Universal Monster Season at UK’s oldest cinema

imgresThe UK’s oldest cinema, Regent Street Cinema, looks to the future with a selection of eclectic, vibrant and exciting programming highlights for January/February 2017 with a range of unique Double Bills, musical screenings, monster medleys and regular screening events to inspire and delight.

Kicking off the new year with a scream is the UNIVERSAL MONSTER SEASON which sees DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN and THE WOLF MAN back on the big screen to affectionately terrorise a new generation of filmgoers. Universal’s classic monster films is a very rare chance to enjoy on the big screen- all on a Sunday afternoons throughout January and February. The season kicks off on Sunday 8th January Tod Browning’s iconic 1931 DRACULA, starring the inimitable Bela Lugosi in the title role.
Here are the full list of films screening:image007
Sunday 8th January – DRACULA
Sunday 8th January – NAPOLEON
Sunday 15th January – THE WOLF MAN
Sunday 22nd January – THE MUMMY
Sunday 5th February – FRANKENSTEIN
Sunday 12th February – THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
Sunday 19th February – THE INVISIBLE MAN

There are musical highlights with screening events from Soul Jazz Records who continue their series on Blaxploitation films and Heavenly Films who present documentaries, exclusive introductions, Q&As and much more. In association with Kush Films Boutique, the cinema also presents the UK premiere of BAZODEE starring the Caribbean king of Soca music Machel Montano who will be bringing a ray of sunshine to the red carpet.

Regent Street Cinema continue to programme the most eclectic and fun DOUBLE BILLS in town from Richard Linklater’s DREAM IS DESTINY and A SCANNER DARKLY to films from likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Spike Lee, Dustin Hoffman, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Carol Reed and Casey Affleck. The cinema’s Saturday morning Kids’ Kino Club and Matinee Classics on Wednesday afternoons, preceded by a performance from the cinema’s stunning original 1936 Compton Cinema Organ, show there really is something for every cinematic taste.

image005Since its restoration in 2015, the Regent Street Cinema, situated in the heart of Central London and proudly part of The University of Westminster, has established itself as a home to the global film community through its support of world film festivals. Reflecting this, the January/February Programme includes partnerships with Australia House, Cinema Italia UK and Russian classics to name a few and with awards season upon us, the cinema presents acclaimed frontrunners Damien Chazelle’s LA LA LAND, Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE, and Kenneth Lonergan’s MANCHESTER BY THE SEA.

Regent Street Cinema Director Shira Macleod has said:
“We are very pleased to bat away the January Blues with our unique selection of exclusive premieres, repertory screenings, retrospectives, documentaries, animation and experimental cinema. We are also excited to now be partnering with Organic to bring these truly special films and more to a broad range of audiences.”

Other upcoming programming highlights at Regent Street Cinema include:

Explore the 60s & 70s NYC music scene with Jim Jarmusch’s GIMME DANGER, DANNY SAYS, a noholds-barred documentary about the life and work of Stooges, MC5 and Ramones manager Danny Fields and EAT THAT QUESTION: FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS.

KINO KLASSIKA – BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN with Instant –Orchestraimage012
Throw off your chains and grab your guitar! BBC Late Junction DJ Max Reinhardt leads an instant orchestra of professional and non-professional musicians (simply arrive with your musical instrument and 6 members of the audience will be picked to join in) drawn from across London, to bring a contemporary response to an extraordinary piece of Soviet Cinema.

Escape the tawdry madness of modern-day Valentine’s Day with screenings of BRIEF ENCOUNTER & BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S and a free glass of fizz.

For full listings, please check out: https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/


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