Did you know that the Regent Theatre is turning 100 years old this year? This historic landmark in downtown Oshawa was commissioned and built in 1919, as a Silent Movie and Vaudeville Theatre. The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is proud to be the current steward of this treasured building during this historic milestone, and to have continued the restoration work originally begun by the City of Oshawa. Please visit the History Page of our website for more details about our origins along with pictures of the original interior and exterior of the theatre.
I would like to thank all of our patrons who have supported us over the past eight years. With over one hundred events per year including Concerts, Guest Lecturers and Classic Movie Nights, more than 35,000 people walk through our doors annually. Watch for information about an official Anniversary Celebration later this year, along with free movie nights and giveaways. I encourage you to tell your friends, family and neighbours about this local treasure, and to share your fond memories of the Regent Theatre online. Here’s hoping that our current success will usher in the next 100 years!