More than 100,000 Regal Entertainment Group Patrons Already Secured Tickets for 'The Hobbit'

  More than 100,000 Regal Entertainment Group Patrons Already Secured Tickets
  for 'The Hobbit'

 Many Dedicated Fans Will Also Attend Saturday’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy

Business Wire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- December 06, 2012

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor
owning and operating the largest theater circuit in the United States,
announced that advance ticket sales for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
crossed a milestone. Since going on sale November 7, Regal moviegoers have
purchased more than 100,000 tickets for the Peter Jackson film opening
December 14.

“Tolkien fans are back in force at Regal Entertainment Group theatres with
extremely strong advance ticket sales for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Only a handful of films this year will sell this many advance tickets and we
are still a week away from the opening,” stated Ken Thewes, Chief Marketing
Officer of Regal Entertainment Group. “Regal is excited to offer fans of Peter
Jackson many additional ways to celebrate the film’s arrival including an
all-day marathon of Lord of the Rings movies and an online trivia contest with
a prize to visit the Warner Bros. Studio.”

Fans can test their knowledge with 6 questions in  Regal’s trivia sweepstakes.
For each question answered correctly, receive one sweepstakes entry for a
Hobbit prize specific to each question. A correct answer also enters players
into the Grand Prize drawing including airfare for two, two nights’
accommodation and two tickets to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. The sweepstakes
is open through December 27, 2012. There are three ways to enter the
sweepstakes and to view official rules:

Mobile Phones – Text the word BILBO to the short code 66937
Facebook – –

Tickets are still available for Regal’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy Marathon.
The marathon begins at 11:15 AM on Saturday, December 8. Members of the Regal
Crown Club can purchase tickets at the box office for only $25 for all three
movies. And with each $25 ticket sold, members receive a coupon good for a
medium popcorn and medium drink for only $5.

Regal is also offering The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in an unprecedented
selection of formats including: IMAX 3D, RPX 3D, RealD 3D, traditional 2D
presentations and in a special High Frame Rate (HFR) 3D presentation at 48
frames per second. HFR 3D is available at 100 Regal Entertainment Group
theatres. And for the ultimate fan, Regal is selling a Hobbit movie gift card
just in time for the holidays.

Regal’s website has a wealth of information for Tolkien fans.

The Hobbit, Opening Dec. 14:
The Hobbit High Frame Rate 3D:
LOTR Trilogy Marathon Dec. 8:

About Regal Entertainment Group:
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most
geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of
6,899 screens in 544 locations in 38 states and the District of Columbia as of
November 30, 2012. The Company operates theatres in 43 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.

Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at

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Media Contact
Russ Nunley
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Regal Entertainment Group
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