COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading DIGITAL cinema and 3D motion picture exhibitor, is announcing its "seven day countdown" promotion to unveil the latest James Bond (Agent 007) thriller "Skyfall" to select Carmike audiences a day earlier than the scheduled national release on November 9th. "Skyfall" is even being given a special show time -0:07 AM on November 8th in the select "BIGD" venues and they are on "007 Countdown" to a unique "early release" movie experience!
"Skyfall," the 23rd Bond film in the continuing franchise of Ian Fleming's silver screen secret agent, opened in London the last weekend in October to a record-breaking $32.2 million box office. Starring Daniel Craig as Agent 007 for a third time, "Skyfall" opens Carmike's 2012 holiday "blockbuster" movie season with the advanced screening of 007 thriller a day in advance of the national release.
Moviegoers will be enjoying the Bond thriller in early screenings in Carmike's "BIGD," Ultimate Movie Experience auditoriums in key market locations including Columbus, GA, Franklin, TN, Billings & Missoula, MT, Tyler, TX, and Savannah, GA.
Carmike's "BIGD" auditoriums offer the perfect environment to enjoy blockbuster productions such as "Skyfall." The BIGD experience includes comfortable, plush leather high-back rocking seats placed for optimal viewing, wall-to-wall screens measuring over 80 feet wide and three stories tall, and boosted by the latest 7.1 surround sound and DIGITAL projection of both 2D and 3D features. The "BIGD" has become a gold standard for movie goers across America who truly appreciate the "center of the action" feel and "wow" factor presentation of today's major film productions in a premier setting.
"We're providing the ultimate movie experience that showcases large format digital with bigger screens, bigger and better sound, and bigger luxurious seating for cutting-edge presentation and the maximum enjoyment of our audiences," notes Terrell Mayton, Carmike's Director of Marketing.
Movie fans can purchase advance tickets now for "Skyfall and the "BIGD" early release show times by visiting www.carmike.com.
The wide national release of "Skyfall" on Carmike's first run screens across the country begins on Friday, November 9, following the "0:07" select location "BIGD" premier presentation.
Special "Skyfall" preview "BIGD" market locations:
• Columbus, Georgia-Carmike 15-5555 Whittlesey Boulevard
• Franklin, Tennessee-Thoroughbred 20-633 Frazier Drive
• Billings, Montana-Shiloh 14-1001 Shiloh Crossing Boulevard
• Missoula, Montana-Carmike 12-3640 Mullan Road
• Tyler, Texas-Carmike 14-7415 South Broadway
• Savannah, Georgia-Wynnsong 11-1150 Shawnee Street
Los Angeles, CA -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that the animated adventure Rise of the Guardians will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released for a limited engagement in select IMAX® international and domestic theatres starting November 21, 2012.
DreamWorks Animation's Rise of the Guardians is an epic adventure that tells the story of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost - legendary heroes, each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch threatens to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of all children on earth.
Rise of the Guardians is directed by Peter Ramsey and produced by Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein. It features the voices of Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher and Jude Law. It is inspired by the highly-acclaimed children's book series by William Joyce, who, together with Guillermo del Toro, serves as Executive Producer. The film will be distributed worldwide by Paramount Pictures Corporation.
The IMAX release of Rise of the Guardians will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
Universal reports that The Bourne Legacy grabbed an impressive $11 million over the course of four days in China, making it the #1 film in the market.
The opening is huge for Bourne franchise, because it means the film has already surpassed the combined totals of all three previous Bourne films in China.
The Bourne Legacy's worldwide total is currently $251.5 million.