Regent Theater

65 East Avenue,
Rochester, NY 14604

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Texas2step on June 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm

This one opened on November 10, 1914.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on March 3, 2014 at 8:38 am

An article about the Regent.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm

The Regent hosted at least one live event in its last year. The March 24, 1973, issue of Billboard said that B.B. King would perform at the house on April 1.

The Regent was being operated by Paramount in 1946, when the July 2 issue of The Daily Record, a Rochester business and legal publication, reported that the chain would remodel the Center Theatre and rename it the Paramount, and build a new lounge at the Regent. The architect for remodeling the Center was Michael J. DeAngelis, and though the article didn’t specify him as the architect of the Regent project, it’s likely that it was a package deal and he designed both.

jasen on February 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Every theater that was purchased by the Martina Chain,was downgraded into a secondary show house and eventually closed as a result of poor management.

lulu73 on October 20, 2011 at 9:56 am

I have a transom stained glass window that came from a theatre in Rochester. My father bought it in the 70’s. I’m wondering if it’s from this theatre, or possibly another still-standing theatre. It has a cornucopia design. If anyone has any info about this, please respond. Thank you.

dhroc on June 22, 2011 at 7:24 am

When it closed it was part of the Martina Theatres chain. After closing it was used by the Rochester Film Festival occasionally. Saw “Weekend of a Champion” about racer Jackie Stewart here. It was a small older theatre but very nice in its day.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 8, 2005 at 10:50 am

The Regent closed early 1973 and was demolished in November 1973. The No. 40 Wurlitzer Hope-Jones organ was saved from the theatre as it was being torn down and was put into storage by the Rochester Theatre Organ Society.