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Project Summary

The Regal Cinema 14 Project consist of one large building that contains fourteen movie auditoriums with seating capacities ranging from 63 to 244 seats depending on the theaters. All seats in these theaters are electric powered recliners.  The theater is equipped with a concession area and commercial type kitchen where fresh food may be prepared for public sales. There is a grand lobby with an arched ceiling in excess of 50 feet. The facility has a projector mezzanine which houses extensive lighting controls with the latest automated projection, electrical, security, and sound, equipment.  Their administrative offices can be accessed by two stairways or an elevator.

Skyline’s Project Scope

Skyline Electric was responsible for everything ranging from the electrical distribution, branch circuits and seating power.  Our scope also included the lighting controls, fire alarm, audio, communication and paging systems wiring, , along with  the emergency generator power. The electrical system for the theater consisted of a 480 volt, 1600 amp service that services 53 subpanels ranging in size from 100 amps to 600 amps and voltages of 277/480 volts to 120/208 volts. These panels service the lighting, projection, HVAC, signage, kitchen, communication, security, life safety and general power systems. The building is also equipped with and emergency generator, one 80KW Diesel Generator that feeds two automatic transfer switches which provides power for all egress lighting and critical systems during a power outage.

Project Goals

  • Complete job with zero accidents.
  • Complete job on time and budget.
  • Minimal punch list upon completion.

Systems/Project Specifications

  • 65,000 + Square Feet, 1,540 Reclining Seat Cinema
  • Electrical Contract Price: $1.9M
  • Large Commercial Cinema
  • Generator backup power
  • Extensive Electrical Power and Low Voltage Systems
  • Install specialty Lighting and Control Systems

Key Features of Project

  • 1600 Amp, 277/480 volt distribution system
  • Lighting Control System
  • 80 KW – 480/277 volt emergency generator system
  • 1,500+ powered reclining seats, 240 of which are also wired and equipped with sub-woofer speakers
  • Commercial kitchen area
  • 480 volt, 3-phase automated projectors
  • Complete fire alarm system
  • Paging system
  • Theater surround sound system wiring
  • Crisis Management System
  • Specialty exterior and interior decorative light fixtures and signage
A contract with Skyline Electric Company is an assurance of high quality work.