Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, is celebrating the grand opening of Regal Cinemas in Bellingham, WA. The new theatre includes both IMAX® and RPX – the Regal Premium Experience. Activities include preview events with $2 movies for three full days to benefit local charities. The official grand opening will be December 14 th with first-run features including The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey. Moviegoers will also enjoy free popcorn and soft drinks with each paid admission Friday, December 14 through Thursday, December 20.
“Barkley Village is a tremendous location for Regal Cinemas to call home in Bellingham. Right in the center of the action is the new state-of-the-art Regal which includes the impressive IMAX and RPX Experiences,” stated Russ Nunley, Regal Entertainment Group Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “With both the IMAX and RPX premium formats in one location, Regal will definitely deliver the maximum movie experience to our loyal patrons in the Pacific Northwest.”
Another cutting-edge technology available exclusively at Regal Entertainment Group theatres is the Sony Entertainment Access System to assist moviegoers who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or low vision. The system includes specially designed lightweight eyewear for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing to privately view closed captioned text directly in their line of sight for both 2D and 3D movies. This assistive technology also includes a wireless receiver that provides access to descriptive audio tracks via a pair of headsets for guests who are blind or have low vision. The access glasses and audio headsets allow moviegoers to individually enjoy the cinema experience in a relaxed, natural way without the inconvenience of separate screening times or special seating.
Guests desiring such accommodations need only request the Sony Entertainment Access System at the Guest Services counter or from any manager. Captions and descriptive audio can only be accessed by use of this equipment and it is not available to other moviegoers. To select films offering this service, online showtimes will note: “Accessibility devices available.”