Regal Cinemas began in 1989 in Knoxville, Tennessee with Mike Campbell as CEO. The company grew quickly, opening more upscale cinemas in suburban areas.
Throughout the 1990s the company acquired several smaller theaters, including Act III Theaters, Cobb Theaters, RC Theaters, and National Theater Corp.
Regal operates the second-largest theater circuit in the United States, with over 7,307 screens in 564 theaters as of June 2016. The three main theatre brands operated by Regal Entertainment Group are Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres, and Edwards Theatres.
In late 2017, Regal was acquired by Cineworld for $3.6 billion. It is unknown if Cineworld will move Regal’s current headquarters, which are located in Knoxville, Tennessee.