Naruto movie Canada 6/23

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE HOTTEST ANIME SERIES HITS 17 EMPIRE THEATRES LOCATIONS ACROSS

CANDADA FOR A SPECIAL SATURDAY JUNE 23 ONE-DAY-ONLY ENGAGEMENT OF

NARUTO™ THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW.

Advance Tickets are ON SALE NOW

San Francisco, CA May 29, 2007 Empire Theatres and VIZ Media, one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive

publishing, animation and licensing companies, have announced the

special showing of the first NARUTO™ feature film NARUTO™ THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW in 17 Empire Theatres locations across

Canada on Saturday June 23, 2007.

Advance Tickets for this special one-Day-only event can be purchased

online at www.empiretheatres.com or at participating Empire Theatres Box Offices. Child Admission is $8.95 plus taxes and Adult Admission is

$9.95 plus taxes. For a complete list of Empire Theatres’ locations,

please visit www.empiretheatres.com or www.NARUTO.com.NARUTO, which tells the story of a young boy training to become a ninja,

is now one of the most popular and successful manga and anime properties

in North America. In Canada, the edited animated version of the NARUTO

TV series captivates a dedicated and fast growing legion of fans each

week on YTV, while the T-rated manga version (also published by VIZ

Media) has become a best seller and was also the recent winner of the

2006 Quill Award for Best Graphic Novel, a first for the manga genre.

“We are very excited to be presenting NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN

THE LAND OF SNOW across Canada”, said Dean Leland, Vice President of

Marketing and Media for Empire Theatres. “This is another excellent

example of how Empire Theatres is able to leverage our facilities and

technology to present high quality entertainment for niche markets.

There are a lot of dedicated anime and manga fans in Canada and this

special one day event is a rare chance for them to see Naruto on the big

screen in high definition and surround sound. To help make the screening

a special event, we are even encouraging attendees, especially the

cosplay enthusiasts, to dress up as their favorite characters and there

will be prizes for some lucky patrons”.

NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW is a theatrical side

story based on the continuity of the animated TV series and was a box

office hit upon its initial release in Japan. The general storyline of

both the NARUTO manga and animated series depict the adventures of

Uzumaki Naruto who is cursed with the spirit of the nine-tailed fox

demon. Naruto lives a bullied life, but is resilient and his

determination often inspires those around him. Through the adventures,

the young ninja learns the importance of friendship, teamwork, loyalty,

hard work, creativity, ingenuity, and right vs. wrong.

Empire Theatres will present this SPECIAL Saturday JUNE 23 ONE-DAY-ONLY

ENGAGEMENT OF NARUTO™ THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW in High

Definition at:

Newfoundland (Event Start 10am NDT)

- Empire Studio 12 – St. John’s, NL

Maritimes (Event Start 10am ADT)

- Empire Studio 10 – Sydney, NS

- Empire 17 Cinemas, – Halifax, NS

- Empire Studio 8 – Charlottetown, PEI

- Empire 10 Cinemas, Regent Mall – Fredericton, NB

- Empire Studio 10 – Saint John, NB

- Empire 8, Trinity Drive – Moncton, NB

Ontario (Event Start 10am EST)

- Empire Studio 12 Gateway Park Kitchener, ON- Empire Theatres @ Empress Walk North York, ON- Empire Studio 10 at Square One

Mississauga, ON- Empire 7 Ottawa Ottawa, ON- Empire Studio 8 Penn Centre

St. Catharine’s, ONSaskatchewan (Event Start 11am CDT)

- Empire Capitol Theatre Saskatoon, SKAlberta (Event Start 10am MDT)

- Empire City Centre 9 Cinemas – Edmonton, AB

- Empire Studio 16 Country Hills Calgary, ABBritish Columbia (Event Start 10am PDT)

- Empire Studio 12, Guildford – Surrey, BC

- Empire Granville 7 Cinemas – Vancouver, BC

About Empire Theatres Limited:

Empire Theatres Limited is a 100 percent owned subsidiary of Empire

Company Limited with its corporate headquarters in Stellarton, NS.

Empire Theatres is committed to offering a terrific entertainment

experience to its guests by offering modern entertainment venues and

amenities along with branded food choices. Empire Theatres is Canada’s

second largest film exhibitor owning and operating 53 theatres

representing 384 screens across Canada. More information can be found at

empiretheatres.com

About VIZ Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one

of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga

publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content.

Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and

animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan Production

Co., Ltd. (ShoPro Japan), VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and

distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North

America and a global licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The

company offers an integrated product line including, magazines such as

SHONEN JUMP and SHOJO BEAT, graphic novels, videos, DVDs, audio

soundtracks and develops and markets animated entertainment from initial

production, television placement and distribution, to merchandise

licensing and promotions for audiences and consumers of all ages.

Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone

(415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and website at www.VIZ.com.

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