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Morristown, N.J.—Nov 2, 2005

Access Integrated Technologies on Target to Reach Year-End Goal of 150 Installed Systems

Disney, Fox, Universal Agreements Drive Digital Cinema Rollout
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. ("AccessIT") (AMEX:AIX) and Christie Digital Systems ("Christie") said today their target for installing the first 150 digital cinema projection systems under their 4,000-screen national rollout plan is on schedule for completion by December 31, 2005.

Based on recent distribution agreements signed with Disney, Twentieth Century Fox and Universal, the company has begun the initial deployment of systems in theatres in Detroit, Michigan owned by Emagine Entertainment, Inc. This will be followed shortly by installations at multiple locations in San Diego and Riverside County (CA) multiplexes owned by Ultrastar Theaters, Inc.

"Both of these regional chains have been partners with AccessIT since its purchase of Boeing Digital Systems in March 2004, making them excellent partners for this initial phase of the rollout. They have been involved with digital cinema for nearly two years now and have been anxious to deploy systems across their circuits. As soon as we had the studio agreements in place, they were ready to begin deploying the systems in their theatres," stated Bud Mayo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AccessIT.

Jack Kline, President and COO of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., commented: "Our initial focus has been on ensuring that the Hollywood studios will provide a consistent flow of digital content to exhibitors. As more studios offer titles digitally, the need to retrofit theatres to accommodate and manage multiple projectors is minimized. I'm delighted that Emagine and Ultrastar recognize the long-term business advantages of digital cinema, as well as the benefit to movie goers."

As advanced negotiations continue with several national and regional exhibition chains, Christie/AIX expects Emagine and Ultrastar Theaters, Inc. to deploy digital cinema systems throughout their entire regional circuits, totaling approximately 148 screens. These screens are in addition to AccessIT's own Pavilion Digital Showcase nine-plex in Brooklyn, New York, where five digital projectors have been operating since May and four more are planned. AccessIT will announce future exhibitor agreements as they are signed.

In late June 2005, AccessIT and Christie announced details of their digital cinema rollout plan, providing the first economically sound framework for advancing Hollywood's on-going transition to digital cinema. Designed to address the needs of studios and exhibitors both large and small, the plan is based on a fundable business model for the purchase of DCI-compliant projection equipment at nominal cost to exhibitors, supported by a steady supply of digital content for the new hardware from the studios.

Support from Hollywood's major studios enabled AccessIT to expand its total planned installations from 2,500 to 4,000 screens. Disney, Fox and Universal have agreed to help finance exhibitors' transition to digital technology by paying virtual print fees to Christie/AIX for each film projected on Christie/AIX-funded hardware. The company is also in late-stage negotiations with a number of other studios and content distributors for their participation in the plan.

"Over the past four months, AccessIT and Christie have been working diligently toward obtaining first-of-their-kind commitments to digital cinema from the major Hollywood studios -- an essential element of our groundbreaking digital cinema rollout strategy. The entertainment community's response to our plan has been extremely encouraging and we are excited to have now begun preparations for the first series of installations as planned. Based on the unprecedented level of interest in our plan expressed by both regional and national exhibitors at ShowEast, this experience will be invaluable going forward as we continue with our deployments next year," added Mayo.

Under the Christie/AIX funding plan, participating exhibitors will receive complete digital cinema systems at no cost other than a project management and commissioning fee and a standard 10-year maintenance contract with Christie similar to existing film maintenance agreements. The Christie/AIX-funded deployment of Christie DLP Cinema(r) projectors also includes media players and a central "library" server plus two-way satellite communications and data storage equipment. The central servers feature AccessIT's unique vendor-neutral Theater Command Centre ("TCC") software, which enables all digitally-equipped screens in a multiplex to be networked, simplifying theater operations through centralized content management, scheduling, and reporting.
Logo: Christie About Christie: Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors, complete system displays, and cinema audio solutions; Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images, accompanied by awe-inspiring sound. Visit Christie Directory page Christie Web Site About Cinedigm: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors to bring movies in digital cinema format to audiences across the country. Cinedigm's digital cinema deployment organization, state of the art distributor and exhibition software, and marketing and distribution platform for alternative content and independent films are a cornerstone of the industry's digital cinema transformation. With the April acquisition of New Video, the world's largest aggregator of independent digital content and leading distributor of quality entertainment, CIDM has created a new full service end-to-end digital studio, enabling the Company to acquire and distribute independent films and specialty content both theatrically and via digital, mobile and home media platforms. Cinedigm Directory page
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