NEW YORK -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that it will bring celebrated writer/director/actor/producer Kevin Smith's weekly SModcast program to its subscribers - and launch a brand-new, exclusive monthly installment - beginning Saturday.

Smith, the director of such acclaimed films as Clerks and Chasing Amy, invites listeners into his world to hang out on SModcast - an uncensored, unscripted and unpredictable program on which he shares observations/musings on any topic on his mind: politics, sex, comic books, food, technology, religion, and beyond.

Smith and Scott Mosier, his longtime producing partner and co-host, will create an exclusive episode of SModcast for SIRIUS XM each month.

Smith, an old friend and frequent guest of SIRIUS XM hosts Opie & Anthony, made the announcement on their popular morning show today.

"I'm ecstatic to be a part of the SIRIUS XM family and hope folks find our SModcast program as funny as we do," said Kevin Smith. "I loved when The Virus promoted SModcast, back when we first launched the show because, every now and then, I'd be driving around listening to XM and catch SModcast on satellite radio."

"I have been a fan of Kevin Smith's sharp wit, keen eye, creativity and independent spirit for many years," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM Radio. "SIRIUS XM is thrilled to bring his unfiltered voice and perspective of the world to millions of listeners across the country."

Smith's SModcast program debuts on SIRIUS XM on Saturday, September 25 at 1:00 pm ET on The Virus, XM channel 202 and SIRIUS channel 197 as part of the "Best of XM" package, with an original, never before heard episode, and will air weekly during that timeslot. To celebrate the launch, SIRIUS XM will air a SModcast marathon on Sunday, September 26 from 7:00 am - midnight ET. The SModcast marathon will feature a replay of the new show as well as episodes from Smith's SModcast archives.

Smith's directorial debut Clerks earned him a cult following and critical acclaim. His other feature films include Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Dogma, Chasing Amy, Mallrats, and Zack and Miri Make a Porno. He recently published a comic book version of The Green Hornet and his next project, the "political horror film" Red State, is slated to hit theaters in 2011.

SIRIUS XM's The Virus features intense, edgy talk and uncensored comedy from Opie & Anthony, Ron and Fez and Jason Ellis. For more information visit and


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Centennial, CO -- NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology, today debuted its free Movie Night Out application for Apple® iPhone®, iPod touch®, AndroidTM mobile devices, and via for Blackberry® and other WAP devices.

NCM's Movie Night Out app helps users plan that perfect movie night out on the town. With a feature-rich interface, Movie Night Out can help recommend a movie based on the kind of evening a user has in mind, with suggestions on what to do before and after the film. Movie lovers can take in reviews, watch trailers, search showtimes and theater locations, and buy tickets directly from the app through links to Fandango or theater circuit websites. Then, with Citysearch reviews and recommendations, Movie Night Out can also help users choose where to do their pre-movie shopping, have dinner, or even buy flowers for their date, and then finish the night out with dessert or getting together with friends at a local club.

Movie Night Out also lets users save a plan, map it out on Google Maps, and share it with friends via Facebook, Twitter and email. Be it a first date or a night out with the family, Movie Night Out helps plan it all.

The free Movie Night Out app is available for download from the App Store or through the Android Market.

"Going out to the movies is a social event, and people like to make an entire evening out of it. Our new Movie Night Out is a truly platform-agnostic app that gives users a way to pick a movie, theater and plan their entire evening, all from their mobile device," said Ken Venturi, chief creative officer and executive vice president of interactive media with NCM Media Networks. "That old favorite - dinner and a movie - just got a whole lot easier!"

The app's detailed local business information is powered by CityGrid Media, which owns and operates leading local content and advertising network CityGrid® and leading consumer properties including Citysearch, Insider Pages and Urbanspoon.

Movie Night Out is part of the NCM interactive portfolio, featuring over 40 movie and entertainment-related web sites, online widgets and mobile applications - the No. 1 online portfolio of sites reaching moviegoers according to comScore.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- Muvico Entertainment announced this week that its Hialeah location will undergo a major remodel and reopen its doors in time for the upcoming holiday season.

Operated by Muvico since 1996, and refurbished several times over the past decade, the Hialeah Theater will once again be given a dramatic facelift, inside and out. This time, the makeover of the theater will be its most comprehensive redesign ever. Beginning with the creation of a whole new lobby, the theater's extreme makeover shall include full stadium seating complete with rocking-style seats with retractable armrests, the installation of Sony 4K digital projectors in every auditorium (providing moviegoers with the clearest high definition viewing experience available in cinema today), the addition of three Real D 3D capable auditoriums and a new family entertainment center, complete with over 100 of the latest arcade and redemption games.

"The makeover of our Hialeah theater is far more than a splash of paint here, and a patch there. We're talking about stadium seating, new screens, new state of the art projection and sound systems, new seats, new lobby, new concession items and a new arcade," said Muvico Entertainment CEO Neil Bretan. "When we reopen in December, our patrons will enjoy the world's premier movie experience and the highest level of customer service, the hallmarks of every Muvico theater."

Hialeah is the latest property in Muvico's theater chain to receive a top-to-bottom makeover. Most recently, Muvico completed multi-million dollar upgrades to its Pompano 18 Theater in Pompano Beach, Florida, its BayWalk 20 Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida, and its Starlight 20 complex in Tampa, Florida. Residents of Hialeah are excited for the changes at their beloved neighborhood theater.

Muvico continues to operate nine theaters in Florida, Illinois and California, including notably its two newest theaters in Los Angeles and Chicago, each of which features premiere auditoriums and an upscale restaurant. Muvico will continue to expand its nationwide presence, with plans for a new theater in Malvern, Pennsylvania, as well as additional theaters in the greater Chicago and Los Angeles areas.

Muvico Theaters, based in Fort Lauderdale, FL now currently operates 154 screens in nine movie theater locations.


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