Edward Lauder and Nader Kaddour caught up with Shira MacLeod at their London offices to chat about their aspirations for the newly renamed and renovated Regent Street Cinema.
The Lumière brothers made history in 1896 by showing moving pictures to a paying audience in Britain for the first time.
Then known as Marlborough Hall, the venue used would continue to show films for 84 years-under various names-until its transformation into a lecture theatre at the Polytechnic of Central London (now the University of Westminster) in 1980.
Now, nearly 120 years after the Lumière brothers’ first viewing, the symbolic cinema is making a comeback under the guidance of Shira MacLeod to delight crowds once again in the busy heart of London.
Name changes to the Polytechnic Theatre and Cinema*
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Paul Lorber, Liberal Democrat leader at Brent Council, is director of the Friends of Barham Library - charity trust for bringing back the community library.
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During Saturday afternoon, Lorber volunteers at the temporary shop premises in Wembley High Road. It is a library and second hand bookshop opening three times a week.
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