Regent Theatre

3 St. Helen's Street,
Ipswich, IP4 1HE

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Bigmitre on January 20, 2016 at 3:21 am

The organ was a 165 divided special – the chambers were on the LEFT hand side of the building one above the other. The blower was under the stage and the wind trunking made its way up to the organ chamber and also along the understage corridor to the console which was fixed in the centre of the orchestra pit.

madorganplayer on February 4, 2012 at 9:07 am

The Regent WurliTzer was a style 165 X (2 manual six sets of pipes)which was quite rare.It means that its pipework was divided into two chambers one above the other on the right hand sidewall.It was removed in the early sixties or even 1959 and the chambers were used for air conditioning.This was broken up for parts although the little French console was paired up with a similar organ at from the Gaumont Exeter.This organ lost its console during the war.It now resides-ipswich console and Exeter pipework at the Burtey Fen collection in Pinchbeck,Lincolnshire.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 27, 2010 at 10:46 am

Photographs of the Regent/Gaumont, and its Wurlitzer organ console:

Ian on February 22, 2006 at 9:07 am

Interior photo from 2006 here:

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and a photo of Odeon 2 as a bar here :

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 11, 2005 at 5:23 am

An exterior photograph (early 1970’s?) of the Gaumont/Regent, Ipswich here:
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