Tikahtnu Commons Stadium 16 & IMAX

1102 N. Muldoon Road,
Anchorage, AK 99506

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greenth1ng on February 16, 2023 at 8:56 am

Seating capacities at this theater (via Fandango’s reserved seating service):

  • 1 (RPX) - 282
  • 2, 5, 6, 11 - 127
  • 3, 4, 7, 10, 13, 14 - 151
  • 8 (ScreenX) - 250
  • 9 (4DX) - 152 (originally 250)
  • 12, 15 - 144
  • 16 (IMAX) - 343
rivest266 on February 5, 2023 at 3:59 pm

Grand opening ads posted. It was the first IMAX screen in the north.

dallasmovietheaters on January 19, 2023 at 9:22 am

The venue has made the latest Regal closure list; no firm closing date is associated with that.

Tikahtnu Stadium 16 Imax and RPX (Anchorage, AK)
Metro Point (Costa Mesa, CA) Berkeley 7 (Berkeley, CA) Parkway Plaza Stadium 18 and Imax (El Cajon, CA) Escondido Stadium 16 and Imax (Escondido, CA) Hemet Cinema 12 (Hemet, CA) Sherman Oaks Galleria 16 (Los Angeles, CA) Yorda Linda and Imax (Yorba Linda, CA)
Meadows Stadium 12 (Littleton, CO) SouthGlenn Stadium 14 (Centennial, CO)
Shadowood 16 (Boba Raton, FL) South Beach Stadium 18 and Imax (Miami, FL)
Keauhou Stadium 7 (Kailua-Kona, HI)
Bolingbrook Stadium 12 (Bolingbrook, IL) Round Lake Beach Stadium 18 (Round Lake Beach, IL)
Fenway Stadium 13 and RPX (Boston, MA) Bowie Stadium 14
(Bowie, MD) Rockville Center Stadium 13 (Rockville, MD)
Brunswick 10 (Brunswick, ME)
Beaver Creek Stadium 12 (Apex, NC)
Omaha Stadium 16 (Omaha, NE)
Concord 10 (Concord, NH)
Hamilton Commons Stadium 14 (Landing, NJ) Pohatcong Stadium 12 (Phillipsburg, NJ)
Santa Fe Stadium 14 (Santa Fe, NM)
Village Square Stadium 18 (Las Vegas, NV)
Elmwood Center 16 (Buffalo, NY) Ithaca Mall Stadium 14 (Ithaca, NY) Cortlandt Town Center (Mohegan Lake, NY) Union Square Stadium 14 (New York, NY) Greece Ridge Stadium 12 (Rochester, NY) Transit Center Stadium 18 and Imax (Williamsville, NY)
Montrose Movies Stadium 12 (Akron, OH)
Barn Plaza Stadium 14 (Doylestown, PA) Oaks Stadium 24 (Oaks, PA)
Greenbrier Stadium 13 (Chesapeake, VA) Stonefield Stadium 14 and Imax (Charlottesville, VA)
Meridian 16 (Seattle, WA)
Gallery Place Stadium 14 (Washington, DC)

Trolleyguy on December 19, 2017 at 9:23 am

From Wikipedia: The name means “The people,” and is related to the autonym for the Southern Athabaskan Navajo people “DinĂ©.” The Dena'ina name for Cook Inlet is Tikahtnu meaning “Big Water River” or Nuti meaning “Saltwater.”

davidcoppock on December 18, 2017 at 8:26 pm

Why is it called Tkahthu?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 18, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Several photos of Regal’s Tikahtnu Stadium 16 can be seen on this page of the web site of TK Architects, the firm who designed the project.

robboehm on June 10, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Uploaded three exterior photos. All I can say about the first is WOW, what a location.

Chris1982 on June 10, 2015 at 11:15 am

Opened June 7, 2010.

dickneeds111 on July 7, 2012 at 3:57 pm

To Mike R. I believe that this may be a legal IMAX. If what I read is right the screen is 70'x40'. Most retrofit theatres are only about 40-45; wide. We have 3 real Imax theatres and 1 Omnimax here in the Boston area. We also have several retrofit Imax and some Regal RPX.Also if you are only plopping down $12.00 that is cheap. By the way IMAX real or otherwise is not worth all that money. I would rather see them bring back Cinerama and Todd A O and other 70mm formats.

CSWalczak on June 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm

MR, the IMAX technology used at Universal and some other locales,is, in most cases, a variation of their OMNIMAX installations which requires a domed screen and a fisheye projection lens. Let me refer you to the IMAX entry on Wikipedia, as we are getting way off topic here.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 10, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Thanks Cwalczak,I am sure the Regal here is using some type of Imax.I guess i have seen it at Disney World or Universal Studios while visiting those parks and probably did not realize it.

CSWalczak on June 10, 2010 at 5:28 pm

I did not want to suggest that these faux-IMAX installations can’t be an enjoyable place to see a film. My objection, and that of others, is to call them IMAX is misleading.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Yeah, but i think what we have here is an IMAX rip off.We don’t have no seven story screen like C Walczak was writing about.Atlanta would have it,but not here.

TLSLOEWS on June 10, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Try it Mike you might like it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Thanks CWalczak and JohnJ.Fink. Guess one day i will have flop down 12 bucks to see the IMAX movie.

John Fink
John Fink on June 9, 2010 at 9:18 pm

To be fair my local Regal has a genuine IMAX built before the push to retrofit (Transit Center 18, Williamsville/Buffalo, NY) – they exist but the retrofits has taken over. My major objection to this theater and I hope I’m wrong (I probably won’t have an occasion to be in Anchorage, AK to see it in person, but then again stranger things have happened) – is that it looks to be a new retrofit. There are a few pictures online at:

View link

Okay – so first clue – no “cliff” the way in classic IMAX theaters the audience is elevated from the street (there is a drop off between the first row and the screen). Second clue if you look at the photos – the theater that may actually be the IMAX auditorium is the same height as its neighbor across the lobby. The are also pictures of the IMAX auditorium as well, but those can be misleading.

Man I hope I’m wrong on all counts, but this looks like it was an afterthought which is a shame. IMAX should be the star attraction and it should be larger than life! It should be included in the early planning stages and these auditoriums should be larger than life monsters that aren’t comparable in size to other auditoriums.

CSWalczak on June 9, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Anyone who has seen genuine, authentic IMAX can tell. As other posters have noted, whether you call them IMAX digital, IMAX-lite, Lie-MAX, or fake IMAX, in most cases these Regal IMAX screens are just bigger-than-average screens that use digital projectors from the IMAX Corp. Classic IMAX screens are several stories tall and (at least originally) projected only 15 perf/70mm film running horizontally.

I don’t think this would be as irritating to those of us who see this as a degradation or misuse of the IMAX brand if only IMAX and the theater chains with which they have agreements would use a name that did not suggest that these were classic IMAX installations. Surely some marketing guru could have come up with something. Competing chains have come with their own proprietary names for similar big screens, such as Consolidated’s Titan XC screens and AMC’s ETX screens. An additional annoyance here is that most of these big screens are not any larger than many of the screens installed in the classic roadshow days or in single screen houses built in 1960s. But many of these “experiences” now require a premium-priced ticket and many of these big screens do not have proper masking for all screen ratios which results in a cropped image in some cases.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Basically,I am not into the new wave of Moviegoing.But Regal refitted the Regal 20 here in Augusta and some moviegoers said it wasn’t real IMAX even though they advertise IMAX.I guess one can tell?

CSWalczak on June 9, 2010 at 11:35 am

It is listed on the “Grand Openings” section of the Regal site; if you click on the theater’s name there, it indicates that the grand opening is set for Friday, June 11, 2010; probably this is the date it will appear in the listings with showtimes. The theater had a “soft opening” as of June 7.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 2, 2010 at 1:57 pm

It is the Artic’s first IMAX Theater!

It is not listed yet, on the Regal webpage.