Regal Bethesda 10

7272 Wisconsin Avenue,
Bethesda, MD 20814

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Regal Bethesda 10

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Opened as a United Artists theatre. It was the first theatre in the area to feature Kodak’s now defunct CDS (Cinema Digital Sound) 5.1 sound system in screen 10.

In September 2009, a Sony 4K 3D system debuted on the theatre’s third largest screen – auditorium 8.

Contributed by Ken Roe, Jonathan Goeldner

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JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on October 1, 2009 at 4:21 pm

I could’ve sworn there was a listing for this theater once upon a time. It was back in ‘90 or '91 that I was drawn to this venue because of the CDS install for the engagement of Terminator 2. To be honest, though the sound was loud, but it did not better the 70mm THX engagement because of THX’s better sound separation. Loud is one thing, sound distinction is another. Of particular mention is the end scene with the T1000(?) being frozen by nitrogen then blown away by the T1’s hardware. The falling T1000 pieces sounded like falling and crashing pieces of glass crystal with that distinctive ping when it hits a solid surface. A very cool effect visually and aurally. :)

I know I’ve seen a few other movies here in the 90s but have not been back since. Parking is not easy to find unless you pay or walk a great distance.

Landmark is nearby and offers your art house counter programming. This venue books your usual Hollywood fare.

Giles
Giles on November 11, 2009 at 4:28 pm

“Disney’s Chrstimas Carol” looked great … BUT… the full 2.35 image was not displayed the right/left masking cut off the edges, noticeably so – I told management, they didn’t solve it… Another major problem is the ‘red’ exit sign that is just right of the screen, it so bright and visually distracting – it more than intrusive. Other auditoriums at this same Regal have the same problem – the simple change over to the less bright ‘green’ exit signs would easily solve this flaw.

Giles
Giles on November 11, 2009 at 4:32 pm

oh sorry I forgot to denote the screening I saw of ‘Disney’s Christmas Carol’ was the 3D version.

Giles
Giles on March 6, 2010 at 3:26 pm

again, I don’t know why I attend this theatre – I had a free tix and it was the closest Regal near home. ‘Shutter Island’, the movie, was good, but the sound was not being processed in digital 5.1 but analog 4-channel sound – ugh and again… the exit signs which I awear were made for the visually impaired ruined all the dark scenes in the movie – this a major problem.

Screen 2 and 10 are “side masked” and display scope (2.35) films to great effect.

Giles
Giles on November 17, 2010 at 3:45 pm

three new 3D digital projector were installed recently, auditoriums: 2, 4 and 10 (hooray! 10 being the largest screen here). Unfortunately none of the sound systems were upgraded to playback discrete 7.1 [sad face] – now let’s see if Regal fixed those gosh darn ‘exit’ signs.

Giles
Giles on December 9, 2013 at 12:26 pm

screen 10 has been upgrade to playback ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ in ‘High Frame Rate’ as of Dec. 13, 2013

nextinline
nextinline on December 25, 2013 at 12:31 pm

There was an article recently where the new metro line might end up going right through this theatre forcing it to close. If they were sticking around it would be nice to see some kind of renovation.

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