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Regal Entertainment Group is North America's largest movie theater chain, operating 6,119 screens in 562 locations in 39 states. It was founded in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1999, out of the wreckage of several smaller chains that had gone bankrupt at the end of the megaplex building binge of the mid-1990s. World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ... A typical megaplex (AMC Rolling Hills 20 in Rolling Hills Estates, California). ... Alternate uses: Knoxville (disambiguation) Knoxville is a city located in Knox County, Tennessee, United States. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A megaplex is a movie theater complex that is far larger than a multiplex. ... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM...

It currently operates the following movie theatre chains:

  • Edwards Theatres
  • Regal Cinemas
  • United Artists Theatres
  • Signature Theatres

In 2003, The Regal 2wenty: Entertainment Ignited, a programmed preview of upcoming film and video releases, was introduced in the United States. It replaced the pre-feature film slide show of advertisements and trivia set to various elevator music-like songs, It is somewhat reminiscent of the newsreels of the classic film era, except that it focuses completely on paid advertising; something newsreels did only a fraction of the time. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of... Slideshow is a modern concatenation of Slide Show. A slideshow is a display of a series of chosen images, which is done for artistic or instructional purposes. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... Note: This article is about the common English term, trivia. For the poem by the same name, see Trivia (poem). ... Elevator music, also known as piped music or Muzak, refers to the gentle, bland arrangements of popular music designed for play in shopping malls, grocery stores, telephone systems (while the caller is on hold), and, of course, elevators. ... A Newsreel is a documentary film that is regularly released in a public presentation place containing filmed news stories. ...

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Regal Cinemas (716 words)
Regal Entertainment now owns Regal Cinemas, United Artists Cinemas, and Edwards Theaters, the previous undisputed King of Orange County movie theaters.
The old Regal Cinemas was relatively new to Orange County, with two theaters.
Regal theaters still play weekend matinees relatively early, so you can actually sometimes watch a movie then go out to lunch on the weekend.
Regal Entertainment Group: Investor Relations (1733 words)
Regal also today announced that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement pursuant to which Regal will acquire certain assets of Hoyts Cinemas Corporation for a combination of cash and stock valued at approximately $200 million and the assumption of certain capital leases.
Regal's Board of Directors also today declared a cash dividend of $0.15 per Class A and Class B common share, payable on March 14, 2003, to stockholders of record on February 25, 2003.
Regal CineMedia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Regal Entertainment Group focusing on the expansion and development of advertising and new uses for REG's theatre assets, while at the same time enhancing the movie-going experience.
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