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2008-10-10 12:00:23

National Amusements Inc. (NAI), the company controlled by Sumner Redstone that holds his controlling interest in Viacom and CBS Corporation, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, NAIRI, Inc., intends to sell approximately $400 million in the aggregate of its non-voting shares of Viacom and CBS. Sale proceeds will be used to pay down debt to comply with covenants under NAI's credit agreements. NAIRI owns 46.8 million Class A voting shares of Viacom and 23.4 million Class B...

2008-09-24 09:00:29

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- MovieTickets.com, the world's most powerful Internet movie ticketing service, announces that it has signed an agreement with Connection III Entertainment Corp., to sponsor its weekly TV entertainment news magazine series, "Made in Hollywood." The deal will integrate MovieTickets.com branded segments into each "Made in Hollywood" episode, while cross-promoting "Made In Hollywood" branded content with MovieTickets.com. (Logo:...

2008-08-05 12:00:33

National Amusements, Inc., a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 1,500 screens in the U.S., U.K., Latin America and Russia, today announced it will unveil its new Showcase Cinema de Lux Patriot Place theatre to the public on August 8, 2008 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. This is the second new National Amusements theatre featuring the premium reserved-seating concept called Lux Level, which was launched as a pilot program at Showcase Cinemas Randolph,...

2008-07-30 15:00:50

NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Nick Jr. hits the big screen this summer when Nickelodeon and National Amusements launch "Nick Jr. at the Movies" beginning July 31 in 36 theaters nationwide. "Nick Jr. at the Movies" is a movie program for preschoolers and their caregivers that offers action-filled, song-filled fun and adventure from favorite television episodes of Go, Diego, Go!; Dora the Explorer; The Backyardigans; and The Wonder Pets! -- all reformatted for large-screen projection. Also...

2008-07-21 15:00:41

LOS ANGELES, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- MovieTickets.com (http://www.movietickets.com/) sold more than one million tickets Thursday to Sunday, including more than 20 tickets per second during peak times, as "The Dark Knight" descended on the box office this weekend. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070917/CLM019LOGO ) The world's most powerful Internet ticketing service set four all-time records between Friday and Sunday, including single-day and opening-weekend records...

2008-07-18 15:00:36

LOS ANGELES, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Less than 24 hours after "The Dark Knight" opened to record-breaking crowds, MovieTickets.com reports that more than 1,300 performances nationwide are still sold out. This includes more than 220 in New York City and Los Angeles alone. All this, combined with a move into the MovieTickets.com Top 5 Pre-Sale List of All-Time, and sky-high approval ratings from MovieTickets.com users, combines to pack a powerful punch. (Logo:...

2008-07-14 18:00:25

LOS ANGELES, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- MovieTickets.com ( http://www.movietickets.com/ ) is reporting that the highly anticipated film "The Dark Knight" is currently outselling three of MovieTickets.com's Top-10 Performing Films of All-Time at the same point in the sales cycle, including installments from such coveted franchises as "Pirates of the Caribbean,""Spider-Man" and "The Lord of the Rings." (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070917/CLM019LOGO ) To date, "Dark Knight" has...

2007-04-18 12:00:54

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sumner M. Redstone announced a commitment of $105 million in charitable grants to fund research and patient care advancements in cancer and burn recovery at three major non-profit healthcare organizations. The cash contributions of $35 million each will be paid out over five years to FasterCures/The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions, based in Washington D.C.; the Cedars-Sinai Prostate Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California;...

2006-03-29 17:10:00

By Paul Thomasch and Yinka Adegoke NEW YORK -- Executives from top movie theater chains on Wednesday dismissed calls to shorten the period between a film's release on the big screen and on DVD, saying it would be harmful to studios, theaters and consumers. Some studio executives, including Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Robert Iger, have called for faster DVD releases to combat rising piracy over the Internet, amid slowing sales of DVDs and a U.S. box office slump. But executives from Regal...

2006-03-23 15:30:27

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie theater operators hope to be screening live 3D sports events by 2007 in a bid to lure sports fans away from their home theater systems and bolster sagging mid-week ticket sales. Ticket sales at theater chains dropped 9 percent in 2005 from what analysts said was a combination of lackluster films, competition from other forms of entertainment such as video games, and the spread of large-screen, high-definition televisions and digital...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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