Regal Entertainment Group Praised for Making Moviegoing Accessible to All

  Regal Entertainment Group Praised for Making Moviegoing Accessible to All

  Cutting-edge technology receives accolades from guests and advocacy groups

Business Wire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- May 01, 2013

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor
owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States,
announced a milestone with more than 400 theatres now offering the Sony
Entertainment Access System at locations across the country. The cutting-edge
technology continues to receive accolades for making moviegoing accessible to

“We deeply appreciate and are encouraged by all of the positive feedback from
guests and advocacy groups who recognize Regal’s leadership in this area,”
stated Rob Del Moro, Chief Purchasing Officer for Regal Entertainment Group.
“The evolution from open caption presentations and earlier generations of
technology to our advanced Sony Entertainment Access System has led to the
dawning of a new age of greater access at Regal. And we could not be more
proud of the progress.”

Regal Entertainment Group received this year’s Access Award from the American
Foundation for the Blind. During the Foundation’s annual conference held in
Chicago, Regal received a standing ovation in recognition of the company’s
commitment. The Access Awards honored several individuals, corporations and
organizations for eliminating or substantially reducing obstacles faced by
people with vision loss. Regal was commended for improving access for the
blind and low vision communities and providing access to the movies.

“Over the years, Regal has been a leader in providing greater access for
guests who may be deaf, hard of hearing, blind or with low vision,” stated
Randy Smith, Chief Administrative Officer and Counsel for Regal Entertainment
Group. “With Regal’s rollout of the Sony Entertainment Access System, the
studios have responded by making captions and descriptive audio content
available on most films. When this content is available, Regal is able to
provide complete access to practically all features and showtimes daily to
accommodate more guests.”

As an advocate for making moviegoing accessible to everyone, Smith recently
served as moderator for a panel discussion at CinemaCon, the global convention
for movie theatre operators. The seminar provided a comprehensive discussion
of captioning issues and consumer reaction. Manufacturers of access
technologies were also participants for an open forum discussing advancements
in closed captioning and descriptive audio.

The Sony Entertainment Access System was introduced to American moviegoers
exclusively by Regal in April 2012. The system includes specially designed
lightweight eyewear for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing to privately
view closed captioned text directly in their line of sight for both 2D and 3D
movies. This assistive technology can accommodate headphones or neck loops
connected to the wireless receiver to hear descriptive audio tracks for
patrons who have low vision or those who are blind. The access glasses and
audio headsets allow guests to individually enjoy the cinema experience in a
relaxed, natural way without the inconvenience of separate screening times or
special seating.

The system is available at the Guest Services counter or from any manager.
Captions and descriptive audio can only be accessed by use of this equipment
and it is not visible or audible to other moviegoers. To select films offering
this service, online showtimes will note: “Accessibility Devices Available.”

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Video Demonstration of Sony Access Glasses:

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About Regal Entertainment Group:

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most
geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of
7,367 screens in 580 locations in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American
Samoa and the District of Columbia as of March 29, 2013. The Company operates
theatres in 46 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.

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