Carmike Cinemas Signs Agreement to Open 12-Plex in Opelika Alabama

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Fri, 08/28/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Carmike Cinemas has signed a definitive agreement with Blackrock principal Stephen Benson to build a 12-screen theatre with 2 600 seats to be located in the Capps Landing development in Opelika Alabama. The build-to-suit arrangement features a new Carmike digital entertainment complex. Tiger Town is a 160-acre development featuring 800 000 square feet of retail space and combined with Capps Landing offers restaurants offices hotels and banks. Carmike’s other theatre in the region – the Wynnsong 16 in Auburn – will remain open following the completion of the new 12-screen theatre. The new theatre will also serve the nearby Auburn University community which is home to approximately 24 000 students. Carmike president and CEO David Passman says “We are grateful for the support of the community of Opelika Mayor Fuller and local officials for their efforts as we bring a state-of-the-art entertainment complex to the Tiger Town area. Our new theatre complex will bring the best in Hollywood entertainment and the most advanced digital and 3D exhibition technology to East Alabama and will create new jobs both through construction and employment upon its opening targeted for next Fall.”