Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Carmike To Show FedEx BCS National Championship and NBA All-Star Saturday Night, Live in 3-D at 35 Theatres in 19 States

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), the nation’s leading motion picture exhibitor in 3-D, today announced that it will be showing two upcoming Live 3-D broadcasts: the FedEx BCS National Championship Game between the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma on January 8th and NBA All-Star Saturday Night on February 14th. Both events will be shown at 35 Carmike theatres in 19 states (list below).

“Cinedigm's CineLive(TM) Satellite Distribution Network is the only system that can distribute over a national theatre footprint, and we are delighted to collaborate with them to bring these premier sporting events for the first time ever to the viewing public, live and in 3-D,” stated Michael W. Patrick, Carmike’s Chief Executive Officer.

“With a growing slate of 3-D content planned for 2009 and beyond, Carmike has taken the industry lead in deploying digital 3-D technology. Our circuit’s first-run theatres are 100% digital, with state-of-the-art sound, stadium seating and other patron-friendly amenities at most locations. During the 2008 fourth quarter, we completed the conversion of Carmike’s entire theatre circuit to 3-D readiness, giving us 502 compatible screens of approximately 1300 3-D screens across the U.S.

“The major motion picture studios are solidly behind 3-D, and we share their excitement as this content is ideally suited to the customers in our markets. Importantly, movies continue to be added to the studios’ release schedules, with over 20 3-D films currently slated for debut in 2009 and 2010. In addition to professional and college sports in 3-D, there are a growing number of additional special events that we will be bringing in digital and or 3-D format to the Carmike circuit, including religious programming, concerts and arts-oriented productions such as opera and ballet,” concluded Mr. Patrick.

Carmike Theatre Locations

BCS Championship and NBA All-Star Saturday Night

Alabama Mobile Wynnsong 16
Colorado Colorado Springs Chapel Hills 15
Colorado Fort Collins Carmike 10
Florida Bradenton Carmike Royal Palm 20
Florida Fernandina Beach Carmike Amelia Island 7
Georgia Columbus Carmike 15
Georgia Conyers Carmike Conyers Crossroads 16
Georgia Savannah Carmike Wynnsong 11
Iowa Johnston Carmike Wynnsong 16
Illinois Champaign Beverly Center 18
Illinois Dekalb Carmike Market Square 10
Kansas Manhattan Seth Childs 12
Minnesota Oakdale Carmike Oakdale 20
Missouri Warrensburg Carmike University 8
Montana Billings Carmike Wynnsong 10
Montana Missoula Carmike 10
New York Olean Carmike 8
North Carolina Asheville Carmike 10
North Carolina Fayetteville Carmike Market Fair 15
North Carolina Hickory Carmike 14
North Carolina Jacksonville Carmike 16
North Carolina Winston-Salem Carmike Wynnsong 12
Oklahoma Stillwater Carmike 10
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Carmike 10
South Carolina Charleston James Island 8
Tennessee Dyersburg Carmike 9
Tennessee Franklin Thoroughbred 20
Tennessee Johnson City Johnson City 14
Tennessee Knoxville Carmike Wynnsong 16
Texas Edinburg Carmike 20
Texas El Paso Carmike 16
Texas Tyler Carmike 14
Utah Provo Carmike Wynnsong 12
Virginia Charlottesville Carmike 6
Virginia Roanoke Carmike 10

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