New Chattanooga multiplex emphasizes eco-friendliness

posted by CSWalczak on November 18, 2009 at 7:40 am

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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Comments (3)

danpetitpas on November 18, 2009 at 7:53 am

Sounds good. The article points out that this is a 12-screen, 2500-seat theater with two of the auditoriums boasting 60-foot wide screens! It has a VIP room called the Ovation Room, which serves beer and wine as well as food, and the locally owned facility cost $12 million to build.

KenLayton on November 18, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Now how can you use collected rainwater in the fire sprinklers and other plumbing and keep up the water pressure?

And tell me how you can use solar panels to provide enough power to run the lamphouse rectifiers that light up 60 foot screens?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 16, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Ken. It is a CARMIKE operation they can do anything! LOL.

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