Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX

570 Opry Mills Drive,
Nashville, TN 37214

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Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX

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The Opry Mills is the newest multiplex to date to take root in Nashville soil. The cinema resides on part of the site of what was once the Opryland Amusement Park, a popular tourist attraction that was leveled a few years ago and replaced with a shopping mall. The Opry Mills is a very nice theatre, equipped with stadium seating, THX and giant screens. The Opry Mills also has the largest screen (IMAX) in the mid-state region.

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CSWalczak on October 31, 2011 at 5:19 pm

The theater is expected to formally open on November 18, 2011 after some preview events:

jtf10570 on November 9, 2011 at 10:48 am

Before the IMAX shows, they play selections from the upcoming movie’s soundtrack over those powerful speakers. I was there the Saturday of Star Trek’s opening weekend and when they played the theme to the TV show, the packed house went crazy, hummed along and applauded when it was done. What a cinema! Can’t wait for the big reopening!

Jericomacado on June 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Well, the theatre is open along with Opry Mills Mall! It’s a great place to visit!

Imaxguy on November 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I hired and trained the IMAX staff when this theater opened. Nice guys, but all gone now. Rumor has it that the 1570 film projector was removed/decommissioned after the second “Dark Knight” film earlier this year. It now has a “fauxmax” digital IMAX projector. Management did nothing but complain about the fact the projectionists got paid more than they did…running a 4 million dollar projection system. I will never enter that theater again.

John Fink
John Fink on November 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Regal has been downgrading to D-IMAX circuit-wide. It sucks on huge screens where all the pixels are showing.

bastian1138 on May 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Went to see Star Trek Into Darkness at Opry Mills last week. Indeed it is digital “IMAX.” Complete with the Regal cinema video advertisements before showtime and then 15-20 minutes of ads and trailers before the movie. The presentation was fine and all, but it seems kinda pointless with having the screen that size and only filling up a small portion of it when the IMAX scenes started. So it’s confirmed that they don’t even have the 15/70 film system at all there now? I can understand them also having a digital system for times when the studio will only send out a digital version, but will they no longer be showing any real 70mm IMAX? After having spent all that money to rebuild it and install it and putting the giant screen in, they aren’t going to use it?

Imaxguy on August 17, 2013 at 11:46 pm

I’ve discovered from the old Chief Projectionist that took over when I left that the 1570 equipment is there. Sad part is, there’s no one on staff there who can operate it.

Jericomacado on December 18, 2014 at 10:12 am

I just need to point out that I see some uneducated comments about the 15/70 IMAX film projector at the Opry Mills IMAX theatre. I was just there recently and watched Interstellar presented in 15/70 format, someone there obliviously knows how to operate the equipment and the projector must be there. Now, if only the studios and IMAX would get on board and produce more films in 15/70 again we would get to enjoy that humongous screen like it was meant to be. The sad part is that digital technology limits the image size. Rumor has it that visible-range laser projection is on the horizon and will accommodate digital images large enough to fill IMAX screens the size at Opry Mills – This is still my favorite theatre in Nashville to watch all my movies, it’s just a nice place.

OCRon on February 13, 2015 at 2:12 am

Cooper Carry Architects has the Opry Mills Mall on their portfolio.

Cooper Carry

“COOPER CARRY was the architect for the original 1.2 million square foot mall located around a racetrack main street, with more than 200 stores, restaurants and performance-based entertainment venues that expanded and enhanced the Opryland Complex. In May of 2010, the Opry Mills mall was affected by a historic flood. In some places, the water rose up to 10 feet. COOPER CARRY’S challenge was to create a finished environment, hiding the warehouse look of the roof structure that could not support additional loads. Our solution involved stretching fabric over light weight frames to mimic the look of finished drywall panels. One year and eleven months after the flood, the City of Nashville cheered at the mall’s grand re-opening.”

greenth1ng on March 1, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Seating capacities at this theater: IMAX Theatre – 470 seats; Theaters 1, 2, 7, 14, & 19 – 121 seats; Theaters 3, 4, 17, & 18 – 146 seats; Theaters 5, 6, 8, 13, 15, & 16 – 183 seats; Theaters 9 & 12 – 294 seats; Theaters 10 & 11 – 430 seats; Theater 20 – 300 seats

As far as I know, theaters 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, & 19 are equipped to show 3D.

Theater 11 has an RPX screen that I think was installed in 2013.

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