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Michael Jackson Memorial to be Broadcast to Many Theaters Across the Country

Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 10:59 AM by Scott Jentsch

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. and AEG Network LIVE announced yesterday that they are working together to broadcast the Memorial Service for Michael Jackson to Cinedigm digital cinema equipped theatres in 31 states live today, Tuesday, July 7 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern. The live feed from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California will be in HD Digital Cinema with stereo sound and will be commercial free in all theatres.

According to the press release (included below), limited tickets to attend are free and will be available online for most locations on a first-come-first-served basis.

Theater List

The list of Cinedigm-equipped theaters was published, but it was subject to change as updates were available. To see the most up-to-date list, please visit the Cinedigm web site and search for theaters in your area.

Press Release

Cinedigm to Live Broadcast Michael Jackson Memorial Service to Theatres in Its Digital Cinema Nationwide Network

Initial Group of Theatres for Live Broadcast Confirmed; More to Come Tonight; Limited Free Tickets Available; Go to www.Cinedigm.com for More Information

MORRISTOWN, NJ, Jul 06, 2009 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (Cinedigm) (NASDAQ: CIDM) and AEG Network LIVE announced today that they are partnering to bring Michael Jackson's Memorial Service to Cinedigm digital cinema equipped theatres in 31 states live on Tuesday, July 7 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern. The live feed direct from the Staples Center in HD Digital Cinema with stereo sound will be made possible via Cinedigm's nationwide CineLive(TM) digital cinema network of theatres and will be commercial free in all theatres.

Locations

Cinedigm is currently working with theatres in 31 states to secure their participation in the live broadcast. The current list of confirmed venues is as follows:

ST  City               Theatre                  Street Address
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AL Mobile Wynnsong 16 725 Schillinger Rd.
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AR Little Rock Rave Colonel Glenn 18 18 Colonel Glenn Plaza Dr.
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CA Los Angeles Mann Chinese 6 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
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CA Monrovia Krikorian 12-Monrovia 410 South Myrtle Ave.
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CA Tulare Galaxy 10-Tulare 1575 Retherford St.
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CO Colorado Springs Chapel Hills 15 1710 Briargate Blvd.
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FL Pensacola Rave Bayou 15 5149 Bayou Blvd.
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GA Columbus Carmike 15 5555 Whitlesey Parkway
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Carmike Conyers
GA Conyers Crossroads 16 1536 Dogwood Dr. SE
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Carmike Wynnsong
GA Savannah 11-Savannah 1150 Shawnee St.
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Carmike Wynnsong
IA Johnston 16-Johnston 5233 NW 84th St.
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IL Champaign Beverly Center 18 910 Meijers Drive
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IL Dekalb Carmike Market Square 10 2160 Sycamore Rd.
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IN Evansville East 18 Evansville 4250 W. Jefferson Blvd.
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KS Manhattan Seth Childs 12 2610 Farm Bureau
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MI Lansing NCG Lansing Eastwood 2500 Showtime Drive
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Carmike University
MO Warrensburg 8-Warrensburg 727 N. Charles
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MT Missoula Carmike 10-Missoula 3640 Mullan Rd.
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NC Asheville Carmike 10-Asheville 299-1 Swannanoa River Rd.
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NC Fayetteville Carmike Market Fair 15 1916 Skibo Rd.
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NC Jacksonville Carmike 16-Jacksonville 350 Western Blvd.
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NC Raleigh Marquee Wakefield 12 10600 Common Oak Dr.
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Telshor 12 (Las Cruces,
NM Las Cruces NM) 2811 North Telshore Blvd.
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NV Las Vegas Rave Town Square 18 6857 Las Vegas Blvd South
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Pavillion Digital
NY Brooklyn Showcase Theatre 188 Prospect Park W
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Marquee Orchard 14-New
NY New Hartford Hartford 20 Ellinwood Dr.
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NY New York Chelsea 260 West 23rd St.
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528 Green Village
TN Dyersburg Carmike 9-Dyersburg Shopping Ctr.
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TN Franklin Thoroughbred 20 636 Frazier Dr.
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TN Johnson City Johnson City 14 1805 North Roan St.
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Carmike Wynnsong
TN Knoxville 16-Knoxville 200 North Peters Rd.
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TX Austin Galaxy Highland 10 6700 Middle Fiskville Rd.
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TX Edinburg Carmike 20 3003 S. Expressway 281
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TX Hurst RMP North East Mall 18 1101 Melbourne Rd.
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VA Fredericksburg Marquee Southpoint 9 5800 Southpoint Blvd.
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VA Roanoke Carmike 10 4494 Electric Rd.
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WV Charleston Marquee Southridge 12 331 Southridge Blvd.
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Updates to this list will be provided throughout today and tomorrow morning on www.cinedigm.com.

Tickets

Limited tickets to attend are free and will be available online for most locations on a first-come-first-served basis.

"We are truly honored to use Cinedigm's national digital cinema network to acknowledge and share this momentous event with moviegoers across the nation," Cinedigm Chairman and CEO Bud Mayo said. "Our deepest sympathies go to the Jackson family and to the millions of mourners who will join us in saying farewell to a great icon. We feel certain Michael would have appreciated the technology that makes an experience like this bigger than life-just the way he was," he added.

"Bringing fans together in cinemas allows them to participate in the historic passing of Michael Jackson as part of a community. We are pleased to be providing that opportunity," said John Rubey, president, AEG Network LIVE. "We appreciate the permission of AEG Network LIVE and the Jackson family to bring the service to theatres."

Jonathan Dern, president of Cinedigm's Content and Entertainment Group, said, "This LIVE broadcast is in recognition of a music legend and acknowledgment of his historic impact on our lives. We are proud to play a role in broadcasting this memorial service and we appreciate the permission of the Jackson family to bring this important and special event to movie theatres."

About Cinedigm

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is the global leader in fulfilling the promise of digital cinema. Its ground-breaking technology platform helps exhibitors, distributors, studios and content providers transform the consumer movie experience -- by expanding theatrical features to include not only movies but also live 2-D and 3-D performances such as sporting events, concerts and gaming. The Company also enables theatres to create exhibitions and advertising opportunities targeted to specific audience groups and locations thereby offering new revenue opportunities for these venues. Cinedigm's leading digital cinema platform and one-of-a-kind satellite delivery operations support almost 4,000 theatre screens equipped with DLP Cinema(R) projections systems across the United States with over 13 million digital showings of Hollywood features to date. www.Cinedigm.com [CIDM-G]

For information about which theatres will be hosting this event, please go to www.cinedigm.com.

About AEG Network LIVE

AEG Network LIVE is the division of AEG LIVE responsible for creating, marketing and distributing digital programming on broadband, cinema, wireless, television, DVD and other platforms worldwide. AEG Network LIVE has completed successful tour & CD launch campaigns for AEG Live clients including Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner & Prince. 2008 AEG NL Projects include Operation MySpace - LIVE from KUWAIT, the record setting live high definition webcast for MySpace Music, festival webcasts and high definition broadcast specials from Rothbury and Mile High Music Festivals, numerous cinema events including John Mayer, Live in LA, David Gilmore G'Dansk, and All Together Now, the Beatles LOVE documentary collaboration with Cirque du Soliel DVD premier. In 2007 AEG Network LIVE worked with Linkin Park, Garth Brooks and Celine Dion on new releases which resulted in record CD and digital download sales. AEG Live is the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles based AEG is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring for a variety of programming and multi-media production. One of the largest concert promotion and touring companies in the world, AEG Live is comprised of special event, broadcast and exhibition divisions, and operates and owns numerous state of the art venues nationwide. Current AEG Live tours and productions include Celine Dion A New Day... at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and "Tutankhamen and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," an international tour of the artifacts of King Tut. Recent and current promoted concert tours include Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Prince, Bon Jovi, Usher, Nickelback, Kenny Chesney, Rod Stewart, and Paul McCartney. AEG Live also co-produces the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Goldenvoice, the company's southern California-based regional promotion division, created and operates the award winning annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

Source: Cinedigm



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