Regent Street Cinema Presents: The Big Sleep
Humphrey Bogart on glorious 35mm film
Take a step into British cinematic history at the Regent Street Cinema. Britain's oldest cinema, it was the first place in the country to ever show moving pictures. It kickstarted British cinema with a screening of Cinematographe in 1896. Now, you can catch a special screening of the classic noir thriller, The Big Sleep. The definitive Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall vehicle. Bogart plays Raymond Chandler’s cynical private eye Philip Marlow. He is hired by old General Sternwood to stop a blackmail concerning his daughter but finds himself involved in something much more complicated. "No screen couple, before or since, had as much chemistry as Bogart and Bacall." – The Guardian "Bogart as Marlowe is compelling in this classic thriller that is complex but triumph of atmospheric cool." – Empire Magazine Certificate: PG. Running time: 1 hour 56 minutes.
"The Big Sleep is the best scripted, best directed, best acted…film noir ever made."