Regent Theatre

71 Elm Street,
Sudbury, ON P3C 1R6

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 6, 2012 at 12:50 am

The Regent Theatre in the photos probably opened in early 1923. The October, 1922, issue of The Bridgemens Magazine ran this item:

“Sudbury—Theatre—Regent Theatre, Ltd., had plans prepared by Hall & Duerr, architects, Lumsden building, Toronto. 2-story and basement, 50x120 feet, concrete, brick and steel. $150,000.”
Sudbury: Rail Town to Regional Capital, by Carl Murray Wallace and Ashley Thomson, indicates that this project was a new building for an existing theater. The book doesn’t say if the new Regent was on the same site as the old one or not.

Hall & Duerr designed at least five theaters. After dissolving his partnership (1919-1926) with B. Kingston Hall, architect Herbert George Duerr established his own practice, and over the next quarter century or so he designed or remodeled at least twenty more theaters, many for the Famous Players chain.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Here is a postcard view from 1938.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Here are some pictures of the Regent Theatre in Sudbury taken in 1947:

Entrance

Auditorium

Auditorium, from the balcony

Auditorium, from the stage

Lounge

Lounge

Here is an exterior view taken in 1963, based on the film being shown.