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IMAX coming to Greenville

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This news is spreading like wildfire. Just received it in an email. :) IMAX has announced that they will open a location at the Hollywood 20 cinemas on Woodruff Road in fall 2008. I don't know how many screens it will be. This will be the second one in the state. The other one is in Myrtle Beach. The one in Charleston closed down last year. You can see it listed under "coming soon" here: http://www.regmovies.com/grand-openings/

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Awesome! I can't wait for it to get up and running.

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Indeed, wonderful news... although I'd love one at either the new Children's Museum or maybe by Riverplace, I do understand why they wouldn't though, due to the expense of creating a new facility vs. the ability to have one at an existing movie/ multiplex facility, and the ability to keep it open for a lengthy period of time.

Perhaps the reason the Charleston IMAX couldn't stay open was because it was a stand alone IMAX?

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Here is a link that was posted in another forum, on the IMAX - Regal openings. Scroll down in the link. Greenville is in good company. :thumbsup:

http://www.regmovies.com/grand-openings/

Last time I checked, Hollywood 20 was the highest grossing theater in South Carolina. This will be a plus for Magnolia Town Center.

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The location will be alright (though maybe not traffic wise) once Magnolia Park is built. I wish it were downtown, but maybe (say, 10 years or so?) when downtown is even more attractive to businesses and entertainment options, and perhaps once the greenville market has proven itself as a supportive metro, we'll see one locate downtown... :dontknow:

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Here is a link that was posted in another forum, on the IMAX - Regal openings. Scroll down in the link. Greenville is in good company. :thumbsup:

http://www.regmovies.com/grand-openings/

Last time I checked, Hollywood 20 was the highest grossing theater in South Carolina. This will be a plus for Magnolia Town Center.

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P.S. I am fairly confident that the Hollywood 20 is the highest grossing theater in the Carolinas (includes NC also). Did I hear incorrectly? :dontknow:

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Any chance we can have this thing built and opened in time for "The Dark Knight" this weekend?

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P.S. I am fairly confident that the Hollywood 20 is the highest grossing theater in the Carolinas (includes NC also). Did I hear incorrectly? :dontknow:

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I think a lot of that has to do with Gville's lack of theaters. There are only 43 screens now in gville. Even though many have been added in Anderson and Sptbg and other upstate cities over the past 10 years, there used to be around 70 back in the mid 90s. Hollywood 20 is the only theater that really serves the Eastside and Golden strip area, and most people have forgotten about Carmike or prefer the stadium seating.

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With technology such as Blu-ray Disc and video on demand, it's no wonder there are less theaters. I go to one film on average, per year.

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This is GREAT news! :yahoo:

I understand why they chose the location they did, and I am good with it. At this point, this is better than seeing them take a risk downtown. As great as Heritage Green would be for an IMAX, I fear that if it failed it would take a lot to get them to ever come back. As GvilleSC said, they can re-examine a downtown IMAX in 5-10 years - and then we might have two. ;)

P.S. I am fairly confident that the Hollywood 20 is the highest grossing theater in the Carolinas (includes NC also). Did I hear incorrectly? :dontknow:

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I can't remember the last time I actually saw a movie at a theater. Just don't want to go through the hastle and pay all that money, just not worth it over my Plasma TV and surround sound at home.

But an iMax... thats a different story.

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This will help Magnolia Park turn out to be the kind of entertainment / restaurant destination proposed with the original MPTC plan. From some info I heard this weekend, Regal cinemas will be remodeled, with the IMAX being a constructed addition. This goes along with what we knew earlier that Regal did not want Magnolia Park to block it's frontage....there was a reason.

This addition of the states second IMAX will also be a selling point and help Menin / Magnolia Park continue to secure commitments from the type of restaurants they have been courting.

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I don't think it's going to be a constructed addition. I'm pretty sure they're going to convert one of the regular screens to IMAX and show regular movies on it when there are no IMAX films being played at the theater. I don't know whether there will be a renovation or not. Also, that news story was written last week. It takes several days for it to get published.

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It's been eons since I've been to an IMAX theater. Aren't the screens something like 50 feet tall? They'll either have to add on to the roof, or dig deeper in the ground.

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It sounds like we are not going to get one of the 50'x70' screens. That is a real shame. All they are doing is remodeling one of the theaters. It will be bigger than normal and curved, but nothing like what I would like to see from an IMAX theater.

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It sounds like we are not going to get one of the 50'x70' screens. That is a real shame. All they are doing is remodeling one of the theaters. It will be bigger than normal and curved, but nothing like what I would like to see from an IMAX theater.

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Is this fact or rumor?

No official specs have been released from Regal that I've seen. Can you share specs with us?

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IS there any progress on this? If it is to be open by mid-November, I would think conversion work should be under way.

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Anyone know if the delay of the Harry Potter movie will delay the IMAX opening?

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Anyone know if the delay of the Harry Potter movie will delay the IMAX opening?

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