Regent Theatre Te Awamutu

$18,935 donated
Given by 245 generous donors in 4 weeks

Donations to keep the Te Awamutu Regent Theatre running.


Hello everyone, I am a current worker at the Te Awamutu Regent Theatre and I am wanting to raise some money to help keep this amazing place open. The Regent Theatre has been open since 1932 and has been managed by Allan Webb since 1974. This theatre is the longest running theatre in New Zealand and I would hate to see it close down. Allan Webb is one of the most generous, giving and down to earth people I have ever met. He has given myself and the community so much so I felt as though this was the least I could to for him in order to lay off a bit of the pressure. During the Covid pandemic, a lot of businesses have suffered, including Allan, and i want to do my best to keep this place running with the help of our community. Allan has worked hard to make sure our community has the best cinema experience and I would hate for future generations to not experience this. Any bit helps and will be greatly appreciated.


Brooke Adler

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I am a long time employee of the Regent Theatre.

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Bills and losses during the Covid pandemic. For future running of the cinema

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A big thank you from Allan  12 April 2021

Firstly, I wish to sincerely thank Brooke for setting up the Give-a-little page for the Regent Theatre. Without her vision and consideration, it would never have eventuated.

Secondly, I feel very honoured that so many people have entrusted me with their contributions in that they will be used to sustain activities until a satisfactory solution is found to keep the Theatre alive for the future.

And finally, to thank everyone for their support and the wonderful comments. It has been difficult to cope with the Pandemic outcome in the Cinema Industry, especially in small rural towns. In the past there have been many setbacks, to the detriment of cinemas, that have caused wide-spread closures. However, the urban locations have always survived in various ways and the rural sector has relied on Trusts to operate cinemas, relying on grants and volunteers, or picture halls as part of cafes moving away from traditional cinemas.

A tremendous thank you to Brooke and all of you wonderful and caring people. I am eternally grateful.


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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 06 Apr 2021
Jenny on 05 Apr 2021
All the best
John on 05 Apr 2021
Keep up the good work Alan, thank you from John & Margaret Sutton.
Kevin Gordon
Kevin Gordon on 04 Apr 2021
Clare on 04 Apr 2021
The Regent Theatre has been a wonderful part of our lives. Don't want to see it lost.

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