Regent Street Cinema Presents: The Matrix
A landmark film and quite possibly the ultimate expression of cyberpunk
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 computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role against its controllers. The film has influenced special effects in action sequences ever since. "A wildly cinematic futuristic thriller that is determined to overpower the imagination" – Los Angeles Times "…technically mind-blowing, style merged perfectly with content and just so damn cool." – Empire Magazine Certificate: 15. Runtime: 2 hours 16 minutes. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.
"Almost untenably cool, but beneath the sheen there's substance."