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Movie Gallery announces more store closings


DOTHAN, Ala. Movie Gallery has announced that it plans to close approximately 160 underperforming Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video stores in its third and final round of store closures. This consolidation of store operations is in addition to the closures previously announced on Feb. 4 and Sept. 25, 2007.

Joe Malugen, chairman, president and ceo of Movie Gallery, said, "While the decision to close stores is never easy, this final consolidation will allow us to further focus our resources on those stores with the strongest operating performance and best prospects for growth after we emerge from bankruptcy. This is another positive step forward in our restructuring to position the company for profitability and long-term success."

Movie Gallery expects liquidation sales at affected stores to begin in approximately one week and to conclude by April 30.

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