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bsatchfield commented about Regal Northdale Court 6 on Aug 17, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Screen 5 at Northdale Court was THX-certified.

bsatchfield commented about Tyrone Square 6 on Jun 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm

My father’s construction company built many of the AMC theaters in the Tampa Bay area including the Crossroads 8 theater which opened in 1987 near Tyrone Square Mall. Screens 1 & 2 at Crossroads 8 were THX-certified, making those two screens some of the best places to see a film (screens 6 & 7 at AMC Hyde Park 7 were also THX-certified).

I would often make a special trip to Crossroads 8 to see important films; I recall seeing Clear and Present Danger there in 1994 and being completely overwhelmed by the picture and sound. I remember this being the first film where I would be able to directly compare the THX theater presentation and my home theater presentation. Clear and Present Danger ended up becoming the first home video release (via laserdisc) to include a Dolby Digital soundtrack.

Too bad Crossroads 8 ended up being torn down.