Enjoy a love letter to film itself 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. In 1966 Francois Truffaut sat down with Alfred Hitchcock to conduct a series of interviews about the craft of directing. Candid, detailed and unpretentious, to the rising school of film directors who got their hands on this text, it was revolutionary. Martin Scorsese, David Fincher and Wes Anderson and many more appear. "It's a terrific primer on an important slice of film history." – Entertainment Weekly Certificate: PG. Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes.
"A buoyant tribute."