Regal Cinemas updating technology, getting facelift

PLATTSBURGH - Renovations to the Regal Cinemas are well under way.

The eight-theater cinema complex at Champlain Centre on Smithfield Boulevard is currently closed as it undergoes a transformation that will convert the theaters to a state-of-the-art facility, expected to be on par with those found in much larger metropolitan areas. Each auditorium will feature amenities such as stadium seating, new high-back rocking seats with retractable cup holders, and digital projection utilizing a level of resolution provided by less than 5 percent of theaters across the country.

Particularly new to the Regal Cinemas complex, three of the eight screens will offer 3D films with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.

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.

The project is being completed by Large Theater Construction Inc., headquartered in Bensalem, Pa., a company who specializes in theater construction. LTCI is utilizing a number of local sub-contractors for electric, plumbing, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning work as well as tile, trash, and sprinkler services. The work is scheduled to be finished by December.

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