Meyer Sound has announced the newest member of the Cinema Experience line, the AcheronTM Studio, which brings the low distortion and transparency of the Acheron 80 screen channel loudspeaker to a smaller package. Designed for use behind a perforated screen or for direct monitoring, the THX-approved Acheron Studio is a perfect choice for small cinemas, post-production, and private theatres. Soundtracks monitored on the Acheron Studio translate accurately into larger cinema systems, making the loudspeaker an equally ideal fit for re-recording rooms, sound design rooms, and music studio control rooms.

"Today's cinema theatres range from a 6,000-seat theater to a 16-screen multiplex to a private screening room, but the important role that the soundtrack plays in the film experience remains the same in any venue," says John Meyer, co-founder and CEO of Meyer Sound. "With technology like the space-friendly Acheron Studio loudspeaker, we can reproduce the information in a soundtrack with a remarkable degree of resolution to match today's high-definition picture, meaning any punch and delicate nuance created in the sound design room or re-recording stage will be accurately delivered to the audience."

The Acheron Studio boasts an impressive power-to-size ratio, with a maximum peak level of 134 dB SPL at one meter. Designed to help maintain a full LCR screen perspective in all seats, the Acheron Studio uses the same horn technology (patent pending) developed for the Acheron 80, and has an extremely well behaved 80-degree horizontal by 50-degree vertical coverage pattern with a soft off-axis roll-off.

The horn in the Acheron Studio is fixed within the enclosure to ensure an accurate acoustic crossover, phase response, and an incredibly consistent vertical pattern between the low and high frequencies. Bass power comes from a new 15-inch low-frequency driver optimized for the compact enclosure. The 580 Hz crossover point places most of the dialog in the horn, making it an ideal choice for cinema applications. The self-powered Acheron Studio features a convection-cooled amplifier with an impressive signal-to-noise ratio of more than 100 dB to provide the extremely low noise floor required in a studio environment. In addition, it is a plug-and-play system and allows for easy setup and installation.

All components in the Acheron Studio are designed and manufactured at Meyer Sound's headquarters in Berkeley, Calif., where an Acheron Studio system is installed in the company's award-winning Pearson Theatre for movie playback. Meyer Sound Cinema Experience products are installed in Bay Area's Skywalker Sound, ImageMovers Digital, and American Zoetrope, as well as USC School of Cinematic Arts and Atkinson Hall at University of California, San Diego. For more information on the Acheron Studio and the entire Meyer Sound Cinema Experience product line, please send an email to cinema@meyersound.com, or click here.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) (formerly AccessIT), the leader in the digital cinema industry, today announced Emagine Entertainment, Inc. ("Emagine"), a Michigan-based cinema chain, will participate in Cinedigm's Phase 2 digital cinema deployment program and will be the first exhibitor to do so through self-financing. Emagine is one of Cinedigm's first Phase 1 deployment program exhibitor partners and has been utilizing their networked digital cinema systems since late 2005.

In Phase 2, Cinedigm will provide networked digital cinema systems, including Christie DLP Cinema projectors, to the ten screens at Emagine's new Woodhaven, Michigan location. Christie Managed Services will be providing the long-term service agreement for this theatre. Under this new agreement, Emagine will become a senior lender to Cinedigm's Phase 2 deployment subsidiary. Cinedigm's subsidiary will make regular payments to Emagine based on an agreed-upon schedule similar to those of other long-term lenders.

"We've had great success with Cinedigm's digital cinema systems. Their technology has enabled us to bring unique, cutting-edge programming to our customers. Events like the live 3-D showings of the BCS and NBA games help set Emagine apart from competitors and is the reason we want to expand our relationship with Cinedigm to our new location," said Paul Glantz, founder of Emagine. "We're pleased that Cinedigm has worked with us to create this self-financing option which enables us to invest further in a business that is revolutionizing the movie-going experience."

"Emagine is breaking new ground with us, creating an innovative financing template for Cinedigm's rollout. This trend of self-funding by theatre owners is important given the ongoing growth of the theatre industry and the current lack of financing from traditional channels. We are confident that with the help of partners like Emagine, our Phase 2 deployment will continue to progress as planned," said Bud Mayo, chairman and CEO of Cinedigm.

"Cinedigm is pleased that our first exhibitor from our Phase 1 deployment has engaged us for Phase 2. We have valued our relationship with Emagine over the years and look forward to adding their new location to the growing number of screens contracted to our Phase 2 program for up to 10,000 digital cinema projection systems," said Chuck Goldwater, president of Cinedigm's Media Services Group.

Cinedigm's Digital Cinema division is the industry-leading deployment program for Digital Cinema that provides the funding, installation support and administration for the company's studio-supported Digital Cinema rollout plans.

To date, Cinedigm has contracted for and completed the rollout of nearly 4,000 systems in forty-one states with exhibitors including Atlas Theatres, Allen Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Celebration! Cinema, Cinema West, Cinetopia, Dickinson Theatres, Emagine, Galaxy Cinema, Marquee Cinemas, Krikorian Premiere Theatres, MJR Theatres, Neighborhood Cinema Group, Premiere Cinema Corp., Rave Motion Picture Theatres, Showplace Cinemas, UltraStar, and Cinedigm's own Pavilion Digital Showcase Theatre.

Its Phase 2 plan for up to an additional 10,000 screens will provide networked, turnkey Digital Cinema systems in conformance with DCI specifications.

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San Francisco-Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that Dolby 3D is the official 3D solution used to present content from major Hollywood studios at Comic-Con International 2009. On July 23 and 24, 2009, in hall H at the San Diego Conference Center, Comic-Con 2009 participants will be able to experience the premium quality of Dolby 3D on one 55-foot main screen and three 25-foot screens distributed throughout the hall.

Comic-Con audience members will experience the latest in cutting-edge digital 3D with Dolby 3D's unique full-spectrum color-filter technology that provides realistic color reproduction and extremely sharp images. Dolby 3D ensures that attendees will enjoy a rich, compelling 3D experience from any seat in the 6,500 seat auditorium. The Dolby 3D solution uses environmentally friendly 3D glasses that can be reused-in contrast to the waste associated with disposable glasses.

In addition to 20th Century Fox, 3D content from Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, New Line Cinema, Walt Disney Pictures, Disney/Pixar, and Walt Disney Animation Studios will be seen in Dolby 3D by over 10,000 Comic-Con attendees throughout the two days.

"We are pleased that Dolby 3D is the official 3D solution for Comic-Con 2009," said, Page Haun, Senior Director of Cinema Marketing, Dolby Laboratories. "I know the Comic-Con audience will be amazed by the stunning lineup of Hollywood content to be presented in Dolby 3D."

Scheduled screenings in Dolby 3D (schedule subject to change) include:
Thursday, July 23, 2009 (hall H)
• 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Walt Disney Pictures presents previously unseen Disney Digital 3D footage from its upcoming movie releases, including A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Tron.
• 12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation deliver a first look at Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which will be followed by legendary director Joe Dante's (Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Innerspace, Explorers, The Howling) 3D thriller The Hole. In addition, a sneak peek of New Line Cinema's visceral 3D thrill-ride horror film The Final Destination will be shown.
• 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.: 20th Century Fox and James Cameron present Avatar in this first public screening of footage in 3D from the much-anticipated action/adventure/fantasy film that was four years in the making.
Friday, July 24, 2009 (hall H)
• 12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: Walt Disney Pictures, Disney/Pixar, and Walt Disney Animation Studios present a director panel with previously unseen footage from its upcoming animated slate, including Toy Story and Toy Story 2 (double feature), Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story 3, Prep and Landing, The Princess and the Frog, and Ponyo.
To find a cinema with Dolby 3D near you, click here.

For official Comic-Con International schedules and information, click here.

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New York and Centennial, Colo. - The Metropolitan Opera and NCM
Fathom will present two special summer encores pre-recorded from the first season of the Peabody Award-winning The Met: Live in HD series including Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Barber of Seville) on Wednesday, July 29th followed by Mozart's The Magic Flute on Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 p.m. local time in 275 select movie theaters nationwide.

Tickets for The Met: Live in HD summer encores are now available here or at participating theater box offices. More information about the summer encores is available here. One of the most beloved operatic comedies of all time, Il Barbiere di Siviglia was an instant audience favorite at its first showing as part of The Met: Live in HD series in March 2007. Returning to select theaters on Wednesday, July 29th, Il Barbiere di Siviglia cast includes Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez as Count Almaviva, American mezzosoprano Joyce DiDonato as Rosina and Swedish baritone Peter Mattei in the title role of the swaggering barber. Il Barbiere di Siviglia is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher and conducted by Maurizio Benini.

Mozart's masterpiece The Magic Flute is presented on August 5th in an abridged, English-language version created especially for families. The production takes
audiences to a magical world of dancing bears, giant birds, and colorful adventure in
Mozart's ever-popular masterpiece on August 5th. This performance was originally
presented in December 2006 as the inaugural transmission of The Met: Live in HD series.

Directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor (The Lion King) and conducted by Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine, the dynamic cast includes Ying
Huang as Pamina, Matthew Polenzani as Tamino and Nathan Gunn the bird catcher
Papageno.

Originally broadcast to a limited number of movie theaters in the U.S., and
internationally in the inaugural 2006-2007 season of The Met: Live in HD series, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and The Magic Flute will each be rebroadcast one night only in 275 select AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration! Cinema, Cobb Theatres, Goodrich Quality Theaters, Georgia Theater Company, Hollywood Theaters, Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, Malco Theatres, National Amusements and Regal Entertainment Group movie theaters, as well as El Raton Theatre (Raton, NM), Hollywood 14 (Asheville, NC), Palace Cinema 9 (South Burlington, VT) and Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA), through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

The Met: Live in HD series has featured a total of 24 live operas and one live Gala during its three season-run. The 2008-09 season was the biggest yet with 11 LIVE, high-definition opera transmissions including the Met's Opening Night Gala starring Renée Fleming, Lucia Di Lammermoor and Madama Butterfly. The first Met: Live in HD opera, The Magic Flute, was seen in 56 theaters in December 2006. Fathom has since expanded its participating theater footprint which now reaches nearly 500 movie theaters in the United States.

The Met: Live in HD series was recently honored with a prestigious Peabody Award for its "vividly designed, smartly annotated productions of Hansel and Gretel, Dr. Atomic, Peter Grimes and other operas," and the use of "state-of-the-art digital technology to reinvent the presentation of a classic art form." In addition, the Met won a special Emmy Award in January 2009 for "advancing technology through ongoing, live, global transmission of high-definition programming to movie theaters."

The Met: Live in HD is expanding the appeal and reach of opera around the world and has been met with both critical and popular acclaim. Using robotic cameras and state-of-the-art technology, The Met: Live in HD captures the onstage action from striking angles and heightens attention to the narrative elements of both performance and production. The series offers behind-the-scenes features, live interviews with cast and crew, insightful short documentaries, and bird's-eye views of the productions, offering an unprecedented look at what goes into the staging of an opera. The Met: Live in HD is made possible by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation.

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New York, NY -- Screenvision, a leading innovator in cinema advertising, has teamed up with JetBlue Airways to launch a comprehensive in-cinema summer marketing program starting July 17 and running through August. The 360-degree campaign will be exclusive to Screenvision and will be highlighted by a 30-second animated spot, which will be showcased through two innovative creatives. The spot will air within the Premium PodTM segment of Screenvision's July and August preshow. Only Screenvision offers marketers this premium ad placement right before the previews.

The in-cinema JetBlue brand experience will also include lobby posters, on-screen trivia slides and handouts. The campaign will be featured across Screenvision theatres in five key JetBlue markets: New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami/Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.

"We are excited to welcome JetBlue as a partner to Screenvision's national cinema advertising network and provide them with an effective platform to showcase their products," said Michael Chico, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Screenvision. "JetBlue is an innovator in their sector, and their support confirms their recognition of the power of Screenvision cinema advertising."

"Working with Screenvision has proven to be a good investment for JetBlue," said Fiona Morrisson, Director, Brand Management and Advertising, JetBlue Airways. "The ability to reach our core customer base through multiple touch points is key to highlighting the many more amenities and service qualities we offer. Being able to present compelling and creative advertisements on a giant screen is also a unique method that few other mediums can match."

The animated spots focus on the amenities that JetBlue offers to customers, which make them soar above other airlines. The spots inject humor into the topics of in-flight entertainment and leg room. Each spot begins on another airline called "Other Guy Air." In the first spot, a customer has a negative experience with in-flight entertainment; in the second spot, the challenge is with lack of legroom. From that negative experience on "Other Guy Air," the customer is miraculously transported to a JetBlue flight for a superior travel experience with individual seat-back in-flight entertainment and plenty of legroom to stretch out.

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