Toronto, ON - Cineplex Entertainment and E1 Films Canada are pleased to announce that advance ticket sales for the highly anticipated movie Twilight, which opens in wide release today, have reached record breaking levels exceeding more than one million dollars.

“Advance ticket sales for Twilight have been unprecedented, breaking all records previously held for pre-sales,” said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO for Cineplex Entertainment. “There has been huge anticipation for this movie and, in the last week, we saw a tremendous surge in advance ticket sales across the country.”

“These record-breaking numbers are indicative of the worldwide phenomenon that is Twilight,” said Bryan Gliserman, Co-President of E1 Films Canada. “Twilight fans are devoted to this story and we are proud to bring this enormously anticipated film to audiences across Canada.”

Twilight opens in wide release today on approximately 500 screens across the country including Cineplex Entertainment theatres. Offering guests the opportunity to be amongst the very first to experience this highly anticipated film, advance tickets can be purchased online at www.cineplex.com, on your mobile phone and at participating Cineplex Entertainment theatre box offices.

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NEW YORK, NY - Continuing the strategy to offer theatre exhibitors compelling alternative content programming that drives revenue during off-peak periods, Screenvision, a leading cinema advertising sales, services and content distribution company, will partner with Major League Baseball Productions, the Emmy® award-winning in-house production department of Major League Baseball to bring the Official 2008 World Series Film to select New Jersey and Pennsylvania theatres. The film, chronicling the Philadelphia Phillies epic 2008 Championship Season, will be featured at participating National Amusements, Clearview Cinemas and Frank Theatres locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey on November 24th at 7:30pm for a one time only event. National Amusement’s The Bridge Cinema de Lux in Philadelphia will hold a public red-carpet event that night with the World Series trophy on display and members of the Phillies’ organization attending. Tickets for the red carpet event are $25 (all other screenings are $10) and are available at mlb.com.

In the sports arena, Screenvision has garnered strong success with several recent initiatives including: Mets at the Movies, live baseball game events in the New York/New Jersey market; Return to the Rafters, the story of the 2007-2008 Boston Celtics, which recently ran at select National Amusements theatres in New England; and the documentary UltraMarathon Man: 50 Marathons • 50 States • 50 Days, which was showcased in theatres across the country.

“Screenvision is committed to our exhibitor partners’ success. Our growing alternative content slate provides added entertainment options that bring additional revenue streams during off peak hours. Over the past year, we have found that sports is an area that works extremely well in the theatre,” said Darryl Schaffer, executive vice president, exhibitor relations for Screenvision. “The Official 2008 World Series Film is an incredible sports documentary that Philadelphia fans have been waiting a long time for - in fact more than 28 years. We believe the exciting content coupled with the feverish fan base in the Philadelphia area will make this an in demand event for our participating exhibitors.”


“With our first-ever multi-theater and HD offering of the World Series Film, Philadelphia Phillies fans can relive the larger-than-life moments of their team’s incredible Postseason journey on the big screen in theatres throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey,” said Elizabeth Scott, Vice President of Programming of Business Affairs, Major League Baseball Productions. “We’re excited to partner with Screenvision, whose network of partner exhibitors has allowed MLB to scale this event up as fan interest has demanded. It’s a week out from the event and we’ve already sold more tickets than the capacities at the single venues we’ve hosted the screenings at in years past.”

Launched in 2007, Screenvision’s alternative content division has been able to provide exhibitors with a wide array of intriguing programming ranging from operas and sports to documentaries and children’s films. In addition to the sports programming, the division has presented La Scala opera series as well as the family film The Ballet Shoes. Screenvision is able to develop programming strategies for both wide national releases as well as more localized and regional events presented through Screenvision’s High Definition digital network.

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Shamokin, PA -- National Ticket Company, the global leader in ticketing and wristbands for the leisure and entertainment market, announces a partnership with Synergy ID, a provider of project management and software integration services to the entertainment, emergency management, utility and oil & gas markets.

As the demand for increasing visitor experiences grows and the interest in more efficient and effective visitor management solutions increases, venues of all sizes are pursuing RFID and barcode management systems. The ease of use for customers and the availability of data for the venues creates the ultimate win-win for users of RFID and barcode systems over traditional cash or credit-card based systems.

National Ticket Company is a 100 year old, family run company that provides RFID wristbands, RFID activity cards, traditional wristbands, tickets and other print media to the entertainment industry. National Ticket Company identified the need for RFID wristbands years ago and has formed this partnership with Synergy ID in order to help customers implement RFID and barcode solutions.

“We have been a trusted partner to our customers for over 100 years. We identified the potential for RFID and barcode technologies over 5 years ago and have created a separate division of our company to handle AutoID technologies,” said Tim Timco, Vice President of National Ticket Company.

“We are excited to form a strategic partnership with Synergy ID as it allows us to present complete solutions to our customers where we can provide our RFID and barcode media and know that the entire project will be managed successfully.”

Synergy ID has extensive experience managing assets and data in the emergency management and oil and gas industries and is entering the leisure and entertainment industry to bring their solid project management and software integration experience to National Ticket Company’s customers.

“We cannot say enough good things about National Ticket Company and their reputation in this industry,” says Tony Scott, President of Synergy ID. “We work with best-of-breed solutions partners and focus on becoming a customer advocate and project manager to make sure each RFID or barcode implementation is a success.”

National Ticket Company and Synergy ID will be discussing their solutions at the IAAPA Show in Orlando, FL on November 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st in booth #3424.

Synergy ID will be giving away a custom interactive map that a park can use to give their web site an improved navigation and marketing solution.

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Toronto, ON -- Due to the tremendous success of last year’s first-ever presentation of The National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker, The Nutcracker live in High-Definition (HD) returns exclusively to an expanded number of Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country. The one-time only presentation of The Nutcracker will be shown in select Cineplex Entertainment theatres on December 13, 2008 at 2:00 pm EST. Advance tickets are on sale now online at www.cineplex.com as well as at participating theatre box offices.

“I am extremely proud to be able to share our production of The Nutcracker with Canadians nationwide. And this year, we will expand our reach even more, bringing this great holiday tradition to a greater number of communities across the country,” says Karen Kain, Artistic Director.

“We are excited to once again present The Nutcracker to our theatre audiences across the country,” says Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. “The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition that should be experienced by as many people as possible and we have expanded the number of theatres to ensure everyone can enjoy it.”

The Nutcracker live in HD is a three-way partnership between The National Ballet of Canada, Cineplex Entertainment and Bravo!. Following the simulcast on December 13, The Nutcracker will be broadcast on Bravo! at a later date that will be announced shortly.

The Nutcracker live in HD is presented by TD Waterhouse, with additional funding by John and Claudine Bailey.

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Washington, D.C. — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Dallas entrepreneur Mark Cuban with insider trading for selling 600,000 shares of the stock of an Internet search engine company on the basis of material, non-public information concerning an impending stock offering.

The Commission's complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, alleges that in June 2004, Mamma.com Inc. invited Cuban to participate in the stock offering after he agreed to keep the information confidential. The complaint further alleges that Cuban knew that the offering would be conducted at a discount to the prevailing market price and that it would be dilutive to existing shareholders.

Within hours of receiving this information, according to the complaint, Cuban called his broker and instructed him to sell Cuban's entire position in the company. When the offering was publicly announced, Mamma.com's stock price opened at $11.89, down $1.215 or 9.3 percent from the prior day's closing price of $13.105. According to the complaint, Cuban avoided losses in excess of $750,000 by selling his stock prior to the public announcement of the offering.

"Insider trading cases are a high priority for the Commission. This case demonstrates yet again that the Commission will aggressively pursue illegal insider trading whenever it occurs," said Linda Chatman Thomsen, Director of the SEC's Division of Enforcement.

Scott W. Friestad, Deputy Director of the SEC's Division of Enforcement, said, "As we allege in the complaint, Mamma.com entrusted Mr. Cuban with nonpublic information after he promised to keep the information confidential. Less than four hours later, Mr. Cuban betrayed that trust by placing an order to sell all of his shares. It is fundamentally unfair for someone to use access to nonpublic information to improperly gain an edge on the market."

The complaint alleges that Cuban violated Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder. The Commission's complaint seeks to permanently enjoin Cuban from future violations of the federal securities laws, disgorgement (with prejudgment interest), and a financial penalty.

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