Regency Cinemas

550 Contra Costa Boulevard,
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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jfrentzen
jfrentzen on May 11, 2005 at 4:16 pm

The Regency opened as a companion five-plex to the Festival Cinemas in nearby Walnut Creek. The same company operated both theaters and the combined ten screens dominated the Walnut Creek-Pleasant Hill-Concord area during the 1970s, giving Syufy’s Century a run for its money and signalling a decline for formerly high-end houses such as the Capri. The Regency was not as well-built as the Festival but at least it shared a single lobby for all of the screens.

sdoppie
sdoppie on February 13, 2005 at 4:22 pm

The Regency cinemas, which sat at the edge of a shopping center anchored by a Toys R us and Target, closed during a remodeling of the shopping center that brought in new tennants. Rumor has it, there was a dispute involving the parking lot, where the theater could no longer use as much space as it had in the past. The theater subsequently closed, and was remodeled into a Lamps Plus. The entrance was relocated to the back of what was the theater, which faces a much smaller parking lot.

scottfavareille
scottfavareille on February 1, 2005 at 7:42 am

Readers Digest also produced a “musical” version of Huckleberry Finn—Both films shared much of the cast.

RobertR
RobertR on January 29, 2005 at 8:47 am

I think this may have been the Tom Sawyer that played Radio City Music Hall starring Johnny Whitaker. I think it was Readers Digest that produced it.