As the birthplace of British Cinema, the new state-of-the-art auditorium is open to the public as a unique arts venue for screenings, lectures, workshops and events, and has become a landmark for film in the heart of London’s West End.

As well as classic screenings, it also acts as a showcase for our activities and successes in film, TV, moving image and photography enabling students at the University to be part of professional exhibition and industry-led events in the heart of central London.

Regent Street cinema

 

'Birthplace of British cinema' reopens 120 years after showing its first film

- The Telegraph

What's on

Regent Street Cinema features double-bills, premieres, arthouse and international films. The Cinema’s programming is distinctive and highly informed repertory fare, combining classics with a stimulating mix of the best of independent and world cinema, documentary films, festivals and retrospectives.

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Benefits for students

Regent Street Cinema is our very own on-campus cinema, located next to our 309 Regent Street building. As a Westminster student, you'll receive an exclusive 40 per cent discount on regular tickets.

You’ll be able to watch to a huge range of films throughout the year, including new blockbuster releases, film classics, all-nighter movie marathons, documentaries and the best of world cinema.

It also hosts many special events such as award ceremonies, student work showcases and Q&As with Oscar winners.

To book tickets, visit the Regent Street Cinema website.

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Inside the venue

 

 

 

 

Local community

Drawing on the University’s longstanding reputation in film education, the Cinema provides a unique opportunity to engage people from all walks of life, including those who wouldn’t otherwise benefit from the cultural learning, life-enriching experiences and enjoyment it offers.

A range of activities and programmes form part of the Regent Street Cinema’s mission to engage people from all communities: 

  • Low-cost screenings through the Kids’ Kino Club 
  • Filmmaker workshops and School Holiday Activity programmes 
  • Classic Matinee screenings with low-cost entry for over-55s 
  • Special activities targeted at vulnerable groups 
  • Schools outreach and engagement

Find out more about the cinema's work with the local community on the Regent Street Cinema website.

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Special screenings

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Kids club

Drawing on the University’s longstanding reputation in film education, the Cinema provides a unique opportunity to engage people from all walks of life, including those who wouldn’t otherwise benefit from the cultural learning, life-enriching experiences and enjoyment it offers.

A range of activities and programmes form part of the Regent Street Cinema’s mission to engage people from all communities: 

  • Low-cost screenings through the Kids’ Kino Club 
  • Filmmaker workshops and School Holiday Activity programmes 
  • Classic Matinee screenings with low-cost entry for over-55s 
  • Special activities targeted at vulnerable groups 
  • Schools outreach and engagement

Find out more abut the Kids club on the Regent Street Cinema website.

A sign inside Regent Street Cinema titled 'The Birthplace of British Cinema'

Matinée Classics for over 55s

The Classic Matinée programme has brought hundreds of older people back to the Cinema, totalling over 6,000 visits to date.

In partnership with Open Age, the Cinema targets older people in the borough of Westminster, with the aim of tackling loneliness, encouraging social engagement, building confidence and promoting physical and mental activity.

Friendships have been forged and for some it provides one of the few opportunities available for them to interact with others.

Our Matinee Classics bring some of the world’s favourite films back to the screen, every Wednesday at 12pm and 3.30pm. 

To book tickets, please visit the Matinée Classics page on the Regent Street Cinema website.

School workshops

It was such a great day and so well organised… and the films in the cinema were just an icing on an already great cake

– KS2 Teacher at Selwyn Primary School, Newham

 

The cinema works with many schools in the local community and across London to provide enriching opportunities for young people. 

Topics discussed include themes such as diversity, identity and aspiration showcased through the medium of film. Students from all Key Stages and schools are welcome.

The cinema offers screenings that are tailored to the curriculum and offer bespoke programmes at your request. These include:

  • Cinematic heritage and skills workshops
  • ‘The Big Picture’ Aspiration day for KS2 and 3
  • Shakespeare: from Stage to Silver Screen

Find out more about school workshops on the Regent Street Cinema website.

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Hire the cinema

"the venue is so beautiful and ornate it was wonderful to have our films projected in the space. Regent street were also great at allowing us to create an event that was completely bespoke to our needs which was immensely helpful"

– SHOWstudio

 

Regent Street Cinema is a landmark venue for the British film industry and provides a historic setting for your event in the heart of London’s West End.

The cinema has a fully licensed bar with a wide selection of locally produced alcohol and snacks. It is a great place to hold a reception before or after the screening, and the cinema can also provide bespoke catering.

The 187-seat cinema is part of the University of Westminster on London’s Regent Street, near Oxford Circus tube station.

Find out more about cinema hire on the Regent Street Cinema website.

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Support the cinema

If you would like to support the cinema, you will help ensure it continues to play a key role in our community, sharing our heritage and reaching the widest possible audience.

You can also be a part of the restoration by taking part in our Name a Seat campaign; you can name a cinema seat, or choose an exclusive Director’s seats. Your gift will go directly towards supporting the future of this historic venue.   

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Location

307 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW

Contact us

If you have any questions about the cinema or would simply like to learn more, we would love to hear from you.

[email protected]

+44 (0)20 7911 5050