by kellie abrahamson
When Carmike’s Fleming Island 12 movie theater opened on March 20th you could almost hear Clay County residents breathe a collective sigh of relief. Not having to battle Blanding Boulevard traffic to get to a movie theater is enough to make any person want to do a happy dance! But beyond its location, the new theater has plenty of other things to offer that will please area moviegoers.
The new theater’s twelve screens are all equipped with digital projectors and digital sound. Several of them also have 3-D capabilities. Movie lovers will get to watch flicks in comfy, ergonomically-designed chairs complete with cup holder armrests that lift up if you want to get a little closer to your neighbor. All of the theaters have stadium seating and wall-to-wall screens, so every seat in the 1,905-seat building is the best in the house.
Take a trip to the snack bar and you’re in for a real treat. The Fleming Island 12 serves up gourmet popcorn in flavors like caramel, cheddar, chocolate, blue raspberry and cherry. They also have kettle corn and regular buttered popcorn for the less adventurous. Your favorite movie theater candy and Coke products round out the refreshments. Tuesdays are a good time to come to the Carmike 12, especially if you want to save some cash on concessions. The theater offers $1 drinks and $1 popcorn in a promotion fittingly called b Stimulus Tuesdays.b
In addition to your run-of-the-mill, big budget Hollywood flicks, the Carmike 12 will also be showing art house and independent films regularly, giving true cinephiles even more to look forward to. For current show times and to buy tickets, visit carmike.com.
Theatres are experiencing their highest attendance numbers in years. It’s sure to be even higher with the summer line-up of blockbusters like: Star Trek, X-Men Origins:Wolverine, Night at the Museum 2, Tranformers 2: Rise of the Fallen, Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince. With the addition of the 3D experience the season looks golden.
The opening of this new theater is a huge step forward for Fleming Island and Clay County as a whole. It took a while, but the area now has a brand new facility with cutting edge technology and every amenity you could ask for. I think it’s time for you to go to the movies! The Carmike Fleming Island 12 is located at 1820 Town Center Blvd, just behind Mellow Mushroom and Mojo BBQ & Blues. For more information, please call 621-0221.
carmike's fleming island 12
by kellie abrahamson