Destiny USA Stadium 17

9586 Carousel Center Drive,
Syracuse, NY 13290

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Destiny USA Stadium 17

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Hoyts Cinemas opened the Carousel Mall 12 with the Carousel Center Mall in Syracuse on Friday October 19, 1990. The complex was the largest and at the time the nicest multiplex to ever open in Syracuse, and was an immediate success. Over the next three years the theatre became one of the most successful in the chain, and Hoyts made the decision in late 1994 to split what was originally Theatres 4 and 11 in half to allow the theatre more programming options.

The Carousel Mall 14 remained wildely successful and just two years later a five screen expansion (two additional screens created in unused space on the theatre level and three screens behind the food court on the second level) opened, bringing the total to 19. In 2002 the theatre was sold to Regal Entertainment Group and in March of 2003 the complex was christened Regal Cinemas Carousel Mall 19.

Regal undertook a massive renovation project in 2005 that added stadium seating and digital sound in each auditorium, a completely new concession stand, as well as a completely new box office. Two screens were lost during the renovation when the auditoriums that were split in 1994 were actually restored to their original size. Independent and foreign films were given a home at the complex when Regal made it one of the seven New York members of the company’s “Cinema Art” program in 2003.

The Carousel Stadium 17 has also been home to the Syracuse performances of National CineMedia’s “Big Screen Concerts” series since the first stage of renovations opened in May of 2005.

Contributed by Brett B.

Recent comments (view all 20 comments)

Giles on June 15, 2013 at 9:17 pm

The IMAX-D screen is 70ft wide by 38ft tall.

crunchocky on June 18, 2013 at 9:36 pm

The press release from the mall has the IMAX screen at 72ft wide by 40ft tall and the RPX screen at 58ft wide by 31ft tall. Also, the release has the new theatre-wide capacity at 3,400. With the new screens comes yet another name in the long history for this theatre, as per Regal and Fandango this theatre is now the Destiny USA Stadium 19 IMAX & RPX.

Giles on June 18, 2013 at 9:49 pm

oh so close, well apparently the internet article I read was off by two feet in regards to the width and height of the IMAX-D screen – tsk, tsk, tsk. Am curious in checking this out the next time I visit family in Syracuse. How much of a separation is there between the IMAX auditorium and the RPX one? – I know that at AMC Tysons, since the IMAX-D and the ETX screen share a wall (or there’s a inner hallway between the two), there is very minor sound bleeding of low frequency bass I noted during ‘Man of Steel’

crunchocky on June 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm

No worries, I don’t know that their dimensions are correct, just providing information. There is no seperation between the IMAX and RPX (its essentially a seperate two screen theatre that shares a box office with the original 17 screens).

crunchocky on July 26, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Official capacities are: IMAX (Aud.18):375 and RPX (Aud.19):309 which will bring the facility to 3,495 across all 19 screens.

rivest266 on September 4, 2013 at 1:11 pm

October 19th, 1990 grand opening ad uploaded in the photo section for this cinema.

telliott on September 4, 2013 at 1:17 pm

rivest266, do you have an email address where we can reach you? I’ve sent corrections over the years regarding theatres in the Toronto area on your web site and they are never corrected or never hear back from you. I’ve sent them to the email address on the web site.

rivest266 on March 8, 2014 at 2:03 pm

telliott: my contact information is at

Giles on January 1, 2015 at 9:35 am

just recently saw ‘Into the Woods’ here on the RPX screen – the 7.1 sound was decent not great – for a musical, that’s expected. As to the theater, not to keen with the huge RPX lettering just to the left and right of the screen (on the adjacent walls). The biggest flaw I noted was that some light from below the screen either from the wall or stair lighting is being projected back onto the screen which causes reflection thus ruining any scene in the movie that is dark or low lit. [Side comment: I wanted to belt the teenagers behind me during the movie who were making some really rude highly explicit comments during the movie – not cool]

Giles on May 27, 2015 at 8:06 am

chalk it up to the unadvertised fact that auditorium 12 can actually playback a 7.1 surround sound mixed film, but ugh.. the AC unit which clicked off and on during ‘Tomorrowland’ was obnoxious as sin. The screen size is also on the small size.

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