A charming glimpse of interwar London
Regent Cinema – Britain's oldest cinema – was the first place in the country to ever show moving pictures, kickstarting British cinema with a screening of Cinematographe in 1896. Since its reopening in May 2015 the staff have been dedicated to both engaging with the cinema's legacy and ensuring its future for audiences and filmmakers. Part of the Noel Coward Film Festival, This Happy Breed follows the fortunes of the Gibbons family from the time they move into their new home in 1919 to the outbreak of the Second World War. A social history in a domestic setting, the film is considered a precursor to modern soaps. The screening will be introduced by Hayley Mills, the daughter of actor John Mills. "Endlessly fascinating." - Time Out "This second of David Lean's four collaborations with Noël Coward provides a fascinating picture of the way we were." - Radio Times Certificate U. Runtime 1 hour 55 minutes.
"This Happy Breed is Noel Coward's proud and loving tribute to the unbreakable British backbone."