Closed for more than a decade, the art deco era Regent Theatre building has effectively stood frozen in time.
Not only that, but even when it was operational, the equipment in some parts of the Regent were of an era long passed.
The Mudgee Guardian was fortunate enough to explore the interior of the building and this email is a special early look at the gallery of photos which will be available at our website at 7pm tonight for subscribers only.
A lot of the fixtures and equipment used in the building are still operational and while some areas are in disrepair, the interior is exactly how many would remember it. It's still surprising how vast the interior of the building feels when you're upstairs.
The upstairs foyer area is still just as it was back in the day. We were joined by a pigeon friend while we were there. Birds have made themselves at home in parts of the building, but thankfully it seems like they've not caused any significant damage.
It was interesting to see Church Street and The Brewery from above, a view not experienced by people for a long time we're sure.
Poking around behind the scenes further revealed old kitchenettes and storage areas for things like film canisters, ticket stubs and the big letters for the signage outside.
For our money, the most interesting part of the building is the projection room. Even when the Regent was operational, it's not a place many people got to see. The equipment is all there in its retro glory and there were even old storage lockers with film still inside.
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