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Since the Marcus takeover, they seem to be showing more Bollywood films here. According to the listings for this coming Friday, there will be five movies in either Telugu or Tamil. I don’t know if St Charles County has that big an Indian population, and even so, a mall multiplex doesn’t seem like the obvious place for them. The average teenage mall moviegoer would want more mainstream movies,
Havent been there in a while, but, they’ve recently lowered their ticket prices.
The Wehrenberg website indicates the theater will be all luxury seating as of May of this year. It does not say if any additional Five Star Lounges will be added, or just Suite Seats.
Apparently, they weren’t getting much business, and they lowered their ticket prices, in line with other AMC theaters. I went there this morning. Nice theater. It’s a little more expensive for a morning show than going over to Chesterfield, but cheaper than other cinemas in St Charles County. One drawback: There’s no place for just dropping off at curbside. You have to go into the free parking garage.
Found an interesting fact about this theater in an old issue of Starlog Magazine. A sneak preview for the 1980 Flash Gordon movie was held there in August of that year, with producer Dino de Laurentis in attendance. The magazine can be read online here: https://archive.org/details/starlog_magazine-041
New management/ownership has apparently been found.
Maybe they’ll have some ideas to boost attendance. Like, perhaps, actually showing movies that were filmed in 3D in 3D. As far as I know, that has never been done under the current management/ownership.
Looks like the status might be changing to Closed after Labor Day, if a new owner isn’t found.
Are they wanting to put some reserved seating in? I saw Interstellar there last week, and in that particular auditorium (Screen 9), there were two seats surrounded by velvet ropes, which eliminated one of the two spaces for wheelchair seating.
Havent actually been there yet, but, just from looking at their ticket prices, I wont be going there for the foreseeable future. $7.51 for morning shows, $11.05 for matinees, $12.35 for evening shows. It says it’s all reserved seating. As a wheelchair user, that isn’t an advantage to me. And if this was supposed to be more of an art house cinema, they aren’t showing anything that fits that bill. It’s worth the extra gas to go over to the Chesterfield Galaxy.
No, it’s still part of the original 6-plex. They may have moved the entrance, but the positions are still pretty much the same. Otherwise, it would have taken longer than it did to transition from 6 to 14. It was closed less than a year. Not to mention, a waste of still useable theater space.
Some of the original 6 screens were incorporated into the new build. There was additional work done, aside from making the screens all stadium seating. The screen entrances used to be lower than the rest of the mall, as referenced in my earlier comment. They may have added, or moved, a screen of two. I haven’t had many movies on that side of the Cineplex, and have not gone there as frequently since the Galaxy 14 in Chesterfield set their lower prices.
The theater was not on Target’s parking lot. There were two other businesses between Target’s lot and the theater. Children’s Palace and Showbiz Pizza.
According to their website, they’ll be upgrading to digital projection next week. I guess they still make enough of a profit to afford the upgrade. Maybe they’ll make other upgrades as well. The last time I went there, an armrest fell off one of the seats, and you could clearly hear the movie in an adjacent screen. It was definitely better before they split it into three screens.
Judging by the website, the theater’s status needs to be changed to closed. The site only lists three theaters, and Jamestown is not one of them.
I remember three movies I saw at Cross Keys. Pete’s Dragon (we had won tickets, along with LPs of the story and music in a contest), The Money Pit and GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords.
I recall only seeing two movies there. The Muppet Movie and Back to the Future. Other than what I saw, I don’t remember much about the theater.
After nearly a decade and a half, St Charles County will have an AMC theater again, in the fall of 2014.
Best first run theater bargain in the region. $4 matinees, $7 evening. $1 higher for Mega Screen, $3 more for 3D. It’s worth the extra drive to save money.
The car dealership that stood there vacant has now been torn down, and a new Plaza Tires recently opened,
My favorite memory of the Regency is June 24, 1989. I saw the first showing of the day of Batman, and upon exiting, found two tickets for a late matinee on the ground, so I saw the same movie twice in one day.
The last movie I saw there before it closed was Mystery Men.
What I remember most about the 270 was the playground. They had this large metal turtle, about the size of a sea turtle, I would guess, that kids could climb on.
The first movie I recall seeing there was Return of the Jedi, in May of 1983. The last movie I saw there was Sgt Bilko, in early 1996.
The first time I ever went to a movie by myself was there. The Empire Strikes Back. Not it’s inital theatrical run, but a 1982 re-release. I didnt want to see The Last Unicorn.
Only went there once, for a free screening of Transformers: The Movie. (The original animated one, not the Michael Bay movie.)
The last movie I remember seeing there was He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword in 1985.I also remember seeing Star Trek II and Spacehunter (in 3D) there as well. There were probably others since it was the closest theater, but we would go to the North Twin, 270 or Halls Ferry more often.