Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX

9101 International Drive,
Orlando, FL 32819

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Inside the IMAX

Opened July 3, 1998 by Muvico, this megaplex has 20 ‘regular’ screens and an IMAX-equipped auditorium. Located in the Pointe Orlando outdoor mall, the box office is on the ground level. A long escalator ride takes patrons to the theater’s entrance.

Once inside, visitors are in the middle of a large round lobby with plenty of hangout room, benches and video games. The auditoriums are in two sections with each having ten screens with a total seating capacity of 3,800. All screens are large even in the small auditoriums with 95 seats. The largest non-IMAX screen has 298 seats. The IMAX screen located in the middle of the two sections is six stories tall and has about 450 seats.

This theater is now operated by Regal Cinemas. Recliner seating was installed in the mid-2010’s resulting in the total seating capacity being reduced to 1,269.

Contributed by Celluloid Freak

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

Atomguild on November 15, 2005 at 10:17 am

Hi there Celluloid Freak,

Muvico Pointe 21 was designed by HOK Architects (specifically by a subdivision of HOK called “Studio E” – in their Orlando office during 1996-1997). I was the site project architect during it’s construction and worked on the design construction documents prior to that for about 2 years. The Architect of Record is Foard Meriwether (he signed and sealed the construction documents but did not work on the design itself). The actual “design” was the work of several designers that were part of the Studio E guild. Unfortunately, Studio E was dissolved in 1999 at which time I switch over to HOK Aviation.

I’m glad you enjoy your experience at Muvico. It was a tremendous undertaking both professionally as well as personally with me. I still have a full set of construction documents in Orlando (I currently live in San Francisco) and can get you specific counts of the theater capacities if you are interested – I don’t recall the number off hand 3800 sound close though.

Best Regards,
Rich Pickler
HOK Architects

PS – In the architectural arena, the style would be considered more modern eclectic than Art Nouveau.

paulench on March 24, 2006 at 7:13 am

This theater used to show IMAX and 3-D IMAX. But lately I haven’t seen them advertised. Does anyone know if they still show IMAX films?

douggie on January 3, 2007 at 5:40 am

The Imax screen was removed a few years ago.
I was visiting Orlando and emailed Muvico to find out what they were showing and got an email back saying it had been removed.

jrout on February 14, 2007 at 2:28 pm

The Pointe 21 was purchased by Regal Entertainment Group. I think they’re refurbishing it as such.

Borgata on August 21, 2007 at 7:26 pm

They’re also painting it white as part of the uglifying of Pointe Orlando.

Ironmonkey on November 17, 2007 at 1:50 pm

Well Regal added back in that Imax…

Jorge on October 28, 2009 at 9:10 am

I remember a “Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland” theme at the theater that was very pleasant & soothing to the eyes. Muvico is known to have “themes” at their theaters & was wondering if the whole themeing was removed when Regal took it over! I recall seeing the 1st Charlie’s Angels movie at this theater & the “big thing” at the theater during my visit was Star Wars Episode I in IMAX, “50,000 watts of sound”, etc, etc…

I stayed at a hotel across the street from The Pointe last month & the shopping center is looking a little “dead”…lots of empty shops & not many people walking around…& this was a FRIDAY NIGHT, signs of the economy I’m sure. Wondering if the theater can stay afloat in that shopping center.

rivest266 on November 22, 2016 at 1:42 pm

This opened on July 3rd, 1998. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

UFAlien on October 5, 2017 at 9:35 pm

For the record this is one of many full-sized IMAX auditoriums which is now, unfortunately, only showing 2K digital projection that cannot fill the screen. Hopefully they upgrade to laser soon.

ridethectrain on September 20, 2020 at 11:34 pm

Please update 1269 seats (recliners were installed a few years ago)

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