Regal Opry Mills 20 & IMAX

570 Opry Mills Drive,
Nashville, TN 37214

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fr0zenf00d on August 4, 2023 at 3:50 pm

last visited in 2018/19/20 (worked in the area part-time) and it was an average standard Regal IMAX theatre - it is located next to Dave and Busters inside Opry Mills (which is next to the massive Gaylord Opryland Hotel) and the courtyard area is very loud on Fri and Sat Nights just a heads up - if you live near the mall; its not bad but there are other theaters im sure that would be less touristy

greenth1ng on February 16, 2023 at 8:13 am

UPDATE: The IMAX has been given a Cineworld-style makeover, reducing the capacity from 470 to 347. Theater 11 had its RPX branding removed, and in 2019, Theater 9 was converted to 4DX (reducing the capacity from 294 to 156) and 16 was converted to ScreenX.

rivest266 on February 19, 2016 at 2:55 pm

May 11th, 2000 and November 18th, 2011-grand opening ads in the photo section.

greenth1ng on May 1, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Seating capacities at this theater

  • IMAX Theatre – 470 seats

  • Theaters 1, 2, 7, 14, & 19 – 121 seats

  • Theaters 3, 4, 17, & 18 – 146 seats

  • Theaters 5, 6, 8, 13, 15, & 16 – 183 seats

  • Theaters 9 & 12 – 294 seats

  • Theaters 10 & 11 – 430 seats

  • Theater 20 – 300 seats

Theaters 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, & 19 are equipped to show 3D.

Theater #11 has an RPX screen that I think was installed in 2013.

Jericomacado on December 18, 2014 at 7:12 am

I just need to point out that I see some uneducated comments about the 15/70 IMAX film projector at the Opry Mills IMAX theatre. I was just there recently and watched Interstellar presented in 15/70 format, someone there obliviously knows how to operate the equipment and the projector must be there. Now, if only the studios and IMAX would get on board and produce more films in 15/70 again we would get to enjoy that humongous screen like it was meant to be. The sad part is that digital technology limits the image size. Rumor has it that visible-range laser projection is on the horizon and will accommodate digital images large enough to fill IMAX screens the size at Opry Mills – This is still my favorite theatre in Nashville to watch all my movies, it’s just a nice place.

Imaxguy on August 17, 2013 at 8:46 pm

I’ve discovered from the old Chief Projectionist that took over when I left that the 1570 equipment is there. Sad part is, there’s no one on staff there who can operate it.

bastian1138 on May 19, 2013 at 11:24 am

Went to see Star Trek Into Darkness at Opry Mills last week. Indeed it is digital “IMAX.” Complete with the Regal cinema video advertisements before showtime and then 15-20 minutes of ads and trailers before the movie. The presentation was fine and all, but it seems kinda pointless with having the screen that size and only filling up a small portion of it when the IMAX scenes started. So it’s confirmed that they don’t even have the 15/70 film system at all there now? I can understand them also having a digital system for times when the studio will only send out a digital version, but will they no longer be showing any real 70mm IMAX? After having spent all that money to rebuild it and install it and putting the giant screen in, they aren’t going to use it?

John Fink
John Fink on November 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Regal has been downgrading to D-IMAX circuit-wide. It sucks on huge screens where all the pixels are showing.

Imaxguy on November 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I hired and trained the IMAX staff when this theater opened. Nice guys, but all gone now. Rumor has it that the 1570 film projector was removed/decommissioned after the second “Dark Knight” film earlier this year. It now has a “fauxmax” digital IMAX projector. Management did nothing but complain about the fact the projectionists got paid more than they did…running a 4 million dollar projection system. I will never enter that theater again.

Jericomacado on June 5, 2012 at 11:14 am

Well, the theatre is open along with Opry Mills Mall! It’s a great place to visit!

jtf10570 on November 9, 2011 at 7:48 am

Before the IMAX shows, they play selections from the upcoming movie’s soundtrack over those powerful speakers. I was there the Saturday of Star Trek’s opening weekend and when they played the theme to the TV show, the packed house went crazy, hummed along and applauded when it was done. What a cinema! Can’t wait for the big reopening!

CSWalczak on October 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm

The theater is expected to formally open on November 18, 2011 after some preview events:

GMNash on March 10, 2011 at 8:53 am

I’m hearing the theatre is supposed to open later this year. Regal’s Bellevue 12 location was also flooded, and is still closed. The flood here wiped out nearly 1/3 of Regal’s screens here…. that’s alot of lost revenue. Has anyone heard of when they are going to reopen for sure?

CSWalczak on September 22, 2010 at 12:56 am

According to this article, the theater is still closed because of the May flooding and Regal is not saying anything about if or when it may ever reopen: View link

TLSLOEWS on June 1, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Thanks Tim I still do not see what back photo Mike is talking about.Its no big deal I guess maybe he is just trying to show the whole theatre,but it did get flooded I do not know if it is back open, Nashville got hit pretty hard May 1 and 2nd.2010.

telliott on June 1, 2010 at 5:26 pm

The photos posted on Feb 26,2007 by Jack Coursey. First entry under comments.

TLSLOEWS on June 1, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I do not know what photo you are talking about.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Why would someone take a picture of the back of the 20 plex.I got a feeling it looks like our Regal 20 here in Augusta.

TLSLOEWS on June 1, 2010 at 1:23 pm

You can see film of this theatre flooded on youtube under Nashville flood 2010,as posted by Meg on May 10th.

msimpson83 on May 10, 2010 at 5:29 pm

This theater was heavily damaged in the Great Flood of 2010.

Jtaylor83 on September 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Me and my parents went to here while on vacation. The cinema is pretty decent and it had been sponsored by AT&T due to their new “Turn off your Cell Phone” policy. And the Tennessee Titans were also mentioned during the movie previews. As Meg said there is an IMAX theater and like all other IMAX theaters, you are not allowed to bring any non-cinema food to the auditorium except a bottle of water.

msimpson83 on May 31, 2007 at 6:28 am

In addition to their IMAX auditorium, the theater also has a state of the art digital projector in theater 12. The picture clarity on the digital presentation is really something to see!

Coate on March 21, 2007 at 10:27 pm

“300” is currently playing here in IMAX.

JackCoursey on February 26, 2007 at 2:42 pm

Here are photos of the cinema from February 2007: 1, 2, 3, 4