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The links to the Regent Theatre Art Deco chandelier posted here in 2009 are no longer valid. The photos and historical information on the chandelier can now be found on the link http://www.smartdecorprops.com.au/replica_art_deco_chandelier.html.
There is also visual footage of the Regent Theatre foyer in the film “For Love Alone” starring Sam Neal and Helen Buday. There are several upmarket restaurant scenes that were filmed in the theatre foyer areas. I know, I was there ;–).
There are some recent photos and historical information on the Ritz found on this site.
It is the jewel in the crown of Australian Art Deco picture palaces. The detail in the refurbishment is extraordinary. I took several photos of some of the light fittings which can be found on this page.
The Orion was looking very run down howver it has had a fresh coat of paint and is looking fabulous again. You can see the new look on this page.
Another photo of the Crest can be found on this page.
The Regent Art Deco chandelier was sold in December 2010 and has gone overseas to an unknown buyer in Paris. Its nice to know it has gone back home however it would be great to know who bought it and where it will end up hanging.
The Art Deco chandelier from the Regent Theatre has been reassembled and restored and is being offered for sale. A picture of the chandelier hanging in the basement which has been its home for the past 20 years can be found at http://www.dwcad.com.au/gallery_metro2.html
A photo of the Regent Art Deco chandelier hanging in the foyer and a picture from the Baccarat/Christofle pavillion at the 1925 Paris exhibition can be found here.