COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading DIGITAL cinema and 3D motion picture exhibitor, announces the re-opening of the ALL NEW Ritz 13. The ALL NEW Ritz 13 is located at 1683 Whittlesey Road, Columbus, GA, where the expansion of the former Ritz 10 has taken place.
The movie going experience at the ALL NEW Ritz 13 has been enhanced by the addition of 3 new auditoriums equipped with stadium seating. The existing 10 auditoriums have also been completely renovated. All auditoriums are equipped with the latest State-of-the-Art DLP digital projectors, producing 35 trillion colors, and 7.1 Digital Surround Sound. The auditoriums also feature the latest in high back plush theatre seating design. Five of the auditoriums will feature the latest Real-D 3-D Technology.
The ALL NEW Ritz 13 features THE SCREENING ROOM which was previously located at the Peachtree 8 theatre adjacent to Peachtree Mall. The new screening room is equipped with extra-large leather plush chairs. This auditorium is dedicated to the latest in Art and Independent films, and will include such titles as "Conviction", "The Black Swan" and "The King's Speech".
The ALL NEW Ritz 13 also features the latest innovations in movie ticket and concessions practices. "Standing in two lines, one to buy an admissions ticket and then again to buy popcorn and a drink, has always bothered me," stated David Passman, Carmike President. "We have combined ticket and concessions purchasing, thereby removing an entire waiting line. With the elimination of a separate box office, our patrons should find it faster and more convenient to purchase both tickets and concessions. We've also added a popular new self-serve feature, which will allow patrons to add butter flavor to their popcorn and mix and match fountain drinks at their choosing, each with unlimited refills regardless of size. The refreshment stand has an extensive menu including new items such as smoothies, hot dogs and pizza," he added.
Adjacent to the All New Ritz 13 is Xanadu Skate Center, Caddyshack Miniature Golf, and Lieutenant's Diner now with a new expanded menu.