Regent Theatre

23 US-422 Bus,
New Castle, PA 16101

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Regent Theatre

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The Park Theatre was opened in 1913. It was located at 21-23 E. Washington Street, around the corner from the Penn Theatre, near the center of downtown New Castle (on ‘The Diamond’.) Originally built as a nickelodeon to complete with Warner’s Cascade Picture Palace and the Dome Theatre and Nixon Theatre, it was remodeled and renamed Regent Theatre in 1916.

A simple yet comfortable theatre, The Regent Theatre was home to first-run B movies and double features from the likes of such studios as Monogram, Astor and Republic Pictures. It was certainly ‘the’ place for serials, action and western films. All in all, a very popular place.

The Regent Theatre closed in 1955

Contributed by Jack Oberleitner

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Richardkalata
Richardkalata on August 29, 2011 at 6:39 am

The fire in 1949 ultimately helped the Penn Theater. Not only did they lose a competitor (REGENT) They gained badly needed parking space, directly across the street.This parking lot remained for the rest of “Penn Theater’s Days”

moviemanretired
moviemanretired on August 1, 2013 at 10:34 am

I uploaded the picture from a collection of old pictures and the marquee reads the Rough Riders. The Rough Riders was a series of 8 film released from 1941-1942. Picture was taken sometime then. No remarks were made on the photograph when it was taken.

BDirisio
BDirisio on May 28, 2017 at 10:12 am

The theater was built as the Park in 1913, sold in 1916 and renamed the Regent. It was located at 21-23 E. Washington Street. It operated through 1955. It was not destroyed by fire and the structure is still standing.

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