Natchez Mall 4

350 John R. Junkin Drive,
Natchez, MS 39120

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waynebeau23
waynebeau23 on August 23, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Excellent job, JLMovieBuff! I continue to hope another theatre chain will decide to build a modern theatre in Natchez. I’d like to think a well-booked 6-plex could be a success. (The current booking policy is to always go for the low-brow/junk choice every time.) My Natchez relatives/friends go to see films they really want to see in Baton Rouge…90 miles away…and almost never patronize this theatre for reasons you point out here.

JLMovieBuff
JLMovieBuff on August 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm

This theater remains Natchezians' only source of Cinematic experience. Like the mall adjacent to it, the Natchez 4 is small and out-of-date. It remains a first-run theater, with comparable pricing to its Regal Cinemas corporate siblings elsewhere in the country. 4 screens, each audiotorium features dual-column, single-aisle configuration, seating about 100 people.

I lived in Natchez from 2010-2012, and saw a handful of movies during that time, though my first true experience was in 2004, when my family, sans me, moved to Natchez. I recall seeing Miracle there 2004, and from 2010 onward to 2012: Iron Man 2, The Expendables, Harry Potter Deathly Hallows pts 1&2, The Hunger Games, and The Avengers. Given the theater’s size and design, sadly the limited availability of movie selections remains a difficulty for Natchez residents.

The building was designed to standards typical of its era, early/mid 1980’s. As of this writing, Regal operates this theater under its United Artists banner, but barely.

The theater features rudimentary concession options, (no fancy dining options), basic ADA compliant accessibility (audio, wheelchairs etc.) and the standard projection equipment systems of the day (the theater does feature 3D projection).

Anecdotally, I have heard that the only significant upgrades this theater has undergone are entirely cosmetic…occasional paintjobs, occassionally new standard seats (no stadium seating or the newer lounge-lay-back design), and a few A/V upgrades. Digital sound was only added in the late 90’s, 3D projection in early 2010’s, long after many other theaters upgraded.

Natchez, MS deserves better.

Coate
Coate on July 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm

“Opened in 1985”

Wrong again, Chuck. This theater opened several years before 1985.

waynebeau23
waynebeau23 on July 12, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Once again, it most certainly IS still operated by United Artists Theatres STILL. Call and ask them. 818-593-4000. Regal Entertainment Group bought/ownes United Artists Theatres. (I don’t think Royal Cinemas were ever involved with this theatre.)