From: Fort Worth, TX
Registered: Feb 2003
posted December 06, 2004 10:03 PM
Not much of a surprise. It was the last tenant in the complex it once shared with a large number of other entertainment-related businesses. Thanks to the build-up around the complex, it's virtually impossible to see it from Northwest Highway.
It wasn't so long ago that the Plaza seemed to get far more than it's fair share of A-list product, leaving the AMC Glen Lakes with sloppy seconds. Now, the Glen Lakes is the only theater left in what, for years, was the most profitable movie zone in Dallas. It still looks like it's in good shape, though I'm sure it's time is limited, as well.
posted January 19, 2005 02:02 PM
"Is it me, or does it seem Regal is out to close anything and everything these days..."
This isnt necessarily true. Most of the buildings closed are UA's. If anyone has ever been to a UA you would know why. The old company didnt put much money into maintaining or updating the circuit(its been around since the 1920's). This has a negitive affect on the surronding communities view, and making them offten unsalvageable(dirty, run down, poor service), so they are closed or sold. Look for more to come 2005...Most of the Regal and Edwards that made it through bamkrupcy are still REG.
From: San Francisco, CA
Registered: May 2003
posted January 19, 2005 05:24 PM
I think the problem is that Regal and their other companies refuse to respect the history of their theatres. They allow them to crumble and when they do remodels they rip out historic features and designs. They also do not respect the needs of the communities when the plan new theatres or remodels. This is certainly true here in Ukiah. Here the need is for a new theatre but they choose to do a crappy remodel, destorying a number of important historic features. If they would simply respect the history of their buildings and assess the needs of the communities they are in, they would have more business and have a better reputation.