Regent Theatre

7 Medford Street,
Arlington, MA 02474

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on April 25, 2016 at 12:38 am

The Regent celebrated its 100th anniversary yesterday (Sunday, April 24, 2016) by showing the same movie that it opened with in 1916: “Rags” with Mary Pickford. They also presented seven short vaudeville acts before the film.

spectrum on December 28, 2014 at 10:22 pm

The Regent was built in 1916, according to their website.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on May 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Report for the Regent Theatre, made in 1941. The theater was on Medford St., was in Poor condition; had been showing MGM product for over 10 years; and had 735 orchestra seats and 297 balcony seats; total: 1,032 seats. There is an exterior photo taken in May 1941.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 4, 2009 at 2:07 pm

The Regent is listed under Arlington MA in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook. It’s listed as having 800 seats and open 7 days per week.

RobertR on November 30, 2004 at 10:39 am

I despise this whole sing-a-long thing.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on November 30, 2004 at 10:21 am

The web site given here is not correct. It should be:

The theater is mostly used for live shows now, but occasionally movies are still shown. Sing-a-Long Sound of Music played here several times, and Sing-a-Long Wizard of Oz is coming next month.

CathyNovick on March 29, 2003 at 2:39 am

Since the Fall of 2001, the Regent has been under new management. The Bombay Cinema (the nickname of the Indian Film program) has moved to a location in Boston. There is a thriving mix of live performances and classic films now showing here.