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Carmike Shows Off Its Coming Movie Technology

Construction during August at the Carmike Cinema being built next to Target in the Upland Square Shopping Center, Route 100 and Upland Square Drive, in Pottstown

POTTSTOWN PA – Carmike Cinemas, which is making progress toward soon opening a new theater complex at the Upland Square Shopping Center in Pottstown PA, announced Tuesday (Oct. 11, 2011) it would launch the grand opening next week of a similar theater in Missoula MT.

The Georgia-based Carmike chain said it would unveil its “BigD” theater in Montana that showcases “large-format digital movies with bigger screens, bigger and better sound, and luxurious in-theater seating.” Missoula’s 12-theater complex could seat more than 2,000 customers at a time, according to company executives.

The BigD screen is reported to measure 62 feet wide and three stories high. It is intended to carry projected images of “significantly higher” resolution than high-definition televisions, Carmike said.

Higher technology equipment also is being readied in a nearly identical venue for Pottstown movie-goers. Carmike contractors have been at work for months in building an even larger complex at Upland Square, next to the Target Department Store there, which is set to open before year’s end.

Photo from Roy’s Rants

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