Regency 1 & 2 Cinemas

7901 US-31,
Indianapolis, IN 46227

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Priority Theatres Regency 1 & 2, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Regency 1 & 2 opened on November 10, 1965 with total seating listed at 1,300. Each auditorium sat 650 in large and spacious surroundings. The architect was Everett Brown. The twin cinemas lasted until July 1985 when they closed. The building has since been demolished. Burlington Coat Factory outlet now stands on the site.

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indymovieguy on August 22, 2007 at 8:16 pm

The theatres didn’t close until the early 1980’s. They existed at least through early 1983 and possibly as late as 1985. The Regency and the South 31 Drive In were both demolished to make way for the Greenwood Point shopping center with Cub Foods locating on the Regency site. If someone can find out when Cub’s opened, that would be about 1 year after the Regency was closed and demolished.

The theatres had rocking chair seats.

The theatres were among the first in Indy with Dolby Stereo and also had frequently played films with Sensurround in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Rollercoaster and Battlestar Galactica (yes, it was released theatrically in 1980) both played in that format and were the last 2 sensurround films released if I remember correctly.

rivest266 on July 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

1971 aerial of the theatres and parking has been uploaded here.

rivest266 on October 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm

November 10th, 1965 grand opening ad in photo section. It was Indianapolis’s first twin indoor cinema.

50sSNIPES on August 23, 2020 at 2:27 pm

It Actually Did Close In July 1985 According To The Indianapolis Star.

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