Regun Theater

60 West 116th Street,
New York, NY 10026

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Regun Theater

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The Regun Theater operated from at least 1914 to 1950 or later.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 11, 2007 at 6:11 pm

I added the Sunset at the 125th Street address.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 11, 2007 at 6:17 pm

On the silent theater list, there is a Sunset (W. 125th) Theater which means that the name might have always been Sunset. I just find it odd that it wasn’t listed here already. Good find.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 11, 2007 at 6:25 pm

It’s a team effort.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 12, 2007 at 2:08 am

There is a Broadway Theater aka Loew’s Broadway listed on Cinema Treasures for Brooklyn. That might be the Broadway Theater that you found in the FDYbook? Still nothing on the Amor Theater in Brooklyn which sounds like a porn theater. :)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 12, 2007 at 2:41 am

It could be Loews Broadway, but I have no way to check. You may be right on the porn theater. It could be a new aka for some older house in Brooklyn. Probably not one of the storefront porno places if it was part of a chain.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on February 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm

A rare view of the Regun Theatre’s marquee can be found in the background of this photo copied from a 1930 trade journal. “White Cargo” was a British import based on the 1923 stage hit about a jungle seductress named “Tondeleyo.” Hedy Lamarr would later play the role in MGM’s 1942 version of “White Cargo,” which might also have played at the Regun Theatre, but I can’t say for sure. www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/nycregun.jpg

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 27, 2008 at 12:25 am

Listed in the 1960 Manhattan yellow pages. Phone number was Enrght 9-9878.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on November 27, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Curious to know why that information is considered necessary, especially the phone number. Have you tried calling it? If so, what answer did you get?

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on December 27, 2008 at 3:38 am

Love those mnemonic devices they used for phone exchanges years ago. That sort of charm has been lost to antiquity. Thanks ken mc. Might not be necessary, but a fun tidbit nonetheless. Warren, please re-post a new link to the photo you originally posted on Feb 8th.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 30, 2009 at 12:53 am

The Regun appears in a December 1922 ad for TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY so it was no longer the Imperial by then.

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