Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading entertainment, digital cinema and 3-D motion picture presenter, today announced that its incumbent corporate back-office data specialist, LSI, has just been acquired by Allure Global Solutions, Inc. (“Allure Global”), a leader in point-of-sale (POS) enterprise data software solutions for the entertainment space. The new, combined entity features numerous complementary capabilities expected to benefit Carmike with its information gathering, processing and distribution functions.
Carmike Cinemas President and Chief Executive Officer David Passman, stated, “The addition of Allure Global’s extensive suite of enterprise-level planning tools and solutions immediately expands and further enhances Carmike’s information capabilities, allowing us to perform a whole host of valuable functions, many in real-time, that we were previously unable to do.”
Craig Chapin, Allure Global Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are very pleased to add one of the nation’s largest cinema chains as a new Allure Global client, through our acquisition of LSI, their previous provider. LSI was an excellent, synergistic fit for us as they nicely complement our POS enterprise solutions with their home office information specialty focus, rounding out and facilitating our ability to leverage our current capabilities in the entertainment world and other sectors, and hopefully further grow our footprint.”
About Allure Global Solutions, Inc.
Allure Global Solutions, Inc, an enterprise software specialist, provides Point-of-Sale (POS) and digital signage applications to a variety of retail markets including theatres, stadiums and arenas, amusement parks, restaurants and convenience stores. Our mission-critical offering helps organizations maximize revenue and influences buying behavior at the point of purchase. Allure Global’s POS solutions deliver comprehensive functionality, enhancing Corporate Reporting, Film Management and Reserve Seating functions, among others. Our ability to also integrate digital signage with the customer’s POS solutions helps drive optimal effectiveness and measurably increases revenue for maximum ROI. Allure Global delivers these results within a highly scalable and reliable architecture, supporting approximately 1,375 installations and 17,500 devices based in seven countries. For more information, please visit www.allureglobal.com or call (770) 951-0000.
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 December 31, 2010, Carmike had 239 theatres with 2,236 screens in 36 states. Carmike’s digital cinema footprint reached 2,103 screens, including 200 theatres with 596 screens that are also equipped for 3-D. Carmike’s focus for its theatre locations is small to mid-sized communities.
Source: Allure Global