Enjoy an awesome movie 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. Pulp novelist Holly Martins (Cotton) travels to a shadowy postwar Vienna only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime. Starring Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles, this is an atmospheric slice of cinematic sublimity. "An iconic film noir that's still fresh despite being familiar." – BBC "Of all the movies I have seen, this one most completely embodies the romance of going to the movies." – Roger Ebert Certificate: PG. Running time: 1 hour 44 minutes.
"This is a unique classic."