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Regal Cinemas: All 12 Longmont screens will feature reclining chairs

May 20, 2014

Daily Times-Call, Longmont, Colo.



May 20--Regal Entertainment Group announced Tuesday that all 12 screening rooms in the new state-of-the-art theater it will operate at Longmont'sVillage at the Peaks will have plush reclining chairs and footrests, to enhance the movie-going experience.

Regal's new theater will be one of the anchors of Village at the Peaks, the new outdoor retail and entertainment center that is replacing Twin Peaks Mall.

Knoxville, Tennessee-based Regal, the world's largest movie theater chain with more than 7,300 screens in nearly 600 locations, is making one of its 12 screens into what it calls the Regal Premium Experience.

RPX, as it is known, features a 60-foot-wide, floor-to-ceiling screen with high-back, luxury seating and more seats than a standard-size theater. This will be only the second RPX screen in Colorado; the other is at Interstate 25 and Hampden Avenue in Denver. Fewer than 1 percent of the company's screens worldwide are built that way.

All 12 of the screens at the new theater will be capable of showing traditional, IMAX and 3D films, the company said in a news release.

The new Longmont theater "will raise the bar for movie-going around the region," Jerry Grewe, Regal's vice president of real estate, said in the release.

Regal's announcement of an upgrade to its original plans joins the previous unveiling of another anchor, Whole Foods, which announced that its store will now be 40,000 square feet, a 33 percent increase over what it originally announced.

The third anchor for Village at the Peaks, scheduled to open in time for the 2015 holiday shopping season, will be Sam's Club.

Other retailers that have been announced include Gold's Gym, which will occupy 32,000 square feet of the vacated Dillard's building, the only structure on the site that will not be demolished; Parry's Pizzeria and Bar; Bad Daddy's Burger Bar; Pacific Dental Services; and Verizon Wireless.

Two other tenants have signed on, NewMark Merrill has said, but their names cannot be announced until the groundbreaking for the new center, which is scheduled for July.

Contact Times-Call staff writer Tony Kindelspire at 303-684-5291 or tkindelspire@times-call.com.

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