Enjoy Maggie Smith working her magic on the screen at Britain’s oldest cinema
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 film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who “temporarily” parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. "The movie equivalent of cosying up with a warm buttery crumpet in front of the fire on a winter's day." – Time Out "The joy of the film comes in watching Smith work her magic." – Toronto Star Certificate: 12A. Running time: 1 hour 44 minutes.
"Maggie Smith should be her own UN World Heritage site."