Regent Street Cinema Presents: The Hustler
Newman gives an iconic performance in this moody masterpiece
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. The Hustler – an absolute classic – sees a profoundly compelling and rich character study of jaded self-destructive pool player who comes face to face with his own demons. "A wonderful hymn to the last true era when men of substance played pool with a vengeance." – Time Out "The Hustler is one of those films where scenes have such psychic weight that they grow in our memories." – Roger Ebert Certificate: Not rated. Runtime: 2 hours 14 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"its ruthless and odorous account of one young hustler's eventual emancipation is positive and alive."