From: Northern New Jersey
Registered: May 2005
posted October 07, 2005 09:04 AM
Martin was started by the Martin Family years ago. C.H. Martin was a big mover in the industry at one point. Look at some of the Cinerama info and you'll see him listed. The Seattle Cinerama site has some info on him. In the late 60's, as best I can recall he sold the chain to Fuqua Indsutries.(they also own Snapper lawnmowers) Carl & Mike Patrick ran the show for Martin and later bought the chain from Fuqua and renamed it Carmike. They were a couple of old time Columbus, GA guys who set up a group of investors to buy the company and proceeded to get caught up in the expansion runup and ended up in bankruptcy. At one point Carmike was a shining star in the stock market.