The Regal may have cost about $11 million to build.
The grand opening film at the biggest and most luxurious movie theater in Charlottesville was Skyfall, the newest movie in the James Bond spy series; and, appropriately, the box office faces Bond Street. The Regal Stadium 14 celebrated its opening on Friday, November 9 with this film on multiple screens including its three-and-half-story high Imax cinema. While crowds were big, the weekend didn't go off without a hitch as the theater was evacuated on Sunday evening the 11th of November around 6:30 after a fire alarm sounded. According to one moviegoer, an employee suggested the issue may have resulted from a smoky popcorn machine or from a fire alarm prank. Evacuated customers were permitted back into the theater after about 30 minutes and were told they could use their ticket stubs to gain admission to a future show. A reporter's next-day phone call to the theater management did not reveal any additional information.