Regent 3 Cinemas

230 Queen Street,
Masterton 5810

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Located in Masterton, north-east of Wellington. Dating from at least the 1940’s, in 1952, the Regent Theatre was listed as being operated by the Kerridge-Odeon chain.

It has since been tripled.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Mark747
Mark747 on July 10, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Superb interior of the auditorium from 1931 before becoming triplex:
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Recent exterior photo:
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Mark747
Mark747 on September 25, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Opened January 31st 1931 the Masterton Regent was designed by Charles Hollinshed in similiar style to The Regent Palmerston North under the Williamsons Theatre Chain. In the early days the Regent was run by a Manager, cashier, door keeper and 7 ushers to fill the 1100 seats. The Theatre suffered badly in the 1980’s before being converted to triplex in the 90’s.
The front of the Regent is celebrated on the Cover of Wayne Brittendens “Celludiod Circus” a history of NZ Picture Theatres: http://www.nzine.co.nz/views/celluloidcircus.html

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