Regal to build megaplex at Albemarle Place
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — The Regal Entertainment Group has announced plans to build a fourteen-screen megaplex at Albemarle Place at the junction of Seminole Trail and Hydraulic Road. The new complex will include a digital IMAX screen.
The new Regal Cinemas will be part of the first phase of a new town center by Edens & Avant that will feature a pedestrian-friendly environment with a mix of national and local retailers, an eclectic collection of restaurants, a leading grocer, and a hotel. The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved zoning and proffer changes on August 4, 2010, allowing Edens & Avant to begin work on the first phase of the development.
“We believe our loyal patrons in Charlottesville will be impressed with this first-class cinema including the immersive IMAX premium experience,” said Dick Westerling, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Regal Entertainment Group. “Regal is confident that the Seminole Trail intersection with Hydraulic Road is the very best location for an entertainment destination that will attract patrons from across the region. We couldn’t be more pleased to be part of Albemarle Place. Regal has invested in the Charlottesville community for years, first with construction of the Downtown Mall 6 and continuing through our partnership with the prestigious Virginia Film Festival also located in the heart of the city.”