Carmike Cinemas Announces the Launch of its “BigD” Ultimate Entertainment Experience in Columbus, Georgia

on July 01, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema and 3D motion picture presenter, today announced the launch of the latest in cutting edge theater environments in its Columbus, Georgia, Carmike 15 complex.

"The BigD-Large Format Digital Experience will feature Bigger Screens, Bigger Sound and Bigger, more Luxurious Seats providing the Ultimate Entertainment Experience", said David Passman, Carmike's President and CEO. The auditorium will include a wall to wall giant screen measuring 78 feet wide and 35 feet tall, custom luxury seating, the latest in 7.1 surround sound and DIGITAL projection for both 2D and 3D features. Carmike will premier the Ultimate Entertainment Experience with the opening of Salt, starring Angelina Jolie on Friday, July 23, 2010. Additional theatre sites participating in the initial rollout will be the Thoroughbred 20, Nashville, Tn., Carmike 15, Canton, Ga. and the Majestic 12, in Chattanooga, Tn. Plans for the BigD-Large Format Digital Experience will include approximately 24 more locations by the end of 2011.

Whether it be a movie, concert, sporting event, motivational speaker or church service, patrons will find BigD placing them at the heart of the event," said Dale Hurst, Carmike's Director of Marketing.

Carmike Cinemas has been the leader in Digital Projection and 3D technology since 2006 and is the only national circuit exclusively using DIGITAL Projection in all its theatres showing the newest Hollywood movie releases.


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