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So then you’re confirming that this was in fact opened as a Regal Cinema and then renamed to UA after the fact. Essentially, this was never actually operated by United Artists, but always by Regal Cinemas or Regal Entertainment.
Google Earth imagery would suggest that this 16-plex is an entirely new building.
From the wayback machine at Regal’s website I found this. Mt question is: So if Regal built it, did they just rename it UA when they formed Regal Entertainment or did UA buy it from Regal sometimebetween 2000 and 2002?
July 12, 2000- REGAL CINEMAS, INC. announces the GRAND OPENING of two new state-of-the art movie complexes, the BATTERY PARK 16 and the COURT STREET 12, marking their first foray into the New York City market. These two new cinemas join Regal’s recently opened COLUMBIA PARK 12 located in North Bergen, New Jersey. Both the Battery Park and Brooklyn Theaters will celebrate their openings with three days of festivities and community events.
Was this really an old Hoyts location? I hadn’t heard of Hoyts operating in Atlanta.
You couldn’t have gone out an emergency exit inside the auditorium?
I went last night and took quite a few photos. I’ll post here when they’re up at Cinematour.
Address should be corrected to Jefferson Davis Hwy — Google Earth historic imagery shows theatre has been demolished.
I don’t think it’s Cineplex Cinemas… just Cineplex.
The address was 1491 Fitzgerald.
That’s silly. The mall wouldn’t let you walk through after hours? How did they stop you from doing so?
Thanks for the info on that. Explains a great number of things.
I thought the same thing, but I don’t think that it was. I want to say that we did newspaper research for the Houston area and nowhere did it come up that Cinemark operated it. My only guess as to why it looks so Cinemark-ish is that it was pieced together using equipment and furnishings from a nearby closed Cinemark.
I find that theatre hopping is a lot easier now. With 20-30 screens, just go in one side and lay low, nobody will bother you. With the smaller theatres, people would notice when you were there all day because there were only 10 employees vs. the 20-30 that a multiplex has now.
I drove past here the other day for a photo and found that the section that housed the theatre has been torn down.
Seeing as the currently operating Jackson Cinema is a modern multiplex, I think the photo is misplaced.
Yes — it opened with Volcano and was the FIRST “Grand Opening” event I got to attend without having to work. I should have taken more photos when I toured during the opening but I was just so AMAZED to be in a brand new theatre that all I could do was marvel.
The original Northgate (operated by Blumenfeld) theatre wasn’t in this development. If I recall it was in one of the other outlying shopping centers.
Are you sure about that? It’s identical to every other Showcase Cinema of the era.
I see now that Cinemark operates this theatre.
Century Circuit Inc and Century Theatres are two entirely different companies. Somebody may want to go through the links for both and make sure of that.
Cinemark recently acquired this theatre.
I visited the Rave in Las Vegas which is now operated by AMC. It still is very much RAVE all over the place. I’m surprised since Carmike has already rebranded, I thought AMC would be more anxious to do so.
I’m pretty sure that whatever project they’re planning, it would be smart to include a theatre as an anchor.
The theatre building was torn down in late 2012. There will be a health club taking its place.
If I’m not mistaken, this theatre opened as a discount theatre.