Regency Mall Cinema I-II-III

1700 Gordon Highway,
Augusta, GA 30904

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 22, 2014 at 1:41 pm

The whole mall was gutted… its just a big shell now, my cinemas in the dump.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 26, 2014 at 2:41 am

yep, very sad. the 20 plexes of the world pretty much help do them in and I think it stinks..

Greenwood Brave
Greenwood Brave on January 5, 2014 at 9:41 pm

I have a few memories of Regency Mall, and seeing movies. I do believe it is at the eight screen theater. I know it was free kid shows, early 1990’s. I wish I had memories of this place, sounds like a fun place to see movies. So sad everything is gone now.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 20, 2013 at 7:21 pm

looking forward to seeing RUSSELL and Charles next week for a get together over dinner, I guess a few theatres still manage to get together..

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm

great triple, miss it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm

FOUND An “EMPIRE STRIKES BACK' ad,putting it on my FB page soon..

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm

the cinemas certainly changed my life…..

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Russ, pretty sure “ROCKY HORROR” was in number one most of the time…I wish i could just get those pictures from BARRY that he has on ROCKY HORROR….Just to make copies..

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

i have another picture of chuck to put on my general cinemas days photos, also on facebook two great fan pages,which i have put a ton of pictures on..

RussellSmeak on March 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm

It does stink, but we all knew it was inevitable. Like you guys, I just wish we had had the chance to go in and see it for one more time. Well, even then, what we would’ve seen wouldn’t EVER match up to what we remember, right? Cinema 1 had the door going up the stairs, the letter room was behind the screen…Cinema 2 was where “Rocky Horror” played, no place to stand in the back except right in front of the lobby door…Cinema 3 had the handicapped bathroom (2 bathrooms, actually) and it was the theater that people who snuck in seemed to always be in. In the small lobby, there was the place under the stairwell that used to be a closet for the drink tanks, then it was converted to a mini (and I do mean mini!) arcade, with about 3 or 4 games that brought in a TON of quarters! Upstairs was the projection booth that belonged to Chuck Dray (make NO mistake about that!!), with his spotless everything, including HIS bathroom! And anyone that knew Dray, knew he had a great “library” up there! Dray used to get away with MURDER when he was downstairs, drinking his coffee by the ticket box….when a good-looking girl would walk by, Dray would say “Ooo-0oo….foooooooood!”! Can’t believe that ticket box was NEVER robbed!! I mean, No glass, no nuthin'! Anyone could’ve just reached over, grabbed some bucks and just ran out the door! Boy, were we ever lucky! Oh, well. Could go one, but that’ll have to be for another time. Thanks guys!

Trey Simmons
Trey Simmons on March 16, 2013 at 2:57 am

Man I wish I had known that was going to happen. I would have went and watched it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm

REGENCY I,II and III long gone dark was finally bulldozed down inside the mall. pictures are on GENERAL CINEMA MEMORIES on Facebook. Today is a sad day…

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 11, 2012 at 10:42 am

I saw “FOUL PLAY” there ,can’t remember if i got in free since I was still At PLITT THEATRES….

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 11, 2012 at 10:41 am

you guys are right. Russell, the Last time i went by the Doors had all been welded shut, i would love to get in the TRIPLE in the Mall….

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on September 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

Seriously — half the theatres I worked in probably had mold in the ceiling tiles and curtains anyway. That’s what makes it smell like a good old theatre!

RussellSmeak on September 26, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Oh, Mike! What’s alittle mold to a couple of old theater-men?!?! If we survived the crap that was caked on those theater/concession/bathroom floors….and transferred over to the bottom of our shoes…then we can survive alittle greenish-blue mold! If you set it up with someone, I’ll be glad to don one of those Hazard-suits and masks if it means we can get in there and look around! I’d LOVE to find some sort of souvenir.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 26, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Richmond County feels the MALL should be brought up to fire codes,It sets Empty.Kids are constantly getting in.I would really like to go in for my old Cinemas,for a look see,The Mold would probably kill you.News 12 went about a few weeks ago shot footage, none of my triple.

RussellSmeak on May 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Mike?? What is the “Facebook” of which you speak? NEVER heard of it!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm

BOY< WOULD I LIKE TO HAVE A few of them pics now…..

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

You know one day, you might have been off, which is hard to believe,i think I worked every day for that $200.00 salary we got, I think you figured it up we were making about $1.89 an hour,the candy girls making $3.75 i think.But any way one of Girls brought a camera and snapped a bunch of Photos at


Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I think Chuck had passed away,Bill Barkley and Mr.Hanson were running her Booth.Ginger if you do Facebook,on my wall.Photos; have pictures from “GENERAL CINEMA DAYS'.

RussellSmeak on May 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Hey, Ginger! I don’t know you, but you came a few years after I left there. I managed both theaters for a few years…ran the triple, opened the Exchange, and then ran both of them. I really enjoyed it. I was fired! Yup, given the old boot by Larry Anderson…he thought he gathered evidence that indicated that I was turning in false receipts for work not done. I would never do that, and it took them awhile to figure out that I didn’t do that…or at least they gave me the benefit of the doubt. A couple of months after being fired, they called me back to Atlanta and Larry Pittman, the regional vice-president, offered me my job back, but at a theater in Atlanta. Said they couldn’t offer me Augusta back because Scott Nirenberg (spelling?) had the job and they didn’t want to yank him out after he got it. I politely told them no, thank you. I guess they realized that I wasn’t the only manager doing the receipt thing…I learned it from my old manager. If you need something done…like getting shelves made and put up…and you KNOW that Anderson wasn’t going to approve it, then you get the money in the “back door” to get it done. Anderson didn’t care how it got done, he just wanted things done, so there you go! Anyway, I can certainly see now how it looked bad. But there was no ill gotten gains. Oh, well. Everything happens for a reason and I certainly don’t feel bitter about it since they offered me my job back. Pittman told me they wouldn’t offer the job to someone they thought was a thief! Okay, so now that that is out of the way, remind me who your projectionists were. Was Chuck Dray still around then? What manager did you take over for? Was Scott Dean the assistant when you were there or did he leave by then? How about Herbert Watts, the janitor? He was great! You may not have really appreciated him then, but unless you managed in another city, you realized that Herbert and his family were gold! Was Larry Anderson still the DM when you were there or did he move on? Did you know Craig Zacker or did he retire by then? I just don’t remember, since it was so long ago. Okay, I think that’s PLENTY for now…I’ll let you digest all this and respond!

Ginger Whatley
Ginger Whatley on May 9, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I worked and Managed here in the 90s. We had radios that worked throughout the mall. I remember taking change from everyone and going to the cookie store when they sold all the cookies half price afer 8:30. chick fil a sanwiches were also a dollar at closing. I remember the crowd laughing so hard during Boomerang that I was upstairs closing, and I thought a bomb had gone off or something crashed.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Russell wasn’t his name Clint and he moved into need to get on facebook, i have met so many guys ,and a few gals that have plenty of theatre stories.

RussellSmeak on May 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Hey, Mike, and anyone else who remembers…I just ran into the guy who used to be the assistant manager at Taco Viva, under Burles Johnson. I can’t believe I can’t remember his name…I JUST saw him about an hour ago!! My mind is really getting old! Very nice guy. We tried to talk about Taco Viva and the theater but those daggone customers kept walking up!! I remember we used to do umpteen promotions with them ALL THE TIME! They had one night during the week when they sold tacos for some ridiculously low price! Us bachelors LOVED that! I remember on Mother’s Day, we worked out a deal with them that a customer could come to them and redeem a ticket stub for a free apple pie. Mmmmmmmm, think I’ll go get me some Taco Bell for supper tonight!