UA Movies @ Regency

Southside Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard,
Jacksonville, FL 32225

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 5, 2016 at 7:14 am

Thanks for the clarification, Anthoney.

Anthoney on January 4, 2016 at 7:52 pm

As an 8 screen theater it was called UA Movies@ Regency Square. After the rebuild to 12 screens they dropped the square part. I was a manager there during the early 90’s.

The Regency 1 and 2 were in the parking lot of the mal on the east side. Two huge theaters. They were remodeled to a 4 screen. Then closed when AMC started building their parking lot theater (they already had a 6 screen in the mall at that time.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm

This web page has many items from the December 9, 2002, issue of The Florida Times-Union, one of which concerns a proposed project on the site of the UA Regency. The theater building was 33,405 square feet on a 6.3 acre parcel, and the address the item gives is 9333 Atlantic Boulevard. The UA Regency was replaced by a Circuit City store, now also closed, and other retail shops, all in new construction.

I have doubts that this UA house was called the Regency I & II. Regency I & II is what Boxoffice called the ABC-Florida State Theatres house at the northeast corner of Regency Square Mall, which is listed at Cinema Treasures as the Regency Twin. It was opened in 1968 or 1969 as a single-screen theater, and closed in 1989 or 1990.

I think the UA Regency might have started out as an 8-screen theater that was later expanded to 12 screens. Its actual name might have been UA Regency Plaza, which is on a list of theaters from a company called Universal Cinema Services. Another 8-screen Jacksonville house on the list was called Movies at Regency Square. The name Regency was used way too often for theaters in Jacksonville. It makes for a lot of confusion.