Regent Street Cinema

The Regent Street Cinema, just off Oxford Circus, is one of the UK’s oldest entertainment venues, recently restored  by the University of Westminster, reinstating one of the most historic cinemas in Britain to its former grandeur.


Originally built in 1848 the historic venue has been recently restored to its former glory 

Built in 1848 and housed within the Polytechnic Institution on London’s Regent Street, the cinema was the first in the country to show moving pictures. In 1896, the cinema showcased the Lumière brothers’ Cinématographe to a paying audience, and, as the curtain fell, British cinema was born.

After being used as a student lecture hall by the university since 1980, it was restored into a working cinema featuring a state-of-the-art auditorium as well as an inclusive space for learning, cultural exchange and exhibitions. It is a truly landmark venue for the British film industry in the heart of London’s West End.

Address: 309 Regent St, London, W1B 2HW

Phone:  o20 7911 5050


Closest tube: Oxford Circus ( Bakerloo, District and Victoria lines)

Closest car park: Q-Park, just 2 minutes walk away under Cavendish Square Gardens.