Two area Regal theaters have completed renovations to king-sized recliners.
The Quaker Crossing and Regal Walden Galleria Stadium 16 & RPX complexes now have the new recliners in all theaters - the Quaker in Orchard Park has 18 screens and the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga has 16.
These black recliners have a padded headrest and footrest that can be raised and lowered to multiple positions with a remote control button on the inside arm. Wider armrests feature a generous cup holder. The rows of larger seats are spaced out enough you can be fully reclined and still have a person walk in front of you.
These larger recliners and the additional space between rows mean less seating in the theaters so take advantage of being able to reserve your seat ahead of time. Go to Fandango, find your theater, movie and time and pick out your seat just as you would for a concert. This means you can arrive right at showtime without worrying about having seats together or if the movie is sold out.
The Regal theaters join the national trend of this plush new seating that started locally with the AMC Maple Ridge in 2014. The local independent chain Dipson Theatres also converted to the new seating at its Dipson Amherst and McKinley 6 and the Chautauqua Mall in Lakewood. Dipson also renovated its Flix Stadium 10 in Lancaster with high-back rockers and D-box seating.