Carmike Cinemas today announced the grand opening of the new Carmike 12 entertainment complex featuring the chain’s signature BigD premium experience in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
To celebrate the grand opening, the Carmike 12 will open its doors at 3:00 pm (local time) to host a charitable event benefiting The Well Outreach, offering movie tickets, popcorn and drinks priced at $2.00 each. The grand opening weekend will also feature the debut of Disney’s highly anticipated 3-D animated feature Inside Out.
The new 12-screen theatre seats over 2,500 guests in luxurious comfort and all auditoriums in the leading-edge entertainment complex are equipped with stadium seating, comfortable high-back rocking luxury seats, retractable armrests and convenient cup holders. The BigD, Carmike’s critically acclaimed premium large screen format experience auditorium, seats 550 patrons and features a screen that measures over 70 feet wide and three stories tall. To further enhance the premium experience, a custom QSC digital audio system will be tuned to a 7.1 speaker array with 16 channels, upgradeable to 11.1 surround sound. This system is a true revolution in sound technology, with digital audio processing supported by quad-amplified, 4-way speakers, and 21-inch subwoofers. The BigD is powered by a Christie 3D flash projector that also presents 2D entertainment. The end result is a light output of 30,000 lumens, creating a picture quality with noticeably higher resolution than HD.
“In each market Carmike calls home, we remain committed to supporting our community partners while creating an environment that exceeds our guest’s entertainment expectations each and every time. This commitment to excellence is realized at every Carmike location through superior large format digital projection while using bigger screens, impeccable sound, and the finest in-theatre seating to ensure a cutting-edge presentation,” said David Passman, Carmike Cinemas president and chief executive officer. “The new Carmike 12 will mark our twenty-ninth installation of the uniquely immersive BigD experience, which we are excited to showcase in the extraordinary community of Spring Hill and surrounding area along with the superior service of our dedicated associates.”
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