Carmike Cinemas Celebrates Manitowoc 10 Grand Opening Weekend Starting June
Opening Weekend Concessions Special – Free Coca-Cola Freestyle Fountain Drinks
to Ticket Buyers
MANITOWOC, Wis. & COLUMBUS, Ga. -- June 12, 2014
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema
and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, today announced the grand opening of the
Manitowoc 10 entertainment complex featuring its BigD premium large format
(PLF) experience. The theatre is located on the west side of town, just off
I-43 and south of Harbor Town. The facility officially opens at 8:00 p.m.
(local time) on Thursday, June 12. To help celebrate its debut weekend, the
Manitowoc 10 will feature the finest in Hollywood big-screen entertainment,
including two highly anticipated new release sequels.
Carmike is also pleased to offer Manitowoc guests a free Coca-Cola Freestyle
fountain drink (any size) to all ticket purchasers through close of business
Sunday night (June 15). Additional (unless otherwise noted) promotions at this
Free Popcorn Tuesdays – for all Carmike Rewards customers (for a limited time
Stimulus Tuesday – $2 popcorn and $2 fountain drinks with ticket purchase
Super Bargain Matinee – $5.75 admission prices for all movies between 4:00 pm
and 5:30 pm. Standard surcharges for BigD, 3-D and special showings apply.
This new 10-plex has seating for over 1,700 guests and a state-of-the-art BigD
auditorium. The BigD experience will offer plush leather seating to
accommodate nearly 360 patrons, an impressive wall-to-wall and
floor-to-ceiling screen measuring more than 60 feet wide by three stories
tall. The additional auditoriums will also have large, wall-to-wall screens,
stadium seating, comfortable high-back rocking luxury seats, retractable
armrests and convenient cup holders. There’s an upscale lobby featuring
multiple concession areas, Coca-Cola Freestyle drink centers and single-point
ticketing so filmgoers can happily escape the elements. Having just one line
is a popular amenity, enabling guests to purchase their tickets and favorite
concessions items while they move quickly to their comfortable seats. 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 and every Carmike location we are focused on bringing our valued
guests the ultimate entertainment experience through state-of-the-art 2-D, 3-D
and premium large format digital projection featuring bigger screens, better
sound, and the finest in-theatre seating. Together these ultimate amenities
ensure a cutting-edge cinematic presentation each and every time,” stated
David Passman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carmike Cinemas. “We
are extremely pleased to bring this exceptional new entertainment complex to
Manitowoc and the surrounding communities.”
In addition to the BigD screen’s large dimensions, the auditorium also
includes a custom QSC digital audio system tuned to a 7.1 speaker array with
16 channels, upgradeable to 11.1 surround sound. The system featuresdigital
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. Carmike
has 253 theatres with 2,670 screens in 37 states. The circuit includes 39
premium large format auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and
luxurious seating, including 24 "BigDs," 13 IMAX auditoriums and two MuviXL
screens. As "America's Hometown Theatre Chain," Carmike's primary focus is
mid-sized communities. Please visit Manitowoc 10 for exact show times and to
purchase your 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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