MONTGOMERY, Ala. & COLUMBUS, Ga. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, today announced the grand opening of the new Chantilly 13 entertainment complex featuring the ‘BigD’ premium experience in Montgomery, Alabama (10477 Chantilly Parkway). The theatre officially opens at Noon (local time) on Thursday, August 7, 2014 in time for Carmike Cinemas to host their charitable event benefiting the community’s River Region United Way by offering movie tickets, popcorn and drinks priced at $2.00 each until 5:00 pm. The official Grand Opening of the Chantilly 13 is Friday, August 8th and will feature the finest in Hollywood big-screen entertainment. Visit www.carmike.com for exact show times and to purchase tickets.
In addition, to celebrate Chantilly 13’s debut, guests who attend the opening week will enjoy a Free Coca-Cola Freestyle fountain drink (any size) with ticket purchase through close of business August 14. Additional (unless otherwise noted) promotions at this location include:
Stimulus Tuesday – $2 popcorn and $2 fountain drinks with ticket purchase every Tuesday.
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.
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 critically acclaimed premium large screen format (PLF) experience auditorium, seats 580 patrons and features a screen that measures 81 feet wide by three stories tall. The other 12 auditoriums in the Chantilly 13 are equipped with large, wall-to-wall screens, DLP DIGITAL projection and surround sound. Among the other amenities of the new theatre will be an upscale lobby, multiple concession areas featuring Coca-Cola Freestyle drink centers, and one-stop ticketing and concessions stations for the convenience of all guests.
“We are delighted to bring this exceptional entertainment complex to the great city of Montgomery. At each Carmike location we are committed to providing our valued guests with superior cinema-going entertainment through large format digital projection with bigger screens, better sound, and the finest in-theatre seating to ensure a cutting-edge presentation each and every time,” stated David Passman, Carmike Cinemas President and Chief Executive Officer. “The new Chantilly 13 marks our twentieth location in Alabama and we are excited to have Montgomery join a select list of communities offering Carmike’s uniquely immersive BigD large screen experience.”
To further enhance the premium experience, Carmike’s customized BigD system is tuned to a 7.1 speaker array with 16 channels, upgradeable to 11.1 surround sound. This QSC digital audio system is a true revolution in sound technology, with digital 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.