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Regal Westgate Stadium 11

2007 Photo from the James Gonzalez collection.
Regal Entertainment Group
4477 S Lamar Blvd
Austin TX 78745
(512) 416-5700

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Record #11759  
 Opened: December 12, 1986
Architectural Style(s):
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Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Westgate 8, Presidio 8
 Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Presidio Theatres, Act III Theatres, Regal Cinemas

Information for this tour was contributed by James Gonzalez.

Opened in 1986 as AMC 8 Theatre, inside of Westgate Mall in SW Austin.

When ACT III Theatres purchased the Presidio Theatres chain in the late 1980s, they also purchased all the AMC Theatres in Austin.

Officially called Presidio 8 Theatres, it was more commonly called the Westgate 8 Theatre.

About the time Regal Cinemas merged with ACT III Theatres (late 1990s), the Westgate 8 was forced to close due to Westgate Mall being remodeled from an enclosed mall to a strip mall. The closure gave Regal the opportunity to remodel the Westgate and add 3 new stadium seating auditoriums.

The theatre reopened in the summer of 1999 as Regal Cinemas Westgate 11. The original 8 (sloped floor) auditoriums were converted to riser seating auditoriums. Riser seating is not exactly stadium seating, but is a little more than steps on a sloped floor.

An article in the 5/26/1989 edition of the Austin American-Statesman reported that ACT III had just bought five area theatres from AMC that Thursday (5/25/1989): "three first-run theatres, the Westgate 8, Northcross 6, and the Riverside 8, and two discount theatres, the Aquarius 4 and the Southwood 2.

Act III acquired this and all of AMC's Austin theatres in May of 1989 and operated it under the Presidio Theatres brand.

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October 2016 photos from the Scott Neff collection.

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January 2012 photos from the Scott Neff collection.

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February 2007 photos from the James Gonzalez collection.

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Last featured 12/11/2016. Last edited 8/30/2019.

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