LOS ANGELES, CA, Jun 10, 2009 -- MovieTickets.com (www.movietickets.com) announced today it has partnered with professional skateboarder, Rob Dyrdek, and Berkela Motion Pictures to develop a series of promotions surrounding Dyrdek's new skateboarding movie, Street Dreams. The final piece of the promotion, which starts today, allows moviegoers who purchase tickets for the Street Dreams film at MovieTickets.com to access a free, exclusive video download.

"We've enjoyed working with Rob (Dyrdek) and Jason (Bergh) at Berkela to encourage movie going among the core skateboarding enthusiasts while also generating additional exposure of this genre to a broad movie going audience," said Joel Cohen, executive vice president and general manager of MovieTickets.com. "Street Dreams is a film unique to both the action sports world and mainstream communities. Our partnership has allowed us to create a program that reaches both audiences to promote what could be the first authentic portrayal of skateboarding culture to reach the big screen."

"Our partnership with MovieTickets.com has been extremely rewarding as a young studio in Hollywood," said Jason Bergh, co-founder and CEO of Berkela. "The MovieTickets.com team was a driving force in transforming our brainstorming sessions and suggestions into a bona fide campaign that remains true to the spirit of the sport, while also providing a platform to generate awareness among audiences who may not have known much about Street Dreams prior to our promotion."

Additionally MovieTickets.com is hosting the Street Dreams Sweepstakes in which the winner will receive gear from major skateboarding label DC Shoes as well as a skateboard deck (courtesy of Alien Workshop) and movie poster autographed by Dyrdek. The sweepstakes will run through June 14.

Street Dreams chronicles the life of Derrick Cabrera, a skateboarder living in the Midwest who dreams of going pro. The film highlights Cabrera's dedication and drive to succeed even though his family and girlfriend try to convince him that there is no future in skateboarding. The movie stars Paul Rodriguez Jr., Ryan Dunn, Rob Dyrdek, Terry Kennedy and Ryan Sheckler.

Street Dreams debuts June 12 in cities throughout Arizona and California. On June 19 it will expand into Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Texas and Virginia. Visit www.movietickets.com for complete coverage and showtimes.

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Knoxville, Tennessee - Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the world, announced today that tickets are on sale for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience. The movie opens Wednesday, June 24 at a total of 40 Regal Entertainment Group IMAX® theatres across the country.

"Regal Entertainment Group is thrilled to offer another premium IMAX presentation during this exciting summer season. Transformers will be a spectacular integration of state-of-the-art special effects and selected scenes filmed using special IMAX cameras," stated Dick Westerling, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Regal Entertainment Group.

In Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) again joins with the Autobots against their sworn enemies, the Decepticons. IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) enhances scenes shot in 35mm and appears in the traditional "letterbox" shape, while select scenes shot with IMAX cameras expand vertically on the screen. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action violence, language, some crude and sexual material, and brief drug material. The movie opens Wednesday, June 24.

Tickets are now on sale for Paramount's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience at these Regal Entertainment Group theatres, listed by market:

Albany, NY
Regal Crossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX
Atlanta, GA
Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX
Augusta, GA
Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX
Boise, ID
Edwards Boise Stadium 22 & IMAX
Buffalo, NY
Regal Transit Center Stadium 18 & IMAX
Charlotte, NC
Regal Stonecrest Stadium 22 & IMAX
Chicago, IL
Regal Lincolnshire Stadium 21 & IMAX
Denver, CO
UA Colorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX
Fresno, CA
Edwards Fresno Stadium 22 & IMAX
Ft Myers, FL
Regal Gulf Coast Town Ctr Stadium 16 & IMAX
Honolulu, HI
Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 & IMAX
Houston, TX
Edwards Houston Marq*E Stadium 23 & IMAX
Knoxville, TN
Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 & IMAX
Las Vegas, NV
Regal Aliante Stadium 16 & IMAX
Regal Red Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX
Regal Sunset Station Stadium 13 & IMAX
Los Angeles, CA
Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX
Edwards Camarillo Stadium 12 & IMAX
Edwards Irvine Spectrum Stadium 21 & IMAX
Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26 & IMAX
Edwards Ontario Palace Stadium 22 & IMAX
Edwards South Gate Stadium 20 & IMAX
Regal Civic Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
Nashville, TN
Regal Opry Mills Stadium 20 & IMAX
New York City, NY
Regal Deer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX
Regal New Roc City Stadium 18 & IMAX
UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 & IMAX
Orlando, FL
Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX
Regal Waterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX
Philadelphia, PA
UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX
Portland, OR
Regal Bridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX
Richmond, VA
Regal Commonwealth Stadium 20 & IMAX
Sacramento, CA
Edwards Fairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX
Regal City Centre Stadium 16 & IMAX
Regal El Dorado Hills Stadium 14 & IMAX
San Diego, CA
Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 & IMAX
Regal Escondido Stadium 16 & IMAX
San Francisco, CA
Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 & IMAX
Seattle, WA
Regal Martin Village Stadium 16 & IMAX
Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX

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Los Angeles, CA - Metropolitan Theatres announced plans to build their next generation of theatres in West Haven, Utah at The Destination at West Haven, located at 4000 South and Midland Drive. The development is part of a master-planned 225 acre mixed-use project including retail, commercial, and residential development with walking trails and open space.

Metropolitan's President, David Corwin, said, "We are excited to be participating in The Destination development and believe the center will become the most popular destination for residents of west Weber County."

The state-of-the-art complex will feature the most desired guest amenities, including:

• 12 luxurious auditoriums with 18-inch risers for optimal sightlines
• Digital projection with surround sound in all auditoriums, 3D for select releases
• 48 inches between rows for maximum legroom and ease of motion
• Plush extra-wide seating with padded retractable beverage holder armrests
• Self-serve optional concessions to reduce waiting in line
• Café offering coffee flavored beverages, health drinks, and scooped ice cream
• Guest service concierge for superior guest service
• Advance credit card sales by phone, or on-line here
• Reserved seating, allowing guests to select their own seat before auditorium entry
• Automated ticket kiosks for purchasing and advance ticket pick-up

A late Fall 2010 opening is targeted.

Metropolitan Theatres is a fourth generation family owned theatre circuit with twenty-one locations and 104 screens in California, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, and British Columbia. For additional company information, please visit the official site.

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COLUMBUS, Ga.-- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading digital cinema and 3D motion picture exhibitor, today announced that effective immediately, S. David Passman III, the Company's Chairman of the Board, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and that current Board member, Roland C. Smith, will succeed Mr. Passman as Carmike's Chairman of the Board. Fred Van Noy remains with Carmike as Chief Operating Officer and Richard B. Hare continues as Chief Financial Officer.

Commenting on Mr. Passman's appointment, Roland C. Smith stated, "David's appointment was a logical choice given the excellent job he has done in collaborating with Fred and Richard in the Office of the Chairman, his ability to build a team spirit throughout the organization and the many contributions he has made to the Company since joining the Board approximately six years ago.

"We are optimistic about our future prospects under David's management based on Carmike's industry leadership in digital cinema and 3D cinema deployments. The Company has achieved significant operating, financial and balance sheet improvements including increases in total attendance and average attendance per screen. We believe these factors when combined with strict expense discipline and additional progress in reducing bank debt have positioned us to further enhance shareholder value."

Commenting on his new appointment as CEO of Carmike Cinemas, David Passman stated, "I've immensely enjoyed working with Fred, Richard and the other Carmike associates in the transitional leadership role of the Office of the Chairman over the past few months. It is an honor to now be stepping into an executive role so I can help lead the organization as it capitalizes on its leadership position as an innovator in the exhibition industry."

Mr. Smith has been a member of the Company's Board since April 2002 and he has served as Chairman of the Compensation and Nominating Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Passman has been a Carmike director since June 2003. In addition to his recent roles as Chairman and as a member of the Office of the Chairman, he has served on Carmike's Audit, Executive and Compensation and Nominating Committees.


Roland C. Smith has served as President and CEO of Wendy's/Arby's Group, Inc. and CEO of Wendy's International, Inc., a restaurant owner, operator and franchisor, since September 2008. Mr. Smith served as CEO of Triarc Companies, Inc. from June 2006 until September 2008 and the CEO of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. from April 2006 until September 2008. Mr. Smith was President and CEO of American Golf Corporation and National Golf Properties, an owner and operator of golf courses, from February 2003 to November 2005. He also served as President and CEO of AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc., an owner and operator of bowling centers, from April 1999 until January 2003.

S. David Passman III recently retired from his position as President and CEO of IBS-STL, Inc., a book publishing and distribution company, where he had served since June 2005. Previously, Mr. Passman served as President of the Harland Printed Products and Harland Checks divisions of John H. Harland Company, a provider of printed products and software and related services to the financial institution market, from 1999 to 2003, and also served as its CFO from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Passman is a former partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP, a public accounting firm, where he served as the Managing Partner of the Atlanta office from 1993 to 1996.

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NEW YORK - The Cinema Advertising Council (CAC), the trade association of cinema advertising companies that represent 82% of U.S. movie screens, has today named the winners of its 2008 CAC Creative Excellence Awards. The annual awards recognize high-quality, entertaining advertising that has been showcased in movie theatres during the past year, on a national, regional and local basis.

"There is no better showcase for a great piece of creative than the big screen and the unique environment of the cinema," said Dave Kupiec, president and chairman of the CAC. "When you have an audience that is totally focused on the screen, and a 40 foot canvas to work with, it's a Creative Director's dream. As more and more clients add cinema to their media mix, we have an increasing volume of great work to choose from each year. These awards recognize some of the work which stood out and entertained audiences to the fullest"

Nominees were chosen by the CAC membership, and the winning creative was determined by votes from the CAC Board of Directors, marketing committee members, and creative directors from select member companies. Advertising that appeared in the theatre environment between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008 was eligible.

Following are the winners of the 2008 CAC Creative Excellence Awards:

- Top Regional or National Commercial Spot (ran in more than one theatre in two or more markets) - Sprint: ‘Pants, No Pants' (Creative: Goodby, Silverstein & Partners)

- Top Regional or National Long-form Advertisement - History: ‘Life After People' (Creative: Internal Creative)

- Top Integrated Cinema Advertising Campaign (coordinated on-screen and in-lobby advertising elements) - Army National Guard: ‘Citizen Soldier'
(Creative: LM&O Advertising; Media: LM&O Advertising)

- Top Local Commercial Spot - Carolina Hurricanes: ‘135946 - There's A Storm Coming' (Creative: CanesVision)

- Top Still Image Advertisement (local, regional or national; slide or digital) -LaGloria Latin American Sports Grill: ‘LaGloria Latin American Sports Grill' (Creative: Screenvision Direct)

- Top Digitally Animated Cinema Advertisement (local, regional or national) - Marshall University: ‘Marshall University' (Creative: UniqueScreen Media)

Awards are given to the advertiser and/or the creative agency responsible for the advertisements, except for the integrated campaign awards which go to the advertiser, creative agency and media agency. Images and/or video for the winners can be found online here.

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