Carmike Cinemas Construction Progress on Schedule for Manitowoc, WI Area Carmike Cinema 10 Entertainment Complex

  Carmike Cinemas Construction Progress on Schedule for Manitowoc, WI Area
  Carmike Cinema 10 Entertainment Complex

              - New Theatre Slated For Early Summer 2014 Debut -

Business Wire

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- August 28, 2013

Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading digital cinema and 3D motion
picture exhibitor, today announced that construction is progressing on time
for its new entertainment complex in Manitowoc, WI. The Carmike 10 is located
on Manitowoc’s west side just off I-43 and south of Harbor Town, a
fast-growing area that continues to attract development. The Cinema
Entertainment Complex is scheduled for an early 2014 summer opening.

The new theatre will feature 10 screens with total seating for over 1,700
guests and will be highlighted by a state-of-the-art “BIGD” auditorium,
Carmike’s acclaimed premium theatre environment. The new facility will be
equipped with auditoriums featuring stadium style seating, with comfortable
high back rocking luxury seats, in addition to retractable armrests and
convenient cup holders. The Carmike 10 will also contain large, wall-to-wall
screens, as well as DLP DIGITAL projection and digital sound. The new theatre
will have an upscale lobby and multiple concession areas featuring Coca-Cola
Freestyle drink centers. One-stop ticketing and concessions stations are a
unique design feature of the Carmike 10. Filmgoers can escape the elements,
purchase their tickets and favorite concessions and quickly move into their
comfortable seats. The new complex will also offer special services for the
visually and hearing impaired.

Notes Carmike President and CEO David Passman: “We’re providing the ultimate
entertainment experience that features large format digital presentation,
including bigger screens, bigger sound, and luxurious theatre seating for
cutting-edge presentation and the definitive enjoyment of our audiences. With
the opening of the new location, the Manitowoc area joins a select and growing
list of communities across the nation offering Carmike theatregoers the
exciting “BIGD” format. The “BIGD” auditorium will seat over 350 guests in
luxurious comfort. Carmike continues actively expanding our growing circuit,
on our way to 300 theatres and 3,000 screens through selective acquisitions
and the addition of new-build theatres in promising locations like Manitowoc,
across ‘Hometown America.’”

Expected to draw area movie-goers from across the region, the “BIGD”
Experience provides cutting-edge theatre amenities, which will immerse the
theatregoer in the movie presentation. The “BIGD” auditorium features an
incredible wall-to-wall screen measuring over 60 feet wide and three stories
tall. To further enhance the experience, the custom QSC DIGITAL audio system
is tuned to a 7.1 speaker array with 16 channels, upgradeable to 11.1 surround
sound. The audio system is a revolution in sound technology,withdigital
audio processing supported by quad-amplified, 4-way speakers and 21-inch
subwoofers. The Carmike 10 promises a new gold standard in
unparalleledpictureclarity anddeepresonating digital sound and projection
of both 2D and 3D features. Carmike’s “BIGD” Experience is powered by a
cutting-edge Christie Brilliant 3D flash projector. The end result is a light
output of 30,000 lumens, creating a picture quality with noticeably higher
resolution than HD.

“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
complexes currently under construction include Champaign, IL, Hickory, NC,
Opelika, AL and Colorado Springs, CO. We also have plans underway for new
entertainment complexes in Oak Grove, KY and Montgomery, AL. 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
Fred Van Noy, Sr. VP and Chief Operating Officer.

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
June 30, 2013, Carmike had 245 theatres with 2,476 screens in 35 states.
Carmike’s digital cinema footprint reached 2,373 screens, including 232
theatres with 940 screens that are also equipped for 3-D. The circuit also
includes 19 “Big D” large format digital experience auditoriums, featuring
state-of-the-art equipment and luxurious seating and 7 IMAX® auditoriums. As
“America’s Hometown Theatre Chain,” Carmike’s primary focus for its locations
is small to mid-sized communities.


Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
Fred Van Noy, 706-576-3499
Sr. VP, Chief Operating Officer
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