July 31, 2007 - Regal Entertainment
Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and
operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today
announced that the grand opening date for Regal Cinemas Riviera
Stadium 8 will be Friday, August 31. The all new entertainment destination
is on the same site as the original Riviera Theatre established
in 1920. The Regal Riviera is located on Gay Street, along Knoxville's
historic theatre row which also includes the Tennessee and Bijou
theatres which are now both restored venues for the performing arts.
"Regal Entertainment Group is committed to our hometown, and we
are certain that our patrons will be impressed with this state-of-the-art
theatre located in the heart of downtown Knoxville," stated Mike
Campbell, Regal Entertainment Group Chairman and CEO. "The new Riviera
Stadium 8 will feature all the latest amenities along with an impeccable
film presentation for an outstanding moviegoing experience."
"I'm thrilled that we now have an opening date for the downtown
movie theatre" said Mayor Bill Haslam. "Many people have worked
very hard to make the Regal Riviera Stadium 8 a reality. It will
bring added energy to our downtown by attracting both moviegoers
and new businesses. I look forward to seeing you at the movies and
I want to thank all those who played a part in making this happen."