Where dreams live on
Originally built at a cost of £10,850, the historic Rangiora Town Hall opened on 27 May 1926 as Everybody’s Cinema. Being the first cinema screen to open in Canterbury and seating 600, the main hall was designed to host both moving pictures, and live performances.
In 1931, the name was changed to the Regent Theatre and over the following years the building went through a number of alterations.
After the tragic events of the Feb 2011 earthquake, the building underwent a complete makeover. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the beautifully refurbished and restored Town Hall complex has re-emerged with not only a fully restored auditorium, but also three state-of-the-art digital cinemas.
Local company “Alice in Videoland” has been appointed as the preferred operator for this impressive new facility. With in-house film experts and historians, the team at Alice will continue to bring their legendary good taste in contemporary film to the theater-goers of Rangoria, and the Canterbury region.
Award winning wines and selected craft beers, along with your favourite classic movie fare, promises to enhance this new cinema experience.