14 Screen Regal multiplex opens in downtown L.A.
LOS ANGELES, CA — It’s been many years since a new theater opened in downtown Los Angeles, but the the Regal Stadium 14 opens this week on W. Olympic Boulevard as part of AEG’s L.A. Live complex. All screening rooms feature digital projection and four are 3D capable. Seating capacities in the auditoriums range from 140 to 800; the largest has a balcony and a 75 x 38 ft. screen and can be operated separately from the other screens using a separate entrance which is intended to appeal to studios as place to launch the opening of high profile films.
The premiere house, located on the ground floor, was designed specifically to accommodate film debuts, AEG officials said. It features stadium seating, a balcony and a 75-by-38-foot screen. It is accessible from a separate lobby adjacent to the main entrance and has a concession stand separate from the rest of the complex. It can be completely sectioned off for events while other auditoriums operate normally, said Roth during a recent tour of the facility.
Russ Nunley, vice president of marketing and communications for the Regal Entertainment Group, said that the one-stop-shopping quality of L.A. Live could also make it ideal for premieres.
“The location lends itself to that celebrity spotlight, with the neighboring clubs and amenities,” he said. “It really is a unique location that can host all of the activities related to a red-carpet event.”
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