MORRISTOWN, NJ, -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (Cinedigm) (NASDAQ: CIDM) and AEG Network LIVE announced today that they are teaming up to bring pop phenomenon Fall Out Boy to theatre audiences around the country for one night only on January 18th, 2009. The nationwide digital cinema broadcast will be transmitted in HD via satellite and will include a LIVE introduction from the band as well as an exclusive worldwide premiere screening of the multi-platinum Island recording artist's December 16 live concert produced by AEG Network LIVE from the Nokia Theater in Times Square.

Fans in 31 States can buy tickets to the live digital cinema broadcast of "Fall Out Boy LIVE - Folie a Deux NYC to LA presented by Nokia," which will be shown at approximately 80 theatres in theatre chains such as Carmike Cinemas, Celebration Cinemas, Cinema West, Emagine, Galaxy Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, MJR, NCG, Rave Motion Pictures and Showcase and UltraStar Cinema. To find the nearest participating theatre, go to www.cinedigm.com.

Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy lead singer, said: "We're excited to reach audiences all over the country in this new way. We're very proud of our new album and our December 16th concert at the Nokia Theater Times Square and we're excited to speak live to our fans on January 18th through this nationwide cinecast."
Jonathan Dern, president of Cinedigm's Content and Entertainment Group, said: "The combination of this exclusive pre-recorded live concert and the live intro by Fall Out Boy will make for a truly unique event fans will only be able to see on January 18. Seeing this concert on the big screen lets everyone in the audience feel like they are in the front row actually at the concert. This broadcast is another example of the great new content experiences that digital cinema makes possible and we are proud to be the only company that can make this happen across the country."

Multi-platinum Island recording artist Fall Out Boy performed a live 90-minute concert at the Nokia Theatre Times Square on Tuesday, December 16 coinciding with the release of their fifth studio album titled, "Folie a Deux." This event was also simulcast on multiple LED screens at the Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles at LA LIVE for the first time ever. The sold-out performance rocked the house with fans enjoying such tunes as "I Don't Care," "Sugar, We're Going Down," "Dance, Dance," and "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race."

Fall Out Boy's new release "Folie a Deux" hit stores on December 16. The multi-platinum band has built up a loyal following through relentless touring; they have performed over 1200 shows since their inception in 2000. The band's 2007 release "Infinity On High" debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and followed-up "From Under The Cork Tree," their Island debut of May 2005, which spent 72 weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart. They have won three MTV Video Music Awards and have received a Grammy nomination as well.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) (formerly AccessIT) today announced that it will bring the FedEx BCS National Championship Game between the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, January 8 live, in 3D to the Mann Chinese Six and the Krikorian Monrovia Cinema 12 in Los Angeles, California, as well as to the 80 theatres announced on December 16. The addition of these locations to Cinedigm's proprietary CineLive(TM) satellite network -- the only system with a national footprint that can distribute live 3D cinema transmissions -- will expand the network into the urban L.A. Metro area. Both of these theatres will also show the NBA All-Star Saturday Night events that Cinedigm announced would be shown through its CineLive network on Saturday, February 14. Some of the 80-plus theatres which will show the BCS Game are already reporting ticket sell-outs.

"The movie-going experience of the future has arrived," said George Krikorian, president and CEO of Krikorian Premiere Theatres. "We believe that the future movie-going experiences will far exceed our greatest expectations. These 3D presentations represent a pivotal transitional moment in film exhibition history. Live 3D Broadcast of prominent sporting events will be far more compelling and appealing to the public than live attendance at those events. We are proud and excited to participate in this historic presentation."

"We are extremely excited to be added to the Cinedigm CineLive(TM) network, and to be able to show the upcoming BCS Tournament and NBA All-Star Saturday Night in Live 3D," said Peter Dobson, CEO of Mann Theatres. "Cinedigm is truly the leader in digital cinema and we are pleased to be working with them."

"We are thrilled to be able to offer fans in the Los Angeles metro area the opportunity to see these first of their kind events," said Bud Mayo, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm. "L.A. is the heart of the entertainment industry, and providing cutting edge opportunities to its sports fans and entertainment professionals is only fitting. We look forward to what we know will be an enthusiastic reception for this exciting and new form of entertainment and to adding more world class locations to our network in the U.S. and Canada."

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), the nation's leading motion picture exhibitor in 3-D, today announced that it will be showing two upcoming Live 3D broadcasts: the FedEx BCS National Championship Game between the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma on January 8th and NBA All-Star Saturday Night on February 14th. Both events will be shown at 35 Carmike theatres in 19 states (list below).

"Cinedigm's CineLive(TM) Satellite Distribution Network is the only system that can distribute over a national theatre footprint, and we are delighted to collaborate with them to bring these premier sporting events for the first time ever to the viewing public, live and in 3D," stated Michael W. Patrick, Carmike's Chief Executive Officer.

"With a growing slate of 3D content planned for 2009 and beyond, Carmike has taken the industry lead in deploying digital 3D technology. Our circuit's first-run theatres are 100% digital, with state-of-the-art sound, stadium seating and other patron-friendly amenities at most locations. During the 2008 fourth quarter, we completed the conversion of Carmike's entire theatre circuit to 3D readiness, giving us 502 compatible screens of approximately 1300 3D screens across the U.S.

"The major motion picture studios are solidly behind 3D, and we share their excitement as this content is ideally suited to the customers in our markets. Importantly, movies continue to be added to the studios' release schedules, with over 20 3D films currently slated for debut in 2009 and 2010. In addition to professional and college sports in 3D, there are a growing number of additional special events that we will be bringing in digital and or 3D format to the Carmike circuit, including religious programming, concerts and arts-oriented productions such as opera and ballet," concluded Mr. Patrick.

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Dallas, TX. -- Rave Motion Pictures, the nation's largest all digital projection theater circuit, announces two stellar LIVE 3D broadcast events:

January 8, 2009 BCS College Football Championship Game
Featuring the Florida Gators & the Oklahoma Sooners (8 PM EST)

February 14, 2009 NBA All Star Saturday Night Live
Featuring the 3 Point, Slam Dunk & Skills Contests (8 PM EST)

Fox Sports and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. will team up to broadcast the FedEx BCS National Championship Game in LIVE 3D to select digitally-equipped theaters across the United States. The announcement represents the first ever sporting event broadcasted to the public in LIVE 3D on a nationwide basis.

College football fans will be able to experience the game as if they were on the field as the country's top collegiate teams compete for the coveted National Title.

Just last week, the NFL broadcast of its Thursday night game in live 3D was in only 3 theaters in NY, LA and Boston and made national news. Now Rave is proud to host 18 of only 81 such events in the country.

Ticket prices for the BCS Bowl Game range by market from $20 to $25. Meanwhile, ticket prices for the NBA Event range by market from $15 to $20.

 

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MORRISTOWN, N.J. - Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) (formerly AccessIT) today announced that it had struck a deal with Sony, FOX Sports and 3ality Digital to bring a second major sporting event in 3-D to its national network of digitally-enabled movie theatres. On Thursday, Jan. 8, Cinedigm will carry the FedEx BCS National Championship Game between the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma to theatres in 35 states via its proprietary CineLiveTM satellite network using the Sensio® 3-D Format - the only system with a national footprint that can distribute live 3-D cinema transmissions. Earlier this month, Cinedigm, Turner Sports and the NBA announced a live 3-D broadcast of All-Star Saturday Night to multiplexes across the country. In addition to FOX Sports and Sony, top 3-D entertainment technology company 3ality Digital will shoot the game and provide image transmission support for the BCS broadcast.

"We are changing the way the public enjoys movie theatres," said Bud Mayo, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm. "Tens of thousands of sports fans around the country now will have a chance to experience one-time sporting events, live, in 3-D, at their local multiplexes. We are delighted that major sports franchises and consumer brands are realizing the benefits of this new kind of entertainment for the public. Our growing national network of 80-plus top-quality theatres can help expand both the audience for sporting events, creating new revenue opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors, while giving more entertainment options to the average family."

First Commercial Live, 3-D Events

While private tests and select-theatre showings of live, 3-D sporting events have been conducted previously by Cinedigm and others, the BCS game on January 8th and the NBA All-Star Saturday Night on February 14th will be the first times that fans can purchase tickets to see live, 3-D sporting events at hundreds of screens in neighborhood multiplexes in 35 states.

Only National Footprint for Live 3-D

Cinedigm is the only digital cinema content and distribution management company that has put the technological infrastructure and distribution know-how in place to allow for this kind of large-scale national footprint. It has linked more than 80 theatres in the top DMAs to a proprietary satellite distribution network specially configured for both 2-D and 3-D transmissions. It has also outfitted more than 270 additional theatres across the country for digital cinema, extending its ultimate reach to more than 3700 screens in 40 states.

Unique, Flexible Distribution Platform

Cinedigm selects and contracts with separate companies who capture the events in 3-D and configure the live programming - which is then transmitted to the Company. Cinedigm then uses its satellite network to transmit a super-sharp 3-D signal to a combination of digital cinema systems it has deployed to participating theatres, which can be managed via an easy-to-use Cinedigm-created interface. The Company has built its system to be vendor- and technology-neutral, giving theatres, vendors, sponsors and partners maximum flexibility when it comes to leveraging its platforms. This planning and expertise has made it the digital cinema partner of choice for the movie and entertainment industries.

Tickets and Locations

Tickets will be available as early as today and will be available online for most locations. Ticket prices are set by exhibitors but are expected to range between $18 and $22. To find the nearest participating theatre, go to www.CinedigmEntertainment.com.

 

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