Sweepstakes in celebration of the new film "RoboCop"
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 10, 2014-- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announces with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Columbia Pictures that any Regal Crown Club member who purchases a ticket to "RoboCop" is entered for a chance to win their very own drone aircraft. The high-tech drone also comes with a camera, batteries, storage/shipping case and a Sony tablet. "RoboCop" opens in theatres nationwide on February 12.
"Just as OmniCorp maintains its role as the center of robot and drone technology in the year 2028 in the film ‘RoboCop,' Regal wanted to provide its most loyal fans a chance to win an innovative and cutting-edge drone of their very own," said Ken Thewes, chief marketing officer for Regal Entertainment Group. "Fans of this film are sure to enjoy this one-of-a-kind prize."
Regal Crown Club members can win their very own drone aircraft by swiping their card when purchasing tickets to "RoboCop" through February 27. The unmanned autonomous vehicle has a wingspan of over three feet. It is designed and built by Lehmann Aviation and is capable of flight for up to 3 km on a single battery charge. No piloting background is necessary as the user needs to only connect the battery and set up their flight plan on the provided Sony tablet. The drone receives the flight plan directly across Wi-Fi, and all that's left is to hand-launch the aircraft and wait for its return flight. While the aircraft only weighs about two pounds, it is very rugged. It's constructed of foam and carbon fiber and can operate in diverse climate conditions: from -13 degrees to 140 degrees and in wind speeds of up to 20 mph. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. For further information including complete rules, visit: REGmovies.com/Crown-Club/Sweepstakes
"Regal prides itself on offering memorable, unique experiences inside the theatre, and this ‘RoboCop' sweepstakes creates an opportunity for our guests to take the experience of the film home with them," said Dave Doyle, chief information officer at Regal Entertainment Group. "Regal is proud to embrace innovative technologies across our industry, and we are excited about this prize."
In "RoboCop," the year is 2028 and OmniCorp - the world's leader in robot technology - sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for its company. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs its chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing - no matter the cost to Alex - to make sure the program succeeds. But OmniCorp never counted on one thing: there is still a man fighting inside the machine. The film is directed by José Padilha, written by Joshua Zetumer and Edward Neumeier & Michael Miner, and produced by Marc Abraham and Eric Newman.
Becoming a Regal Crown Club member is easy. Guests can join by picking up a card at any of their local Edwards, United Artists or Regal Cinemas. Regal fans can access the Regal Crown Club by their card or mobile device with easy access on the go through the Regal Movies App. Users can program their favorite theatre, gather movie information, select showtimes and purchase tickets. Regal Crown Club is the number one theatre loyalty program in the country, allowing patrons to accumulate credits at the box office and concession stand to earn free popcorn, soft drinks and movies. Free membership is available at the theatre or online. Moviegoers can also stay connected through Regal Cinemas' Facebook page and Twitter account, @RegalMovies.
For more information about "RoboCop," please visit RoboCop.com and join the conversation on social media using #RoboCop.
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is celebrating 90 years as a leader in the entertainment business and as an innovator in the industry. Today, MGM is an entertainment company focused on the production and distribution of film and television content globally. The company owns one of the world's deepest libraries of premium film and television content. In addition, MGM has investments in domestic and international television channels. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.
About Regal Entertainment Group
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,406 screens in 581 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of January 23, 2014. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.