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I think they may have just added new carpet. The entire development (not just AMC) was being renovated so perhaps AMC is hoping there’s some life left in this place.
Ovation was the only one Carmike came up with on their own. Sundance was a company that Carmike acquired and never rebranded. Bogarts was also Muvico’s concept that Carmike never rebranded.
Well — more so that Carmike acquired Sundance Cinemas and didn’t really plan to brand them separately. When AMC got Carmike they just so happened to fall in line with AMC’s Dine-In concept.
Well would you look at that… interesting!
I visited last month and can confirm all 24-screens are still open and operating. Some of them looked like they had brand new carpet, didn’t look like they were preparing to shut down any portion soon.
It would depend on which side of the theatre they closed down. Since most of the AMC 30-plexes were essentially two 13-plexes flanking four screens that surround the snack bar, they achieve 17-screens by closing down one entire wing. Most of the 30/24 plexes that AMC has cut down to 17/14 screens, they’ve simply closed the 18-30/15-24 wing making it impossible to tell there were ever more screens unless you knew they were there. I would be interested in seeing one where they close the 1-13 side down and kept everything numbered the same.
I’ve been to other 4DX screens — never watched a full movie, just checked them out. Like DBox, they aren’t for me, distract me from the movie.
Plush rockers/seats from another Regal that got the recliner treatment?
CMX stands for Cinemex, but it’s their US brand.
I believe this theatre is now closed. Schulman’s Movie Bowl Grille appears to be the operating theatre in town.
I help run a handy site called Cinematour.com — when in doubt, check there. (But please, do not post here unless you give us credit.)
While a cool picture, it is a picture of the Regency I theatre which was around the corner from the Regency II. (They were two separate theatres, not two separate auditoriums in one building)
Regency II did have an escalator from the street level into the lobby.
Technalight was an enhanced lamphouse for the 35mm projection system that greatly increased the amount of light emitted from the projector. This was particularly important at a Drive-In where ambient light around/behind the screens would wash out the projected image making dark scenes difficult to view. I believe once everybody converted to digital projection it improved image quality even more, making Technalight irrelevant/obsolte. Ambient light continues to be a challenge for most Drive-Ins that aren’t isolated or on the outskirts of town.
The theatre was built on the west portion of the Capitol 6 Drive-In, which itself was reconfigured to continue operation of all six screens on the east portion of the property. Now that the theatre has been demolished, the west portion of the property, including the land the building was on, acts as parking for the Capitol Flea Market/Swap Meet that operates at the Drive-In during the days Thu-Sun.
This one isn’t your typical layout so it may not lend itself to the typical “shut down a hallway” so it’s hard to say. I’ll be in PHX next week, I’ll try and stop by and figure it out.
The shooting is quite unfortunate. Can anybody confirm if this theatre was originally 10-screens or if it has always been 16-screens? If the 10-screen was a separate building, does it have an entry on the site?
I did not. Born and raised in Northern California.
Interesting article about how nobody knows who actually owns the building.
Probably safe to call this straight up AMC Metreon… all Loews signage has finally been removed inside and outside the building.
This location closed after business on 8/31.
Unless the landlord is trying otherwise, I have to think a smaller operator could come in and operate this. It was never really a popular location with large chains. The only reason Regal had it was Wallace had it, became Hollywood and sold it along with the rest of the plexes to Regal. I could see a small chain like Regency or Laemmle coming in if the landlord was motivated.
Mike — AMC is not in dire financial anything due to acquisition of Carmike or any other chain. The cause of their stock price declining so sharply was because of their investment in NCM (essentially an advertising company) and the way they chose to account for this on their financial statements. My understanding is that they reached a deadline and could no longer defer the loss and that accounting practices required them to recognize the loss.
NCG Cinemas is taking over.
Post remodel pictures show the original 18-30 hallway is now just 18-24, so I have to imagine that 25-30 are blocked off.