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This was one of the last of the Septum Cinemas before they were acquired by Cineplex Odeon. The chain seemed to give equal attention to its game room (Tilt) as it did to its screening rooms.
Does anybody have any recall as to when and how the addition four screens came to be? Were they built from the ground up or were the existing auditoriums partitioned off to make six venues?
Each of the 12 auditoriums are very well appointed with large screens, lounge chairs with movable food trays and none with a seating capacity greater than 110. Very nice set up but it does beg the question of why pay $11 a seat, not including the cost of treats, if you can create the same atmosphere at home at a fraction of the cost.
It would be great if Regal would primarily present art house fare on the order of a Landmark operation and use the Kingstowne down the road for mainstream features.
It appears that Regal is building a twelve screen complex in or around where the initial six auditoriums were. It will be all stadium seating and is scheduled to open in November 2014.
Does anyone know of any theaters of the design still existing? I would love to get some photos of them. The Tara in Atlanta, GA. is a variation on this theme.
How was the interior reconfigured when the auditorium when from having one screen to five?Does anyone have any interior shots of the theater?
Apparently at least one of the original auditoria still remains relatively intact as a conference/screening room.
The last time I patronized this cinema, which was in 2011, it had conventional, not stadium, seating. The venue is clean, some of the screens are of good size, but over all it is just a bland 90s multiplex.
It is looking great and am appreciative of all of the money and effort put forth in restoring it!
To be clear, nothing of the original interior remains in place. The theater was completely gutted, top to bottom. The four conventional auditoriums on the second level are architecturally on par with just about every mall multiplex designed between the late 1970s and early 1980s. It is a rather basic venue at best and a real shame nothing could have been done to keep the place intact. Still, it does have a nice exterior.
The theatre had a seating capacity of around 1200. The two auditoriums were split in half in 1986 to make it a four screen complex. The architect was Victor Smolen.
The Mercado was the work of the architectural firm of MacDonald & Englhart with a seating capacity of 820.
There are currently only two auditoriums in operation. Is the complex being retrofitted for stadium seating?
This was the standard design of just about every eightplex AMC built during the 1980s. from The Northlake 8 in Tucker, GA was identical to the Fashion Village.
The Edna has a remarkable resemblance to the Alabama Theater in Houston, TX. By chance, does anyone have any interior shots of the Edna or know who the architect was?
This cinema was initially part of the Jerry Lewis Cinema chain and opened in 1972.
This cinema has re-opened under the banner of the Denver Film Society
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The Henry no longer exist.
AKA Camelot 1 & 2
This cinema opened sometime during the mid to late 1970s. The auditoriums are back to back both sharing the same projection booth and both seating around 240 each. Very large screens and excellect sight lines throughout.
As of January 2012 this property was vacant and up for sale.
This is also listed as the Village Theatre
Is this what is now called the new Warner Brothers Theatre?
check the top floor of the main branch of the fulton county library. you will have to look around a bit but there is a wealth of material there literally rotting away.