What's In Store

Regal Stonecrest is replacing all its old seats with new recliners

The new recliners at Regal Stonecrest
The new recliners at Regal Stonecrest Courtesy of Regal Entertainment

The Regal movie theater at Stonecrest is undergoing some upgrades that’ll make it feel even more like you’re watching a movie in your living room -- they’re replacing all of the existing seats with luxurious new recliners with footrests.

The south Charlotte theater will remain open throughout the remodeling project, and portions of the facility will be converted piece by piece, Regal said in a statement this week. All the theaters will be replaced with new seats by March.

During the project, the new leather recliners will be on display in the lobby so customers can try them out.

The project comes as the Regal Entertainment Group works to upgrade other aspects of movies theaters to “enhance the moviegoing experience.” Regal Stonecrest, for example, recently upgraded from celluloid film to digital cinema.

“Regal constantly listens to our guests and looks for ways to improve. With this new concept, these luxurious recliners have scored extremely well. Moviegoers are eager to return for another visit and the opportunity to enjoy Regal’s King Size Recliners,” said Rob Del Moro, Regal’s chief technical and theatre operations officer.

Regal Stonecrest has 22 movie theater stadiums including one IMAX theater. The south Charlotte shopping center is off Rea Road, just south of I-485.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta