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The Who - Live at the Isle of Wight Legendary 1970 Concert Comes to the Big Screen in Special One Night Only Presentation.

NEW YORK -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC):

--Remastered, HD The Who - Live At The Isle of Wight Concert Featuring New Interview with Pete Townshend to Debut in Regal Entertainment Group Theatres Nationwide, Monday, August 9th, 7:30 p.m.

--The Who - Live At The Isle of Wight DVD Available August 10th

On August 9th, The Who fans will have the chance to re-live the band's legendary concert performance at the 1970 Isle of Wight festival on the big screen in a special One Night Only(TM) presentation of The Who - Live At The Isle of Wight at 49 Regal Entertainment Group ("REG" NYSE: RGC) movie theatres across the country.

This classic concert, considered by many to be The Who at their finest, has been completely remastered, remixed and restored under the expert supervision of Who guitarist Pete Townshend and Murray Lerner, the concert film's Academy Award(R)-winning director. Original negatives and reversal rolls were used to convert the film to High Definition (HD), and the audio was remixed using a total of 16 tracks recorded at the festival. The concert film features the original Who lineup playing some of their landmark hits, as well as songs from their top-selling rock opera, "Tommy." The special event will also include portions of a new, revealing interview with Pete Townshend, as well as an in-theatre-only introductory segment by director Lerner.

The exclusive in-theatre event, presented by Regal CineMedia(SM) (RCM) entertainment services, Eagle Rock Entertainment, AEG Live and AEG TV, will premiere in select Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Theatres* nationwide on August 9th at 7:30 p.m. local time. Advance tickets are available for $12.50 at participating box offices or online at www.Regalcm.com. Event day tickets will also be available at box offices or online for $15.

About The Who and the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight Concert

On August 30, 1970, a total of 600,000 people gathered for the last of three consecutive annual music festivals at the Isle of Wight to see rock 'n' roll legends The Who perform what would be one of their most memorable concerts to date. Starting at 2 a.m., this small island off the coast of England exploded with cheers as The Who took the stage, clapping to the long-awaited classic hits including "Water," "Magic Bus," "Heaven And Hell," "I Can't Explain," "Pinball Wizard," "I'm Free," and many more. The Guinness Book of Records recorded this event as the largest gathering ever of human beings. Band members Roger Daltrey (vocals), John Entwistle (bass), Keith Moon (drums) and Pete Townshend (guitar) pounded out seven of their most popular songs, plus 13 additional songs from their rock opera "Tommy" (created in 1969 and later turned into a hit Broadway musical in 1993), including "Eyesight To The Blind Boy," "The Acid Queen," "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "Fiddle About." The live performance ended at 5 a.m. with Moon destroying his drum set and Townshend smashing his electric guitar. In the history of rock, The Who once again proved to be the greatest live act around.

Starting as an R&B band in England, The Who eventually grew into a creative and powerful force that led the British Invasion's Second Wave and brought them into stardom. The four members have very diverse and unique personalities, which is evident in their intense live performances. Separating them from most other rock bands, Townshend usually leads on guitar, while Moon and Entwistle improvise over the melody. To this day, they have been held up to music legends such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

The newly released The Who - Live At The Isle of Wight DVD will hit the streets the day after the theatre premier. Available for the first time in DTS audio, the DVD features the full 40-minute interview with Who guitarist, Pete Townshend. The Who - Live At The Isle of Wight DVD will be available in stores on Tuesday, August 10th, for a suggested retail price of $19.98.
* The Who - Live At The Isle of Wight premiere event will be presented
 at the following locations:

 Market Theatre Location/Address
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 LITTLE ROCK, AR UA BRECKENRIDGE VILLAGE 12
 1200 Breckenridge Dr., Little Rock, AR

 PHOENIX, AZ UA SCOTTSDALE PAVILIONS 11
 9090 East Indian Bend, Scottsdale, AZ

 SAN FRANCISCO, CA REGAL HACIENDA CROSSINGS 20
 5000 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA

 LOS ANGELES, CA EDWARDS IRVINE SPECTRUM 21
 65 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA

 SACRAMENTO, CA REGAL NATOMAS MARKETPLACE 16
 3561 Truxel Road, Sacramento, CA

 DENVER, CO UA DENVER PAVILIONS 15
 500 16th Street #310, Denver, CO

 DENVER, CO UA GREENWOOD PLAZA 12
 8141 E Arapahoe Rd., Englewood, CO

 HARTFORD, CT REGAL BRANFORD STADIUM 12
 325 E Main St., Branford, CT

 W. PALM BEACH, FL REGAL PALM BEACH STADIUM 18
 1003 State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach, FL

 MIAMI, FL REGAL SAWGRASS 23
 2600 Northwest 136th Avenue, Sunrise, FL

 TAMPA, FL REGAL CITRUS PARK 20
 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa, FL

 ORLANDO, FL REGAL WINTER PARK VILLAGE 20
 510 North Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL

 ATLANTA, GA REGAL TOWN CENTER 16 - KENNESAW
 2795 Town Center Drive, Kennesaw, GA

 CHICAGO, IL REGAL LINCOLNSHIRE 20
 300 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire, IL

 FORT WAYNE, IN REGAL COLDWATER CROSSING
 211 West Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN

 LEXINGTON, KY REGAL HAMBURG PAVILION 16
 1949 Starshoot Road, Lexington, KY

 BOSTON, MA REGAL SOLOMON POND MALL STADIUM 15
 591 Donald J Lynch Blvd, Marlborough, MA

 PROVIDENCE, RI REGAL SILVER CITY GALLERIA 10
 2 Galleria Mall Dr, Taunton, MA

 BALTIMORE, MD UA SNOWDEN SQUARE STADIUM 14
 9161 Commerce Center Dr., Columbia, MD

 GRAND RAPIDS, MI UA CROSSROADS 10
 6600 Ring Road, Portage, MI

 DETROIT, MI UA COMMERCE STADIUM 14
 3033 Springvale Drive, Walled Lake, MI

 MINNEAPOLIS, MN REGAL BROOKLYN CENTER 20
 6420 Camden Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN

 ST. LOUIS, MO REGAL ST. LOUIS MILLS STADIUM 18
 5555 St. Louis Mills Blvd., Hazelwood, MO

 KANSAS CITY, MO REGAL KANSAS CITY 18 CINEMAS
 3200 Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, MO

 CHARLOTTE, NC REGAL STONECREST AT PIPER GLEN 22
 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC

 RALEIGH-DURHAM, NC UA GARNER TOWNE SQUARE
 2600 Timber Drive, Garner, NC

 ALBUQUERQUE, NM UA COTTONWOOD MALL STADIUM 10
 10000 NW Coors Blvd., Albuquerque, NM

 LAS VEGAS, NV REGAL VILLAGE SQUARE 18
 9400 W Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV

 ALBANY, NY REGAL CROSSGATES 18
 120 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY

 NEW YORK, NY REGAL UNION SQUARE STADIUM 14
 850 Broadway, New York, NY

 BUFFALO, NY REGAL TRANSIT CENTER 18
 6707 Transit Road, Williamsville, NY

 CLEVELAND, OH REGAL SEVERANCE TOWN CENTER 14
 3492 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, OH

 COLUMBUS, OH REGAL GEORGESVILLE SQUARE 16
 1800 Georgesville Square Drive, Columbus, OH

 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK REGAL CROSSROADS MALL 16
 1211 E. I-240, Oklahoma City, OK

 PORTLAND, OR REGAL LLOYD CENTER STADIUM 10
 1510 NE Multnomah St., Portland, OR

 PITTSBURGH, PA REGAL MORAINE POINTE CINEMA 10
 300 Moraine Pointe Plaza, Butler, PA

 HARRISBURG, PA REGAL HARRISBURG STADIUM 14
 1500 Caughey Dr, Harrisburg, PA

 PHILADELPHIA, PA UA KING OF PRUSSIA STADIUM 16
 300 Goddard Blvd., King Of Prussia, PA

 GREENVILLE, SC REGAL HOLLYWOOD STADIUM 20
 1025 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC

 KNOXVILLE, TN REGAL WEST TOWN MALL 9
 7600 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

 NASHVILLE, TN REGAL OPRY MILLS 20
 570 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN

 AUSTIN, TX REGAL METROPOLITAN 14
 901 Little Texas Lane, Austin, TX

 DALLAS, TX UA GALAXY STADIUM 10
 11801 Mccree Road, Dallas, TX

 HOUSTON, TX EDWARDS HOUSTON MARQ*E 23
 7620 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX

 NORFOLK, VA REGAL MACARTHUR CENTER 18
 300 Monticello Avenue Ste 330, Norfolk, VA

 WASHINGTON DC REGAL BALLSTON COMMON 12
 671 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA

 WASHINGTON DC UA FAIRFAX TOWNE CENTER 10
 12110 Fairfax Towne Center, Fairfax, VA

 SEATTLE, WA REGAL AUBURN 17 THEATRES
 1101 Super Mall Way, Suite 901, Auburn, WA

 YAKIMA, WA REGAL COLUMBIA MALL 8
 701 Columbia Center, Kennewick, WA


About Eagle Rock Entertainment

Eagle Rock Entertainment develops, acquires and produces music programming for a wide range of notable and high profile artists, which the company distributes on a worldwide basis. Eagle Rock Entertainment, Eagle Vision and Eagle Eye Media are wholly owned divisions of Eagle Rock Group, LTD.

About Regal CineMedia

Regal CineMedia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Regal Entertainment Group focusing on the expansion and development of advertising and new uses for Regal's theatre assets, while at the same time enhancing the movie-going experience. Regal CineMedia operates other divisions that focus on meetings and special productions in a theatre environment, including the presentation of entertainment, educational and sports events, as well as the sale of group tickets and gift certificates.

About Regal Entertainment Group

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) is the largest motion picture exhibitor in the world. The Company's theatre circuit, comprising Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Theatres, operates 6,020 screens in 545 locations in 39 states. Regal operates approximately 17% of all screens in the United States including theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. markets and growing suburban areas. The size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provides patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations and, through Regal CineMedia, develop new sources of revenue and cash flow by utilizing Regal's existing asset base.

Additional information is available on the Company's web site at www.REGmovies.com or www.regalcinemedia.com.

About AEG LIVE/AEG-TV

AEG LIVE is a collection of companies devoted to all aspects of live entertainment including: Creative Battery, producers of live entertainment for a variety of media and venues; Concert West and Golden Voice, live entertainment promotion and touring companies; and AEG TELEWORKS, full television production service providers.

AEG-TV / Spring Communications, an affiliate of the AEG, is devoted to the creation, distribution, and marketing of live events digitized for television, DVD, pay-per-view, cinema and other electronic media. Visit www.aeg-tv.com for more information.
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