Regal Meridian 16

1501 7th Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98101

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Operated by: Regal Entertainment Group

Previously operated by: Cineplex Odeon, Loews Cineplex

Firms: Design Collective

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Cineplex Odeon Meridian 16, Loews Cineplex Meridian 16

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 844.462.7342

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Situated in downtown Seattle across from the Washington State Convention Center at 7th Avenue and Pike Street. This 16-plex with 3,000-seats was opened by Cineplex-Odeon on December 6, 1996, and looks more like an office building on the outside than a movie theater. The non-traditional open counter box office is located at street level. From there take the nearby escalators to the second level which features eight auditoriums, a large concession stand, bulk candy station and espresso stand. The restrooms are on a mezzanine level over-looking the second level.

From the second floor take another escalator to the third floor which also has eight additional auditoriums and a large concession area. The second and third levels are nearly identical. All levels have huge almost unobstructed views of outside and the large archway to the Convention Center. The three floors have high two-story ceilings which are decorated with hanging artwork.

AMC acquired this theatre, along with the rest of the Loews Cineplex chain, in January 2006. As a condition of approving the merger, the state and federal governments required Loews and AMC to sell ten theatres, including this one. It was taken over by Regal on September 15, 2006. Renovations were carried out in 2017 to the plans of architectural firm The Design Collective. Installing larger seats reduced the seating capacity.

Contributed by Robert Pomerville

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on December 25, 2005 at 1:53 am

This is one of ten theatres that AMC and Loews are selling off as part of their merger, to satisfy antitrust concerns. See this news item for more information and discussion.

timboy219 on December 3, 2006 at 10:51 am

does anyone know when the Meridian opened?

Davidfox on February 14, 2007 at 12:57 pm

The Meridian 16 opened in November 1996. Regal’s purchase was no doubt aimed at keeping another vendor out of the market.

Jason Whyte
Jason Whyte on May 24, 2015 at 1:34 am

Added a few pictures from a trip I did last year in Seattle. Came here for a matinee of FADING GIGOLO.

This theater has clearly seen better days (or I suppose they haven’t, based on the previous comments I have read). Dirty throughout, the staff were rude to me on more than one occasion on my visit, and there were also several projection problems on my ONE visit here, leading me to believe no one has a clue how their projectors work. I did a quick peek on a few other screenings and two movies were being presented in the wrong format, and one was only projecting the color green on screen, also in the wrong format with open masking on all four sides of the screen.

Amazingly my presentation of FADING GIGOLO was pretty good and in the correct format. Which is more than I can say for the other movies I peeked in on.

I also agree with the sight-lines in this place. I had to move twice due to someone sitting even five rows ahead blocking my view. And I’m 6'2"! I can only imagine what this place is like on a busy night.

What a terrible theater. Regal would do well to shut this down and build a new location, either here or elsewhere downtown. This theater paled in comparison to the AMC Pacific Place which is a gorgeous cinema and very well run.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm

The Regal 16 has been renovated, and one auditorium has been converted to 4DX (rumbly tumbly smell-o-vision with weather.) I don’t know what the seating capacity is now, but it’s probably been greatly reduced by the installation of new, larger seats as seen in the photo on this web page. They apparently couldn’t be arsed to remodel all the way with stadium seating, though. Architects for the renovation were The Design Collective.

SilverPlaqueVII on January 15, 2020 at 9:56 am

Ever heard the changes? It seems Cineworld the parent company of Regal is acquiring the second incarnation of Cineplex which was called Galaxy Entertainment, last month. Expect a reunion of many Regal’s former Cineplex Odeon theatres sooner than expected.

dallasmovietheaters on January 19, 2023 at 9:49 am

The venue has made the latest Regal closure list; no firm closing date is associated with that.

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ridethectrain on January 19, 2023 at 1:27 pm

I went there went it was Cineplex Odeon

rivest266 on April 13, 2024 at 10:22 am

Opened on December 6th, 1996. Grand opening ad posted.

ridethectrain on April 15, 2024 at 8:23 am

Please update, total seats 1096, this was reduced due to reclienrs installed over6 years ago

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