Enjoy a film noir based on James M Cain’s novel at Britain's oldest cinema
Regent Street Cinema is Britain's oldest picturehouse. On 21 February 1896, it became the birthplace of cinema in the UK, when the Lumière brothers used their Cinematographé machine to show the earliest of moving images to a paying audience. Having reopened in May 2015, the staff have been dedicated to engaging with the cinema's groundbreaking legacy, showcasing everything from classic films, internationally acclaimed work and even the odd blockbuster. Now, you can catch a special screening of Billy Wilder's key film noir Double Indemnity. Phyllis Dietrichson seduces insurance agent Walter Neff into murdering her husband in order for her to be able to collect his accident insurance policy. Then, in the period afterwards, the pair begin to become suspicious of one another. "Double Indemnity is the season's nattiest, nastiest, most satisfying melodrama." – Time Magazine "Right up there with Billy Wilder's very best work." – Film4 Certificate: PG. Running time: 1 hour 47 minutes.
" Film noir is the most intoxicating of Hollywood cocktails, and none is more potent than Double Indemnity."