Allan Webb started this project in 1992 and these volumes are a compilation of some of the information he has collected. Allan Webb has had a long association with the Regent Theatre, an independently owned cinema in Te Awamutu. The volumes of photocopied "scrapbook" material contain a history of cinema in Hamilton and the Waikato and include a timeline, cinema records, photographs, plans, newspaper clippings, advertisements and notes on various cinemas.
Contents: Theatres of Hamilton; vol. 1: Waikato Scrapbook; Hamilton: Royal / Embassy. Vol. 2: Hamilton: Strand / Regent; Hamilton: State / Carlton. Vol. 3: Hamilton: Village Showcase / Rialto; Hamilton: Town Hall / Lyric / Strand / Civic / New Civic; Hamilton: Everybody's; Hamilton: Victoria Theatre; Hamilton: Kings; Campus Movies; Proposed Cinema Complex at Chartwell; Frankton: Frankton Town Hall, Frankton's Own Theatre / Roxy / Vogue; Hamilton: Elm Court Proposed 6-Cinema Complex for Hoyts. Supplement: Newspaper clippings on various cinemas.