Carmike Cinemas Announces Grand Opening of the Carmike 13 Entertainment
Complex in Colorado Springs on December 19th
- Carmike 13 Charitable Event on the 19^th Will Benefit Ronald McDonald House
With Proceeds from $2.00 Tickets and Concessions Specials -
- Located in the Chapel Hills Mall, Carmike’s Newest Location Features an
81-Foot “BigD” Premium Digital Large Format Entertainment Experience -
COLUMBUS, Ga. & COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- December 5, 2013
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema
and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, today announced the grand opening of its
all-new Carmike 13 entertainment complex in the Colorado Springs Chapel Hills
Mall (1710 Briargate Boulevard 80920). The theatre officially opens at 4:00
p.m. (local time) on Thursday, December 19, 2013 with a special fundraising
event benefiting Ronald McDonald House.
Multiple show times will be available on Thursday, December 19^th with all
proceeds from the discounted $2.00 movie tickets, $2.00 popcorn, and $2.00
drink specials benefiting Ronald McDonald House. Several new movies are set to
debut on Friday the 20^th, including: Anchorman 2, Saving Mr. Banks, Walking
with Dinosaurs and American Hustle, making for an exciting, extended opening
weekend celebration. Expected to draw Colorado Springs-area moviegoers,
Carmike’s unique BigD entertainment experience at this location features a
screen measuring over 80-feet wide and three stories tall, plush leather
high-back rocking seats, and a seating capacity for close to 600 guests.
Beginning Friday, December 20^th all BigD ticket purchasers will be given
vouchers redeemable for a $1.00 large drink and $1.00 large popcorn (valid
until close of business Sunday 12/22/13).
The new 13-screen theatre seats over 2,800 guests in luxurious comfort with
stadium style seating, high-back rocking luxury seats and retractable armrests
with convenient cup holders. The Carmike 13 will also have large, wall-to-wall
screens, as well as high-quality DLP digital projection and digital sound.
Other components of the new theatre include an upscale lobby with multiple
concession areas featuring Coca-Cola Freestyle drink centers, one-stop
ticketing and unique concessions stations. Perhaps the top feature of the new
complex is the state-of-the-art BigD digital large screen auditorium,
Carmike’s critically acclaimed premium theatre experience. The BigD auditorium
includes the latest in cutting-edge sound from QSC, featuring quad-amplified,
4-way speakers, 21-inch subwoofers, 16 channels and 7.1 surround sound,
upgradeable to 11.1. The BigD digital large screen is powered by a
top-of-the-line Christie Brilliant 3D flash projector with light output of
30,000 lumens, producing a picture quality with noticeably higher resolution
than HD, for both 2-D and 3-D features.
The Carmike 13 will operate with flexible show-times throughout the week,
providing daily, value-discounted matinee pricing via its very popular “Super
Bargain Matinee Special…All Seats, All Shows are just $5.50 between 4:00 and
5:30 p.m.” Carmike is also pleased to bring the “Stimulus Tuesday” concessions
special to Colorado Springs cinemagoers. Drinks and popcorn cost only $2.00
each and every Tuesday at all Carmike locations. Additionally, the 2014 annual
popcorn buckets will be available for one-time purchase at this 13-plex
beginning December 19^th during the Grand Opening celebration. Guests can
refill their 190-ounce buckets for only $3.75 on all subsequent visits through
December 31, 2014.
Carmike Cinemas President and Chief Executive Officer David Passman stated,
“At each Carmike location we are committed to bringing our customers a
‘best-in-class entertainment experience’ at an attractive value, including
large format digital projection with bigger screens, better sound, and the
finest in-theatre seating for cutting-edge presentations for the definitive
enjoyment of our audiences. Additionally, Carmike’s premium ‘BigD’ format in
Colorado Springs, our 22^nd location for this uniquely immersive cinema
presentation, further elevates the experience to an exciting new level for
cinemagoers. We are extremely pleased to celebrate the opening of the Carmike
13 and look forward to continuing to actively expand our growing circuit in
promising locations like Colorado Springs.”
About Carmike Cinemas (www.carmike.com)
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema, 3-D cinema
deployments and one of the nation’s largest motion picture exhibitors. As of
September 30, 2013, the Company had 247 theatres with 2,521 screens in 36
states, with a digital footprint of 2,418 screens, including 229 locations
with 954 screens also equipped for 3-D. The circuit includes 32 premium large
format auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and luxurious
seating, including 20 “BigDs,” 10 IMAX^® auditoriums and two MuviXL screens.
As “America’s Hometown Theatre Chain,” Carmike’s primary focus is small to
mid-sized community locations.
Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
Shannon Sailors, 706-576-3462
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