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Carmike Cinemas Provides Update on Status of Financial Results


COLUMBUS, GA -- 11/22/2004 -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC) announced today that it will not file its Form 10-Q for the third quarter ended September 30, 2004 within the 5 day extension period provided under its previously filed Notification of Late Filing. Carmike is continuing its ongoing evaluation of lease accounting issues arising in prior years. Carmike is working with its current independent auditors as well as its independent auditors for years prior to fiscal 2003 to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. The other transactions mentioned in the company’s previous press release have been satisfactorily resolved.

Carmike is a premiere motion picture exhibitor in the United States with 282 theatres and 2,175 screens in 36 states, as of September 30, 2004. Carmike’s focus for its theatre locations is small to mid-sized communities with populations of fewer than 100,000. Carmike’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the ticker symbol “CKEC.” For more information visit Carmike’s website,

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