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Exclusive Arrangement Leverages Christie's Powerful DOOH Solutions Further Enhancing Cinema Advertising Programs

CINEMACON/LAS VEGAS - (April 21, 2015) - Christie® continues its global leadership in the exhibition market by installing its Christie Experiential Networks at Screenvision's Upfront Advertising event in New York City on May 7, 2015. Screenvision, a national cinema advertising leader, with a presence in approximately 2,300 theaters, will host executives from advertising agencies and national brands at its annual event. The event will showcase the 2015/2016 slate of movies and continue to validate Screenvision's cinema media network as the leading choice of advertisers to tap into a scalable audience replacement that addresses the decline in TV ratings and audience fragmentation.

"Screenvision is excited about partnering with Christie at our Upfront event and our ongoing discussions about a broader strategic partnership for the cinema lobbies," said Travis Reid, CEO at Screenvision.

Christie Experiential Networks solutions, "From the Street to the ScreensTM", range from complex, interactive, user-driven video walls, to projection mapping and multi-sided immersive environments. They create exciting destinations where consumers can respond to and interact with brands, leading to longer dwell times and a superior emotional connection. Through Christie Experiential Networks, companies can deliver timely content and ad management from a remote or central location, allowing for consistent and timely experiences in as many locations as needed.

"Christie Experiential Networks has set the new standard for DOOH in theaters, providing award-winning content and signage destinations that are fully scalable, from Digital One-Sheets, to fully immersive, interactive digital standees," said Craig Sholder, executive vice president, Global Business Development and Strategic Planning, at Christie. "Christie's arrangement with Screenvision further strengthens Christie Experiential Network's growing leadership in the industry, with advertising and branding that runs the full gamut of traditional and cutting edge DOOH solutions."

About Screenvision
Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers, and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest quality moviegoing experience. The Screenvision cinema advertising network is comprised of over 14,200 screens in 2,200+ theater locations across all 50 states and 94 percent of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 6 of the top 10 exhibitor companies. For more information: www.screenvision.com.

About Christie
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world's most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com for more information.

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Boca Raton, FL and Knoxville, TN  April 21, 2015 – MovieTickets.com, a leading destination for the purchase of advance movie tickets, announced today that it has completed the rollout of its service within every theatre of Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the motion picture exhibitor operating the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States. In total, this deployment offers MovieTickets.com customers access to films playing in all of Regal Cinemas’ theatres including its three main brands: Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theatres, and United Artists Theatres.

 

Joel Cohen, CEO of MovieTickets.com, stated “This was the largest exhibitor deployment in our 15 year history and also one of the smoothest. The commitment from both sides to ensure success was a very promising indication of what this relationship will produce.”

 

“Regal is proud to have MovieTickets.com as an online destination for our guests.  It is important for our tickets to be readily available, particularly with this year’s blockbuster film release schedule,” said Dave Doyle, CIO of Regal Entertainment Group.  “Looking ahead, Regal is excited about new opportunities with MovieTickets.com, including increased collaboration between our web properties.”

 

MovieTickets.com first announced its new partnership with Regal Entertainment Group early last month.  With the addition of Regal Cinemas’ theatres, MovieTickets.com now provides advance movie ticketing to over 28,000 screens worldwide, becoming the largest online advance movie ticketing platform in the world.

 

About MovieTickets.com
MovieTickets.com is the leader in advance movie ticketing with 240 theater chains, representing over 28,000 screens worldwide in its group, offering moviegoers a quick and convenient way to purchase tickets online, via mobile devices and at 877-789-MOVIE. The company currently enables remote ticketing for consumers across 21 countries/territories including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Argentina, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. Fans can stay connected with MovieTickets.com through Facebook (facebook.com/MovieTicketscom), Twitter (twitter.com/movietickets) and YouTube (youtube.com/MovieTicketsTrailers).

 

About Regal Entertainment Group

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States and, as of March 31, 2015, operates 7,334 screens in 570 theatres throughout 42 states along with the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam and Saipan. 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 moviegoing experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.

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The Nation's Top Moviegoer Destination Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Leading Midwest Exhibitor, Dramatically Expanding Its National Footprint

LAS VEGAS/CINEMACON (April 21, 2015) - Fandango, the leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 36 million unique visitors per month, announced today it has significantly expanded its national ticketing footprint by signing the company's first-ever agreement with Marcus Theatres®. With 685-screens, Marcus Theatres, the country's fifth largest exhibitor, will join Fandango's family of leading theater circuits in the fall, bringing Fandango's screen count to more than 26,000 U.S. screens.

With the addition of Marcus Theatres, Fandango will be the largest online ticket-seller for the nation's top seven theater chains (Regal, AMC, Cinemark, Carmike, Marcus Theatres, Southern and Harkins). As part of the multi-year deal, the Milwaukee-based company will link its online and mobile sites directly to Fandango as its preferred ticketing partner. In return, Fandango will provide Marcus Theatres with a best-in-class online and mobile ticketing experience to support its moviegoers across all platforms, serving its many locations throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio.

"Fandango is proud to partner with Marcus Theatres to serve its customers throughout the Midwest," says Fandango President Paul Yanover. "We're looking forward to helping extend their ticketing reach across our many digital moviegoing platforms from online and mobile to smart TVs and now wearable devices."

"At Marcus Theatres, we are committed to creating conveniences for our guests, from ticket purchase to the in-theatre experience," said Rolando Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of Marcus Theatres. "We've added amenities that contribute to the movie experience, such as DreamLounger℠ recliner seating, premium large-format screens and enhanced dining options. With Fandango, we've significantly extended our customer's ability to locate and purchase tickets whenever they want and on whatever platform they choose. Plus, this new partnership allows us to provide Fandango's many conveniences and top-ranking mobile apps to our guests."

Fandango is everywhere consumers are discovering movies and making their moviegoing decisions. Fandango is the primary ticketer across many leading technology platforms and connected devices including Apple's iOS devices (iPhone, iPad), Siri, Passbook and the new Apple Watch, Google Now, Samsung's Smart TVs, phones and tablets, IMDb, AOL, MSN, Yahoo!, and others. A leading provider of movie trailers and movie-related video content, Fandango has channels and apps on Hulu, Roku and Samsung's Milk Video Service, and operates the number one movie trailers channel on YouTube with Fandango Movieclips.

About Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and movie fans, sells tickets to more than 26,000 screens nationwide. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. For many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless Mobile Ticket on their smartphones. Fandango's top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 46 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 36 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore. Film fans also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango.

About Marcus Theatres
Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), is the fifth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 685 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, please visit www.marcustheatres.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@Marcus_Theatres).

 

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London, 21 April 2015 - Cinema is set to become more personalised and engaging with the launch of CineCardz® - a revolutionary way for cinema-goers to send a unique, personalised message to someone special via the big screen. With CineCardz®, think greetings cards, think e-cards and now think bigger and better.

Cinema software company Arts Alliance Media and cinema innovation specialists Highlands Technologies Solutions have joined forces to launch CineCardz®, a product which allows cinema customers to book a personalised greeting for someone special in the audience to play out in front of a film screening of their choice. Arts Alliance Media will act as a worldwide partner for CineCardz®.

CineCardz® makes a visit to your cinema even more special, providing a unique offering that further enhances the customer experience. CineCardz® drives customer loyalty, increases frequency of cinema visits and increases incremental revenue. For the customer, they simply order a CineCardz® through the dedicated website as part of a standard ticket purchasing process. Customers can upload a message that is then converted to a 30-second animation DCP (Digital Cinema Package), sent electronically to the relevant cinema and automatically inserted into the right place in the pre-show playlist. One CineCardz® slot will be available for each scheduled screening at participating cinemas.

For exhibitors using Arts Alliance Media's Theatre Management System Screenwriter, there will be nothing to install but just an option to activate free of charge. For the others, exhibitors simply need to install an internet-connected CineCardz® box at each site. The box connects to the cinema server to manage insertion of the CineCardz® content into the playlist and to collect playback logs in order to confirm the screening. CineCardzTM operates on a revenue-share model, providing additional revenue to exhibitors as well as a more exciting experience for customers with no ongoing costs at all. The system uses a 2-step moderation process, first automated then validated by the exhibitor to ensure content matches exhibitor policy.
"We're really excited to launch CineCardz®, and can't wait to see it in action. Not only is it a new and unique feature for cinema customers to say I love you, congratulations, well done, happy mother's dayand many others, it's also very affordable and fun, adding excitement to the whole cinema experience." said Patrick Zucchetta, CEO of HTS.

John Aalbers, CEO of AAM added "We are big believers that the end to end cinema experience can and should be enhanced by making it more interactive with the aid of innovative software solutions. I am delighted to be partnering with HTS on something which is as fun as CineCardz® and at the same time creates new revenue streams for exhibitors. This is the beginning of some great, new things to come."

Participating exhibitors around the world are due to be announced shortly.

CineCardz® will be at CinemaCon booth no. 2406 as well as at Arts Alliance Media booth no. 2111 from 21 - 23 April.

About Arts Alliance Media
Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is a global leader in digital cinema software and services. We offer cutting-edge solutions in software as well as installation, maintenance and support across the cinema ecosystem.

AAM's software products include the SCREENWRITER Theatre Management System (TMS); PRODUCER - an enterprise TMS and content management system operating across the entire cinema circuit; LIFEGUARD - an enterprise system designed to monitor and manage hardware as well as power Network Operations Centres (NOCs); and ADFUSER - a campaign management tool to simplify cinema advertising and increase incremental revenues.
Our software touches over 25,000 screens worldwide across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific while our NOC supports over 11,000 screens globally.

About Highlands Technologies Solutions
Founded in 2012, Highlands Technologies Solutions (HTS) is a spin-off of Doremi Technologies Europe, headquartered in Sophia Antipolis, France. HTS specializes in providing the cinema industry with new solutions that expand and leverage existing digital equipment.

HTS is targeting new trends and methods revealing the potential of the digital technology in commercial cinemas with solutions ranging from theater calibrations, measurements and high-end monitoring (Qalif solutions), to advanced digital signage with interactivity in the lobby and on the main screen (YouActive product line), and finally CineCardz® allowing the audience to address a special message to someone special on the big screen.

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CINEMACON, Las Vegas (April 21, 2015) - GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology"), a world leading digital cinema solutions provider, is proud to announce that it has sealed a new server deployment deal with Jinyi Zhujiang Movie Circuit Co. ("Jinyi"), one of China's top 5 cinema circuits. Under the agreement, 200 units of GDC's flagship SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media BlockTM ("SX-3000 IMBTM"), along with its Enterprise Storage solution, will be deployed across Jinyi's new multiplexes in 2015.

Established in 2004, Jinyi soon expanded to become one of the leading cinema chains in China, and now manages and operates close to 1,000 screens at over 200 locations across the country. Specializing in five-star luxury multiplex theatres, the company has an aggressive expansion plan that involves opening more than 200 new screens annually in the next 5 years. Jinyi has now enjoyed a 10-year partnership with GDC, having installed its first GDC server in 2005. In 2011, more than 200 units of GDC's SX-2000A Digital Cinema Server with Integrated Media Block (IMB) were deployed by Jinyi, making GDC the chain's number one digital cinema server provider. In addition to digital cinema equipment, GDC's TMS has also been deployed on a large scale for Jinyi since 2011, with this solution helping it to manage screens at multiple locations, including in remote areas such as Inner Mongolia.

"We are very impressed by the quality of GDC's products and services, and the success of GDC server deployments throughout the circuit in the past has certainly cemented the company's position as a partner in our expansion now and in the future," said Shou-wei Xu, General Manager, Project Command Center of Jinyi.

Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology, said: "We are grateful to have gained the trust of Jinyi again. We treat Jinyi like partner and we continuously strive to provide quality services and most cost-effective and innovative products to our customers."

About GDC Technology Limited (www.gdc-tech.com)
GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology") is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. GDC Technology also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Technology's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.

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