regalentertainmentgroup.pngLights, Camera, RECLINE at Regal's New Luxury Theatre

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, is celebrating the grand opening of Dulles Town Center 10 in Dulles, Virginia. Activities include preview events Monday, December 8 through Wednesday, December 10 with $3 movies, popcorn and soft drinks to benefit local charities. The official grand opening will be Thursday, December 11 with first-run feature films including Exodus: Gods and Kings. Moviegoers who belong to the Regal Crown Club will also enjoy free popcorn and soft drinks with each paid admission Thursday, December 11, through Wednesday, December 17.

"The mix of shopping, dining and now movies makes the Dulles Town Center a true entertainment destination," says Russ Nunley, vice president of marketing and communications for Regal Entertainment Group. "Regal Dulles Town Center 10 is truly a state-of-the-art location with a pristine presentation and featuring electric King Size Recliners in every auditorium. Moviegoers will soon be able to stretch out, relax and recline while watching the movie at this new luxury theatre."

The preview events include recently released films where all proceeds benefit local charities. On Monday, December 8, the theme is "Help the Elves at Regal" with proceeds benefiting Toys for Tots. Tuesday, December 9 will feature "Regal's Holiday Treat" benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank. Wednesday, December 10 benefits the Habitat for Humanity of Loudon County with "Celebrate Home & Holidays at Regal." During the three days of preview events, all movies will be $3 with proceeds benefiting the respective charities. During these fundraising days, small soft drinks and small popcorn are only a $3 donation each.

"Regal has a long history of giving back in the communities our theatres serve and we are fortunate to be able to give back during Dulles Town Center's grand opening festivities," says Richard Grover, director of marketing and communications for Regal Entertainment Group. "The activities add to our celebration and are representative of our role as a community gathering place. Regal can really make an impact with these donations to very worthwhile local organizations."

The experience of going out to the movies continues to evolve as Regal raises the bar. Regal Entertainment Group is invested in providing amenities that further enhance the moviegoing experience. At Dulles Town Center 10, guests will enjoy a new state-of-the-art theatre featuring Regal King Size Recliners providing more room, comfort and true luxury. Each recliner has an electric control for multiple positions and features padded footrests.

Dulles Town Center 10 also offers the Regal Crown Club to reward frequent guests. Regal fans can access their card through their mobile device for easy access on-the go by downloading the Regal Movies app. Users can program their favorite theatre, gather movie information, select showtimes and purchase tickets. The Regal Crown Club is the number one theatre loyalty program in the country, allowing patrons to accumulate credits at the box office and concession stand to earn free popcorn, soft drinks and movies. Free membership is available at the theatre or online. Moviegoers can also stay connected through Regal Cinemas' Facebook page and Twitter account, @RegalMovies.

Available at all new and existing Regal Entertainment Group theatres is a cutting-edge technology, the Sony Entertainment Access System, to assist moviegoers who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or low vision. The system includes specially designed lightweight eyewear for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing to privately view closed captioned text directly in their line of sight for both 2D and 3D movies. This assistive technology also includes a wireless receiver that provides access to descriptive audio tracks via a pair of headsets for guests who are blind or have low vision. The access glasses and audio headsets allow moviegoers to individually enjoy the cinema experience in a relaxed, natural way without the inconvenience of separate screening times or special seating.

Guests desiring such accommodations need only request the Sony Entertainment Access System from any manager. Captions and descriptive audio can only be accessed by use of this equipment and it is not available to other moviegoers. To select films offering this service, online showtimes will note: "Accessibility devices available."

About Regal Entertainment Group:
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,366 screens in 574 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of November 27, 2014. 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 movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.

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regalentertainmentgroup.pngLights, Camera, RECLINE at Regal's New Luxury Theatre

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, is celebrating the grand opening of Carlsbad 12 north of San Diego, California. Activities include preview events Sunday, December 7 through Tuesday, December 9 with $3 movies, popcorn and soft drinks to benefit local charities. The official grand opening will be Thursday, December 11 with first-run feature films including Exodus: Gods and Kings. Moviegoers who belong to the Regal Crown Club will also enjoy free popcorn and soft drinks with each paid admission Thursday, December 11, through Wednesday, December 17.

"Regal Carlsbad 12 is truly a state-of-the-art entertainment destination with a pristine presentation and featuring the Regal luxury experience with oversize recliners," says Rachel Lueras, marketing manager for Regal Entertainment Group. "We are proud to be a part of the exciting new plan for an open-air shopping center in Carlsbad and we invite moviegoers to stretch out, relax and recline while watching a movie at this new luxury theatre."

The preview events include recently released films with themed days where all proceeds benefit local charities. On Sunday, December 7, the theme is "Regal Family Fun Day," benefiting Toys for Tots including recent family-friendly film selections. On Monday, December 8 "Regal's Recipe for Hope" features some food-focused films benefiting the San Diego Food Bank. Tuesday, December 9 benefits the San Diego Humane Society with holiday films for a day entitled "Take a Pet Home for the Holidays." During the three days of preview events, all movies will be $3 with proceeds benefiting the respective charities. During these fundraising days, small soft drinks and small popcorn are only a $3 donation each.

"Regal is so fortunate to work with these great charities and be able to give back during Carlsbad's grand opening festivities," says Russ Nunley, vice president of marketing and communications for Regal Entertainment Group. "These activities not only add to our celebration but also give us a way to show our gratitude to our fans throughout the San Diego market while also placing our new showplace in the spotlight."

The experience of going out to the movies continues to evolve as Regal raises the bar. Regal Entertainment Group is invested in providing amenities that further enhance the moviegoing experience. At Carlsbad 12, guests will enjoy a new state-of-the-art theatre featuring Regal King Size Recliners providing more room, comfort and true luxury. Each recliner has an electric control for multiple positions and features padded footrests.

Carlsbad 12 also offers the Regal Crown Club to reward frequent guests. Regal fans can access their card through their mobile device for easy access on-the go by downloading the Regal Movies app. Users can program their favorite theatre, gather movie information, select showtimes and purchase tickets. The Regal Crown Club is the number one theatre loyalty program in the country, allowing patrons to accumulate credits at the box office and concession stand to earn free popcorn, soft drinks and movies. Free membership is available at the theatre or online. Moviegoers can also stay connected through Regal Cinemas' Facebook page and Twitter account, @RegalMovies.

Available at all new and existing Regal Entertainment Group theatres is a cutting-edge technology, the Sony Entertainment Access System, to assist moviegoers who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or low vision. The system includes specially designed lightweight eyewear for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing to privately view closed captioned text directly in their line of sight for both 2D and 3D movies. This assistive technology also includes a wireless receiver that provides access to descriptive audio tracks via a pair of headsets for guests who are blind or have low vision. The access glasses and audio headsets allow moviegoers to individually enjoy the cinema experience in a relaxed, natural way without the inconvenience of separate screening times or special seating.

Guests desiring such accommodations need only request the Sony Entertainment Access System from any manager. Captions and descriptive audio can only be accessed by use of this equipment and it is not available to other moviegoers. To select films offering this service, online showtimes will note: "Accessibility devices available."

About Regal Entertainment Group:
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,366 screens in 574 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of November 27, 2014. 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 movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.

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By Daniel Garris

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 took in $2.64 million on Monday to remain in first place at the daily box office. The third installment of Lionsgate's blockbuster franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence has now led the daily box office for eleven consecutive days. Mockingjay - Part 1 was down 76 percent from Sunday and down 71 percent from last Monday. In comparison, last year's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire fell 76 percent on its second Monday to gross $3.40 million. Mockingjay - Part 1 has grossed $228.32 million in eleven days, which places the film 24 percent behind the massive $299.69 million eleven-day take of Catching Fire.

On the heels of its lackluster fifth place debut over the weekend, Horrible Bosses 2 moved into second place on Monday with $1.10 million. The R-rated comedy sequel from Warner Bros. was down 65 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide releases. While Horrible Bosses 2 appears as though it will perform relativity stronger on weekdays, the film is still off to a soft six-day start of just $23.88 million. That places the film 40 percent behind the $39.50 million six-day start of 2011's Horrible Bosses (which opened on a Friday).

Paramount's Interstellar claimed third place with $0.848 million. The Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi film was down 72 percent from Sunday and down 51 percent from last Monday. Interstellar continues to perform below expectations with a 25-day take of $147.88 million. That leaves the film $2.12 million away from reaching the $150 million domestic mark.

Penguins of Madagascar placed closely behind in fourth with $0.811 million. The 3D computer animated spin-off from Fox and DreamWorks Animation was down 85 percent from Sunday, which is a sure sign of how heavily the film is skewing towards family audiences. Penguins of Madagascar continues to perform below expectations with a six-day start of $36.25 million. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $33.18 million six-day start of 2012's Rise of the Guardians and 15 percent below the $42.59 million six-day start of 2011's The Muppets.

Disney's Big Hero 6 rounded out Monday's top five with $0.613 million. The 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios fell 85 percent from Sunday and a sharp 72 percent from last Monday's inflated pre-Thanksgiving performance. Big Hero 6 continues to perform very well with $167.83 million in 25 days. That places the film 12 percent ahead of the $149.84 million 25-day take of 2012's Wreck-It Ralph.

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studiomoviegrill.pngIn-theater dining experience leader anticipates another banner year of continued growth, innovation and dedicated customer service

DALLAS, Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Opening in the second quarter of 2015, Studio Movie Grill (SMG) The Colony will mark the brand's 20th national location and 10th in the Lone Star State. Part of an ongoing strategic expansion, the Lewisville, Texas location will push SMG's total number of screens past 200. The Colony will feature the laid-back atmosphere, 100% reserved seating and top-shelf dining and lounge experience that fans of Dallas-based Studio Movie Grill (www.studiomoviegrill.com ) have come to expect.

Prior to its grand opening, SMG The Colony will undergo reconstruction and expansion to make room for 11 screens and over 1,500 seats. The 45,000-plus square foot location will be home to first-run movies and the brand's signature in-theater dining service. Each theater will boast modern, comfortable seating, including VIP stadium seating, along with superior Dolby audio. Christie's projection systems and Masterimage's Clarity 3D, meanwhile, will provide a memorable and immersive visual experience for guests.

"The Dallas market is our home base, and The Colony is an ideal jumping-off point for our continuing expansion. We look forward to welcoming new neighbors and creating even more avid fans in our Metroplex communities," said Brian Schultz, Studio Movie Grill CEO and Founder. "As many of our local patrons already know, SMG is so much more than movies. We not only transform the typical cinema experience, we also offer a community gathering place alongside dinner and a movie."

Daniel Campbell of Endeavor Real Estate Group has expressed satisfaction at being part of the effort to bring SMG to The Colony. "Studio Movie Grill is a best-in-class theater dining operator not only in Texas, but in the country," remarked Campbell. "We're thrilled to welcome them to Lewisville Towne Crossing, and we look forward to the economic impact and traffic SMG will bring to the area. For both residents and visitors, the presence of this new exhibitor will greatly enhance the amenities and attractiveness of the area."

Schultz has spent 20 years refining the in-theater dining concept, and the rapid success of SMG has been a testament to that hard work. The brand has been a pioneer in terms of its menu, blazing a trail past competitors who seem stuck on "bar food in the dark." SMG's ever-evolving menu rivals anything found at a quality sit-down restaurant, while the unique kitchen-to-chair delivery system means movie-goers never have to divert their attention from the screen. Recent menu offerings include edamame, ceviche lettuce wraps and blackened chicken salad.

SMG The Colony will include a spacious and inviting bar and lounge area where guests can socialize before or after the main feature. From an eclectic wine list to a tempting array of premium cocktails, there will literally be something for everyone.

The winning combination of comfort, great food and extraordinary service have made SMG an ideal event destination for corporations and organizations. The Private Events team works collaboratively to plan meetings, seminars, training sessions, parties and movie premiers. The same full-service food and beverage experience that patrons enjoy from SMG every day is made available as part of private events packages.

All SMG locations offer 100% reserved seating online or at the box office. Special offerings can be found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/studiomoviegrillfan ) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/studiomoviegril ). For more information or to sign up for the SMG e-blast, please visit https://www.studiomoviegrill.com .

About Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill (SMG) modernized the traditional movie-going experience by combining first-run movies with in-theater dining, and is differentiated in the market today by its continued ability to innovate and maximize movie and menu offerings. The SMG The Colony opening will mark SMG's 20th location nationwide offering over 200 screens in 9 states with more expansion on the way. For additional information, please visit www.studiomoviegrill.com .

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