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Carmike says ticket sales, admissions jumped in 1Q

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Carmike Cinemas books areseeing lots of green. It's predicting a great first quarter.  The Columbus-based company's  preliminary estimates show attendance andadmissions revenues are up.

Attendance increased 30% and admissions revenueincreased by an estimated 35% compared to the first quarter 2011.

Carmike predicts to end the first quarter with $82 million in revenue, comparedto $61 million for the first quarter of 2011.

Attendance is estimated to be more than 12 million compared to a little morethan 9 million for the first quarter of 2011.

Carmike Cinemas has more than 235 theaters in 35 states that are normallylocated in small to mid-sized communities.

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