We had to drive over to Charlotte this weekend to see my Florida daughter and granddaughter. A fun time was had by all and we arrived early enough to go visit a Charlotte theater I had not been to.
Regal Starlight Stadium 14 is an older Regal property that has been partially renovated. We arrived at opening and were pleasantly surprised to find that matinee tickets were only $5 for first run films. We headed in to my favorite part of Regal: The Icee machines. I don’t know why but a Coke Icee is my favorite movie treat.
Well, my wife was happy. She got a blue raspberry and cherry Icee swirl. Those flavors were working but, sadly for me, Coke was not. Still, Starlight was quite a treat as we finally got to try Regal’s new recliner seats. All of the screens in this theater have been reworked for the new recliners. This means each theater seats far fewer people than it formerly did but it seats them all in comfort, thus encouraging return visits.
Above is my wonderful wife, reclining in her seat with Butterfinger bites, popcorn, and Icee. The seats power-recline at the touch of an inside button and are quite roomy. My wife and I are large and find them quite roomy.
The screen in our theater was oddly small, partial evidence of a retrofit. I think their bigger screens were reserved for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Fifty Shades of Grey. We were there to see Kingsman and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I sincerely hope these seats become the norm. They are set up in pairs and you choose your seating when you purchase your ticket. Elbow room on the offside is plentiful but expect to be cozy with your seat partner.