Carmike to Open Theatre in Decatur Alabama

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Tue, 12/13/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Carmike Cinemas plans to open a new entertainment complex in Decatur Alabama in the fall of 2012. The new theatre named the Carmike 12 will feature twelve screens with total seating for over 2 400 guests and will be highlighted by a Big D auditorium. Carmike president and CEO David Passman says We're providing the ultimate entertainment experience that centerpieces large format digital with bigger screens bigger sound and luxurious theatre seating for cutting-edge presentation and the definitive enjoyment of our audiences. With the opening of the new location the Decatur area joins a select and growing list of communities across the nation offering Carmike theatregoers the exciting new Big D format. The Decatur Mall a strategic high-traffic retail center known for an exciting variety of over 50 national regional and local retailers and eateries provides Carmike's new theatre with an ideal location near the center court of the shopping center. Bringing a theatre group of Carmike's high quality to Decatur Mall and the region is something we recognized as very important and we applaud Carmike Cinemas for their commitment to making this happen says Kathy Hammond general manager for the Decatur Mall. This new entertainment complex will be a major amenity for Decatur and the surrounding area and a key addition to the regional economy. The Carmike 12 will greatly enhance the 'mall-going experience' for all of our valued patrons. Carmike's existing 8-screen theatre in Decatur will close upon the opening of the Carmike 12 next fall helping make the Decatur Mall truly a 'one-stop' destination providing excellent dining shopping and entertainment for consumers of all ages and interests. We appreciate the past support our customers have always provided our mall and we are excited as we continue to further strengthen our bond with the local community. Carmike Cinemas ,2939
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