COLUMBUS, Ga. & COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (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 19th 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 20th, 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 20th 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 19th 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 22nd 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.
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