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Archive for May, 2012

IMAX coming to Mayfaire

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Knoxville, TN (NEWS RELEASE) — Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announced The IMAX Experience® will open this summer at Regal Mayfaire Stadium 16. The IMAX Theatre will showcase films in one of the existing auditoriums through a newly installed IMAX digital projection system, specially-designed IMAX screen, and a powerful audio system delivering laser-aligned digital sound.

“Regal’s Mayfaire Stadium 16 is already an extremely popular location drawing moviegoers from all across the region. The addition of the IMAX Experience will further enhance the entertainment choices available for our loyal patrons in Wilmington,” stated Russ Nunley, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Regal Entertainment Group.

Movies to be released in IMAX include: The Dark Knight Rises (07/20), Frankenweenie in 3D (10/05), Skyfall (James Bond) (11/09), Gravity in 3D (11/21) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3D (12/23).

IMAX digital projection systems showcase Hollywood blockbusters that have been digitally re-mastered into the unique image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience as well as original documentary-style IMAX content. Films are projected on a specially-designed screen that is slightly curved and moved forward to further immerse the audience. Images of exceptional quality, combined with IMAX’s proprietary digital surround sound system and patented theatre geometry create “The IMAX Experience,” making audiences feel as if they are IN the movie.

Regal IMAX Theatres also offer IMAX® 3D. When filmmakers choose to integrate IMAX 3D into their movies, images leap off of the screen and into the laps of the audience, further enhancing the feeling of being IN the movie. This is made possible by a combination of IMAX’s powerful 3D projection system – which simultaneously projects two separate images onto the IMAX screen – and polarized IMAX 3D glasses that audience members wear to fuse the two images into a single three-dimensional motion picture. The result is an amazing IMAX 3D Experience where the screen disappears and the movie envelops the audience.

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41 candidates apply for CFCC president opening

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

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Dog tags returning to Vietnam veteran after 40 years

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The dog tags belong to Bill Ritenour, a retired police chief living in Greenville.

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Has Southeastern N.C. been site of a record in Guinness Book?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

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Law enforcement takes Special Olympics torch on the road

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Local cops put on their running shoes this morning for a good cause.

The runners set off to carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope from the Wilmington Police Department to the Pender County line, where they handed it off to another team.

The Torch Run is held not only to kick off the Special Olympics Summer Games, but to express the partnership between the Special Olympics and the law enforcement community.

“Police officers and correctional employees and deputies who run in this event are dedicated to Special Olympics and the purpose of it, and many of them have run for years,” Wilmington Police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett said.

The relay continues tomorrow from the Food Lion in Hampstead at 8 a.m. It continues until the torch makes it to Raleigh.

Although the forecast wasn’t ideal to kick off the run today, the torch’s flame is designed to withstand the rain.

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