The 1949 classic where Alec Guinness plays 8 of the roles
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. A distant poor relative of the Duke of D’Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession. "At once a witty comedy of manners, a grotesque serial-killer caper and an acerbic satire on the class system." – Time Out "The most sophisticated and blackest of the Ealing comedies…" – Film4 Certificate: U. Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"Technically brilliant and savagely funny, serial killing has never looked so much fun."