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05/10/2012 - 06:43 PM
Champlain, New York -

It won’t be too long before movie goers will have the best view of Hollywood, sitting unobstructed in a plush seat inside any of the eight theatres of Regal Cinemas at Champlain Centre.  Construction started last week to convert the theatres to a state of the art facility, on par with those found in much larger metropolitan areas.  Each auditorium will feature amenities like stadium seating, new high-back rocking seats, and digital projection.  The lobby, box office and concession areas will also be fully remodeled.  An automated ticket kiosk will also be added to increase customer convenience and reduce waiting times.    

Customers will be treated with comfort in the new reclining high-back and the retractable cup holders that move out of the way to form seats for two.  Picture-perfect presentations will be available on every screen by utilizing a 4K digital projection, a level of resolution that will be the best in the region and provided by less than 5% of theatres across the country.  Three of the eight screens will offer 3D films, more than what is currently offered in the market area.  With ultra-realistic images, the 3D experience makes the viewers feel like they are actually inside the movie. Completing the multi-sensory experience is the Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound system.

“Our parent company Pyramid is making a huge investment in this project, which will continue to build on the investment we have made to attract an impressive line-up of tenants to Champlain Centre,” stated David Napolitan, general manager.  "We will have a first class theatre facility which reflects our Company’s philosophy to merge entertainment and shopping.  Pyramid has teamed with Regal in a number of our malls and a brand new twelve screen Regal complex is currently under construction at our Salmon Run mall in Watertown.”

The project is being completed by LTCI, headquartered in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, a company who specializes in theatre construction.  LTCI is utilizing a number of local sub-contractors for electric, plumbing, HVAC, tile, trash, and sprinkler services.  The work is scheduled to be finished by December of this year. “The opening of our remodeled theatres will be a welcome holiday gift for our customers,” said Napolitan.