Regent Cinema

William Street,

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Previous Names: New Cinema

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Regent Cinema

Located in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny. The New Cinema was opened 18th April 1947 with “Underground”. It had a 30ft wide proscenium and was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system. In 1951 it was re-named Regent Cinema. It was closed on 9th August 1998 with “Outer Space”.

It has been demolished and a block of flats and a clinic have been built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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popcorn_pete on April 9, 2017 at 6:23 am

The New Cinema was opened by Amalgamated Entertainment on 18 April 1947 with “Underground” and was the Regent from 1951 under Abbey Films. It closed on 9 August 1998 with “Outer Space”. It also hosted concerts from The Dubliners and Christie Moore and Planxty. The site is now Regent House and includes a physiotherapy clinic.

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