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Regency South Coast Village

1561 W. Sunflower Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92704 | Santa Ana | 714-557-5701

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This three-screen theater features wheelchair accessible seating, assisted listening devices, online ticketing and a regency rewards program.


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    Considered one of the treasures of cult moviedom, this Paul Reubens-Tim Burton-Danny Elfman schlock-and-awe campfest served as the launching pad for Burton into feature films, Elfman into...
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    We promise you we won’t quote a word from this movie in this little pick—because surely anyone going to this screening knows every line by heart. Holy Grail was arguably the...
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    Writer-director Brian De Palma’s 1974 box office flop—a hybrid of Phantom of the Opera, Faust and The Picture of Dorian Gray—is one of the greatest rock musicals ever made....
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    Most modern audiences find this star-studded 1933 Best Picture-winner almost impossible to sit through, and yet, because of its cast and some revolutionary art direction by Cedric Gibbons...
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    "Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown." Forty years ago that now-iconic line concluded the most acclaimed murder mystery film of the 1970s, catapulting the captivating Jack Nicholson to...
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    Head down to the Regency South Coast Village for a special screening of one of the crown jewels of the noir genre, Sunset Blvd. The film follows the story of a down-on-his luck writer (as we...
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    After Prince's most enjoyable stint on New Girl recently (the episode airing right after the Super Bowl), the Mighty Purple One's mainstream popularity quickly surged again—though he...
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    Sam Raimi's Evil Dead films unleashed a new vision of horror in the late ‘80s, but let's take a moment to talk about the funniest and most outlandish part of that series: Army of...
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    While we're overjoyed at the prospect of a whole new generation of trekkies fueled by the blockbuster special effects bender of J.J. Abrams' movies, nothing—nothing—beats OG...
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    Consider something for a moment—how many new holiday traditions are known to have sprung up in the past 30 years? If the words "Black Friday" sprung from your lips, you should have a...
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    Patrick Dennis’ novel about his eccentric aunt Marion was a runaway best-seller in 1955, and eventually became two hit stage plays and two hit movies. One play and film were of the...
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    Considered one of the greatest films ever made, it seems inconceivable that this gruesomely gorgeous ghost story actually received mixed reviews when it was released in 1980. Bent on having...
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    It’s tough to shake a bad reputation. We keep trying to explain to all our high school classmates that we’re not “dirty whores.” We’re just really popular and...
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    Unlike her big-titted action girl counterparts in DC, Marvel and other fantasy realms, Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley was not about bouncing and misbehaving. In fact, as the lone survivor...
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    Back in 1989, Hollywood writers understood the comic potential of reanimating a corpse with a crudely designed pulley system. It’s been a while since the film industry explored the...
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    Even without sophisticated special effects and CGI, the 1950s space classic Forbidden Planet still holds up as one of the best science fiction films of all time. Perhaps that's due to the...
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    Baz Luhrmann’s latest eye-blinding revelry may have received a mixed bag of critic cracks and cajoles, but there’s no question that his 2001 redressing of turn-of-the-century...
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    Plagued by studio head jitters over flatulence jokes and the use of the N-word, writer-director Mel Brooks’ western spoof almost arrived in theaters hacked and hewn. Fortunately, with...
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    Not to be confused for even one second with the VideoX production Bend Her, director William Wyler’s 11 Academy Award-winning epic pits holy hellraiser Chuck Heston against unruly...
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    Starring just about every hunky male heartthrob the Mirisch Company could get its hands on, this 1960 revisionist western blazed a new trail for the once pulpy, low-budget cow-poke genre by...
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    While belching and barfing flicks may be the current joie de vivre of the Honey Boo Boo masses, during the last great era of moviemaking (that would be the early 1990s), comedies with both...
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    Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock is all the rage right now—two biopics, one focusing on The Birds and one on Psycho—and with so much glammy (and creeper) fodder going around,...
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    Who doesn’t love classic movies on the big screen? If you don’t, then go home—you’re drunk. This week, Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Rear Window, plays at...
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    "We were in mid-flight, and there was a nut on the plane," said director Billy Wilder, referencing the face-palm difficulties his problematic star Marilyn Monroe caused during the filming of...
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    If you've yet to see The Shining, then you're missing out on one what's described by Martin Scorsese as one the most terrifying films ever made. Directed by Stanley Kubrik, the film's...
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    While the young hipsters and hipster-haters only know Bill Murray from garbage like Moonrise Kingdom or greatness like Zombieland, we coolest of elders remember when Murray’s name on a...
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    Four years after their insanely successful pairing in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, steely-eyed heartthrobs Paul Newman and Robert Redford reteamed for director George Roy Hill’s...
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    In typical cult classic fashion, Grandma’s Boy received negative critical reviews upon its release before slowly becoming a stoner favorite. Alex, a single, 35-year-old video game...
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    Experience the striking cyberadventure filled with one too many gravity-defying fight scenes that is the Matrix. Revisit the Wachowski Brothers' sci-fi classic about computer hacker Thomas...
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    In 1970 everyone in Hollywood thought sci-fi films were dead—except Gene Roddenberry, the prolific creator of the newly cancelled Star Trek series; by 1975 he’d finally gotten...
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    “There is a creature alive today that has survived millions of years of evolution without change, without passion and without logic. It lives to kill. A mindless eating machine, it...
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    In 1979, wild and crazy guy Steve Martin threw in the stand-up towel (after generating crowds bigger than rock stars while on tour) to co-write and star in his first feature film about...
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    Starting from birth, most of us are conditioned to live life on the straight and narrow. Show up to work on time, make an honest day’s wage to support your family, and be good to our...
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    Determined to make a science fiction film that raised the bar from the popular “monsters and sex” craze, director Stanley Kubrick met with British sci-fi writer and inventor...
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    Based on his 30-minute, 8mm short film shot in high school in 1988, Paul Thomas Anderson’s second feature was a mega hit, making him an industry superstar, and single-handedly...
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    When Steven Spielberg directed E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial back in the early '80s, he managed to make Drew Barrymore an overnight child star as well as help create one of the highest...
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    For this week's classic film night, the Regency Theater is screening Blood In, Blood Out, the story of three members of the East LA gang Vatos Locos, who are related by blood and controlled...
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    Fewer films have developed a more rabid cult following than 1999's Fight Club. Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk and directed by David Fincher (The Social Network), this flick elevated...
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    John Travolta's really been making the rounds lately—Saturday Night Fever got a special screening in Santa Ana recently, he made a cameo on the Weekly's cover last week and now, Grease...
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    Director John Badham’s wildly popular 1977 film propelled Welcome Back, Kotter heartthrob John Travolta into mega-stardom, kicking off a whirlwind career that would soon include Grease...
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    If you think a metal statue of Marines raising the stars and stripes over the sands of Iwo Jima is the finest representation of the Corps, think again, numb nuts. Late great filmmaker...
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    It’s easy to recognize triumphant contemporary actor-and-director duos like Hanks and Spielberg—but if you want to be a real movie buff, go back into the time capsule for this...
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    For movie buffs, the discussion around Stanley Kubrick’s cult classic adaptation of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange is as polarizing and heated as whether or not Tim Tebow will be...
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    Hailed as one of the worst films ever made, this kitschy, insanely ridiculous 1964 flick is a favorite among campy cult lovers and those who actually remember Pia Zadora. Kidnapping children...
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    For this week's Classic Movie Wednesday, the Regency South Coast Village is going with the gold standard. 1939's cinematic masterpiece about a spoiled Southern belle and a dashing...
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    In 1978, producer Alexander Salkind assembled one of the finest casts on record for the biggest-budget superhero movie ever, including screenwriters for the James Bond and Godfather films...
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    The fact that Tom Cruise is in this film notwithstanding, writer-director P.T. Anderson’s 1999 third feature was an award-winning masterpiece starring much of his stellar cast from...
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    That’s FRONK-enshteen to you, and if you stagger out of the most adorable—if not simply the best—of the Mel Brooks classics with nothing else scorched into your abby-normal...
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    Widely thought to be the last great film from director Alfred Hitchcock, this gruesome 1963 psychological thriller is a tour de force in suspense, fear and truly angry birds. Inspired by...
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    1984 was a strange and scary time to be a kid in America, with things like the (false) McMartin preschool Satanic abuse cases here in California and 17-year-old Ricky Kasso’s “Say...
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    Mel Brooks' 1987 comedy farce classic comes to the big screen this week to remind us all just how awesome Bill Pullman used to be and how much John Candy is missed. Full of cheesy jokes,...
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    Considered one of the all-time great comedies, director John Landis’ 1978 frat film was the first starring role for SNL legend John Belushi. A fall-down-funny look at the most unruly of...
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    Billed as the first live-action film without any human beings onscreen, this tale of the planet Thra—a place that exists in “another world, another time, in an age of...
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    The 1998 Coen Brothers film has taught many a Dude a life lesson or two. For starters, never piss on another man’s rug. Never trust a nihilist or Tara Reid. When scattering ashes over...
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    Back in 1985, when the worst thing most teenagers did was skip school to go shopping or set off false fire alarms, writer/director John Hughes created a topical story for middle-class white...
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    Get your pre-Easter, pre-New Testament on this week with late NRA king Charlton Heston and his oh-so-suave parting of the Red Sea in one of the few stories from the Good Book that...
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    At first, Trading Places may seem like an odd pick for “classic film night,” but it’s actually an amazing educational tool for America’s youth—not only does it...
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    *This review was altered on March 4, 2011.Herman Spooner's last name should be Slacker. He barely has a job, and as his 30th birthday approaches, he is still living at home with his folks...
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    The year was 1997, and although the nation was swept with Titanic fever, several soon-to-be classic films debuted in theaters. Directed by Curtis Hanson, L.A. Confidential brought to light a...
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    You take two cups of social discontent, mix it with battling inner demons, add a shitload of urban paranoia, and voila! An instant classic. Based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club...
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    As the thrice-filmed version of a story supposedly inspired by Barbara Stanwyck’s marriage to her first husband, Frank Fay, this timeless rock & roll tragi-tale was originally set to...
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    While it will forever remain a cinematic crime that this 1947 Christmas classic was not filmed in Technicolor—thus robbing us of Maureen O’Hara’s fabulous, fiery mane—the...
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    In November 1977, just six months after George Lucas’ Star Wars took America by storm, another newbie director, Steven Spielberg, wrote and directed one of cinema’s most hopeful,...
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    No discussion of 1980s cinematic comedy ever forgets John Hughes. Furthermore, no discussion of his films neglects the 1987 comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles . This side-splitting romp...

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