An esoteric exercise in film excellence
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 sci-fi classic The Forbidden Room. A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way towards progressive ideas on life and love. "I've never taken LSD and wandered around a film archive, but I imagine the experience might be similar to The Forbidden Room." – The Guardian "Its utter indulgence in esoterica paradoxically leaves it most vulnerable to the beating heart of this great artist of self-therapy." – Slant Magazine Certificate: 12A. Running time: 2 hour 10 minutes.
"Maddin remains a unique treasure, and The Forbidden Room is one hell of a trove."