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Ipswich Regent Theatre first opened it’s doors on 4th November 1929.



 Ipswich Super

On Monday last Ipswich’s new kinema, the Regent, was opened by the Mayor of the borough (Dr. J. F. C. Hossack). A. E. Newbould, P.C.T.’s publicity manager, welcomed the Mayor.

The Mayor, in declaring the theatre open, said that it was owned by a British company, it was designed by a British architect, and built by British labour, and lie hoped that the management would exhibit a good proportion of British films.


Kinematograph Weekly – Thursday 7th November 1929


November 4, 2021 - Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. Hi! Chris, interesting spelling, when was the K replaced with C in Cinema? or have they kept K over there? Bye for now, Jenny

    Comment by Jenny Bell | November 4, 2021 | Reply

    • `Cinematograph’ seems to have been the standard term in the very early days, then `Kinema’ pops up in around 1910-11, is then used interchangeably with `cinema’, before dying out in the late 1940s.

      Comment by summertime75 | November 4, 2021 | Reply

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