“The success of 3-D releases for features like the iconic blockbuster ‘Avatar,’ ‘Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax,’ ‘Amazing Spiderman,’ the record-breaking ‘The Avengers,’ and the soon to be released ‘The Hobbit,’ proves that audiences are excited about and enjoy the new DIGITAL experience, and are demanding it,” notes Mr. Passman. “These early successes will no doubt persuade producers to release more movies in this 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 brings theatergoing to a new level.”
“Plans for Carmike’s ’BIGD’ experience include more locations scheduled to open in 2013. Complexes featuring Carmike’s ’BIGD’ experience that are currently under construction include Decatur, AL, Sandestin, FL, Champaign, IL, Jacksonville, NC, and Winchester, VA; and plans are underway for construction to begin in Opelika, AL, Oak Grove, KY, and El Paso, TX. Whether it is a movie, concert, sporting event, motivational speaker or church service, Carmike guests will find ’BIGD’ placing them at the heart of the event,” notes Terrell Mayton, Carmike’s Director of Marketing.
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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 September 30, 2012, Carmike had 232 theatres with 2,242 screens in 35 states. Carmike’s digital cinema footprint reached 2,119 screens, including 208 theatres with 748 screens that are also equipped for 3-D. The circuit also includes 14 “BIGD” large format digital experience auditoriums, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and luxurious seating. As “America’s Hometown Theatre Chain,” Carmike’s primary focus for its locations is small to mid-sized communities.About Ronald McDonald House – http://www.rmhc.org/ The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. We believe that when you change a child’s life, you change a family’s, which can change a community, and ultimately the world. At Ronald McDonald House Charities, we owe our continued success to the tireless work of volunteers and the countless contributions from our donors. Because of you, we’ve been helping improve the lives of children and their families for 36 years.