Murfreesboro, Tenn. — Sterling Organization has signed a lease with Carmike Cinemas to open a new nine-screen, 47,000-square-foot Ovation Cinema Grill at Stones River Mall, a 594,588-square-foot enclosed regional mall located in the Nashville suburb of Murfreesboro.
The Ovation Cinema Grill, Carmike’s full-service cinematic dining concept, will feature seat-side food and beverage service and luxury electronic, high-back recliners with reserved seating. The theater will also feature Carmike’s large screen format, BigD.
In order to accommodate the new theater, the mall’s food court and retail space currently occupied by Books-A-Million will be demolished. Books-A-Million will be relocated into space formerly occupied by Hancock Fabrics. Construction is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017, with the movie theater set to open that fall. Carmike Cinemas currently operates 276 theaters in 41 states nationwide.