Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corp., offering a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered movie theater industry, said Thursday that it has negotiated a 90-day reprieve on the terms of a $1 billion syndicated loan administered by Deutsche Bank.

In the last two months other movie exhibitors, including, Carmike Cinemas Inc., and United Artists Theatre Circuit Inc., have filed for bankruptcy protection after recently being refused waivers or amendments or offered loan terms that they claimed were unreasonable.

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