UA Regency

Jacksonville, FL

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

This web page has many items from the December 9, 2002, issue of The Florida Times-Union, one of which concerns a proposed project on the site of the UA Regency. The theater building was 33,405 square feet on a 6.3 acre parcel, and the address the item gives is 9333 Atlantic Boulevard. The UA Regency was replaced by a Circuit City store, now also closed, and other retail shops, all in new construction.

I have doubts that this UA house was called the Regency I & II. Regency I & II is what Boxoffice called the ABC-Florida State Theatres house at the northeast corner of Regency Square Mall, which is listed at Cinema Treasures as the Regency Twin. It was opened in 1968 or 1969 as a single-screen theater, and closed in 1989 or 1990.

I think the UA Regency might have started out as an 8-screen theater that was later expanded to 12 screens. Its actual name might have been UA Regency Plaza, which is on a list of theaters from a company called Universal Cinema Services. Another 8-screen Jacksonville house on the list was called Movies at Regency Square. The name Regency was used way too often for theaters in Jacksonville. It makes for a lot of confusion.

Troy Powell
Troy Powell on October 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Come to think of it, you are right. I forgot all about that. I tried to get a projectionist job there many years ago but the manager refused to talk to me being that there was a local union there.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 7, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Was this old Regency I and II in Jacksonville?