SOURCE: Cinedigm Digital Cinema

Cinedigm Digital Cinema

September 12, 2012 07:30 ET

Cinedigm's EMS™ Software to Manage Carmike Cinemas' Booking and Payments

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC) has licensed Cinedigm's Exhibitor Management System (EMS) to run back office operations including release planning, booking, "holdovers," contract terms management, box office auditing, film rental accruals, payments, remittance processing and reporting. Carmike is the fourth largest motion picture exhibitor in the United States, operating 233 theatres with 2,245 screens in 35 states. Cinedigm's EMS will streamline content booking and payments circuit-wide and will integrate directly with Carmike's theatre-based point of sale system, as well as corporate and accounting systems.

"After a thorough evaluation, we concluded that Cinedigm's EMS technology would lead to increased efficiencies and flexibilities which are essential to our strategy for growth," said Fred Van Noy, Senior VP, Chief Operating Officer of Carmike. "We are happy to continue our trusted relationship with Cinedigm, a leader in digital cinema innovation."

"We are thrilled that Carmike has chosen Cinedigm's EMS to run critical day-to-day operations in booking and payments," said Adam Mizel, Chief Operating Officer and CFO of Cinedigm. "Carmike, a pioneer of digital cinema conversion, already uses Cinedigm's powerful Theatre Command Center (TCC) theatre management system. With the addition of Cinedigm's EMS, Carmike is extending the power of digital cinema from the theatre screen to the head office."

About Cinedigm (www.cinedigm.com)

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. Cinedigm's digital cinema deployment and servicing organization, state of the art distributor and exhibition software, and marketing and distribution platform for alternative content and independent films are a cornerstone of the digital cinema transformation. With the April acquisition of New Video, the world's largest aggregator of independent digital content and leading distributor of quality entertainment, CIDM has created a new full service end-to-end digital studio, enabling the Company to acquire and distribute independent films and specialty content both theatrically and via digital, mobile and home media platforms. Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.

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About Carmike Cinemas (www.carmike.com)

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, 2012, Carmike had 233 theatres with 2,245 screens in 35 states. Carmike's digital cinema footprint reached 2,122 screens, including 209 theatres with 750 screens that are also equipped for 3-D. The circuit also includes 13 Big D large format digital experience auditoriums, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and luxurious seating. As 'America's Hometown Theatre chain,' Carmike's primary focus for its locations is small to mid-sized communities.

Contact Information

  • Cinedigm Publicity Contact:
    Maggie Begley
    MBC
    Office: 310.301.1785
    Mobile: 310.749.3055
    Maggie@mbcprinc.com

    Carmike Publicity Contact:
    Terrell Mayton
    Director of Marketing
    706.576.3464