WHAT do Sir Cliff Richard, Andre Rieu and Sheridan Smith all have in common?

They have all had national number ones at the Regent in Christchurch for their event cinema screenings.

The Regent Centre was top of the list in UK and Ireland for admissions to Cliff Richard’s 60th Anniversary Tour (12A) screened last October and November; Andre Rieu’s New Year Concert from Sydney (12A) screened in January; Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl – The Musical (12A) which was screened in November; An American in Paris – The Musical from the Dominion Theatre (12A) and screened at the Regent in May of last year and The King & I from the London Palladium (12A) which was screened at the Regent in November and December.

Tom Howson from Trafalgar Releasing, which licensed Funny Girl, An American in Paris and The King & I for screening at the Regent said: “Overall, The Regent is the most consistently high performing cinema on our books, no doubt about that. Thanks for all the support!”

Regent Centre general manager, Felicity Porter added: “All of this is incredible news!

“What a fantastic start to the New Year and it is such a great tribute to the staff and volunteers who work together so hard to make the Regent Centre the success story it is today.”