Regent Street Cinema

307 Regent Street,
London, W1B 2UW

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HowardBHaas on June 13, 2022 at 1:33 pm

To continue from my 2017 post, I’ve visited this theater each year from its 2015 reopening thru 2019, when I had to pause due to the Pandemic my visits to London from Philadelphia. In 2018, I enjoyed a sold out local premiere of an Australian film “Breadth” which was accompanied by a wine reception, and in 2019, “That’ll be the Day” (1973) with a Q & A with the film writer & producer. Last month, I enjoyed “Downton Abbey: A New Era” here and I posted photos of the beautiful auditorium and marvelous hand drawn staffer posters for the movie and for “Top Gun: Maverick” The history panels showcasing the theater’s most remarkable history are no longer in the concession foyer, but I hope they return.

davidcoppock on May 27, 2017 at 4:07 pm

There is a picture of the cover of the opening programme of the Malborough Hall on 20/2/1896 in the book “ Great scientists – The Lumiere Brothers(Steve Parker)” on page 23.

HowardBHaas on May 15, 2017 at 5:08 pm

This is heritage listed as Ken’s Intro states: “In March 2015, the Regent Street Cinema was designated a Grade II Listed building.” It also deserves more than 5 comments. On vacation from Philadelphia, enjoyed 2 movies here in 2015 including a screening of “Reds” with the screenwriter on stage, and 3 in 2016 including “S is for Stanley” (with special guests -the co-author & the Archivist of Kubrick’s papers on stage), the “Knack…and how to get it” (with special guests including the author of a book on that period of films on stage), and on Halloween, a screening of Halloween. The historic character of this movie theater is wonderful! There are great history panels in the concessions/bar foyer. It really is neat to have a historic movie theater in the central, commercial shopping district, just as there used to be.

davidcoppock on May 15, 2017 at 12:08 pm

This cinema should be heritage listed(if it hasn’t already?)!!

ProjectionistKevin on April 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm

I was a projectionist there when it was a classic in the 70’s

joesales on August 30, 2015 at 11:06 am

I had confused this cinema with the old New Gallery cinema (a Habitat store until they closed) at the other end of Regent Street near Piccadilly Circus.

The actual new Regent Street cinema, situated in between Oxford Circus and Broadcasting House, has been carefully adapted by the University of London from their old lecture hall, removing the original upper balcony, but building over 200 sumptuous tier seats instead.

Quite the most beautiful cinema in London at the moment, in my opinion.

rmayr on April 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Disgusting that the cinema will be destroyed. Absolute shambles that this has been given the go ahead.

KitGreen on October 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Restoration and re-opening confirmed: