One of the best-loved films of all time
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. David O Selznick’s production of Margaret Mitchell’s best seller remains the pinnacle of polished Hollywood storytelling and craftsmanship. The completed film is a remarkably coherent account of the novel and successfully balances the larger backdrop – the seismic changes affecting the South at the time of the American Civil War with the more intimate story of Scarlett O’Hara (Leigh) a petulant belle wrecking havoc on the lives of others. Certificate: PG. Runtime: 3 hours 42 minutes.
"It is still a towering landmark of film, quite simply because it tells a good story, and tells it wonderfully well."