Once upon a time every town in New Zealand had its own regional cinema.  The advent of television, and then video, and then digital on demand and satellite services, contributed to the decline of the regional cinema.

It’s great to places like The Regent, and owner operator Allan Webb, who continue to run picture palaces with a true passion for film and movies in general.

Take a moment to check out their website, including the accumulation of picture memorabilia from around the country.

Journey of a Story will be screening at the regent in the coming months.