Carmike Cinemas and Cinema Scene Marketing Announce Digital Concession Menu Board Deployments Circuit Wide

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Hardware and software installations will convert menu boards in concessions area to 100% digital.

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Cinema Scene brings content management and promotional marketing experience to this relationship which will result in more effective results for Carmike in the concessions area of the lobby.

Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading DIGITAL cinema and 3-D motion picture exhibitor and Cinema Scene Marketing, one of the nation’s leading providers of in theater digital signage solutions, announced today the launch of the initial phase of Carmike’s conversion to Digital Menu Boards (DMBs) across the entire estate of cinema locations.

Carmike, an industry leader in digital projection for its consumers, continues to lead the exhibition community by bringing rich graphics and video merchandising to its concession stands. ”Carmike is committed to providing the Ultimate Movie Going experience. We believe the digital menu board installations in our concession areas will deliver on our promise to upgrade the experience for our patrons,” says Fred Van Noy, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Cinema Scene will provide the installation, content management and ongoing software servicing. When fully deployed, Cinema Scene will manage approximately 2,200 individual displays across the 245 Carmike locations. Cinema Scene’s deployment teams have been working with Carmike management to finalize the deployments of hardware and software. Upon installation, Cinema Scene will transition to designing new creative and managing all ongoing price changes and promotions.

Joe Ross, Managing Partner of Cinema Scene states, "Cinema Scene brings content management and promotional marketing experience to this relationship which will result in more effective results for Carmike in the concessions area of the lobby. We are uniquely positioned to serve Carmike by installing and managing the content on these screens. We will also leverage our promotional marketing programs which will be even more effective when visually communicated on digital screens."

Cinema Scene leveraged its partnership with NEC Display Solutions to outfit the Carmike locations with the latest release of the V423 display.

About Carmike Cinemas –
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema and 3-D cinema deployments and one of the nation’s largest motion picture exhibitors. As of June 30, 2013, Carmike had 245 theatres with 2,476 screens in 35 states. Carmike’s digital projection footprint reached 2,373 screens, including 227 theatres with 940 screens that are also equipped for 3-D. The circuit also includes 19 “Big D” large format digital experience auditoriums, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and luxurious seating and 7 IMAX® auditoriums. As “America’s Hometown Theatre Chain,” Carmike’s primary focus for its locations is small to mid-sized communities.
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About Cinema Scene Marketing –
Cinema Scene Marketing, headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is an industry leader in bringing promotional campaigns, packaging products and digital menu board solutions to the US exhibition market at key theatre circuits including Carmike Cinemas, Classic Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Marcus Theatres, Muvico Theaters, National Amusements Theatres, Pacific Theatres and Wehrenberg Theatres.        

Cinema Scene Media is a series of media networks which reach over 300 million cinemagoers annually. Its flagship TrailerVision™ network provides Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) advertisers a media network to reach the highly desirable and captive movie going consumers via a dynamic mix of LCD displays and video walls.

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