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'Halloween' Returns to Theatres! Original 1978 Teenage Horror Classic Will Play in 125 Select Movie Theatres Nationwide on Oct. 30 & 31, 2006.

Digitally Remastered "Halloween" will be Shown for First Time in High-Definition, Plus an In-Theatre Exclusive 20-Minute Featurette with Original Cast Members and Rob Zombie

Presented by Trancas International, VOOM's Monsters HD and National CineMedia

DENVER & HOLLYWOOD -- Psychotic murderer Michael Myers is coming home this HalloweenC*he's back on the big screen for two nights of terror - October 30th & 31st - in select movie theatres nationwide. This special event, featuring the original 1978 teen horror classic "Halloween" digitally remastered in High-Definition, will also include on-screen interviews with cast members as well as an exclusive insider conversation with Rob Zombie, writer/director of "Halloween 9" due out in October 2007.

"Halloween" will be presented by Trancas International, VOOM's Monsters HD and National CineMedia at 8:00 p.m. local time in 125 Regal, United Artists, Edwards, AMC and Georgia Theatre Company movie theatres located across the US. Tickets are available now at www.BigScreenBoxOffice.com or at presenting theatre box offices for $10.00. (For a complete list of theatres, please visit the website.)

Rob Zombie said, "I have the privilege of re-imagining 'Halloween' for a new generation of audiences with our new production coming out next year. The original 'Halloween' is hallowed ground to me, and I'm glad that audiences will be able to see it again in theaters for the first time since 1978."

ABOUT THE ORIGINAL "HALLOWEEN:"

While many horror films have been released involving teenagers getting hacked to pieces by a masked madman or gruesome killer, "Halloween" remains the mother of them all. The original 1978 cult horror classic directed by John Carpenter and produced by Moustapha Akkad, starred the then young ingE[umlaut]nue Jamie Lee Curtis, along with Donald Pleasence, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers and Kyle Richards.

The original "Halloween" tells the story of Michael Myers. Institutionalized since he was a young boy after murdering his sister, Myers escapes and is discovered heading back home to terrorize the quiet community which still remembers him.

On a cold Halloween night in Haddonfield, Illinois, in 1963, six-year-old Myers (Tony Moran) brutally murders his teenage sister after he witnesses her having sex with her boyfriend. Myers is then locked inside Smith's Grove Warren County Sanitarium, where he is placed under the care of Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence,) the only one person who truly recognizes the pure evil within him.

During October 1978, (15 years later,) Myers escapes from the sanitarium. After witnessing the escape, Dr. Loomis heads back to Haddonfield, since he knows that Myers will kill again that Halloween night. Now wearing a pale white mask, dark blue jumpsuit and wielding a butcher knife, Myers begins stalking three teenager girls - Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her friends Annie Brackett (Nancy Kyes) and Lynda van der Klok (P.J. Soles.) With the help of the town's Sheriff, Leigh Bracket, (Charles Cyphers,) Dr. Loomis hunts for Michael, hoping to put an end to his grisly, murderous spree.

While "Halloween" has been endlessly copied and parodied, it still remains the quintessential teenage horror film. "Halloween" can still make audience members fearful as soon as they hear Carpenter's chilling music and watch victim after victim being pursued by the shadowy incarnation of evil - Michael Myers himself.

Since l978, eight "Halloween" films have scared audiences around the world. In late October 2006, Trancas International producer Malek Akkad and writer/director Rob Zombie will begin pre-production on "Halloween 9," which will be distributed to theaters nationally on Oct. 19, 2007, by Bob and Harvey Weinsteins' Dimension Films.

For more information on "Halloween" and the entire "Halloween" film franchise, please visit http://www.halloweenmovies.com.

About National CineMedia

National CineMedia, LLC is a venture of AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), three of the world's leading theatrical exhibition companies. The company develops pre feature entertainment; cinema and lobby advertising products; comprehensive meeting and event services; and alternative forms of entertainment content for distribution across the approximately 13,000 screens operated by its owner theatre circuits and other theatre affiliates. Over 11,000 of these screens are part of NCM's Digital Content Network (DCN), one of the world's largest in-theatre digital distribution networks. The network provides content and advertising to 150 U.S. markets, including 49 of the top 50, reaching an estimated 525 million movie patrons annually. For additional information, please go to www.ncm.com.
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