Carmike Cinemas Announces Grand Opening of the Tiger 13 Entertainment
Complex in Opelika, Alabama on May 1st
Celebrate the Tiger 13’s Debut with Concession Promotions and Spring’s Most
Popular Hollywood Titles
COLUMBUS, Ga. & OPELIKA, Ala. -- April 25, 2014
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema
and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, today announced the grand opening of the new
Tiger 13 entertainment complex featuring its ‘BigD’ premium experience in
Opelika, Alabama (1900 Capps Landing, Opelika, AL 36804) and Auburn community.
The theatre officially opens at 7:00 p.m. (local time) on Thursday, May 1,
2014. To celebrate the Tiger 13’s debut, Carmike will feature the highly
anticipated premiere of Marvel’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 3-D and BigD. All
guests who visit the Tiger 13 during the opening weekend celebration will also
enjoy a special concessions promotion that includes a medium drink and popcorn
for just $5.00 (valid until close of business Sunday, May 4^th, 2014).
The new 13-screen theatre seats over 2,800 guests in luxurious comfort and all
auditoriums in the leading-edge entertainment complex are equipped with
stadium seating, comfortable high-back rocking luxury seats, retractable
armrests and convenient cup holders. The BigD, Carmike’s premium large screen
format experience auditorium, seats 580 patrons. All auditoriums in the Tiger
13 contain large, wall-to-wall screens, DLP digital projection and digital
The facility’s upscale lobby contains multiple concession areas featuring
self-serve Coca-Cola Freestyle drink centers, which pour more than 100
customized fountain drink varieties. One-stop ticketing is included in the
lobby allowing cinemagoers to escape the elements while purchasing their
tickets and favorite concessions at the same transaction point. The new
complex also provides special services for visually and hearing impaired
patrons using Sony Closed Captioning glasses (CC) as well as descriptive and
amplified audio (VI & HI).
“At each Carmike location we are committed to bringing our guests the ultimate
entertainment experience through large format digital projection with bigger
screens, better sound, and the finest in-theatre seating which ensures a
cutting-edge presentation each and every time,” stated David Passman,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Carmike Cinemas. “We are extremely
pleased to bring this exceptional entertainment complex to Opelika and the
Auburn community, while providing our valued guests with superior cinema-going
entertainment. It is exciting to have Opelika join a select list of
communities offering Carmike’s uniquely immersive BigD large screen
All BigD auditoriums have wall-to-wall screens with Opelika being no
exception. The new BigD screen at the Tiger 13 measures 81 feet wide by three
stories tall. To further enhance the premium experience, a custom QSC digital
audio system is 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 also presents 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 252 theatres with 2,657 screens in 37 states. The circuit includes
37 premium large format auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and
luxurious seating, including 22 "BigDs," 13 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.
Crystal Trawick, 706-576-3432
Marketing Project Manager
Shannon Sailors, 706-576-3462
Director of Advertising
Robert Rinderman or Jennifer Neuman
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