Regent Street Cinema Presents: Safety Last
Harold Lloyd’s most-famous comedy
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. Harold Lloyd is a sales clerk in a department store who finds himself hanging off the hands of a collapsing clock on the side of a skyscraper high above the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Harold’s legendary building climb is breathtaking—and hilariously funny—at the same time. What is even more amazing is that the sequence was achieved without any rear-screen projection or special effects. "The other great silent comics defined their own worlds; Lloyd lives dangerously in ours." – Chicago Reader "One of the best of this era." – Empire Magazine Certificate: U. Runtime: 1 hour 7 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"No words are necessary to illustrate Lloyd's genius as he gets into deeper and deeper trouble."