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Regal dollar movie days a hit with Taylorsville residents and developers banking on the theater’s success

Jun 23, 2017 09:18AM ● By Carl Fauver

Sixty Tilley Time Child Care students descend upon Regal Crossroads cinema for dollar movie day. (Carl Fauver)

By Carl Fauver |  [email protected]

The brand-new (and only) Taylorsville movie theater is thriving, helping to draw new businesses into the shopping area between 5400 South and I-215, on the west side of Redwood Road.

But a small army of youngsters—wearing fluorescent orange T-shirts—really couldn’t care less about that.

The 5- to 12-year-old Tilley Time Child Care students were much more thrilled to be invading the Regal Crossroads 14 & RPX cinema to see “Ice Age: Collision Course,” and to put their recliner chairs through thorough workouts.

“We’ve taken the kids to other theaters for dollar movies in years past, but this is our first time here, because it’s brand-new,” said Tilley Time owner Deborah Tilley. “It’s a very affordable outing and quite close to our center.”

Taylorsville resident Lori Larsen also took her three kids to the first Regal dollar movie of the summer season.

“We come her a lot—the kids love the reclining seats,” she said.  “This is a great program (Regal Entertainment) provides. It’s a huge savings.”

Then Larsen added something that is music to the ears of the developers who have invested millions in the area.

“Since we’ve started coming to the theater more and more, I’ve also started shopping in this area more,” Larsen said. “We used to go to Valley Fair Mall, but now I’m finding about everything we need here.”