YULEE, Fla. & 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 Coastal Cinema 10 entertainment complex featuring the ‘BigD’ premium experience in Yulee, Florida (96012 Lofton Square Court). The theatre will open at 6pm (local time) on Thursday, February 12, 2015. To celebrate the Coastal Cinema 10’s grand opening, Carmike Cinemas will host a charitable event benefiting the community’s Nassau Humane Society by offering movie tickets, popcorn and drinks priced at $2.00 each until 8:00 pm that day. Grand opening weekend will feature the finest Hollywood entertainment including Universal’s highly anticipated 50 Shades of Grey and 20th Century Fox’s Kingsman: The Secret Service that will debut Thursday beginning at 8pm. Visit www.carmike.com for exact show times and to purchase tickets.
To celebrate Coastal Cinema 10’s debut, guests that attend the theatre opening weekend will enjoy a Free Coca-Cola Freestyle fountain drink (small) with ticket purchase through close of business Sunday, February 15th. Carmike is also proud to present an expanded concession menu of hot food items and the premiere of its Ovation Beer and Wine selections (available to adults 21 and over). Additional promotions at this location include:
2014 Annual Bucket Trade In – Guests that bring their 2014 annual bucket to the Coastal Cinemas 10 will receive a 2015 bucket at no charge.
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 10-screen theatre seats nearly 1,700 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 329 patrons and features a screen that measures nearly 60 feet wide and just under three stories tall. The other 9 auditoriums in the Coastal Cinema 10 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 area featuring Coca-Cola Freestyle drink centers and one-stop ticketing with concessions stations for the convenience of all guests.
“We are delighted to bring this exceptional entertainment complex to moviegoers in the Yulee, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Nassau County, Jacksonville and Southeastern Georgia communities. 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 Coastal Cinema 10 marks the twenty-eighth installation of our uniquely immersive BigD experience, which we are excited to bring to moviegoers in the Yulee area.”
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
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 273 theatres with 2,896 screens in 41 states. The circuit includes 46 premium large format (PLF) auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and luxurious seating, including 28 "BigDs," 16 IMAX auditoriums and two MuviXL screens. As "America's Hometown Theatre Chain" Carmike's primary focus is mid-sized communities. Visit www.carmike.com for exact show-times and to purchase tickets.