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ms14af commented about AMC The Regency 20 on Aug 18, 2015 at 8:08 pm

Carlton_Banks is correct: If memory serves me correctly, it was Cobb Theatres that threatened to build a new megaplex at the then new Brandon Town Center (now known as Westfield Brandon) back in 1995. At the time of the Regency’s expansion, there were a few obscure locations in the 30-mile range Carlton_Banks mentioned. I believe AMC had a 4-screen location off of Dale Mabry that shortly before its closure, played second-run movies (the Twin Bays 4 I believe it was called?); AMC also had a 6-screen location in Hyde Park (called the Hyde Park 6…AMC is not known for their creativity); There was also the Hillsboro 8 (owned by Cineplex Odeon), the University Collection Cinemas (which I believe was Cineplex/Carmike), the Britton 8 (which I believe was a Muvico location), and local operators, at the time, in Plant City and Zephyrhills. Regal, Cobb, and Muvico attempted to play catch-up in the mid-late 90s with massive expansion throughout the Tampa Bay Area, which hurt them in the end.