009, Toronto residents will be able to experience the best in digital cinema including 3D movies, with the installation of a digital projection systems located at Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande Cinemas and Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre Cinemas. Additionally, we are very pleased to announce in association with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada, the first 3D movie to premiere in these locations using the new digital systems will be Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.

The theatres will be equipped with the Barco DP2000 series Cinema projectors. DLP Cinema projectors deliver the most visually stunning, razor-sharp images that movie goers have ever seen. The systems will be further enhanced with the addition of REAL D 3D technology enabling these theatres to also present the latest 3D movies. REAL D is the global leader in 3D, bringing the most advanced digital 3-D experience to cinemas worldwide.

"Toronto residents are going to love the bright, crystal clear images of digital presentations," said Pat Marshall, Vice President Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "With the addition of REAL D, audiences will now be able to enjoy an incredibly immersive 3D experience. I love watching the audience wearing their 3D glasses and seeing people reach out to touch the images that appear to be floating in front of them and with our premiere film, audience members will feel as if they are on stage dancing beside the Jonas Brothers."

Cineplex Entertainment is adding 22 new digital projection systems, enhanced with Real D 3D technology, to 22 theatres located in 21 cities across Canada over the next few weeks.

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MILFORD, CT -- Unicomm LLC, and Bob Dowling, Former Editor in Chief and Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter, announced today the date and location for the second annual 3D Entertainment Summit will be September 16-17, 2009 at the Universal City Hilton in Universal City, California.

The 2009 3D Entertainment Summit will accommodate more attendees as it moves to a larger space designated for keynotes and panel discussions, film presentations and larger exhibitor area. In addition, the two-day summit will include a state-of-the-art 3D digital cinema system for special 3D studio sneak previews and full feature presentations.

"The 2008 3D Entertainment Summit was a tremendous success and we are forecasting an increase in attendees for 2009 as the 3D industry continues to grow at a steady pace," said Bob Dowling. "With a large number of 3D films scheduled for 2009, the first ever 3D commercial that ran this past weekend and an episode of NBC's Chuck slated to run tonight, 3D has truly gone mainstream. When we meet again in September, we'll review predictions made at last year's show and discuss new 3D milestones and trend predictions for 2010."

The 3D Entertainment Summit contains a mix of general sessions and panel sessions presented by a host of industry experts and executives. The highly interactive, discussion-driven environment will allow entertainment professionals to gain practical insight into 3D technology, market size, adoption rates, creative and production strategies, talent and licensing issues gaining a better sense of how 3D relates to their future.

The 2008 show featured more than more than 400 leading members of the 3D industry ecosystem and press from U.S., Canada, France, United Kingdom and Japan, with presenters including keynotes from Jeffrey Katzenberg, Mark Zoradi, Eric Brevig and Charlotte Huggins, David Hill, James Cameron and Vince Pace as well as exclusive studio presentations and rare 3D film sneak previews. The Summit also included more than 30 corporate and media sponsors including RealD, 3ality, Avid, Dolby, Sony, IMAX, PACE, NEC, Virtual Images, Panasonic, Variety and The Los Angeles Times.

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. - Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. ("Cinedigm") (NASDAQ:CIDM) (formerly AccessIT), the global leader in digital cinema, announced today that more than ten million shows have played on Cinedigm digitally-equipped cinema screens in 40 states across the country. Almost 3,800 theatre screens now exhibit movies and other enhanced content on a daily basis via Cinedigm's digital cinema systems.

Cinedigm's networked systems including the company's Theatre Command CenterTM software and Library Management ServerTM combine to enable centrally-controlled exhibition of movies and other events such as live concerts and sporting events and pre-feature advertising. Cinedigm is currently working to deploy more than 10,000 additional digital cinema systems, which will significantly expand the impact for consumers across North America.

"Digital cinema means a superior theatre experience for consumers and Cinedigm is the clear leader in bringing this technology to theatres across the country. Passing this important milestone demonstrates the increasing momentum and extraordinary reliability of this rapidly emerging industry," noted Bud Mayo, president and CEO of Cinedigm. "Digital cinema allows for faster, more cost effective delivery of movies and other choices of content to theatres around the world. Cinedigm's technology transforms theatres by allowing them to bring new choices of content and experiences to their customers, such as 3D Live events and customized programming. As more theatres sign on to our digital deployment plans, more movie-goers can expect the unique and high-quality experience only associated with digital cinema."

The following theatres are equipped with Cinedigm digital cinema systems: Atlas Theatres, Allen Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Celebration! Cinema, Cinema West, Cinetopia, Dickinson Theatres, Emagine, Galaxy Cinema, Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, MJR Theatres, Neighborhood Cinema Group, Premiere Cinemas, Rave Motion Picture Theatres, Showplace Cinemas, UltraStar, and Cinedigm's own Pavilion Digital Showcase Cinema. Cinedigm has been chosen by the Cooperative Buying Group ("CBG") of National Association of Theatre Owners as the integrator of choice for its members comprising approximately 8,000 screens.

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LOS ANGELES - Tony Kerasotes, Chairman and CEO, and Dean Kerasotes, President and Chief Operating Officer of Kerasotes Showplace Theatres will be honored as the "ShoWesters of the Year" at the 2009 ShoWest Convention, it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Co-Managing Director of the annual event. The award presentation will take place on Tuesday morning, March 31st in the Theatre of the Arts of Paris, Las Vegas.

On this, the momentous occasion of celebrating their 100th Anniversary, it is a great honor for ShoWest to be able to present Tony and Dean Kerasotes with the "ShoWester of the Year" Award at ShoWest 2009," said Neuhauser. "Their belief in the strength of the industry is unparalleled and their dedication to continuing and expanding the legacy of Kerasotes Showplace Theatres is exceptional and inspiring. Their commitment, to the moviegoing public, in providing the very best, state-of-the-art motion picture theatres is widely heralded nationwide and we are thrilled that they have agreed to accept this prestigious award."

Tony Kerasotes has over 40 years of experience in the film exhibition industry and sits on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Theatre Owners. In his current position as Chairman and CEO of Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatre, his primary responsibilities include film licensing, real estate and strategic planning.

Dean Kerasotes has 25 years of experience with Kerasotes Theatres. As the President and Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for the Company's operation including theatre management, human resources, theatre design and construction and is a director of the company. He is also active in the National Association of Theatre Owners and NATO of Illinois.

Kerasotes Theatres was first conceived when their grandfather, Gus Kerasotes, opened his first storefront nickelodeon in Springfield, Illinois in 1909. He continued to pioneer, opening four theatres in Springfield during the transition from the hand cranked nickelodeon to silent films and, finally, talking movies. Their ompany headquarters was opened on the town square in Springfield in 1926. With his four sons joining the business, Kerasotes expanded to operate theatres in central Illinois and by 1953 Kerasotes Theatres was comprised of 22 theatres and employed over 600 people. The company continued to grow after Gus Kerasotes passed away in 1960 and operated 220 screens in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri by the early 1980's.

In 1985, the company split in two with Louis Kerasotes and two of his brothers retaining Kerasotes Theatres with 145 screens. Tony Kerasotes then became CEO and was later joined by Dean Kerasotes as COO. In 1999 their company headquarters were relocated to Chicago where Providence Equity Partners invested in the company in 2003; and the company became Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres.

The company has continued to see significant growth concentrating on building new modern multiplex theatres, entering suburban markets and acquisitions of theatres.

Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres currently operates 95 theatres with 935 screens and is the seventh largest motion picture company in the U.S.

Past recipients of the "ShoWester of the Year" award have included: Ellis Jacob, MaryAnn & J. Wayne Anderson, Peter Brown, Stephen Marcus, T.G. "Teddy" Solomon, Phil Harris, Michael Campbell, Kurt Hall and Bruce Corwin.

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