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The word on the street is that they are looking at a December 2016 opening. The format of seating will be similar to the new luxury seats opened at other Regal Theaters.
Markp I have no doubt AMC could do the renovations within the time frame. This real issue is West Windsor Township, they will drag the inspections out longer than really necessary. I was around for the renovations in 2002 when the theater converted to stadium seating. What should have been quick took much longer due to all the “red tape”. As much as I miss UA I can’t wait for the Mini AMC to open.
Coate my contact who worked at the theater during the 70mm days has since retired. From what I recall there was only one or two showings but he could not recall what played.
The decision to end the lease was the landlords. Regal had planned on renovating and converting the theater to a dinner and movie format in 2015/2016. The mall decided to weigh its options and ended its lease as it found a new lessee (AMC) which was willing to pay more for the same space.
It’s unfortunate as there is currently a large gap in quality movie theaters in this region. Marketfair may have been dated but it was clean the seats were comfortable and staff knowledgeable. I already miss going here.
I recently visited Marketfair 2/14/15 and nothing has been done to gut the existing theater. Unless they preform some miracle. I don’t see this theater re-opening this year.
Regal plans to update all theaters to digital Projection in the future. This theater looks like its already preparing to be updated. As the screens in theaters 5,6 and 7 have been updated to Silver Screens making the picture much brighter. Recently I spoke to a manager who informed me that they are scheduled to have Christie Digital Projectors installed sometime in the future (April/March of 2009).
UA Movies at Market Fair is the theater to go to in the Princeton Area.
Prior to the renovation in 2002, Theater’s 1-9 had Dolby sound. While a few theaters 2,7,8,9 ran in SDDS. Theaters 1,3 and 4, 6 ran in DTS. Many of the theaters were updated through out the years so it difficult to say when they were exactly updated.
Today all 10 theaters are equipped with DTS,(or at least being updated to DTS) also theater 8 has the capability to run movies with Open Caption.
Actually the theater did have 70mm installed on a Century Projector for quite sometime.(Projector #2) They did have several showings of 70mm shows but this quickly fell off due to the lack of films/bookings available at the time.
Century projectors where replaced after the theater renovated in 2002-2003. Currently they have Strong projectors and Christie platters.