CHICAGO -- NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today that the editors of Videomaker Magazine named the NEC MultiSync® PA271W monitor the Best Product of the Year in the display category, calling it "absolutely stunning." The display is featured in the publication's January 2011 issue on newsstands now.

Besides this latest award recognition, the MultiSync PA271W display also received high marks in a product review in Videomaker's November issue.

Labs Editor Dan Bruns writes: "...with something as important as a feature film, commercial, or family archives, getting color correct the first time can really help an audience relive a moment in the way it was intended. This is where the newest offering from the display maker NEC really shines." Later, he says that the MultiSync PA271W display "is the best option for editors doing color critical work."

"The MultiSync PA271W has received quite a few accolades since its introduction last spring, but Videomaker's recognition as Best Product of the Year is truly humbling," said Art Marshall, Product Manager for NEC Display. "Through its history, NEC has gone to great lengths to ensure that its displays exceed the expectations for the applications and markets we serve. The MultiSync PA271W is a groundbreaking display for people whose livelihoods depend on accurate color."

NEC's MultiSync PA271W display is a high-definition monitor designed for advanced graphics applications, digital photography, video editing, print production and other environments where color accuracy is critical.

For more information on the entire line of MultiSync PA Series professional displays from NEC, please visit the MultiSync PA Series product page.


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COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading DIGITAL cinema and 3D motion picture exhibitor, announces the re-opening of the ALL NEW Ritz 13. The ALL NEW Ritz 13 is located at 1683 Whittlesey Road, Columbus, GA, where the expansion of the former Ritz 10 has taken place.

The movie going experience at the ALL NEW Ritz 13 has been enhanced by the addition of 3 new auditoriums equipped with stadium seating. The existing 10 auditoriums have also been completely renovated. All auditoriums are equipped with the latest State-of-the-Art DLP digital projectors, producing 35 trillion colors, and 7.1 Digital Surround Sound. The auditoriums also feature the latest in high back plush theatre seating design. Five of the auditoriums will feature the latest Real-D 3-D Technology.

The ALL NEW Ritz 13 features THE SCREENING ROOM which was previously located at the Peachtree 8 theatre adjacent to Peachtree Mall. The new screening room is equipped with extra-large leather plush chairs. This auditorium is dedicated to the latest in Art and Independent films, and will include such titles as "Conviction", "The Black Swan" and "The King's Speech".

The ALL NEW Ritz 13 also features the latest innovations in movie ticket and concessions practices. "Standing in two lines, one to buy an admissions ticket and then again to buy popcorn and a drink, has always bothered me," stated David Passman, Carmike President. "We have combined ticket and concessions purchasing, thereby removing an entire waiting line. With the elimination of a separate box office, our patrons should find it faster and more convenient to purchase both tickets and concessions. We've also added a popular new self-serve feature, which will allow patrons to add butter flavor to their popcorn and mix and match fountain drinks at their choosing, each with unlimited refills regardless of size. The refreshment stand has an extensive menu including new items such as smoothies, hot dogs and pizza," he added.

Adjacent to the All New Ritz 13 is Xanadu Skate Center, Caddyshack Miniature Golf, and Lieutenant's Diner now with a new expanded menu.


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Hollywood, CA -- 3D technology company MasterImage 3D announced today that veteran cinema industry sales and marketing executive George Stewart has joined the company as director of digital cinema. In this role Stewart will drive MasterImage's digital 3D systems and brand in the worldwide theatrical marketplace.

Stewart brings twenty years of expertise to MasterImage's sales and marketing efforts. She joins the company most recently from AMC Entertainment, where she was Vice President of Distributor Relations. Prior to that she was Group Marketing/Sales Director for the Nielsen Company, where she successfully developed and integrated new products, services and strategic partnerships. At The Los Angeles Times, Stewart oversaw the Creative Advertising Group generating record-high revenue and sponsorship through promotions, creative and event programs. She also held senior-level roles at Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros., supervising film and marketing sales and overseeing financials for Warner Bros. Television.

"George's career has been marked by results," said Peter Koplik, MasterImage President of Digital Cinema. "She has built a legacy of leading highly productive teams, driving market share, and building brands to support revenue goals. Her experience, skill in cultivating long term relationships and knowledge of the cinema industry is going to be invaluable to us as MasterImage continues to expand our reach."

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Los Angeles -- IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:IMAX; TSX:IMX) announced today that Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, will be released for a special two-week run in IMAX® 3D digital locations beginning February 4, 2011. This release occurs simultaneously with the action-thriller's wide release in domestic and select international markets from Universal Pictures. Shot on location off the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, the new film from director Alister Grierson employs 3D photography techniques Cameron developed to lens Avatar.

"A film executive produced by James Cameron using his own 3D technology deserves a partner in IMAX which will offer audiences a fully immersive experience with Sanctum," said Universal Pictures Chairman Adam Fogelson. "We're thrilled that it is joining Fast Five in next year's IMAX offerings from Universal."

"We are committed to offering our growing audience the world's best movie experience with exciting titles from the best studios, and Sanctum certainly helps us deliver on that commitment," said IMAX CEO Richard L. Gelfond. "This special two-week run provides IMAX® theatres with more films in the first quarter than ever before, highlighting the flexibility in programming created by our digital network."

"We are excited to continue our long-term partnership with James Cameron, as well as the team at Universal, by offering IMAX moviegoers the opportunity to experience the thrilling action of Sanctum," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. "This film, coupled with the IMAX 3D format, will provide audiences with jaw-dropping access to otherwise inaccessible regions of the world and put you right in the middle of the action."


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