Regent Street Cinema Presents: In Which We Serve
Noel Coward's wartime classic
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. Noel Coward produced, wrote, starred in, co-directed and even composed the incidental music for this classic British war film – the story of a destroyer and its crew. The ship is sunk and we share the back stories of the survivors as they cling to a life raft. The film was awarded a special Oscar for outstanding production achievement. The screening will be preceded by a video talk from the world’s foremost Coward Scholar, Dr Barry Day (editor of The Letters Of Noel Coward), introducing the work of Noel Coward both on and off the screen. "One of the most eloquent motion pictures of these or any other times." – New York Times "A paean to a lost world." – Radio Times Certificate U. Running time 1 hour 55 minutes.
"In Which We Serve is not only one of the greatest of all British war movies but also marks the mighty David Lean's first major contribution to cinema."