Two great films about crime and the cityTake 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 double bill screening of some classic film.
Tonight's all about two different cities, two different kinds of criminal, two great films. In The Long Good Friday, Harold (Bob Hoskins) is a powerful mob boss whose turf covers the London waterfront and sizeable amounts of cash. His life of luxury is interrupted as the Easter weekend dawns and two of his men are violently murdered and he inadvertently finds himself a target for the IRA. Then in Taxi Driver, an alienated battle-scarred loner (Robert de Niro) embarks on a mission of misguided revenge in the seedy underbelly of a night-time Manhattan.
"Has a shaky, peculiarly British charm that still makes it irresistible." – Time Out (on The Long Good Friday)
"The blend of Schrader's script, Scorsese's direction and De Niro's performance is both riveting and unnerving. A film that will stay with you forever." – Empire Magazine (on Taxi Driver)
Certificate 18. The Long Good Friday running time: 1 hour 49 minutes. Taxi Driver running time: 1 hour 52 minutes.