Regent Highland Park closes

Posted on 13 Aug 2009 at 1:10pm

The Regent Highland Park Theater, the locally-owned moviehouse that often featured gay-themed films distributed through its parent company, Regent Releasing, officially shuts its doors today. Recent films have included “Little Ashes” and the Oscar-winning “Departures.” “Sordid Lives” enjoyed a notoriously successful months-long run back in 2001.

The Regent, which was previously an AMC theater, opened under current ownership in 2001. The future of the theater is not known.

With this closing, this decreases even further the number of movie theaters in the central Dallas corridor. The Angelika Film Center at Mockingbird Station, the Magnolia Theater at the West Village, the Landmark’s Inwood and the AMC NorthPark Center are the only theaters south of Royal Lane and north of Downtown. Just a few years ago, the UA Cine, UA Plaza, Medallion, Lowe’s Cityplace and West End Theater all showed movies.

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