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The Regent Theater (at left) along East Washington Street near the Diamond in downtown New Castle. The Regent opened c1916 and was owned (or co-owned at times) and managed by Greek-born businessman Speer Marousis (1889-1972), who also for a time owned the Dome, Penn, and Capitol Theaters and the Fountain Inn Hotel. The Regent ran the first talking picture or “talkie” ever shown in New Castle, “Two O’Oclock In The Morning” starring Noah Berry Sr. and Edith Roberts, in early January 1929. The Regent was closed in 1955 and the building has since to home to various businesses over the years. (c1929) Full Size
New Castle News. Wednesday, Dec 20, 1916.
NCN. Saturday, Aug 25, 1923.
NCN. Tuesday, Dec 30, 1939.
NCN. Tuesday, Dec 31, 1945.