Pandemic and all, I haven’t walked around River Park until just last week, and I noticed visible construction of the Regal Cinemas there. Since last year in May, it was announced that River Park’s Regal Edwards was going to get a massive facelift, as part of Regal Cinema’s rebranding (they got a new modern looking logo, in case you didn’t notice). At the time, there didn’t seem to be anything happening, (at least from the outside), so it was quickly forgotten.
You can see the exposed ventilation system and the metal skeleton of the building, and the beam for where glass panes will be installed. This will enclose the “mouth” of the old design, the open space of the theater outside where you could stand around to see the movie listing and wait in line to get tickets from the clerk. There’s still much more to be done, with the construction likely finishing in late 2021. As a refresher course, here are all the changes to occur.
The cinema is being renamed from Regal Cinemas at River Park; Edwards no more. These renders show that the interior will be very modern, sleek, and dark themed (almost looks to me like the ideal club). All 22 of the existing auditoriums will be modernized and replaced with new seating. IMAX will be now be accessible in the primary building. And finally, 4DX and ScreenX will be two new features coming. 4DX includes sensory information beyond sound and sight. ScreenX is an immersive 270 degree viewing experience.