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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.
It should be noted that one of the screens is an IMAX theater. Not sure how long it’s been there, since I only went to that particular theater for the first time this year. Before then, I had not been to an AMC since the Regency in St Charles closed.
This has been my theater of choice since the early 90s. Never went to it when GCG ran it.
Having to use a wheelchair since the late 90s, I remember the old entrance, before they expanded it. They had a wheelchair lift to get down to the auditoriums. Sometimes, you had to wait for someone to operate it after the showings.
The best time to go here is before noon, when the shows are cheap. ($6 currently.)