Carmike 12 brings the Theatre-Going Entertainment Experience to a Dramatic New Level in Decatur, AL on March 7
February 26, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading DIGITAL cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, announced today that it will unveil its newest entertainment complex in the Decatur Mall located at 1801 Beltline Road in Decatur, AL on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The new twelve-screen theatre can seat over 2,300 guests in luxurious comfort and features Carmike's critically acclaimed "BIGD" auditorium. The grand opening of the Carmike 12 will feature a selection of Hollywood's latest movies, including a special debut presentation of Disney's highly-anticipated fantastical adventure "Oz The Great & Powerful" at 9:00 p.m.
Carmike Cinemas President and Chief Executive Officer David Passman stated, "Carmike continues actively expanding our growing circuit, on our way to 300 theatres and 3,000 screens through selective acquisitions and the addition of multiple new-build theatres in promising locations like Decatur, across ‘Hometown America.' Alabama has become of one of our top-five states, with 13 theatres at year-end, including six properties we recently acquired from Rave Review Cinemas last November. In addition to our new entertainment complex at the Decatur Mall, we have another theatre that will soon begin construction in Opelika, AL.
"We're providing the ultimate entertainment experience that centerpieces large format Digital with bigger screens, bigger and better sound, and the finest in-theatre seating for cutting-edge presentation and the definitive enjoyment of our audiences. Furthermore, with the opening of our newest location, the Decatur area joins a select and growing list of communities across the nation offering Carmike theatregoers the exciting ‘BIGD' format."
The new facility is equipped with auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art stadium style seating, with comfortable high back luxury chairs, retractable armrests and convenient cup holders. The Carmike 12 also contains large, wall-to-wall screens, as well as DLP DIGITAL projection and DIGITAL sound. The new theatre has an upscale lobby, multiple concession areas featuring Coca Cola Freestyle drink centers and an indoor box office, so filmgoers can escape the elements.
The "BIGD" auditorium includes a wall-to-wall screen measuring 60 feet wide and nearly three stories tall, the latest in surround sound and Digital projection of both 2-D and 3-D features. In technical terms, Carmike's "BIGD" DIGITAL experience is powered by a Christie Brilliant 3-D flash projector. 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 16 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 21-inch subwoofers. The new, expanded configuration at the Carmike 12 promises a new gold standard in unparalleled picture clarity and deep resonating DIGITAL sound.
"We are very pleased with the tremendous, positive response we have received from moviegoers about their enhanced movie enjoyment while seeing films in our "BIGD" ultimate movie going experience and have plans to open more entertainment complexes featuring "BIGD" auditoriums in 2013. Carmike Cinemas' entertainment complexes currently under construction include Sandestin, FL, Champaign, IL, Winchester, VA, Hickory, NC and Colorado Springs, CO. We also have plans underway for new entertainment complexes in Opelika, AL, Oak Grove, KY, El Paso, TX, Montgomery, AL and Snellville, GA. Whether it is a movie, concert, sporting event, motivational speaker or church service, Carmike guests will find "BIGD" placing them at the heart of the event," notes Terrell Mayton, Carmike's Director of Marketing.
About Carmike Cinemas (www.carmike.com)
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema and 3-D cinema deployments and one of the nation's largest motion picture exhibitors. As of September 30, 2012, Carmike had 232 theatres with 2,242 screens in 35 states. Carmike's digital cinema footprint reached 2,119 screens, including 208 theatres with 748 screens that are also equipped for 3-D. The circuit also includes 14 "Big D" large format digital experience auditoriums, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and luxurious seating. As "America's Hometown Theatre Chain," Carmike's primary focus for its locations is small to mid-sized communities.
About Decatur Mall
Decatur Mall is a single-level, 575,947 square foot enclosed regional mall located in Decatur, Alabama. The center is anchored by Belk, Sears, and JC's 5 star Outlet and over 50 specialty shops and restaurants. Decatur Mall is located at the intersection of Highway 67 and Highway 41. It serves a primary population of over 240,000. To learn more, visit www.ShopDecaturMall.com.
About Urban Retail Properties, LLC
Urban Retail Properties, LLC is an independent, privately held company, and has been the developer for more than 75 projects which include premier, shopping destinations and mixed-use projects. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Urban has offices in Florida, Massachusetts, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, New Jersey and Texas. Urban Retail is also one of the nation's leading third-party real estate managers.
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