The Regent Antiques, Auctions & Cinema is a vintage, craft and retro emporium spanning 3 floors in a restored 1920’s cinema. Come inside and take a look around…
- The Regent Antiques, Auctions & Cinema
- The Regent Antiques
- The Regent Auctions
- The Regent Cinema
- The Regent Ghost Hunts!
- While you’re here…
The Regent Antiques, Auctions & Cinema
Like old things? Finding unusual treasure? Love to repurpose something from the past? You need to visit The Regent!
If you like a stroll you could take a walk Eastwards along Church Street, heading away from the sea. You’ll see The Regent in front of you. If you prefer to drive there’s a handy pay & display car park opposite the door. The address is Cookson Street FY1 3DR, but access it via Caunce Street.
Browse the wide variety of stalls and see what you’ll find… Don’t forget to stop at the vintage tearoom on the first floor. Refresh yourself with a brew and sample a cheeky cake or two! The building itself is an old 1920’s cinema – with the original cinema space restored and films being shown once again.
You could enjoy a full day out at The Regent Antiques, Auctions & Cinema! FREE Entry – open 7 days a week, 10am to 4.30pm (4pm on Sundays)
The Regent Antiques
The big white building with the shiny dome stands at the top of Church Street in Blackpool. Inside is a world of antiques, vintage, craft and retro goods, spanning three floors. With more than 50 amazing stalls, there’s something here for everyone.
Browse through antiques from all era’s – whatever your thing you’ll find it here. From antique ornaments to wartime memorabilia, vintage china and clothing to records and furniture. All the walls are covered in artwork and photo prints – all available to buy.
Tea and Vintage Tearoom
Tea and Vintage serves a wide range of meals, seven days a week. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea with homemade cakes. What are you waiting for? The tearoom is open from Tuesday to Saturday between 10am and 2pm.
The Regent Auctions
Monthly general sale auctions began at The Regent in 2019. They’re held online through the auction site Easylive.
Take a look at the lots on the website – and if you’re local or in Blackpool you can call in to view in the days leading up to the auction. Once the hammer falls you can have your lot posted/couriered to you, anywhere in the world (p&p extra). Or you can call in and collect at no extra cost.
We went to take a look at the auction in progress and see how The Regent Auctions work –
Got something to sell? From a single item to a full house clearance – and if you’ve got a lot of goods to sell someone can come out to take a look/collect. Your goods could be auctioned on the last Thursday of each month between 11am and 3pm. Buy and sell your antiques and curios for just a 17.5% buyers or sellers premium and a minimum £2.50 sellers fee. Pay-outs are made within 7 days of the Auction.
The Regent Cinema
The doors of the Regent Cinema originally opened in 1921, with 1092 seats inside and a retractable roof! For decades it was a popular night out until the appeal of the silver screen tarnished in the late 1960s. By 1969 it was eyes down for bingo during the week. But that all changed in 2016. After some serious refurbishment and restoration, The Regent Cinema reopened the doors once again to the cinema going public.
For example, the old seats (below) were all saved and refurbished. From drab blue to plush red. Single and double seats now available, all with a table for those drinks and snacks. Visit their website
National Theatre Live
In 2023, The Regent Cinema started broadcasting National Theatre Live – where the best of British theatre comes to a cinema screen near you. Look out for the logo and enjoy the best of live theatre in Blackpool.
Whether you prefer serious drama, romcoms or sold-out award-winning hits, this is unmissable theatre. It’s filmed live from Britain’s most exciting stages and broadcast to over 700 cinemas across the UK and many more around the globe. Plays are filmed in front of a live theatre audience, but optimised for the big screen. It’s the next best thing to being there.
The actors on stage deliver their performances as they normally would any other night. To make sure that cinema audiences have the best seat in the house, camera positions are tailored to capture each production. Technical teams make sure every element on stage such as lighting, hair and make-up look fantastic on the big screen.
What’s on – Friday Nights on the Silver Screen
Friday nights, films showing at 7.30pm. The Regent Cinema is now an independent venue showing classic films across all ages. Revisit the glory days of a night at the pictures – when a cinema trip was a special treat. Make it a night out with a drink and a snack in the fully licensed diner. Lagers, glasses of wine and single spirits all at a very reasonable £2.50 each.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – 24 Nov at 7.30pm
Harry Potter, an eleven-year-old orphan, discovers that he is a wizard and is invited to study at Hogwarts. Even as he escapes a dreary life and enters a world of magic, he finds trouble awaiting him. PG rating, 2001. BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
Gremlins – 1 Dec at 7.30pm
A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. PG rating, 1984. BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
It’s a Wonderful Life – 8 December at 7.30pm
When a frustrated businessman, George Bailey, becomes suicidal, an angel from heaven, Clarence, is sent to him. To his change of heart, she shows him what life would have been without his existence. U rating, 1946. BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
The Polar Express – 15 December at 7.30pm
A young boy boards a train and embarks on an extraordinary journey to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. His life takes a turn after he encounters special people that make his journey memorable. U rating, 2004. BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
Elf – 22 December at 7.30pm
Buddy, a human, is raised amongst elves at the North Pole. When he discovers that he is not an elf, he travels to New York to search for his biological father. PG rating, 2003 BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE
Hire the CINEMA for your EVENT!
Be quick and take advantage of this FANTASTIC half price OFFER!
The Regent Cinema is offering 50% off private hire of the venue, for a limited number of bookings only. It means you can hire the cinema for your special 2022 event for just £150! Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, baby shower or staff do, enjoy a film of your choice whilst taking advantage of the fully licenced diner. For more info ring 01253 290879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – and don’t forget to mention you saw it on Visit Fylde Coast!
The Regent Ghost Hunts!
Whether you’re an experienced paranormal investigator or a beginner, A Ghost Hunt at the historic Regent Cinema in Blackpool is an absolute must! Join Haunted Rooms UK to explore on 12 August, 7 October, 16 December – from 8pm to 2am
It’s the last surviving example of an old-style cinema in Blackpool, with many of its original historic features still on show today. Stepping foot through the old cinema doors takes you right back to the roaring twenties, and perhaps face to face, with one of the many spirits that are believed to reside here.
Disembodied footsteps, whispers, shadow figures, full-bodied apparitions, and eerie laughter have all been reported in this historic building.
Regarded as one of the most haunted locations in the North West, you’ll have exclusive access to the building, with full access to areas otherwise off-limits… Do you have what it takes to join us on a real ghost hunt experience at one of the most haunted buildings in the country?
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