“The success of 3-D releases for features like ‘Avatar,’ ‘The Avengers,’ ‘Cars 2,’ ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon,’ and the record-breaking re-launch of ‘The Lion King in 3-D,’ proves that audiences are excited about and enjoy the new DIGITAL experience, and have strong demand for it,” notes Mr. Passman, “These early successes will no doubt encourage producers to release more movies in this state-of-the-art format, and with the ‘ BIGD’ experience – in either 3-D or 2-D DIGITAL – Carmike has the full capability to provide our audiences with the technology and total luxury that elevates theatergoing to a new level.”
About Carmike Cinemas (NASDAQ: CKEC) - www.carmike.com
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema and 3-D cinema deployments and one of the nation’s largest motion picture exhibitors. As of March 31, 2012, Carmike had 236 theatres with 2,264 screens in 35 states. Carmike’s digital cinema footprint reached 2,135 screens, including 220 theatres with 753 screens that are also equipped for 3-D. Carmike’s focus for its theatre locations is small to mid-sized communities.
About Simon Property GroupSimon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is an S&P 100 company and the largest real estate company in the world. The Company currently owns or has an interest in 337 retail real estate properties in North America and Asia comprising 244 million square feet as well as a 29% interest in Klépierre, a publicly-traded French REIT with a portfolio of approximately 270 shopping centers in 13 countries in Europe. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S.