Regency Theatres Tamarac Square Cinemas

7777 East Hampden Avenue,
Denver, CO 80231

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The Large Giant Screen Auditorium

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Originally built along with the Tamarac Square mall and opened by Mann Theatres, it is said that the Tamarac Square 6 was the first "all stereo" multiplex in the state. To accomplish this, some stereo sound systems were removed from other Mann Theatres of the day, such as the Kipling Place 6 and relocated to the Tamarac.

Mann operated the complex until May 2002 when Madstone Theaters redesigned and reopened the place as a location for independent and foreign films. Madstone completely redesigned the lobby and added a lounge area where alcoholic beverages were served (but these could not be taken into the auditoriums). They also redecorated the auditoriums and changed the numbering of them into letters. What was once auditoriums 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are now C, F, E, D, B and A.

Madstone went out of business about two years later and the theater sat dormant for several months. Regency Theatres bought the lease and reopened with an emphasis on independent films but they also played some mainstream product as well. Alcohol could now be taken into the auditoriums and the projection booth was given an overhaul with Dolby Digital sound in each auditorium and other more modern equipment. Seats in many of the auditoriums were also replaced.

Regency Theatres closed the Tamarac Square Cinemas on January 24, 2011.

Contributed by Joe Redifer

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 10, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Here are some photos of the Mann Tamarac Square 6.

Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez
Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez on March 26, 2009 at 2:24 am

I visited this theater in late 2008 to see “The Women” and was very nicely surprised. It is very comfortable, attractive and contemporary. It also featured the best quality projection I have seen in a multiplex.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 9, 2009 at 5:46 pm

This was in the Indiana (PA) Gazette in November 1982:

DENVER (AP) – A husband and wife arrested last year after bringing their own popcorn into a movie theater have filed suit seeking $400,000 from the theater’s corporate owner and four employees. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Denver District Court by David Schulz and Mary Lou Richardson, who were arrested last November in the Tamarac Theater after they broke theater rules and brought their own popcorn. Schulz was jailed for five hours after four Denver police officers handcuffed him and took him out of the theater. Ms. Richardson was given a summons.

They were acquitted in March of charges of disturbing the peace. The lawsuit claims the theater’s employees subjected the couple to malicious prosecution, false arrest and imprisonment. Schulz and Ms. Richardson also claim they were libeled and slandered by theater personnel. The theater is owned by Mann Theaters Corp. of California. Mann president Lawrence Gleason is named as a defendant because of remarks he made in a television interview after the arrest.

The theater has a rule prohibiting the consumption of any food that is not bought at its concession stands. The couple’s lawsuit contends that this policy is “designed to protect corporate profits from sales of ‘buttercorn’ or ‘butter-flavored popcorn,’ which product in fact contained no butter.”

RickB
RickB on January 26, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Theater has closed, on the heels of the demise of a restaurant that was the only other business still open at Tamarac Square. Denver Post story here.

Computist
Computist on January 6, 2012 at 11:39 am

Demolition on the entire mall began in December 2011, with a planned TJ Maxx and retail spaces to take its place.

JRed
JRed on August 13, 2012 at 1:48 am

Here is a large photo album of pictures of the Regency Tamarac Square 6

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