Regal Theatre

42 State Street,
Hartford, CT 06103

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Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on January 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm

The newly built Regal opened on September 15th 1928. At the time, it was reported to be the first Hartford cinema equipped for both Movietone and Vitaphone. The feature, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” was in Movietone, but supporting vaudeville shorts were in Vitaphone. The Regal also had an Austin pipe organ.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 29, 2010 at 3:16 am

In early 1948 the Regal showed the Italian films Shoe Shine and To Live in Peace, not typical of their policy.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 23, 2007 at 12:51 pm

Two photos with the Regal in the foreground and the Princess in the background can be found on page 25 of the “Images in America” book Hartford, Volume I. You can see the marquee displays on the Regal. The Verdict and Child of Divorce in one (both 1946), Tomorrow the World (1944)and Song of the Sarong (1945) on the other. On the Princess program in the photo 1946 was The Dark Corner.