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SAMUEL GOLDWYN THEATRE GROUP ENJOYS RECORD HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE

 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Samuel Goldwyn Co.'s (AMEX: SG) Landmark Theatres set new company records for 14 consecutive days during the traditionally busy Christmas season, it was announced today by Steve Gilula, president of the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre Group.
 The theater group generated revenues of $1,154,635 for the seven days ended Dec. 31, 1992. Impressively, the company then grossed $1,188,203 for the week ended Jan. 7, 1993. The combined two-week total is 41 percent greater than comparable figures from the previous year.
 "Most of the current business was generated by a particularly strong, diverse selection of independently distributed films, including Bad Lieutenant,' The Crying Game,' Indochine,' Peter's Friends' and Tous les Matins du Monde,'" said Gilula. "It is gratifying to realize that the independent production, distribution and exhibition community is thriving and growing. Specialized films have been the core of our company since its founding in 1974, and American independent and foreign films are appealing more than ever to our growing sophisticated audiences."
 Long-running holdovers and new openings included "Enchanted April," "Flirting," "Howards End," "In the Soup," "The Lover," "The Player," "Reservoir Dogs" and "A River Runs Through It." These films and others were sustained with praise from local critics' "10-best" lists and exceptional audience word-of-mouth.
 "We have high hopes for 1993 with additional openings of these films and an excellent line-up of new titles from specialized distributors set to open in coming months," concluded Gilula. "We expect business to continue to be very strong into the new year and are particularly excited about Damage' which is scheduled for January openings in eight of our theaters."
 The Samuel Goldwyn Theatre Group is the largest specialty theater circuit in the country, operating 92 screens in 15 markets.
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