COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading digital cinema and 3D motion picture exhibitor, today announced that Screenvision, a national leader in cinema advertising and waggingtail entertainment, a film, television and theater production company, will partner to present STAND-UP 360 New York City Comedy at Carmike Cinemas theatres on May 4, 2009. Tickets are $15; show times and purchase information can be found at www.carmike.com. STAND-UP 360 will be delivering a series of feature-length stand-up comedy performances recorded live at the Broadway Comedy Club in NYC.
The STAND-UP 360 series will debut four original performances hosted by Caroline Rhea, plus two special features, STAND-UP 360: Muy Caliente and STAND-UP 360: Inside Out. Muy Caliente, a 2-edition series, will be devoted to Hispanic comics such as Angelo Lozada, Cristela Alonzo, Sara Contreras and is hosted by rising star Erik Rivera. Inside Out will headline popular LGBT comics and friends including Judy Gold, Jackie Hoffman, Frank DeCaro and Jaffe Cohen.
Dale Hurst, Director of Marketing of Carmike Cinemas, stated, "We are delighted to offer our patrons the very best in stand-up comedy. STAND-UP 360 delivers the unmistakable energy of live New York comedy at an exceptional value and we look forward to offering other exciting alternative content in the future."
"This exciting new comedy series is part of Screenvision's commitment to providing audiences with new and unique theatre experiences. From documentaries to concerts, to live sports and now stand-up comedy, we are creating a full spectrum of alternatives to complement the biggest draw of all, the feature-length movie," said Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Exhibitor Relations for Screenvision. STAND-UP 360 will bring top-draw comedy stars to theatre audiences on a national level, and we look forward to working with waggingtail and Carmike Cinemas to deliver this unique entertainment experience."
"New York comedy clubs are to stand-up comedy what Broadway is to theater - the place to see the absolute best performers," says producer Bryan Bantry, waggingtail entertainment. "Now we can deliver the experience of a New York club closer to home, at a great price. Seeing live comedy is about who's at the mic and the energy of the crowd. Showcasing our comedy series in theatres generates the same dynamic and exciting experience of a live show. With the state of the economy and discouraging headlines all around us -- we all need a laugh, now more than ever. STAND-UP 360 is designed to be fun, inexpensive and unmatched in terms of its entertainment value."