Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading DIGITAL cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, announced today that its state-of-the-art Boulevard 10 entertainment complex, set to open March 29th, will be home to the theatre circuit’s second Ovation Dining Club, an upscale dining and movie-going experience that is the “dinner-and-a-movie” concept tweaked and enhanced for the 21st Century. Located in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, a beautifully landscaped retail center known for its high-end shopping and dining establishments, the Ovation Dining Club in the Boulevard 10 offers moviegoers a more intimate, sophisticated experience, replete with lush leather seating, swing around tables, a wall-to-wall movie screen, wide selection of premium beers and wine and a full-service restaurant experience. Imagine immersing oneself in the latest Hollywood blockbuster while being served succulent dishes that range from a simple cheese plate of gruyere and brie with apple, dried and fresh fruit, compote, and toasted baguette; to seared bay scallops with grilled polenta, topped with micro greens and garnished with basil oil and red pepper drizzle; to a soy-glazed chicken breast wrapped in a tomato herb tortilla, with a sweet Asian sesame slaw, peppers, onion, garlic and carrots. That is a long way from popcorn and candy. But then again, the Ovation Dining Club is for a different type of movie and dining experience. The luxury recliners and over-21 age policy create a perfect backdrop for a date night with that special someone. The drinks, appetizers, and dessert options make it a great spot for a girls' night out; and the time saved by doing dinner with a movie produce the perfect venue for after-work social gatherings. It's a movie theatre. It’s a restaurant. It is the premiere place to watch the future of film and experience the future of film-going, all while enjoying delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts and your favorite wines and beers brought right to your seat.
Join Carmike Cinemas and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin as they celebrate the grand opening of the Boulevard 10 and its crown jewel: the Ovation Dining Club.About Carmike Cinemas - 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 December 31, 2012, Carmike had 249 theatres with 2,502 screens in 35 states. Carmike’s digital cinema footprint reached 2,359 screens, including 225 theatres with 855 screens that are also equipped for 3-D. The circuit also includes 16 “Big D” large format digital experience auditoriums, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and luxurious seating and 7 IMAX® auditoriums. As “America’s Hometown Theatre Chain,” Carmike’s primary focus for its locations is small to mid-sized communities. About Howard Group, Merchants Retail Partners and GB Retail LLC ( www.grandboulevard.com ; www.howardgrp.com ; www.merchantsretail.com ) Grand Boulevard is the shop, dine, play and stay Town Center located on Northwest Florida’s beaches. Based on the prominent mixed-use architectural model, Grand Boulevard offers a dynamic lifestyle experience with convenient access to a multitude of exclusive shopping and dining options, entertainment, professional services, corporate offices and lodging. Grand Boulevard is a Howard Group and Merchants Retail Partners property. For more information, please call (850) 654-5929 or visit www.grandboulevard.com. Howard Group is a portfolio real estate development company specializing in premier commercial, hospitality and residential developments in Northwest Florida. Established in 1988, Howard Group is responsible for the development of the acclaimed Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Howard Group’s latest project is the distinctive Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center, which includes two Marriott hotels, exclusive shops, destination restaurants, state-of-the-art office space and a lush park. The company has also developed several upscale gulf-front resort and residential communities such as Vizcaya at Dune Allen and Stallworth Preserve. Heron Harbor is a future project in Destin that is being designed as a mixed-use community that will include retail, office, residential and marina components. A diverse and visionary company, Howard Group places a primary emphasis on sustainable and responsible development of prime real estate.
Merchants Retail Partners (MRP) is a real estate investment firm specializing in retail development, acquisitions and dispositions as well as asset management. Its member companies have over 50 years of real estate, investment and entrepreneurial experience. Members include Protective Life Insurance Company, a leading provider of life insurance and annuity products with $40 billion in assets and Real Estate Capital Strategies LLC (RECS).