Carmike Opens BigD Theatre in Savannah

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Wed, 07/27/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Carmike Cinemas has unveiled a new BigD theatre at its Savannah Georgia Wynnsong 11 location. We're providing the ultimate entertainment experience that centerpieces large format digital with bigger screens bigger and better sound plus luxurious in-theater seating for cutting-edge presentation and the definitive enjoyment of our audiences says David Passman Carmike's president and CEO. With the Savannah opening this area is now one of the first in the nation to offer theatergoers the BigD format. The totally re-designed auditorium includes a wall-to-wall screen measuring 62 feet wide and three stories tall the latest in 7.1 surround sound and digital projection of both 2D and 3D features. It is powered by a Christie Brilliant 3D flash projector. Images are projected onto a ceiling-to-floor screen. The end result is a light output of 30 000 lumens. The custom QSC digital audio system is tuned to a 7.1 speaker array with 16 channels and the ability to upgrade to 11.1. The new environment also includes plush leather rocking seats placed in a stadium-seating configuration. The success over the past years of 3D releases for features like Avatar Cars 2 and Transformers Dark of the Moon proves that audiences are excited about and enjoy the new digital experience and are demanding it Passman says. These early successes will no doubt persuade producers to release more movies in this format and with the BigD experience Carmike has the full capability to provide our audiences with the technology and total luxury that brings theatergoing to a new level. Carmike Cinemas