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Rob Alexander
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 - posted January 19, 2011 10:57 AM      Profile for Rob Alexander   Email Rob Alexander         Edit/Delete Post 
It appears that Regal will be the operator of the old CinemaStar San Bernardino, and it will open in the fall.. It will be 14 screens, not 20. It will be run under the EDWARDS name, according to the San Bernardino Redevelopment Agency. The video of that is listed here.

At 44 minutes into the video, he is asked about IMAX. He said either IMAX or
Regal's own large screen RPX will be in one of the auditoriums (btw RPX is no longer listed for West Covina on the Regal site). The entire complex will be digital.

http://24.43.83.23/player.php?Category=Category4&Show=EDA%20Reports&Episode

Here is the article from the paper:

http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_nregal15.12068c3.html

10:00 PM PST on Friday, January 14, 2011

By LAURIE LUCAS
The Press-Enterprise

By fall 2011, people may again be able to see a movie in downtown San Bernardino.

The city is negotiating a lease with the Knoxville, Tenn.-based Regal Entertainment Group to upgrade and reopen a vacant 12-year-old cinema at Fourth and E streets.

Officials say this could be a vital step toward downtown revitalization.

This week, Regal, the largest theater operator in the country, formally approved an initial lease for 10 years, with renewal options every five years up to 34 years. Regal operates more than 540 movie theaters nationwide.

After an anticipated 60 days of hammering out the details with the city, Regal will begin construction in hopes of a fall opening, according to Emil Marzullo, interim director of the city's Economic Development Agency.

Regal will spend $6 million in private and public funds to rehabilitate the theater with new paint, furnishings, screens, sound systems, projection equipment and 3-D technology. The public investment will be repaid through the lease agreement, Marzullo said.

The plan calls for Regal to lease back to the city the front six auditoriums of the 16-screen theater. Marzullo said the city will then negotiate separately with a developer to attract restaurants to at least four of those empty rooms; convert the fifth to a storage room for the next-door California Theatre of the Performing Arts; and remodel the sixth as a multipurpose room for lectures, comedy shows and art films.

If all goes well, the city intends to sell the building after two years, Marzullo said. Regal would become the tenant of the buyer.

The city's ownership of the building goes back a decade, when it jumped in to bail out a private developer whose tenant/movie operator, CinemaStar, was struggling financially.

In 2008, the multiplex went belly up, leaving the city with 84,000 square feet of property on its hands. This past April, a deal fell through with Maya Cinemas when its executives missed a deadline to complete the financing.

The development agency then shopped the empty building to mid-sized and large theater chains, and received proposals from Regal and seven other operators. Consultants agreed that Regal was the strongest contender.

Some residents have criticized the city for trying to lease out the building, rather than sell it outright. In recent weeks, city officials have conducted a series of community meetings to clear up with Marzullo called misconceptions and concerns about the Economic Development Agency's role, downtown safety and the progress of negotiations.

"Our intent is not to run the theater," he said.

Marzullo also wants to dispel the notion that downtown San Bernardino is too dangerous to support a cinema.

"There's relatively little crime in the downtown, proven by the fact that the California Theatre attracted over 100,000 ticket-goers," he said. "There hasn't been one reportable incident in three years."

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David Pulido
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Regal will do new builds and acquisitions under the Edwards name but won't do new builds under the United Artists name.

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Richard A Stegman Jr
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So....is the Regal takeover happening or not? We should have heard something by now. Wasn't there supposed to be a Regal Theatres shareholders meeting back in March? I really would like to see this theatre reopened.

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Robert Crabtree
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Since it's not a build, and an acquisition, they might not list it on their website's section for Grand Openings. The only theater in Cali they list opening in the next couple years is in Santa Maria. Nothing current comes up in a news search though, so who knows.

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Rob Alexander
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Its finally official. The Regal Website has Regal San Bernardino Theatre Square Stadium 14 & RPX to open in 2012. Glad to see they are adding an RPX, I have been dying to check one of those out, I hear they are all side masked and the best of the new premium brand cinemas.

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Richard A Stegman Jr
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Whew! Thank you,Rob. And the RPX does sound kind of exciting.

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Jerry Norwood
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Though it may have an Edwards brand, it will still look like a Regal...LOL.

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Richard A Stegman Jr
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Actually,it might be just a straight up Regal house because i don't see it listed as an Edwards on the the Regal website.

There it's listed as Regal San Bernardino Theatre Square with RPX.

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Jerry Norwood
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Edwards knew how to design some beautiful theatres. I love all the neon. Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26 is one my favorite designs.

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Richard A Stegman Jr
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Offical opening of Regal Stadium 14 at San Bernardino Theatre Square is June 29th. $2 Preview days Monday June 25 to Wednesday June 27

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Matthew Lok
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Richard, thanks so much for posting the opening date. I'm sorry for ME being selfish and not posting when I originally found out that this theaters opening would be pushed back from May 2012, to NOW OPEING LATE JUNE 2012 like Richard mentioned. Thanks again.

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Richard A Stegman Jr
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Now all Regal has to do is update the theatre's page in the Grand Openings section. This will be the third California Regal to offer RPX after Mira Mesa and,more recently,Irvine.

Santa Maria will be next.

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Richard A Stegman Jr
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Opens Friday,June 29th. Currently having thier 3-day soft opening with proceeds going to various local charities

$2 movies,popcorn & soda.

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Todd Erwin
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Hopefully they won't place false advertising for their RPX screen like when they opened at Irvine. The large print ad specifically stated that MIB 3 was in 3D on the RPX screen, when, in fact, it was not!

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Chris Utley
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Maybe they rush-jobbed the RPX opening at Irvine before all the bells and whistles were ready. Wouldn't surprise me at all.

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