Carmike Cinemas to Introduce the IMAX Experience at the Carmike Cinema 12 Entertainment Complex in Missoula, MT

MISSOULA, Mont. & COLUMBUS, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carmike
Cinemas, Inc.
(NASDAQ:CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital
cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor today announced the opening of
its remodeled Carmike Cinema 12 theater complex in Missoula, Montana,
featuring The IMAX Experience® (3640
Mullan Road
). The theatre officially reopens with Disney’s
highly anticipated debut of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in
IMAX at 7:00 p.m. (local time) today, Thursday, December 17th. Attendees
may visit www.carmike.com
for exact show times and to purchase advance tickets.

Carmike President and CEO David Passman stated, “We strive to provide
our guests with the very best entertainment experience while visiting
our cinemas and our IMAX partnership in Missoula accomplishes this goal.
Conveniently located in one of the area’s busiest shopping centers, the
Carmike Cinema 12 theater will offer IMAX, as well as our premium large
format BigD auditorium, where guests may enjoy all of the blockbuster
movies in the best cinematic environment, beginning with the
highly-anticipated release of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’”

The new IMAX auditorium features a wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling
screen measuring 65 feet wide with a seating capacity for more than 265
guests. The IMAX auditorium presents the best blockbusters in a way
they’ve never experienced before. Through a cutting-edge projection
system that delivers crystal-clear 2D and 3D images and IMAX’s
customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, The IMAX
Experience® creates a state-of-the-art environment that makes audiences
feel as if they are actually in the movie. In addition to IMAX, there
are 11 auditoriums with large, wall-to-wall screens, stadium seating,
comfortable high-back rocking luxury seats, retractable armrests and
convenient cup holders. The Carmike Cinema 12 has DLP digital projection
and digital sound in all auditoriums.

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.

Visit IMAX.com for information.

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 www.carmike.com
for exact show-times and to purchase tickets.

Contacts

Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
Shannon Sailors
Director of Advertising
706-576-3462
ssailors@carmike.com