|Location||Just north of the corner of Oxford and Bath Streets, Levin.|
Levin's Regent was originally known as the De Luxe Theatre after the De Luxe Company, formed by Honi McMillan and Tom Donovan, who were granted the first lease of the building. It was a ten year lease and they were charged 10 pounds a week. The theatre's first movie was 'The White Sister'. The Regent Theatre was the venue for a wide variety of entertainment including amateur theatricals.
Levin Regent Theatre was designed by Wellington architect James Bennie (1873 - 1945) - a book on James Bennie by Tony Froude was published in 2005.
The theatre frontage in Oxford Street was 120 feet long, finished with brown tiles. It contained five shops, the entrance to the council offices and Social Hall, as well as the cinema foyer.
Regent Court was built on the old site and the new Regent 3 cinema was built on the North side of the Levin Mall carpark.
- Farewell to the Regent li>
- Entrance to Regent Theatre, Oxford St., 1970 li>
- Regent Theatre sweet shop window li>
- First Operatic show in Regent Theatre, Levin, 1926 li>
- Demolition of Regent Theatre, Levin, 1984 li>
- Regent Theatre entrance - 'ANZAC Night' li>
- Early Days with the Regent, Levin li>
Regent Gallery, Regent Court, Oxford Street, Levin