The Regal Stonefield brought Charlottesville its first stadium-seating theaters. But it also contributed to the closing of the last two movie theater options in town.
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Movie monopoly? Regal faces lawsuits around the country

In 2000, Charlottesville had seven movie theaters. For most of 2015, it had one—Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 and IMAX—until the Violet Crown Cinema opened downtown late last year. “That’s one theater too many for Regal,” says Adam Greenbaum, owner of the Visulite in Staunton and the beloved Vinegar Hill Theatre in Charlottesville, which closed in […]

This home on East Jefferson Street has been condemned for four safety, health and sanitation violations to the Virginia maintenance code. Staff photo

Condemned house: City prepares to take next step

A house on East Jefferson Street, flanked by doors that could hardly be opened, was deemed unfit for human occupancy for being littered with items that made it “impossible to safely travel through the house in the event of an emergency,” just weeks before the emergency responders evacuated a man through a window of the home. […]