TORONTO, ON - Cineplex Entertainment is pleased to announce the world film premiere of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's production of Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra will be shown one time only on Saturday, January 31, at 1p.m., in High Definition (HD) and digital surround sound exclusively at more than 80 select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across the country.

"We are excited to work with the Stratford Festival, Barry Avrich and CTV to bring this classic performance of Caesar and Cleopatra exclusively to our guests in communities large and small across the country," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "From the Metropolitan Opera to The National Ballet of Canada and now the Stratford Festival, Cineplex Entertainment continues to provide our guests with the best out-of-home entertainment available."

"The Cineplex release gives audiences across Canada an opportunity to see Christopher Plummer - a great Canadian actor and international treasure - in a role that he was born to play, along with the brilliant newcomer Nikki James as the legendary teenage queen," said Des McAnuff, Artistic Director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and director of the Festival's production of Caesar and Cleopatra. "Caesar and Cleopatra is the story of the occupation of one nation by another - and while it is set more than 2,000 years ago, it is surprisingly contemporary in its subject and its sharp sense of humour. I hope it will serve as a banner production to let Canadians across the country witness the great things that are happening in Stratford."

Starring the internationally renowned Christopher Plummer as Caesar and Nikki M. James as Cleopatra, the play sparkles with Shaw's legendary wit. Political drama turns to comedy when veteran strategist Julius Caesar becomes mentor to the enchanting teenage queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. Their first encounter under a desert moon will lead to a shift in the course of history, as Cleopatra gradually overcomes her timidity to become a determined player in the game of power politics.

Executive Producers Christopher Plummer, Barry Avrich and Michael Levine worked in partnership with Bravo! to capture the stage performances of the Festival's production of Caesar and Cleopatra over three days in front of live audiences in HD and digital surround sound.

"The historic opportunity to preserve the legendary live performances in this theatrical production on film is unprecedented and an extraordinary gift for both film and theatre lovers," said Mr. Avrich, who is also Producer of the film.

Caesar and Cleopatra is presented by Bravo! and is produced by Melbar Entertainment Group. Isme Bennie is the Production Executive for Bravo! Bravo! is a division of CTV Limited.

Advance tickets are now available online at www.cineplex.com as well as at participating theatre box offices. Admission for children ages 3 - 12 is $16.95 + tax, seniors is $17.95 + tax and general admission is $19.95 + tax. A special group rate is also available for groups of twenty or more at $16.95 + tax per person. For more information on group rates, call 1-800-313-4461.

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C. Cretors and Company, the leading designer and manufacturer of food processing and concession equipment for over 120 years, introduces its new and compact Hot Dog Cooker and Bun Warmer. This unit's resourceful design simultaneously allows for freshly heating hot dogs while providing warm savory buns. Well suited for spaces with minimal counter space, Cretors Hot Dog Cooker and Bun Warmer is ideal for convenience stores and other related industries.

The innovative and adjustable cradle design can handle up to 36 regular or jumbo sized hot dogs, sausages, beef franks, and other cooked meat products at the same time. Meat is guaranteed to be evenly and efficiently heated with the rotisserie style cooker. Frozen hot dogs can be thoroughly heated and ready to serve in just 20 minutes. Users can view this entire process through tempered safety glass windows. Designed for easy access and operation, Cretors Hot Dog Cooker includes a convenient pause feature and an easily adjustable temperature control dial.

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Over the company's long and storied history, its Foodservice Division offerings have expanded to include machines that produce and/or dispense cotton candy, nachos, caramel corn, and hot dogs, topping and dispensing equipment as well as warming and display cabinets. Today, Cretors continues to reinvest in research and development to ensure constant improvements in everything from equipment manufacture to customer responsiveness to distributor network communications.

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Morristown, N.J. -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) (formerly AccessIT) today announced the success of the January 8th, first ever, nationwide theatrical broadcast of a live sports event in 3D. Cinedigm carried Thursday's FedEx BCS National Championship Game between the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma to 80 theatres in 31 states. Thousands of fans attended, selling out 19 of the theatres. Cinedigm's world-leading network of digitally equipped theatres across the U.S. is the only one capable of bringing a live 3-D event like this to theatre audiences.

The BCS Championship in 3D grossed more than four times higher than the best per screen movie gross for the same evening.

"The fan turnout shows the incredible level of interest in live 3D and digital cinema. Our sincere thanks and congratulations to Sony and Fox Sports for their incredible support for this historic broadcast and to 3Ality for capturing the game for us," said Bud Mayo, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm. "There are so many great sporting events and other kinds of entertainment that can now be brought to consumers across the country with digital cinema technology. Cinedigm is the only company that can distribute live 3D on a national scale and we hope to see everyone back for Cinedigm's live 3D broadcast of the NBA All-Star Saturday Night on February 14th."

"We were delighted to have produced for Cinedigm the first ever national 3-D broadcast of the BCS Championship to fans across the country," said Sandy Climan, CEO of 3ality Digital. "The uniqueness of their CineLive satellite network, together with their industry leading distribution and marketing expertise made them the perfect partner for this groundbreaking event, and we're looking forward to making history with them again in the future."

"Cinedigm's execution was excellent," said Michael Karagosian, MKPE Consulting.

"Cinedigm's effort in bringing the BCS Championship game to theatres deserves a round of applause," said Chuck Viane, distribution president, The Walt Disney Studios' Motion Pictures. "The company's ability to provide this event on a nationwide scale is truly unique in these pioneering days of 3D events. As Disney is a company that is committed to the benefits of 3D movies we commend Cinedigm, too, for their innovation in digital cinema and now in live 3D events."

"It was evident that football fans and techies in the audience loved this event. We're looking forward to bringing the NBA All-Star Saturday night to Rave customers as well, and to future live 2D and 3D Cinedigm events," said Tom Stephenson, CEO of Rave Motion Pictures.

One group, a father and his two sons who attended the event shared the following: Alex Kayaian, a 15 yr old high school student and member of the JV Mamaroneck, NY High School football team said: "I thought it was awesome, unlike anything I had ever seen before!"

Peter Kayaian, also a high school student and member of the JV Mamaroneck, NY High School football team said: "It was amazing. I felt like I was REALLY on the field! When is the next time they are doing this?"

Paul Kayaian, an international media and marketing consultant, said, "It was fabulous! The clarity and consistency of the picture was astounding and the 3D effects were brilliant. All the pieces were terrific: the sound quality, the camera-work, the top-quality 3D visuals, all in a grand movie theatre setting, complete with popcorn, made for a compelling and genuinely exciting experience."

"In developing CineLiveTM we've made it easy for theatres to be a part of our network and to play live events like the BCS Championship for their local audiences. While we'd completed all the tests we felt necessary well before this event, we're thrilled that the technology lived up to our expectations on game-day and that we were able to bring it to so many fans at our network of Cinedigm Certified Theatres," said B. Scott Cassell, VP of Operations of Cinedigm Media Services Division.

Private tests and select-theatre showings of live, 3D sporting events had been conducted before this but the BCS championship game from Cinedigm was the first to bring it to fans across the country. Cinedigm's next big event will be on February 14th for the NBA All-Star Saturday Night and will once again be broadcast to more than 80 theaters across 31 states, live, and in 3D.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ, -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (Cinedigm) (NASDAQ: CIDM) and AEG Network LIVE announced today that they are teaming up to bring pop phenomenon Fall Out Boy to theatre audiences around the country for one night only on January 18th, 2009. The nationwide digital cinema broadcast will be transmitted in HD via satellite and will include a LIVE introduction from the band as well as an exclusive worldwide premiere screening of the multi-platinum Island recording artist's December 16 live concert produced by AEG Network LIVE from the Nokia Theater in Times Square.

Fans in 31 States can buy tickets to the live digital cinema broadcast of "Fall Out Boy LIVE - Folie a Deux NYC to LA presented by Nokia," which will be shown at approximately 80 theatres in theatre chains such as Carmike Cinemas, Celebration Cinemas, Cinema West, Emagine, Galaxy Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, MJR, NCG, Rave Motion Pictures and Showcase and UltraStar Cinema. To find the nearest participating theatre, go to www.cinedigm.com.

Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy lead singer, said: "We're excited to reach audiences all over the country in this new way. We're very proud of our new album and our December 16th concert at the Nokia Theater Times Square and we're excited to speak live to our fans on January 18th through this nationwide cinecast."
Jonathan Dern, president of Cinedigm's Content and Entertainment Group, said: "The combination of this exclusive pre-recorded live concert and the live intro by Fall Out Boy will make for a truly unique event fans will only be able to see on January 18. Seeing this concert on the big screen lets everyone in the audience feel like they are in the front row actually at the concert. This broadcast is another example of the great new content experiences that digital cinema makes possible and we are proud to be the only company that can make this happen across the country."

Multi-platinum Island recording artist Fall Out Boy performed a live 90-minute concert at the Nokia Theatre Times Square on Tuesday, December 16 coinciding with the release of their fifth studio album titled, "Folie a Deux." This event was also simulcast on multiple LED screens at the Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles at LA LIVE for the first time ever. The sold-out performance rocked the house with fans enjoying such tunes as "I Don't Care," "Sugar, We're Going Down," "Dance, Dance," and "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race."

Fall Out Boy's new release "Folie a Deux" hit stores on December 16. The multi-platinum band has built up a loyal following through relentless touring; they have performed over 1200 shows since their inception in 2000. The band's 2007 release "Infinity On High" debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and followed-up "From Under The Cork Tree," their Island debut of May 2005, which spent 72 weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart. They have won three MTV Video Music Awards and have received a Grammy nomination as well.

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) (formerly AccessIT) today announced that it will bring the FedEx BCS National Championship Game between the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma on Thursday, January 8 live, in 3D to the Mann Chinese Six and the Krikorian Monrovia Cinema 12 in Los Angeles, California, as well as to the 80 theatres announced on December 16. The addition of these locations to Cinedigm's proprietary CineLive(TM) satellite network -- the only system with a national footprint that can distribute live 3D cinema transmissions -- will expand the network into the urban L.A. Metro area. Both of these theatres will also show the NBA All-Star Saturday Night events that Cinedigm announced would be shown through its CineLive network on Saturday, February 14. Some of the 80-plus theatres which will show the BCS Game are already reporting ticket sell-outs.

"The movie-going experience of the future has arrived," said George Krikorian, president and CEO of Krikorian Premiere Theatres. "We believe that the future movie-going experiences will far exceed our greatest expectations. These 3D presentations represent a pivotal transitional moment in film exhibition history. Live 3D Broadcast of prominent sporting events will be far more compelling and appealing to the public than live attendance at those events. We are proud and excited to participate in this historic presentation."

"We are extremely excited to be added to the Cinedigm CineLive(TM) network, and to be able to show the upcoming BCS Tournament and NBA All-Star Saturday Night in Live 3D," said Peter Dobson, CEO of Mann Theatres. "Cinedigm is truly the leader in digital cinema and we are pleased to be working with them."

"We are thrilled to be able to offer fans in the Los Angeles metro area the opportunity to see these first of their kind events," said Bud Mayo, Chairman and CEO of Cinedigm. "L.A. is the heart of the entertainment industry, and providing cutting edge opportunities to its sports fans and entertainment professionals is only fitting. We look forward to what we know will be an enthusiastic reception for this exciting and new form of entertainment and to adding more world class locations to our network in the U.S. and Canada."

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