Carmike Cinemas New Cherry Blossom 14 Entertainment Complex in Traverse City, MI to Celebrate Grand Opening with Star Wars: The Force Awakens Premiere on December 17th

Featuring IMAX’s Immersive Cinematic Experience

Cinemas, Inc.
(NASDAQ:CKEC), a leading entertainment,
digital cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor, today announced the
grand opening celebration of its new Cherry Blossom 14 theater featuring
The IMAX Experience® in Traverse City, Michigan (3825
Marketplace Circle
). The theatre officially opens with Disney’s
highly anticipated debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in
the IMAX® auditorium at 7:00 p.m. (local time) today. Attendees may
for exact show times and to purchase their advance tickets.

Ongoing promotions at this location include:

Stimulus Tuesday – $2 popcorn, $2 fountain drinks and $2 candy
with ticket purchase every Tuesday.

Super Bargain Matinee – $5.75 admission prices for all movies
between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (standard surcharges for IMAX, 3-D
and special showings apply).

Carmike President and CEO David Passman stated, “We are thrilled to be a
part of the Traverse City community and to bring the IMAX’s immersive
entertainment experience to local cinemagoers ahead of a film slate
packed with highly-anticipated film releases, including the upcoming
premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As ‘America’s Hometown
Theatre Chain’, Carmike is dedicated to providing guests with an
unrivaled cinema-going experience. Reflecting this commitment to our
patrons, the new Cherry Blossom 14 entertainment complex will showcase
our superior cinema technology, including premium large format digital
projection and impeccable sound, along with the finest in-theatre
seating, premium amenities and the exceptional customer service of our
dedicated associates.”

The Cherry Blossom 14 entertainment complex includes an upscale lobby
with multiple concession areas featuring self-serve Coca-Cola Freestyle
drink centers that pour more than 100 customized fountain drink
varieties. Cinemagoers will also enjoy one-stop ticketing, an amenity at
Carmike locations that allows patrons to escape the elements while
facilitating ticket and concessions purchases from the same, fast-moving
indoor line.

One of the most exciting features within The Cherry Blossom 14 complex
is the new IMAX® auditorium, which features a wall-to-wall and
floor-to-ceiling screen measuring 66-feet wide and more than three
stories tall with seating capacity for more than 430 guests. The IMAX
auditorium will present the biggest blockbusters to guests in a way
they’ve never experienced in cinema before. Through a cutting-edge
projection system, which delivers crystal-clear 2D and 3D images,
coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital
audio, The IMAX Experience creates a state-of-the-art environment that
will make audiences feel as if they are actually in the movie. In
addition to IMAX, there are 13 auditoriums with large, wall-to-wall
screens, stadium seating, luxury leather seats, floatable armrests and
convenient cup holders. The Cherry Blossom 14 has DLP digital projection
and 7.1 surround digital sound on all screens, and the premier location
includes total seating capacity for more than 2,900 guests.

About The IMAX Experience®

In IMAX, you’re experiencing a different movie altogether: everything
from the movie itself to the theatre’s technology and design was
developed and customized to make you believe you’re part of the action.

IMAX works directly with filmmakers to enhance the movie using its
Digital Re-Mastering® process, which delivers superior picture and sound
quality. Played through IMAX’s state-of-the art projection system, the
resulting images are so lifelike and crystal-clear you’ll forget you’re
in a theatre.

IMAX grabs your senses. You don’t just hear the powerful sound system;
you feel it all around you. Visually, there is no frame. IMAX’s custom
theatre design creates a picture that is higher, wider and closer –
filling your peripheral view.

It’s not one thing that makes The IMAX Experience but a combination of
all these elements. That’s the difference between seeing a movie and
being part of one.

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About Carmike Cinemas

Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema, 3-D cinema
deployments and alternative programming and is one of the nation’s
largest motion picture exhibitors. Carmike has 277 theatres with 2,958
screens in 41 states. The circuit includes 53 premium large format (PLF)
auditoriums featuring state-of-the-art technology and luxurious seating,
including 33 “BigDs,” 18 IMAX auditoriums and two MuviXL screens. As
“America’s Hometown Theatre Chain” Carmike’s primary focus is mid-sized
communities. Visit
for exact show-times and to purchase tickets.


Carmike Cinemas
Shannon Sailors, 706-576-3462
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