The film that was banned in the UK for 30 years
Built in 1848, Regent Street Cinema was the first in the country to show moving pictures. With a recent renovation restoring it to its former grandeur, it has added an old school touch to the capital's movie scene. Tonight, get ready for a history in cinema with the 1932 classic, Tod Browning’s Freaks. Freaks is a masterpiece of baroque cinema in which a female trapeze artist marries a midget then poisons him for his money. His friends take revenge by turning her into a freak. Tod Browning’s bizarre circus-set horror is a vision of a long-gone weird world. Brace yourselves, it is about to get weird. "One of the most powerful films ever made about the need for humanity and solidarity in the face of cruelty and oppression." – Time Out "To the horror movie, a genre he helped create, he brought a taste for Victorian melodrama and an understanding, which he must have gained in the circus, for the isolated lives of weird and deformed outsiders." – The Observer Certificate: 12A. Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes.