Regal Entertainment Group is the largest movie theater chain in the country. It is either single-handedly destroying the moviegoing experience or keeping theaters open in small towns and updating their equipment where they wouldn't otherwise be able to. Thus the ever running debate over large chains applies even unto the cinema industry.
The theaters operate under the brands they were before they merged into Regal. Although many chains have been merged in over the years, the three major chains you're likely to see are:
United Artists Theatres
Davis Regal Cinemas:
Regal Entertainment Group Tickets sold at Costco should be accepted at all 3 theaters, and Regal Crown Club cards are accepted at all locations. You can earn points and free items at all Regal Entertainment Group locations.
Regal First Look is a pre-trailer show that is broadcast nationally and carries a series of ads and movie facts. Part of the system is seminar and training equipment that allows any theater that is a member of the Regal Group to be rented to provide remote lectures, discussions and training. Microsoft and other large companies sometimes use the equipment to broadcast live national technology launches and developer training seminars with national Q&A sessions. Local groups can also rent theaters. The price varies, but in the early 2000s was running between $450 and $800 depending on equipment and staff used.
See Movie Theaters for other theaters in Davis and the surrounding area, including locally owned and run.