ELGIN, IL, USA - February, 2004 -- JBL Professional and Crown International announce the installation of a Digital B-ChainT (DBCT) system at the Marcus Theatres Elgin Fox UltraScreen, a gigantic three-story tall screen which is a part of the new Marcus Elgin Fox Theatre in Elgin, Illinois. The 75-foot wide UltraScreen, the largest in the Midwest, features a state-of-the-art sound system comprised of the Crown Digital B-Chain and JBL's Academy Award winning ScreenArray cinema systems. The screen is scheduled to open February 25, 2004. 

In a DBC system, analog or digital audio is received from the cinema processor and is then transported on a digital audio and control network where it remains in the digital domain to the amplifiers. In the Elgin system, analog audio is sent to nine Crown CTs Series amplifiers with IQ-PIP-USP3/CN modules, which power the ScreenArray screen channels, subs, and surround channels. Both the digital audio and control information is transported on a single network connection. 

DBC systems include the capability of system-wide diagnostics. Automated error reporting allows technicians and users to learn about potential system errors before they happen and alerts technicians immediately of any problems, providing specific data on where to locate the problem. The entire audio system can be controlled and monitored on the same facility network as concessions management, box office ticketing, HVAC, etc, lowering infrastructure costs. 

JBL Professional and Crown International are part of the Harman International network of professional and consumer audio companies. Harman International Industries, Incorporated is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and electronic systems for the consumer and professional markets. The Company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: HAR.

Marcus Theatres, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), is currently the ninth largest theatre circuit in the United States, and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information, visit Marcus Theatres' Web site at www.marcustheatres.com.

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