Regency Mall Twin Cinema

Route 286,
Indiana, PA 15701

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Previously operated by: Cinemette Corporation of America, Manos Amusement Inc.

Previous Names: Cinema Theatre at Regency Mall, Regency Cinema

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This was a small 300-seat cinema inside Regency Mall, the small indoor mall that was located just outside the IUP campus on Route 286. It opened as the Cinema Theatre at Regency Mall on January 20, 1970 with Peter Ustinov in “Viva Max”. It was operated by Cinemette. In 1980 it was taken over by Manos Amusement Inc. and was renamed Regency Cinema. It was later twinned and renamed Regency Mall Twin Cinema, which closed on August 10, 2000.

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RSM3853
RSM3853 on May 7, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Actually, Chuck…the Cinema at Regency Mall opened the week of January 21, 1970. The first film to play there was “Viva, Max!” starring Peter Ustinov, Jonathan Winters, and Pamela Tiffin. (I attended IUP from September 1971-December 1975. The first movie I saw there was “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” on October 8, 1971. Even more memorable was the 3-D presentation of “The Stewardesses” (rated X) a couple of weeks later. Hordes of freshman males trouped up the street from the Oakland and Rooney dormitories since this was their first ability to see a “skin flick” away from their parents. I ended up sitting next to an older couple in their late 50s or early 60s. After a few nude scenes they stomped out to the box-office and demanded their money back. It turns out they thought the movie was “Airport” with Dean Martin!

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on April 5, 2019 at 9:48 am

The name of this venue upon opening was the Cinema Theater at Regency Mall which launched January 20, 1970. Its first film was “Viva Max.” The Regency Mall had opened just months earlier in August of 1969. The 300-seat cinema was opened by Cinemette Corporation Circuit which was going with the automated mini-theatre concept.” Manos Circuit took on the location. It then became the Regency Cinema in 1980. The Regency was twinned becoming the Regency Mall Twin Cinema which finally closed on August 10, 2000 with “Nutty Professor 2” and “X-Men” splitting with “Scary Movie.”

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