- New Theatre Will Feature The IMAX Experience® -
COLUMBUS, Ga. & FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, today announced the further expansion of its presence in Fayetteville, NC with the new Patriot 14, which is being constructed at 4761 Lake Valley Drive. The theatre is slated for a Grand Opening celebration late fall of 2014.
Carmike's guests from the region, which includes the nearby US Army Fort Bragg military base, will soon be able to enjoy the world's most immersive cinematic experience when the multiplex opens with the inclusion of an IMAX auditorium, which will allow patrons to enjoy the biggest blockbusters like never before. IMAX's cutting-edge projection system, which delivers crystal-clear images, combined with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a state-of-the-art environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
Carmike's premier location will be furnished with 14 screens and the theatre will have a total seating capacity for more than 3,100 guests. All auditoriums will feature stadium seating, comfortable high-back rocking luxury seats, retractable armrests and convenient cup holders. The Patriot 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 be included in the lobby area so cinemagoers can escape the elements and purchase tickets and their 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: "Carmike is very pleased to further increase our presence in Fayetteville, which has proven to be a very strong market for us. We are excited to bring this exceptional new entertainment complex to the community and provide our valued guests with the optimum in cinema-going entertainment. The Patriot 14 will feature large format digital presentation, bigger screens, better sound and plush stadium seating for the definitive enjoyment of all audiences.
"Recently, we forged an agreement to expand our IMAX locations across Carmike's growing circuit and are delighted to bring this world renowned presentation to cinemagoers in the Fayetteville region. We are confident that our audiences will enjoy this immersive cinematic experience," concluded Mr. Passman.
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 2,654 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.
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About The IMAX Experience®
In IMAX, you're experiencing a different movie altogether: everything from the movie itself to the theatre's technology and design was developed and customized to make you believe you're part of the action.
IMAX works directly with filmmakers to enhance the movie using its Digital Re-Mastering® process, which delivers superior picture and sound quality. Played through IMAX's state-of-the art projection system, the resulting images are so lifelike and crystal-clear you'll forget you're in a theatre.
IMAX grabs your senses. You don't just hear the powerful sound system; you feel it all around you. Visually, there is no frame. IMAX's custom theatre design creates a picture that is higher, wider and closer - filling your peripheral view.
It's not one thing that makes The IMAX Experience but a combination of all these elements. That's the difference between seeing a movie and being part of one.
IMAX Is Believing.
Visit IMAX.com for information.
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