COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. today announced the December 17th unveiling of its new "BIG-D" auditorium at Canton's Riverstone 15 location. The BIG-D theater opens Friday with the widely anticipated TRON: Legacy in 3-D. "We're providing the ultimate entertainment experience, which features large format DIGITAL, BIGGER screens, BIGGER and BETTER sound, and luxurious in-theater seating for state-of-the-art cinema presentations and the definitive enjoyment of our audiences," notes David Passman, Carmike's President and CEO.

With the Canton opening the Atlanta area becomes one of the first in the nation to offer theatergoers the exciting new BIG-D format that was recently launched by Carmike Cinemas, an industry leader in DIGITAL projection and 3-D technology since 2006.

Dubbed "The Big D," the totally re-designed new auditorium includes a wall-to-wall screen measuring 78 feet wide and over three stories tall, the latest in 7.1 surround sound and Digital projection for both 2-D and 3-D features. In technical terms, Carmike's Big D DIGITAL experience is powered by a cutting-edge Christie Brilliant 3-D flash projector. Images are projected onto the colossal wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor screen. The end result is a light output of 30,000 lumens, creating a picture quality with noticeably higher resolution than HD.

To further enhance the experience, the custom QSC DIGITAL audio system is tuned to a 7.1 speaker array with 8 discrete channels and the ability to upgrade to 11.1, a revolution in surround sound technology with DIGITAL audio processing supported by quad-amplified, 4-way speakers and six 21-inch subwoofers.

The exciting new environment also includes the ultimate comfort of plush leather high-back rocking seats placed for optimal viewing in a stadium seating configuration.

"The success over the past year of 3-D releases for features like "Avatar" and "Alice In Wonderland" proves that audiences are not only willing to pay a modest premium for the new DIGITAL experience, but they are now demanding it," stated Mr. Passman. "These and other early successes will no doubt persuade producers to release more movies in this format and with its BIG-D experience Carmike is providing our audiences with the technology and total luxury that brings theatre-going to a whole new level."

Plans for Carmike's BIG-D Experience include more new locations around the U.S. by the end of 2011. "Whether it be a movie, concert, sporting event, motivational speaker or church service, our patrons will find BIG-D placing them at the heart of the event and the action," added Dale Hurst, Carmike's Director of Marketing.

 

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SAG Nominations Announced

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thefighterfeature.png17th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
JEFF BRIDGES / Rooster Cogburn -  True Grit (Paramount Pictures)
ROBERT DUVALL / Felix Bush - Get Low (Sony Pictures Classics)
JESSE EISENBERG / Mark Zuckerberg - The Social Network (Columbia Pictures)
COLIN FIRTH / King George VI - The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)
JAMES FRANCO / Aron Ralston - 127 Hours (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
ANNETTE BENING / Nic - The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)
NICOLE KIDMAN / Becca - Rabbit Hole (Lionsgate)
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Ree Dolly - Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions)
NATALIE PORTMAN / Nina Sayers - Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
HILARY SWANK / Betty Anne Waters - Conviction (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
CHRISTIAN BALE / Dicky Eklund - The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)
JOHN HAWKES / Teardrop - Winter's Bone (Roadside Attractions)
JEREMY RENNER / James Coughlin - The Town (Warner Bros. Pictures)
MARK RUFFALO / Paul - The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)
GEOFFREY RUSH / Lionel Logue - The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
AMY ADAMS / Charlene Fleming - The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Queen Elizabeth - The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)
MILA KUNIS / Lily - Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
MELISSA LEO / Alice Ward - The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)
HAILEE STEINFELD / Mattie Ross - True Grit (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Black Swan (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

VINCENT CASSEL / Thomas Leroy
BARBARA HERSHEY / Erica Sayers
MILA KUNIS / Lily
NATALIE PORTMAN / Nina Sayers
WINONA RYDER / Beth Macintyre

The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)

AMY ADAMS / Charlene Fleming
CHRISTIAN BALE / Dicky Eklund
MELISSA LEO / Alice Ward
JACK MCGEE / George Ward
MARK WAHLBERG / Micky Ward

The Kids Are All Right (Focus Features)

ANNETTE BENING / Nic
JOSH HUTCHERSON / Laser
JULIANNE MOORE / Jules
MARK RUFFALO / Paul
MIA WASIKOWSKA / Joni

The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)

ANTHONY ANDREWS / Stanley Baldwin
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Queen Elizabeth
JENNIFER EHLE / Myrtle Logue
COLIN FIRTH / King George VI
MICHAEL GAMBON / King George V
DEREK JACOBI / Archbishop Cosmo Lang
GUY PEARCE / King Edward VIII
GEOFFREY RUSH / Lionel Logue
TIMOTHY SPALL / Winston Churchill

The Social Network (Columbia Pictures)

JESSE EISENBERG / Mark Zuckerberg
ANDREW GARFIELD / Eduardo Saverin
ARMIE HAMMER / Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss
MAX MINGHELLA / Divya Narendra
JOSH PENCE / Tyler Winklevoss
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE / Sean Parker

 

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San Francisco - Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco will debut its recent installation of Dolby® 3D and Dolby Surround 7.1 at the midnight screening of Tron: Legacy on December 17 in auditorium 1.

"The Sundance Kabuki Cinemas installed both Dolby 3D and Dolby Surround 7.1 to transform the theater into a completely immersing entertainment venue," said Paul S. Richardson, President and CEO, Sundance Cinemas. "The combination of crisp, realistic 3D images and rich audio definition delivers the premium-quality experience moviegoers expect from Sundance Cinemas, and other than a large-screen format, the Kabuki now has the finest presentation house in the Bay Area."

Sundance Cinemas brings the best selection of art, independent, foreign, and documentary film programming to audiences, and continues to raise the bar with exciting facilities that feature excellent presentation, reserved stadium seating, over 21 screenings, upscale amenities, and no annoying commercial messaging, all in a comfortable environment. All Sundance Cinemas feature digital sound and digital projection, and are built and operated sustainably.

"Dolby has a longstanding relationship with Sundance, providing on-site production services support for the annual film festival to help ensure that audiences receive the best possible entertainment experience," said Ramzi Haidamus, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Dolby Laboratories. "In the same vein that the Sundance organization empowers independent artists to tell their stories through film, Dolby arms those filmmakers with the tools to realize their artistic visions-to create movies that look and sound exactly as they were intended to be experienced."

For the last 40 years, Dolby has delivered innovative technologies that enhance the cinema experience. Many of the entertainment technologies Dolby has created have become the standard worldwide.

Theaters equipped with Dolby Digital Cinema, Dolby 3D, or Dolby Surround 7.1 can be found at http://bit.ly/8l8Spy.

 

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