Enjoy a '70s Scorsese classic 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. Now, you can catch a special screening of the Scorsese classic Mean Streets. Starring Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro, Mean Streets depicts the day-to-day battles of a Little Italy gangster trying to keep himself in line. Driven by a dual-motivation to become a respectable gangster like his uncle and his desire to emulate the life of St Francis, this is an interesting counterpoint to the epic portrayal of gangsters in movies like The Godfather. Mean Streets is gritty, candid and completely believable. "Terrific. Top shelf talent at the top of their game, working immediately before they would change Hollywood." – Empire Magazine "A tight, intense masterpiece from Scorsese, writing collaborator Mardik Martin and the iconic stars." – Film4 Certificate: 18. Running time: 1 hour 52 minutes.
"One of the best American films of the decade."