Regent Theatre

1912 Seventh Avenue,
New York, NY 10026

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 1, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Near the beginning of the 1951 movie “Teresa,” there is a shot of what seems like this theatre, displaying the 1947 movie “Fiesta” on the marquee, possibly put there to indicate the immediate post-war setting of the story about a G.I. and his Italian wife.

LugosiResearch
LugosiResearch on December 30, 2012 at 2:04 am

On Thursday 8 February 1951, Bela “Dracula” Lugosi presented his in person Horror and Magic Stage show at RKO Regent. Currently I am conducting research on all things Lugosi; if anyone out there actually saw this show and/or has memorabilia (poster, handbill, photos) related to this show, please contact Bill at Thanks in advance for any assistance!

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on October 21, 2012 at 9:43 pm

in regards to AL A.’s comment of 11/15/10. the info in the intro at top is no mistake. the film “Pandora’s Box” which opened the Regent starred John Bunny and co-starred Lillian Walker as the person the title refers to.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on February 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm

was the Regent the first movie palace built in the U.S. or
simply the first movie palace built in NYC?

iatse311
iatse311 on December 1, 2010 at 8:47 pm

im sure they meant first movie palace…

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on November 15, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Hmmm.

It also appears to have managed to open the 1929 film “Pandora’s Box” in 1913.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on February 27, 2010 at 3:53 am

The Regent re-opened and was still showing movies in 1964.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on January 30, 2009 at 6:26 pm

The Regent stopped showing movies in 1963.

BobFurmanek
BobFurmanek on February 23, 2006 at 4:38 pm

To promote his new film “The Ladies Man,” Jerry Lewis appeared on stage at this theater on July 12, 1961.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 15, 2005 at 1:27 pm

There is a picture of this theater in Entertainment Weekly issue 833, as the first movie palace. (This issue also has a lot of other theater info that would interest members of this site)