We screen a selection of the latest popular movies plus a selection of Arthouse, Classics, Festival & International films & documentaries, as well as New Zealand films and documentaries. Located in the Heart of the Bush in the Tararua District, 200km north of Wellington, our community owned and operated cinema proudly brings you a first class Digital movie experience at an affordable price. Beyond our monthly scheduled line-up, our cinema is available for private screenings, school screenings and fundraiser screenings. Both the Upstairs Cinema and the Downstairs Theatre are available for private bookings, hiring and fundraiser events. The Regent Upstairs Cinema is a Member of NZ Motion Picture Exhibitors Association. We are proud to be the sole provider of big screen entertainment to the people of the Tararua District and proud to be a community owned and operated independent cinema.
ATTENTION CORONAVIRUS Due to the Covid19 pandemic affecting worldwide movie release dates, New Zealand release dates and consequently our opening and screening dates may change at short notice. We apologise for any convenience this may cause.
Customers are respectfully requested to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building and record every visit to the Regent via the NZ Government Covid19 Tracer App on your smart phone or manually recording your contact details on the form provided at the front entrance of the theatre. If you have the tracer app on your phone we also strongly advise having blu-tooth turned on.
Thanks Team! Stay Safe! Be Kind !
ADVANCE BOOKINGS BOOKINGS FOR ANY SESSION MAY BE MADE IN PERSON AT THE THEATRE BOX OFFICE OR BY PHONE: 06 376 8607 These are our preferred methods of booking. (Note: the Regent Box Office and phone is usually only attended during normal screening times. Screening times may be found on this web-site or in the weekly Bush Telegraph) BOOK BY EMAIL: email@example.com Note: Email bookings should be made no less less than 24 hours before the session. Email Bookings made after this time cannot be guaranteed PLEASE INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN YOUR EMAIL : Your name A contact phone number The name of the film being booked. Day, Date and Time of session required The number of seats required and whether the booking is for an Adult, Child, Senior Citizen, Student or Community Services card holder. BOOKING FEE:From 1 September 2019, email bookings will incur a $2 fee (per booking) Bookings in person at the box-office & by phone incur no booking fee Seating is unallocated. Doors open 30 minutes prior to screenings. Your ticket/s will be held up to 15 minutes prior to the start of the session booked. Tickets not collected & paid for by 15 minutes prior to the start of the session may be on-sold. Our sessions do not have an intermission unless one is already included in the film Sorry we DON'T have EFTPOS. Payment by cash or cheque only There are 2 eftpos machines about 2 minutes walk south on Main Street.
ADULT: $15 *CONCESSION: $12 CHILD: (primary school)$8 Child Pre-school: (available at G or PG rated family matinees only)$4 *Concession includes: Super Gold Card holders, Community Services Card holders & Secondary school students. (Please show your Concession card or student ID card to get your discount) Sorry, we don’t have EFTPOS but there is an ATM at ANZ and BNZ about 2 minutes walk away. Different charges may apply for SPECIAL EVENT screenings. Our normal screening times are every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, with extra sessions during school holidays and when needed. These times may vary due to unforeseen circumstances
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR REGENT CANDY BAR Our candy bar has a variety of ice-creams, snacks, confectionery and drinks, and for selected movies, (e.g school holiday matinees) freshly popped popcorn. The Regent Candy Bar subsidises the screening of movies at the Regent. Film hire charges, advertising costs and other on-gong running and maintenance costs are very high for a large building like the Regent which means to operate a viable business we need to supplement and subsidise it. Without our candy bar sales we would not be able to continue screening movies at the Regent. We therefore respectfully request our patrons NOT to bring in to the cinema any food or drink items that have NOT been purchased from our Regent candy bar. We appreciate your understanding on this matter and thank you for your support.
Contact us if you would like to join our volunteer staff team or become a Cinema Committee member