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September 16, 2004

Regal Entertainment Group to Aggressively Defend New Jersey Attorney General Discrimination Suit

From: Business Wire (press release), CA - Sept 16, 2004

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16, 2004--Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) ("Regal") was notified today that NJ Attorney General, Peter C. Harvey, has filed a lawsuit alleging that Regal discriminates against the deaf and hard of hearing by not agreeing to install closed captioning equipment in its New Jersey theatres. Regal has historically advocated showing open captioned films, which displays a film's dialogue on the movie screen, rather than utilizing other technologies, such as "rear window" devices, which require the moviegoer to view a film's dialogue on a separate screen. Randy Smith, Senior Vice President, Human Resources Counsel, said "Regal Entertainment Group is a leader in showing open captioned films throughout the United States and in New Jersey. Regal has chosen to offer open caption films because open captioning is preferred by most of the deaf and hard of hearing community instead of utilizing the rear window device." Mr. Smith further commented, "Regal will continue to provide movies in the format the deaf and hard of hearing community desire and will continue to aggressively lobby for more film product to be produced in that format."

For years Regal has shown open captioned films in New Jersey and recently began showing them at every facility Regal operates in the state. Regal's efforts have been recognized by many deaf and hard of hearing patrons and even local government officials for their efforts to make the movie going experience accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing community. For example, Insight Cinemas, a non-profit organization which is the largest provider of open captioned films in the U.S., today issued a press release supporting Regal's position. The New Jersey Attorney General's suit against Regal lacks merit and will be aggressively defended.

Members of the deaf and hard of hearing community who are interested in attending screenings of open captioned movies are encouraged to visit Regal's website,, for a comprehensive listing of the show times of all open caption films that Regal exhibits throughout the United States.

Forward-looking Statements:

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, may constitute forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the risk factors contained in the Company's 2003 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 16, 2004. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by such factors.

About Regal Entertainment Group

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) is the largest motion picture exhibitor in the world. The Company's theatre circuit, comprising Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Theatres, operates 6,053 screens in 544 locations in 39 states. Regal operates approximately 17% of all screens in the United States including theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. markets and growing suburban areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations and, through Regal CineMedia, develop new sources of revenue and cash flow by utilizing Regal's existing asset base.

Regal CineMedia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Regal Entertainment Group focusing on the expansion and development of advertising and new uses for Regal's theatre assets, while at the same time enhancing the movie-going experience. Regal CineMedia operates other divisions that focus on meetings and special productions in a theatre environment, including the presentation of live sports and entertainment events, as well as the sale of group tickets and gift certificates.

Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at or


Regal Entertainment Group
Randy Smith, 865-925-9529
National Association of Theatre Owners, 202-962-0054

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