Carmike Cinemas Inc was organized in the state of Delaware in April 1982. The Company is a motion picture exhibitor in the United States and as of December 31, 2013, it owned, operated or had an interest in 252 theatres with 2,660 screens located in 37 states. The Company target small to mid-size non-urban markets with the belief that they provide a number of operating benefits, including lower operating costs and fewer alternative forms of entertainment. Its theatres are equipped to provide digital cinema and as of December 31, 2013, it had 240 theatres with 2,552 screens on a digital-based platform. In addition, Company had 233 theatres with 983 screens equipped for 3-D as of December 31, 2013. At December 31, 2013, it operated 15 theatres with 107 screens as discount theatres. The Company obtains licenses to exhibit films by directly negotiating with film distributors. It license films through its booking office located in Columbus, Georgia. The Company typically enters into film licenses that provide for rental fees based on firm terms which are negotiated and established prior to the opening of the picture; mutually agreed settlement upon the conclusion of the film run; or a sliding scale formula which is based on a percentage of the box office receipts using a pre-determined and agreed-upon film rental scale. The Company utilizes a point-of-sale system in its theatres developed by Allure Global Solutions, Inc., its point-of-sale system allows to centralize theatre-level administrative functions at its corporate headquarters. It allows corporate management to monitor ticket and concession sales and box office and concession staffing on a daily basis, enabling theatre managers to focus on the day-to-day operation of the theatre. The point-of-sale systems also facilitate services such as advanced ticket sales and Internet ticket sales. The Company owns or has rights to trademarks or trade-names that are used in conjunction with the operations of its theatres. It owns Carmike Cinemas and Hollywood Connection, the Carmike C and its film strip design, Big D, Carmike Rewards, Ovation Club, Muvico, MuviXL, and Wynnsong Cinemas trademarks. In addition, its logo is its trademark. Coca-Cola, Rave Reviews Cinemas, L.L.C., Cinemark USA, Inc., Christie, RealD, Screenvision, Showtime Concession Supply, Inc., Continental Concession Supplies, Inc., Allure Global Solutions, Inc. Bogarts and IMAX are registered trademarks. The Company competes with other motion picture exhibitors and a number of other film delivery methods, including DVDs, video-on-demand, pay-per view services and downloads via the Internet. It also competes for the publics leisure time and disposable income with all forms of entertainment, including sporting events, concerts, live theatre and restaurants. The Companys theatre operations are also subject to federal, state and local laws governing such matters as construction, renovation and operation of its theatres as well as wages, working conditions, citizenship, and health and sanitation requirements and licensing.