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Warner Bros. will try to capitalize on the recent vampire trend by rebooting the Buffy the Vampire Slayer property. Charles Roven (The Dark Knight) and Steve Alexander will produce the feature film with Doug Davison and Roy Lee of Vertigo Entertainment. Whit Anderson will handle screenwriting duties.

While the Buffy character was the subject of a 1992 film, it was Joss Whedon's television show that made the character a phenomenon. Sarah Michelle Gellar played the title role.

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Oak Park, MI -- MJR Digital Cinemas announced today that it will build an all-new, state-of-the-art, digital movie theatre complex in Westland, Michigan. The MJR Westland Grand Digital Cinema 16 is set to break ground at the end of March, 2011 and is scheduled to open in late October or early November, 2011. The entertainment venue will bring more than 60 new jobs to the area.

Located at 6800 North Wayne Road, the newly constructed 65,000 square-foot motion picture complex will feature 16 screens and a total of 3,100 seats. MJR expects the Westland Grand to generate in excess of 800,000 admissions per year.

The new theatre will take movie watching to the next level. It will be equipped with state-of-the-art 4Kdigital projection, which offers the ultimate size, resolution and picture quality. The MJR Westland Grand will be the only movie theatre in Wayne County with 4K digital projection.

Additionally, the MJR Westland Grand will have all of the amenities that have made MJR Digital Cinemas a favorite among local moviegoers, including a lobby screen showing continuous previews, five 3-D screens, MJR's famous "free refill" policy, and the MJR Movie Rewards Club.

MJR Digital Cinemas CEO and President Michael Mihalich is very excited about being part of Westland, the 10th largest community in Michigan. "Westland has great demographics in a great community that very much wants and deserves a brand new, modern, state-of-the-art movie facility, and MJR will fulfill that need."
"Westland continues to enjoy economic growth as we welcome MJR Digital Cinemas to our All American City as they build Wayne County's first 4K digital projection, 16-screen movie theater here," commented Mayor William R. Wild. "This is a win-win for our residents and the region as this project also creates 60 new jobs and is one more reason to consider Westland a premier destination for your entertainment and recreational enjoyment," Mayor Wild concluded.

A Michigan company that is locally owned and operated, MJR Digital Cinemas has been serving Southeastern Michigan's entertainment needs for 30 years.

The new Westland movie complex will increase MJR's total screen count to 132 among eight locations. Currently, MJR owns and operates Adrian Digital Cinema 10, in Adrian; Brighton Towne Square Digital Cinema 20, in Brighton; Chesterfield Crossing Digital Cinema 16, in Chesterfield; Marketplace Sterling Heights Digital Cinema 20, in Sterling Heights; Southgate Digital Cinema 20, in Southgate; Partridge Creek Cinema 14, in Clinton Township; and, Waterford Digital Cinema 16, in Waterford.

For more information about the MJR Westland Grand Digital Cinema 16, please visit mjrtheatres.com or call (248) 548-8282.


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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Moviegoers across the U.S. and Canada may be among the first to experience the new 3D film, "JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER," at exclusive "sneak preview" screening events set for Wednesday, February 9th at 6pm at specially selected RealD® 3D equipped movie theaters across the country.

"Everyone thinks this is going to be another 3D concert movie, but it's anything but that. It's a story of how my family, friends and the fans helped me get here and everyday are helping me live an impossible dream. That's why I want them to see it first," said Justin Bieber.

Sure to be a hot holiday gift seller, tickets for the February "sneak preview" event, will go on sale exclusively online Monday, November 29th at 10am local time. In addition to ensuring fans will see the movie first, the purchase also includes official movie merchandise and purple 3D glasses.

Each complete Sneak Preview Gift Pack is priced at $30.00 (plus shipping) and includes:

* One ticket to the movie sneak preview Wednesday, February 9th at 6pm
* A pair of limited edition purple "JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER" RealD® 3D glasses
* A souvenir VIP event lanyard
* Official "JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER" branded glow stick and bracelet

For event locations around the country, to purchase tickets, or to learn more about this exclusive event, please go to: www.jb3dpreview.com. Limit is 6 tickets per credit card transaction. Supplies are limited.

"JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER" in 3D will open nationwide on Friday, February 11th. The event is presented in association with RealD® and Bravado International Group, the leading merchandiser of top music artists.


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LOS GATOS, Calif. -- With its members now watching more content streamed over the Internet than on discs delivered by mail, Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) today introduced a $7.99 streaming-only subscription plan in the United States, the first time it is promoting a 100 percent streaming option in the U.S. The plan, which allows members to instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix to TVs and computers, is available now to both new and existing members.

"We are now primarily a streaming video company delivering a wide selection of TV shows and films over the Internet," said Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and CEO. "Today's action reflects the tremendous customer value we've injected into streaming from Netflix, our initial success with a pure streaming service in Canada for $7.99 a month and what our U.S. members tell us they want."

The company also announced that the price of its popular subscription combining unlimited movies and TV shows streamed instantly over the Internet and unlimited DVDs delivered quickly by mail, with one DVD out at a time, will increase by a dollar a month to $9.99. Prices of subscription plans allowing for more DVDs out at a time will also increase and are detailed at http://blog.netflix.com. Price changes take effect now for new sign-ups and in January for existing members.

Instantly watching movies and TV shows streamed over the Internet has become the preferred way members enjoy the Netflix service. The company recently announced that in the current quarter, which ends December 31, its members will watch more content streamed over the Internet than on DVDs and that in the same period Netflix will invest more money to license streaming content than to acquire DVDs.

Netflix members in the U.S. now have access to an ever expanding library of movies and TV episodes that can be watched instantly, and there are more than 200 consumer electronics devices - including the three major game consoles and scores of Blu-ray disc players, Internet-connected TVs and digital video players - capable of streaming from Netflix right to members' TVs.

Over time, Netflix has added significantly to the streaming content available to its members. This year alone, licensing deals with NBC Universal, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, EPIXTM, Relativity Media and Nu Image/Millennium Films have added a wealth of first-run theatrical films, hit TV series and movie classics to the Netflix streaming offering and have helped make streaming the most popular way to enjoy a Netflix membership.

In late September, the company introduced its service in Canada, the first availability of Netflix outside the U.S. Canadian members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV shows streamed from Netflix for C$7.99 a month. The company recently said its Canadian service has surpassed initial expectations and encouraged it to accelerate plans for further international expansion in 2011.


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