Carmike Cinemas Plans to Construct New State-Of-The-Art 14-Screen
Entertainment Complex in Traverse City, MI
- New Theatre Will Feature the ‘BigD’ Premium Experience -
COLUMBUS, Ga. & TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- January 7, 2014
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema
and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, today announced a further expansion of its
presence in Traverse City, MI with the planned construction of a brand new
Carmike Cinemas 14-plex, which will replace its Horizon 10-screen location at
3587 Market Place Circle. Construction is expected to commence once all
required permits are received from Garfield Township and the State of
Michigan. The first local planning commission hearing is scheduled for January
8 and Carmike is hopeful that it will receive the requisite approvals and
commence construction shortly thereafter.
The new theatre will be furnished with 14 digital screens and have total
seating capacity for more than 3,000 guests. The BigD, Carmike’s own premium
large screen format experience auditorium, will seat more than 500 patrons.
The critically acclaimed BigD is part of the cutting-edge entertainment
complex, which will also be equipped with stadium seating in all auditoriums,
comfortable high-back rocking luxury seats, retractable armrests and
convenient cup holders. The Carmike 14 will also contain large, wall-to-wall
screens, DLP digital projection and digital sound in all auditoriums.
The facility’s upscale lobby will contain multiple concession areas featuring
self-serve Coca-Cola Freestyle drink centers, which pour more than 100
customized fountain drink varieties. One-stop ticketing will also be included
in the lobby area so cinemagoers will be able to escape the elements and
purchase their tickets and favorite concessions in the same, fast-moving
indoor line and quickly move to their comfortable seats. The new complex also
provides special services for visually and hearing impaired patrons.
Carmike President and CEO David Passman: “We are looking forward to further
expanding our presence in Traverse City, which has proven to be a very good
market for Carmike. We are very excited to bring this exceptional
entertainment complex to the community and provide our valued guests from
across the region with the ultimate in cinema-going entertainment. Our new
theatre will feature large format digital presentation, bigger screens, better
sound, and plush seating for the definitive enjoyment of all audiences. We
currently have 22 BigD auditoriums throughout the country, following the
recent debut of our newest addition in Colorado Springs late last year.
Traverse City will soon join this select, but growing list of ‘Hometown
America’ communities offering Carmike theatregoers BigD’s uniquely immersive,
large screen presentation.”
All BigD auditoriums have wall-to-wall screens with Traverse City being no
exception, with a screen that will measure 70 feet wide by three stories tall.
To further enhance the premium experience, a custom QSC digital audio system
will be tuned to a 7.1 speaker array with 16 channels, upgradeable to 11.1
surround sound. This system is a true revolution in sound
technology,withdigital audio processing supported by quad-amplified, 4-way
speakers, and 21-inch subwoofers. The BigD is powered by a cutting-edge
Christie Brilliant 3-D flash projector, which will also present 2-D
entertainment. The end result is a light output of 30,000 lumens, creating a
picture quality with noticeably higher resolution than HD.
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. The
Company has 251 theatres with 2,652 screens in 37 states. The circuit includes
34 premium large format auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and
luxurious seating, including 22 "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.
Visit www.carmike.com for exact show times and to purchase tickets.
Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
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