Carmike Cinemas Announces the Grand Opening of the Carmike 12 in Decatur, Alabama Including the Critically Acclaimed Signature

  Carmike Cinemas Announces the Grand Opening of the Carmike 12 in Decatur,
  Alabama Including the Critically Acclaimed Signature “BIGD” Ultimate
  Entertainment Experience

 - Carmike 12 brings the Theatre-Going Entertainment Experience to a Dramatic
                    New Level in Decatur, AL on March 7 -

Business Wire

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- February 26, 2013

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, biggerand bettersound, and the finest
in-theatre seating forcutting-edgepresentation 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
wideand 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 technologywithDIGITAL 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
unparalleledpictureclarity anddeepresonating 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 (

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

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.


Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
Terrell Mayton, 706-576-3464
Director of Marketing
Decatur Mall
Kathy Hammond, 256-350-0453
General Manager
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