Regent Street Cinema Presents: Blithe Spirit Introduced By Twiggy
Introduced by Twiggy
Noël Coward is undoubtedly one of Britain's finest novelists, playwrights, actors and directors all rolled into one. His reputation, body of work, and style continue to influence and impress modern artists and audiences. In celebration of that, Regent Street Cinema has launched a season of films dedicated to all those creations in which he had a hand. A cynical writer (Rex Harrison) invites a local medium (Margaret Rutherford) to hold a seance in his home, hoping it will provide material for a book he is writing. She only succeeds in conjuring up the ghost of his flirtatious first wife, who proceeds to make life unbearable for his second wife. Based on Coward’s 1941 play that broke theatrical records and is still his most revived. This was the last of the famous collaborations between David Lean, Antony Havelock-Allen, Ronald Neame and Noel Coward. The viewing also features a special introduction from '60s model and close friend of Coward's, Twiggy. Regent Cinema – Britain's oldest cinema – was the first place in the country to ever show moving pictures, kickstarting British cinema with a screening of Cinematographe in 1896. Since its reopening in May 2015 the staff have been dedicated to both engaging with the cinemas legacy and ensuring its future for audiences and filmmakers. Certificate: U. Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"Nifty special effects for the time, and plenty of Coward's inimitable wit and repartee."