The men who broke the bank – and lost the cargo
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. A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbour to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers. "…tremendously good fun…" – The Guardian "…the performances, writing and plotting are faultless." – Time Out Certificate: U. Runtime: 1 hour 21 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
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