Behind the Scenes at the Regal Summer Movie Express

Summer Movie Express

Regal Barkley 16 IMAX & RPX Cinema assistant manager gives a brief history of the theater industry.

This week during the Summer Movie Express trip, La Conner Club Members watched Racing Stripes (PG).

Afterwards, they were given a behind-the-scenes look at how the Regal Barkley 16 IMAX & RPX Cinema is run. One of the assistant managers explained how in recent years, cinemas moved from having giant film reels and an attendant working each theater’s projector to having 16  fully automated machines that control everything from the commercials we see prior to a movie being shown, to the lights being turned down. Instead of the giant reels, every movie is sent to theaters in a digital form resembling a hard drive. 

One of the coolest features Members learned is, for 3D movies, the projector lens uses a 3D amplifier. So, both the machine and viewers are using a pair of 3D glasses. 

Summer Movie Express

Regal Barkley 16 IMAX & RPX Cinema Assistant Manager is showing how the digital projectors work.

We want to send a big thank-you to managers Jamie, Tami, and the entire Regal Barkley 16 IMAX & RPX Cinema staff for working with the La Conner Club to make the summer extra special.

About Regal Entertainment Group

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 6,558 screens in 520 theatres in 37 states and the District of Columbia as of May 24, 2012, with over 211 million attendees for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2011. Our geographically diverse circuit includes theatres in 43 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We operate multi-screen theatres and have an average of 12.6 screens per location, which is well above the North American motion picture exhibition industry average. We develop, acquire and operate multi-screen theatres primarily in mid-sized metropolitan markets and suburban growth areas of larger metropolitan markets throughout the United States. Additional information is available on the company’s website at

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