Carmike Plans New BigD Theatre in Wilmington North Carolina

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Fri, 07/29/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Carmike Cinemas has announced the projected summer 2012 opening of a new BigD entertainment complex to be located at The Villages at Myrtle Grove in Wilmington North Carolina. The new Carmike location will feature ten screens with total seating for 1 800. The Wilmington complex will join a growing list of domestic regional markets offering Carmike theatergoers the new BigD format. Carmike president and CEO David Passman says We look forward to providing the ultimate entertainment experience for our friends in Wilmington North Carolina and surrounding towns with the opening of the new state-of-the-art Carmike 10-plex next summer. All screens will be digital several 3D compatible and our BigD auditorium will showcase our large format digital experience featuring a bigger screen bigger sound and luxurious theater seating for cutting-edge presentation and the definitive enjoyment of our audiences. A population of over 100 000 resides within 15 minutes of The Village at Myrtle Grove making it an ideal location for a brand new theatre. Bringing a theater group of Carmike's high quality to Wilmington's Southside and greater Carolina Beach/Kure Beach area is something we recognized as very important and I applaud both Carmike Cinemas and center owner Ziff Properties for their commitment to make this happen says Bryan Greene Cape Fear Commercial senior vice president and broker representing ZPI on the deal. This will be a major amenity to area residents and seasonal visitors and a major addition to the local economy. Carmike Cinemas