New Chattanooga multiplex emphasizes eco-friendliness
CHATTANOOGA, TN — The new Carmike Majestic 12 near this city’s revitalized riverfront, boasts the amenties characteristic of a number new theaters – enhanced food selection, a VP viewing room, and plush seating. In addition, the theater used recycled materials in its construction, and uses electricity from solar panels, and collected rainwater in its plumbing and in landscaping maintenance. This theater is a replacement for the Carmike’s Bijou Cinema 7 which has closed.
Carmike Cinemas Inc. and the RiverCity Co. went beyond creature comforts and high-tech gadgetry to build and open a theater that they claim is an environmental first. The Columbus, Ga.-based theater company’s Majestic 12 opened last weekend, just a short walk from Chattanooga’s redeveloped riverfront and the Bijou 7 it is replacing.
U.S. Green Building Council spokeswoman Ashley Katz said Carmike has applied for LEED certification for the 70,000-square-foot building.
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