Mary Frost (born 1937, Norton-in-the-Moors) remembers trips to the Regent as a very special occasion:
"I can remember when I was a little girl we went to the Regent in Hanley. That was very posh, to go to the Regent in Hanley, because there was the Regent Cafe, so that was a real treat if you went there. I can remember at Christmas you always went to the Regent Cafe and then were taken to the Regent cinema. The cafe was upstairs, you went in the foyer, I seem to remember steps and then like a carriageway ... and of course you see there wasnít many cafes, when you think about it, there was nowhere to go like that ... You had your best things on if you were going there ... black-button shoes and I remember I had a red coat, years and years ago ... It was special to go there, that was a treat, you were taken as a treat."
earliest memory of going to the cinema was
being taken by her mother to the Regent when
she was three, to see Snow White and the