Welcome to the birthplace of British Cinema...

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    Regent Street Cinema is a historic venue which creates challenges regarding access, however our team are committed to improving access for everyone.

    If there is any information missing from this page that you would like to see or if you have further questions about your visit, please email us at or call us on 02079115050 where our team will be on hand to advise.


    Regent Street Cinema is wheelchair accessible. To gain entry via lift access, please press the access button on the front of the building which will alert a member of staff who will escort you to our bar area via our accessible entrance.

    There are three wheelchair spaces available in the auditorium. Two are located on the front row which is step-free from the bar area. There is an additional wheelchair space at the back of the auditorium accessible via lift. If you wish to use this space, do speak to one of our staff on site who will be able to escort you.

    Our bar is fitted with a reduced height area (29 inches) allowing wheelchair users to purchase from our kiosk. The height of our extended bar is 45 inches.

    For private events the stage area is also accessible via lift which is operated within the auditorium, offering wheelchair access for speakers.


    Regent Street Cinema offers free tickets for carers. Please book your ticket online or via our box office and on-site our staff will be able to release carer tickets when you arrive for your screening. Please bring your CEA Card if you have one.


    There are 15 steps from street level to the bar area of our cinema.

    Access from the bar to our front-row auditorium seating is step-free.

    Our auditorium has raked seating. There are 48 steps from the front row to the back row of the auditorium.


    Our auditorium seats are 18 inches in diameter, 19 inches in depth and fitted with arm rests.


    Regent Street Cinema’s audio loop system for guests who are hard of hearing is currently being updated and not functional. We apologise for this inconvenience.


    Regent Street Cinema’s audio description service for guests who are visually impaired is currently being updated and not functional. We apologise for this inconvenience.


    Regent Street Cinema is committed to screening one subtitled or closed caption screening every two weeks. This screening will typically be in peak-time.


    Regent Street Cinema has accessible toilets and baby changing facilities within the bar area.

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    The Regent Street Cinema is an independent British Cinema located on Regent Street, London. Opened in 1848 and regarded as "the birthplace of British cinema", the cinema featured the first motion picture shown in the United Kingdom. Today, the cinema screens both independent and studio films in the heart of Central London.

    Originally opened in 1848, the Regent Street Cinema is an independent cinema located at 307 Regent Street, London and situated next to the University of Westminster. The cinema contains 187 seats, bar and spacious foyer. The cinema is known for having shown the first screening of moving footage in the United Kingdom. It was also the first in the United Kingdom to show an X-rated film. The cinema is able to screen 16 mm, 35 mm and 4K digital formats.

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