You wanted it...you got it! "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert;" is coming to additional Empire Theatres



    HALIFAX, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - In response to the overwhelming demand for its
3-D feature version of Walt Disney Pictures' "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus:
Best of Both Worlds Concert," and the film's record breaking success, Empire
Theatres and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada are proud to announce
the upcoming release of the film in 9 additional Canadian cities.
    The Disney Digital 3-D(TM) feature length concert film, which also
features a special appearance by the enormously popular Jonas Brothers, will
play starting March 14th in the following theatres:

    Empire Capitol 6 Cinemas 805 Yates Street Victoria, BC
    Empire Esplanade 6 Cinemas 200 West Esplanade North Vancouver, BC
    Empire Theatres Guildford Town Centre 15051 101st Avenue Surrey, BC

    Empire City Centre 9 Cinemas 10200 102nd Avenue Edmonton, AB
    Empire Clareview 10 Cinemas 4211 139th Avenue Edmonton, AB
    Empire Theatres Country Hills 388 Country Hills Blvd NE Calgary, AB
    Empire Theatres MacLeod Trail 100-16061 MacLeod Trail SE Calgary, AB

    Empire Theatres @ Square One 100 City Centre Drive Mississauga, ON
    Empire Theatres Gateway Park 135 Gateway Park Blvd, Kitchener, ON
    Empire Wellington 8 Cinemas 983 Wellington Road South, London, ON

    Empire 8 Grant Park Cinemas 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, MB (opening
    Mar 21st)

    "Audience reaction for the Disney Digital 3-D presentation of 'Hannah
Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert' has been overwhelming"
said Anthony Macina, Vice President, Sales for Walt Disney Studios Motion
Pictures Canada, "Miley is clearly one of today's most exciting, talented and
charismatic performers, and we're delighted that her many fans at Empire
Theatres' locations will be able to enjoy this entertaining and innovative 3-D
concert experience."
    "This exciting film event, already in select Empire Theatres' locations
(North York ON and Dartmouth NS) is setting box office records with tickets
snapped up quickly!" says Dean Leland, Vice President Media & Studio Relations
for Empire Theatres. "Hannah Montana fans are overwhelmed by the "just like
being there" quality of the 3D images on screen" says Leland
    "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert" was shot in
state-of-the-art 3D at several venues during the 54-city tour, which began in
St. Louis on October 18th 2007 with Cyrus's special guest, Jonas Brothers. The
film was directed by Bruce Hendricks (ESPN'S Ultimate X: The Movie) and
produced by Art Repola (ESPN'S Ultimate X: The Movie) from the concert tour
created and directed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical). Cyrus, the 15-year
old singing sensation and star of Disney Channel's hit series, performs as
both a solo artist and as her hugely popular television character, Hannah
Montana. The series is currently in its second smash season, and has attracted
legions of fans all over the world.

    About "Hannah Montana"
    ----------------------

    The hit Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana", enjoyed in Canada on
Family Channel, is a global triumph, reaching over 164 million unique total
viewers worldwide. The series star, talented 15-year-old Miley Cyrus, has
multiple projects at The Walt Disney Company spanning TV, Music, Consumer
Products and Studio divisions. The #1 ranking "Hannah Montana" soundtracks are
the biggest, fastest success the pop album charts have seen in years, with
combined sales of over 8 million CDs to-date. The sold-out 70-date concert
tour, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds, was among the top
grossing tours of 2007. An extensive line of "Hannah Montana"-inspired
merchandise is available at mass retailers including Wal-Mart, episodic
compilation DVDs which have sold 2.5 million units to-date. A popular junior
novel series has sold over 3.7 million books globally and "Hannah Montana"
videogames for Nintendo DS and Wii platforms have sold more than 1.7 million
games in the U.S. and Canada.

    About Empire Theatres
    ---------------------

    Empire Theatres Limited is a 100% owned subsidiary of Empire Company
Limited with its corporate headquarters in Stellarton, NS and regional offices
in Halifax, NS, Toronto, ON and Calgary, AB. Empire Theatres owns and operates
51 theatres with 397 screens across Canada from Newfoundland to British
Columbia.
    Empire Theatres is Canada's second largest and fastest growing film
exhibition company providing an exciting out-of-home entertainment experience
including traditional film exhibition as well as other content using its
digital and satellite capabilities. 2008 marks Empire Theatres' 30th year in
the motion picture exhibition business.
    With approximately 3,000 employees, Empire Theatres provides excellent
employment opportunities for the youth of Canada in an exciting and energetic
industry.

    The Walt Disney Studios
    -----------------------

    The Walt Disney Studios is a unit of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:   DIS)
and produces and distributes motion pictures under the following banners: Walt
Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation, Disney-Pixar Animation as well as
Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures and Miramax Films. Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures International serves as the Studio's international
distribution arm. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment distributes Disney
and other film titles to the rental and sell-through home entertainment
markets. Disney Theatrical Group is among the world's most successful
commercial theatre enterprises producing or licensing live entertainment
events that reach a global annual audience of more than 20 million people in
more than 40 countries, and the Disney Music Group distributes original music
and motion picture soundtracks under its four record labels: Walt Disney
Records, Buena Vista Records, Hollywood Records and Lyric Street Records.




For further information:

For further information: Walt Disney Studios: General Media Inquiries:
Heidi Trotta, The Walt Disney Studios, (818) 560-7280; Canadian Media
Inquiries: Jaclyn Sullivan, Allied Advertising/Public Relations Canada, (647)
724-8877; Empire Theatres: All Media Inquiries: Dean Leland, Vice President
Media & Studio Relations, (902) 876-4844, dean.leland@empiretheatres.com

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