Entertainment

Credits roll for new cinema seat

Regent Cinema Murwillumbah patrons and manager Deborah Flannery can rest easy - its lobby once again features a comfortable red couch.
Regent Cinema Murwillumbah patrons and manager Deborah Flannery can rest easy - its lobby once again features a comfortable red couch. Colin Gilmore

MOVE over The Lord of the Rings.

There's a new epic trilogy in town - Murwillumbah town to be precise.

It all took place in the shadow of Mount Warning instead of Mount Doom, and the story centred on a missing couch rather than a ring.

A heart-warming Easter-miracle-twist features in the story of the Regent Cinema gaining a new red couch for its lobby.

Manager Deborah Flannery said a particularly strong Easter Bunny left a suede, two-seater couch on Sunday night.

"We're not sure of the donor," she said. "They're anonymous.

"Though we did have a lovely local lady who said she was moving and had a red suede couch."

This happy ending was anything but expected late on March 9 when the Regent's red retro vinyl three-seater couch was stolen from its lobby.

The theft created some minor outrage as Ms Flannery said at the time it was "more sentimental than worth a lot."

"We would like it back," she said, and the original's location remains a mystery.

Many vague reports of its whereabouts were reported, such as it joining an unidentified airport flash mob.

"I think it's long gone, but now we enter a new phase of history," Ms Flannery said.

She quashed rumours the disappearing couch was a quirky publicity stunt though admitted it would have been a good idea.

My Daily News discovered the incident on the Regent's Facebook page and it brought significant attention upon the small cinema.

Ms Flannery said it was time to let go of the stolen couch she had expected to "turn up on top of a building, in Knox Park or upside down in a lake."

"I believe it (the new couch) has already been used this morning.

"We've got such a loyal little group of people who support the cinema who were outraged at the theft.

"You've just got to give and the more you do people will give it back ten-fold."

Keep in mind because the Regent's new red lounge is smaller by one seat than the previous, there is still room for one more.

Or many more, as Ms Flannery said it could start a theme throughout the cinema.

Topics:  regent cinema



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