BigD Auditorium Featuring Auro 11.1 3-D Cinema Sound by Barco
Motion Technology Systems by D-BOX Added in Two Auditoriums
COLUMBUS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, today announced that guests at its Carmike 15 entertainment complex (5555 Whittlesey Boulevard in Columbus, GA) will have the opportunity to choose among the most immersive premium in-theatre experiences available on the market when its ‘BigD' premium large format (PLF) auditorium reopens this coming Friday, May 2. The Carmike 15 BigD will now feature the all new Auro 11.1 by Barco cinema sound system as well as a state-of-the-art Christie Brilliant 3-D flash digital projection system. In addition to the BigD opening, an aggregate of 38 seats in two auditoriums has been outfitted with the D-BOX cutting-edge motion technology to also debut Friday.
Carmike Cinemas is on the forefront of the best technologies offering patrons a truly superior movie going experience. The Carmike 15 is no exception as the location allows patrons to participate in the best of cinema technology available by way of BigD, IMAX, Auro 11.1 by Barco, and D-BOX all in one destination.
The Carmike 15's BigD will feature the highly anticipated premiere of Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 3-D during its opening weekend. BigD cinemagoers will experience the action-packed movie in the highly anticipated Auro 11.1 by Barco sound. The most natural immersive sound generated experience possible, Auro 11.1 by Barco is a three-layered 52 speaker configuration (surround, height and overhead) that projects sounds from their relative point of origin to deliver immersive sound that submerges guests in the experience. For example, when a plane flies overhead, the sound is heard roaring above the guest. Similarly, when a thunderstorm erupts, the intense sound from above places the viewer in the feature.
Other guests of the Carmike 15 will have access to the unique D-BOX technology, one of the best experiences in cinema today. Patrons of D-BOX are not merely watching a movie; they are virtually placed in the feature through synchronized movements of the seat with the action of the film. The D-BOX experience is a unique motion technology, providing automated seat activation in-tune with the action on the big screen. Once again, Carmike Cinemas is taking the movie going experience to a higher level of performance while increasing the guest's expectations.
"At each and every Carmike location we are firmly committed to bringing our guests a premium experience through superior product and unrivaled customer service. We continue to ensure a cutting-edge presentation each and every time by offering large format digital projection on infinitely larger screens through BigD, top of the line sound with superior products such as Auro 11.1 by Barco, and the finest in-theatre seating available where guests can experience the D-BOX motion technology," stated David Passman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carmike Cinemas. "We are truly delighted to continue our promise of a superior movie going experience as we bring additional premium choices to our valued guests of the Carmike 15 in the Columbus market and surrounding communities."
About Carmike Cinemas (www.carmike.com )
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema, 3-D cinema deployments and one of the nation's largest motion picture exhibitors. The Company has 253 theatres with 2,670 screens in 37 states. The circuit includes 38 premium large format auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and luxurious seating, including 23 "BigDs," 13 IMAX auditoriums and two MuviXL screens. As "America's Hometown Theatre Chain," Carmike's primary focus is mid-sized communities.
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About Auro Technologies
Auro Technologies (www.auro-3d.com ; www.auro-technologies.com ) is a spin-off of the Galaxy Studios Group and owner of the Auro-3D® Technology Suite. The Auro-3D® system has been designed by Wilfried Van Baelen, founder of Galaxy Studios, which is renowned worldwide for its state-of-the-art leadership in audio innovation for music and film sound. The Auro-3D® suite offers ground-breaking, easy-to-use and unprecedented levels of sound reproduction capabilities to the professional, automotive, broadcast and consumer electronics (such as gaming, smart phones, multimedia PC, notebooks, tablets, audio players, digital TV, media libraries and packaged media) markets.
About Barco (www.barco.com )
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euro in 2013.
About D-BOX (www.d-box.com )
D-BOX Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures and markets cutting-edge motion systems intended mainly for the entertainment and industrial simulation industries. This unique and patented technology, the D-BOX Motion Code, uses motion effects specifically programmed for each visual content which are sent to a motion system integrated into a platform, a seat or any other product. The resulting motion is perfectly synchronized with the on-screen action, thus creating an unparalleled realistic immersive experience.