New Regent Theatre

3510 NW 17th Avenue,
Miami, FL 33142

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.

Previous Names: Regent Theatre

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New Regent Theatre

The Regent Theatre was opened in 1926 with D.W. Griffith’s “Orphans of the Storm”. In the early-1940’s was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary S.A. Lynch. In 1955 it was renovated by Florida State Theatres and renamed New Regent Theatre. It was closed in 1960.

Contributed by Louis of Pompano Beach

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 14, 2011 at 11:28 am

The Regent operated from 1926 to 1960.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on October 21, 2012 at 2:56 pm

There is some mention of this theater in the Sneaky Kitchen forum. There is a section on Allapatah, which is the neighborhood where the theater resided. Seems it was quite popular with the kids back then. The Dade was close by on NW 36th Street, just East of NW 17th Avenue on the north side of the street. I imaging it was somewhere next to the Western Auto, and Kress department store that was there. There was also a Food Fair supermarket. I never saw the Dade or the Regent Theaters, I guess they closed by the time I was old enough to remember. I grew up in the Allapatah Wynwood area, the only theater that I remember was the Strand on NW 7th Avenue.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 22, 2021 at 8:21 pm

An article about the newly renovated Regent Theatre appeared in Boxoffice of September 10, 1955. It noted that the house had originally opened in 1926 with D. W. Griffith’s Orphans of the Storm.

When the house was being renovated in 1955, operators Florida State Theatres ran a contest through the local newspaper asking for patrons to suggest a new name for the theater. Public sentiment turned out to be overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the old name, so when the theater reopened it was as the New Regent Theatre.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on August 22, 2021 at 8:36 pm

Joe, I actually worked with a Florida State Theatres employee who was very upset that a new name not awarded. He felt that it was a cheap attempt to just keep part of the old marquee by ABC and a sham.

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