Regent Street Cinema Presents: The Lady From Shanghai
Orson Welles does film noir
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 Orson Welles' film noir classic The Lady From Shanghai. A sailor becomes involved in a scam with a beautiful woman and her lawyer husband. But complications arise and the sailor soon finds himself being tried for murder. The hall of mirrors climax is widely hailed as one of the greatest scenes in cinematic history – now's your chance to see cinema history, sitting in cinema history. That's a whole lotta heritage. "It has an irresistible energy." – The Guardian "The hall-of-mirrors shootout finale is a canonic classic." – The Financial Times Certificate: PG. Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes approx.
"A magnificent mess of switchbacks and revelations, climaxing with one of cinema's most outrageously inventive sequences."