Pavilions at Talking Stick

9090 E. Indian Bend Road,
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

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UltraStar Scottsdale Pavilions 11

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The United Artists Scottsdale Pavilions 11 opened November 17, 1989.

It was closed in early-February 2009. Operated as part of Regal Entertainment group, at the time of closure it left only one other UA theatre operating in the whole of Arizona (Sonora Village 10, Scottsdale).

Following renovations to the plans of architectural firm Level 4 Studio, it was reopened by Ultrastar Cinemas on November 19, 2010. It was closed August 17, 2015. In 2016 it was taken over by Roadhouse Cinemas.

Contributed by Ken Roe, Gary G.

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on October 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm

After $2 million in renovations, this theater will be reopening in November as an UltrStar Cinema. This article about the reopening includes a link to a slideshow showing the theater’s new entrance and lobby: View link

rivest266
rivest266 on January 8, 2011 at 10:47 am

Ultraluxe 11 grand opening ad from November 19th, 2010 at
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It has D-Box sensory seats from Longueuil,QC.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 17, 2015 at 3:59 am

now closed.

This opened as Scottsdale Pavilions by United Artists on November 17th, 1989 and closed in 2009. Reopened as Ultraluxe on November 19th, 2010 and closed again on August 17th, 2015. Grand opening ads as well as the website closing announcement in photo section for this cinema.

stevedj_98
stevedj_98 on January 17, 2016 at 3:27 pm

The UltraStar Scottsdale Pavilion 11 in Scottsdale, Arizona closed on August 17, 2015, according to a message posted on the theater’s parent company’s web site:

The Scottsdale Pavilions UltraStar Theater will be ceasing operations effective August 17.

We appreciate your loyal patronage. Look for new and exciting changes in the future.

Thank you,
UltraStar Cinemas

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

The renovation of this multiplex for UltraStar Cinemas in 2010 was designed by Phoenix architectural firm Level 4 Studio (now defunct.) The original building was entirely gutted and rebuilt with stadium seating. The project had six all-ages theaters, the largest seating 250, plus five smaller screens seating 30 to 40 adults, and in these beer, wine, and food service were available.

The project also featured a cinema café . The total seating capacity was close to 1,600, according to this article in Film Journal.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on December 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm

Talking stick, odd name!!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 20, 2017 at 8:27 pm

Don’t comment unless you are holding the talking stick. It should really be a rule in all theaters (and a cellphone does not count as a talking stick.)

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on December 21, 2017 at 1:07 am

Why the name Talking stick?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 21, 2017 at 7:57 am

The Pima and Maricopa tribes developed the Talking Stick Entertainment District, and must have chosen the name for it. I would assume there is some tribal self-assertion in the choice.

For a couple hundred years the Indians were denigrated or ignored by the dominant culture, but now the tribes have learned how to work the system to their advantage, and we will have to pay attention to them for a change. They have the talking stick now.

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