Tarkovsky's sci-fi masterpieceRegent 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.
When Kris Kelvin is sent on a mission to the Solaris Space Station, he is confronted with a skeleton crew who display psychological instability due to the presence of “visitors”. It’s not long before Kris begins to encounter his own visitor – his late wife who taunts him with illusionary compassion. Kris must choose whether to cling to reality or submit to the gift of a lost love regained. Tarkovsky’s adaptation of Stanislaw Lem’s acclaimed sci-fi novel has influenced countless filmmakers: come and see why now.
Certificate: 12A. Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes.