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Metreon -- a Sony Entertainment Center Celebrates 5 Years of Good Fortune with 5 Event-Filled Days June 11-16, 2004; Daily Events Reflect the Essence of San Francisco.

Entertainment Editors/High-Tech Writers

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2004

Metreon -- A Sony Entertainment Center, the Bay Area's "mall-ternative" celebrates its 5th Anniversary with 5 days of events. Activities begin June 11 with the signature Global Sight & Sound:'04, and culminate on June 16 at noon with a confetti-countdown on the Ground Level. Over the course of the celebration, visitors will enter to win Sony products, round trip tickets on ATA Airlines, and enjoy exclusive promotions from Metreon's business partners.

Party -- Friday, June 11

Global Sight & Sound presents an evening of interactive performances, artists, and musicians as diverse as San Francisco itself. The event's line-up includes DJ Cheb i Sabbah, blacKMahal soundset ft. Lal Singh Bhatti (renowned Bay Area Master of the Dhol Drum), MC Rai, Flavor Group, Ali Akbar College of Music, performance painting by J. Garcia and a captivating participatory mural by Jimmy "Love" Little. Tickets for Global Sight & Sound are available at www.acteva.com/go/global.

Proceeds from Global Sight & Sound benefit the Project Ahimsa Music Education Endowment Fund and will be used to establish international music programs in Ahmedabad and Kolkata, India.

"Metreon's 5th anniversary events will highlight the diverse entertainment culture of the Bay Area through technology, design, music, games, and film," said Archie Elwell, Vice President, Brand and Business Development. "Metreon thanks the Bay Area community for contributing to our five years of good fortune and for helping us celebrate our anniversary."

Music -- Saturday, June 12

Afternoon outdoor concert, scratch workshops, San Francisco DJs and culture highlighted in association with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Anime -- Sunday, June 13

Flashback with 5 years of the best of Bandai anime films, and then stay to discover the Secret World of Geishas with a special screening presented by the Asian Art Museum (Action Theatre, Level 2).

Film -- Monday, June 14

DVD Station hosts a day of classic San Francisco films followed by the exclusive wrap party for "24 Hours on Craigslist" (Action Theatre, Level 2).

Games -- Tuesday, June 15

Stroll along the Walk of Game to Industry Night and open play at Portal One (5:00 p.m., Level 2).

Anniversary -- Wednesday, June 16

Count down to noon and celebrate Metreon's 5th Anniversary with a confetti-filled anniversary celebration including cakes from local bakery, Just Desserts, prizes and a chance to win round-trip tickets courtesy of ATA Airlines (Metreon Ground Level).

Metreon -- A Sony Entertainment Center

Metreon is the first-of-its-kind entertainment center located at Fourth and Mission streets in the heart of downtown San Francisco. This 350,000 square-foot complex features an eclectic mix of the Bay Area's best restaurants, shopping venues, theatres, and attractions, including the West Coast's largest IMAX theatre. Metreon is a business unit of Sony Corporation of America. For information about Metreon, please call 415-369-6000 or visit www.metreon.com.
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