Cinema Details

Regent 3 Cinemas (Masterton)

Contact Details
cnr Queen & Peter Jackson Street


Contact Person: Brent Goodwin, or
Phone: 03 3775479


Capacity: 75 + 97 + 160
Screen: Three screens, Fully digital + 35mm.
Sound: Great Dolby 7.1 sound
Seating: Stadium, ranked, flip-up seats
Snackbar: Snackbar, + adjacent Strada cafe
Accessibility: Level access to two ground floor screens
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Geoff's Review
People are often a little unkind about Masterton, for it does not have the visual appeal and tourist pull of other Wairarapa towns, but it certainly has a tremendous cinema. As with other Wairarapa towns, Masterton is increasingly a dormitory town for Wellington.
The entrance and foyer of the Regent 3, which opens to Masterton's main shopping street, evokes grander, more opulent days of cinema-going. Established in 1930, it once had sister cinemas in Palmerston North and Whanganui.
You do need catch out a film here for the auditoriums are something special, and far removed from the bland boxes of the multiplex. The projection is 35mm on to curved screens, with great sight-lines and reproduction. The sound system is something special too and a real treat for film buffs--rich and deep, rather than overpowering.
The Regent 3 screens a good mix of mainstream, holiday programmes and art house title (including National Theatre), with small town ticket prices. It also host the Masterton leg of the NZ International Film Festival.
(I wonder if is the first street named after PJ! )