Regent Street Cinema Presents: Ninotchka
Hear the famous Garbo laugh in this all-time 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. For this film, catch the 1939 classic Ninotchka. The film follows the icy Soviet commissar Ninotchka who travels to Paris to sell jewels for cash, where her cold heart is melted by love, Paris and Count Leon's (Melvyn Douglas) smug hedonism – "Ninotchka, it’s midnight: one half of Paris is making love to the other half’. "Ninotchka is delicate flirtation and political satire made into a perfect whole, and a reminder of skills that studio writers have largely lost." – Time Out "One of the sprightliest comedies of the year." – New York Times Certificate: universal. Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes.
"Iridescent and teaming with vitality, Garbo glows in her penultimate film."