The new cinema kicks off with a season of films on music from around the world.
The global crate-diggers at Soul Jazz Records are curating a series of musical movies at the new Regent Street Cinema in London from next week.
Launching on August 5 with Marcel Camus’s Brazilian bossa nova film Black Orpheus and British reggae cult classic Babylon, the Sound + Image season continues on August 12 with the Motown-soundtracked Nothing But A Man and the recent archive documentary Black Power Mix Tape.
John Cassavetes’s Shadows, featuring a score by Charles Mingus, completes the season on August 19 alongside Jean-Luc Godard’s Rolling Stones film Sympathy For The Devil.
Label founder Stuart Baker will be on hand to introduce the films while Soul Jazz DJs will be in the bar before and after each screening – get more details and book tickets from Regent Street Cinema. The cinema reopened this year following a restoration project by the University of Westminster, which had been using the Victorian auditorium – the first in the country to show moving pictures – as a lecture hall since 1980.