Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, today announced that its valued guests and associates will again team up on a fundraising campaign in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Since 1996, the joint effort has helped raise more than $8.6 million for local member CMN Hospitals, many of which are spread throughout Carmike’s national circuit footprint. For more than three decades, CMN Hospitals has been raising needed funds and awareness for local children’s hospitals. Today, CMN Hospitals encompasses 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments annually for children across the U.S. and Canada. Carmike Cinemas President and Chief Executive Officer David Passman stated, “Carmike is truly honored to once again partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for a May fundraising campaign, now entering its 19 th year. With the support of Carmike’s extraordinarily generous guests alongside our enthusiastic team at more than 250 locations, we are hoping to shatter our previous record of donations this year while continuing our partnership with the efforts of this tremendous organization,” added Mr. Passman. Like all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraisers, 100 percent of funds raised from Carmike’s campaign will help create miracles by funding needed medical care, equipment and therapy programs that save and improve the lives of 1 in 10 children across North America every year. "Since 1996, Carmike Cinemas has raised an impressive $8.6 million for local children's hospitals," said John Lauck, president and CEO at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "Thanks to Carmike's continuous support through the Miracle Balloon campaign, customers and employees are able to have an impact on children's healthcare in their community. We can't wait to see how May moviegoers respond to our trailer and the opportunity to make a real difference for local kids." About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
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. The Company has 252 theatres with 2,657 screens in 37 states. The circuit includes 37 premium large format auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and luxurious seating, including 22 "BigDs," 13 IMAX auditoriums and two MuviXL screens. As "America's Hometown Theatre Chain," Carmike's primary focus is mid-sized communities.