Regus Theater

316 Chenango Street,
Binghamton, NY 13901

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Previously operated by: Comerford Theaters Inc.

Architects: H. Sumner Gardner

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Opening 1915

The Regus Theater was opened June 17, 1915 with 1,000 seats. 600 in the orchestra and 200 in the balcony. It was last operated by Comerford Theatres and they closed it July 1, 1951.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

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adamghost on September 10, 2013 at 5:56 am

Closed July 1, 1951, on the same day as the Star Theatre further down Chenango. Both operated by Comerford.

Building was demolished, probably in 1953 or 1954, along with many others to make way for the Binghamton Plaza and a new housing development.

adamghost on September 23, 2013 at 10:50 am

Opened Thursday, June 17, 1915. First feature was five-reel film “The Fire And The Sword.”

adamghost on November 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

The early Royal Theater was only one block away from the Regus, but apparently was a different building.

lgbirt on March 10, 2016 at 6:02 pm

I lived on Munsell St in 1957 and attended 3rd grade Thomas Edison school on Robinson St. The REGAL (Rats Eat Garbage Under Seats) was an empty lot then and is still. The Binghamton Plaza was’t built until 1963. It was constructed on the site of the former Binghamton dump and opening was delayed so that vent pipes could be installed to vent methane gas (from decaying garbage) through the roof.

adamghost on March 12, 2016 at 12:07 am

Good to know Igbirt.

The information about the whens and whys of the demolition came from the Press article at the time. Looks like from what you report some of the plans in motion then were delayed/didn’t happen.

rivest266 on February 16, 2017 at 10:07 pm

Grand opening ad, articles, and photo

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Coleman on October 22, 2018 at 4:31 am

The Regus was on the corner of Chenango and Munsell Sts. This is currently an empty lot next to Cordiscos. It was not a part of any redevelopment nor is it near the Binghamton Plaza. The architect was H. Sumner Gardner of Binghamton.

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