Tony Scott Remembered With Cinematic Tribute at Regency South Coast Village Theater

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As the Los Angeles County coroner continues to probe the apparent suicide of Tony Scott, and a private memorial service is held this weekend, an Orange County theater is whipping up a cinematic tribute to the British-born director.

Regency Theatres South Coast Village in Santa Ana presents "In Appreciation of Tony Scott" Monday through Thursday evenings with four films starring two of his favorite leading men.

Theater operators are asking that patrons wear red hats to show their appreciation for the Hollywood A-lister, who was rarely seen without his trademark red baseball hat.

"Tony Scott was a visionary and had a great eye for action, while immersing you in a great story" states Lyndon Golin, president of Regency Theatres, in an email. "He will go down in history as one of the greatest crowd pleasing directors."

A different crowd pleaser rolls at 7:30 each evening of the tribute, which on Wednesday takes the slot of the regularly scheduled Classic Film Night. The films, brief descriptions and show days are:

MAN ON FIRE

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A former assassin (Denzel Washington) takes revenge on a group that attacks a family he is guarding. Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning and Mickey Rourke also star in the 2004 thriller. (Monday)

CRIMSON TIDE

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Washington is a U.S. naval officer keeping his eye on nuclear submarine commander Gene Hackman's itchy trigger finger at the height of Russian instability in this 1995 dramatic thriller. (Tuesday)

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