Featuring Ovation's Cinematic Dining Experience, State-of-the-art Projection System, Premium Seating and Special Concession Promotions
ATHENS, Georgia and COLUMBUS, Georgia - July 17, 2015 - Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, today announced the debut of its Ovation 12 featuring Carmike Cinemas' new Cinematic Dining Experience in Athens, GA (1575 Lexington Road, 30608). The Ovation 12's Grand Opening festivities will kick-off with Marvel's highly anticipated Ant-Man and Universal Pictures' Trainwreck. Attendees are encouraged to visit www.carmike.com for exact show times and to purchase their advance tickets.
The Ovation 12's innovative full-service dining experience presents a customized service that brings the convenience of cinematic dining to every oversized luxury seat. Carmike's newly developed Ovation also features an extensive menu with over 100 premium food and beverage selections to choose from allowing valued guests to enjoy the biggest Hollywood blockbusters like never before. Ovation also includes amenities such as a cocktail lounge with a full service bar available for guests to enjoy the comfort of community-style seating, accentuated by the staff's customized service of premium beer, wine and specialty drinks.
To celebrate Ovation 12's debut, guests who attend the opening weekend will also enjoy a FREE Bowl of Popcorn with their ticket purchase through close of business Sunday, July 19th. Additional promotions at this location include:
· 2014 Annual Bucket Trade In - Guests who bring their 2014 annual bucket to the Ovation 12 will receive a 2015 bucket at no additional charge.
· Super Bargain Matinee - $5.75 admission prices for all movies between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Standard surcharges for 3-D and special showings apply.
· Saturday Breakfast - All-you-can-eat Pancakes or French Toast. Special is offered at all shows beginning before 10:30 am.
This exceptional luxury dine-in entertainment complex will also feature 12 large, wall-to-wall screens, luxury stadium seating accompanied by easily accessible service buttons, a cutting-edge projection system that delivers crystal-clear 2D and 3D images, as well as special services for visually and hearing-impaired guests. In addition, guests will now have the added convenience of reserved seating, which they may select through online services. Along with this additional convenience, the new Ovation 12 will also provide kiosks and guest services to allow cinemagoers an escape from the elements while experiencing fast moving lines located indoors.
Carmike Cinemas President and Chief Executive Officer David Passman stated, "Carmike continues to evolve the guest experience through bold innovation of our unique services, valued concession offers, and extraordinary technology. At each location, we present the very best our industry has to offer, and the intricately developed Ovation 12 is no exception. It thrills us to present the sleek aesthetic of our new entertainment complex to the community of Athens, Ga. Our guests will experience superior cinema-going entertainment featuring the finest in-theatre seating while ensuring a cutting-edge presentation at this hybrid in entertainment for definitive enjoyment each and every visit."
Among the other amenities of the new theatre is an exceptionally designed lobby featuring multiple concession areas providing the convenience of self-serve Coca-Cola Freestyle drink centers that pour more than 100 customized fountain drink varieties. One-stop ticketing will also be included in the lobby area so cinemagoers may escape the elements to purchase their tickets and favorite concessions at the same transaction point. In addition to the BigD auditorium, 11 auditoriums in the Carmike 12 are equipped with large, wall-to-wall screens, DLP DIGITAL projection and surround sound. This new complex will also provide special services for the visually and hearing impaired with Sony Closed Captioning glasses (CC) as well as descriptive and amplified audio (VI & HI).