Regal Picturehouse Special Screenings

The Regal Picturehouse in Henley is pleased to announce some special screenings next week.  Don’t miss out, book early to avoid disappointment.


Tuesday 30 September, 8pm

George Hencken’s much-anticipated documentary lets Martin and Gary Kemp, Tony Hadley and the rest of the band directly recount their rise from spandau-balletworking-class Islington roots to the excesses of “champagne, cocaine and adrenalin” which preceded, if not ultimately caused, their demise in 1990.

The film doesn’t shy away from the acrimony and legal battles that accompanied the band’s split and touches on the Kemp brothers’ acting careers and Hadley’s solo efforts, before their triumphant reunion tour in 2009.

This European Premiere screening will be followed by a Q&A live via satellite from the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Lauren Laverne, with Spandau Ballet and director George Hencken. The evening will end with a special live performance by the band of their anthems which were the soundtrack to a generation.


Sunday 5 October, 4.30pm

tony-bennWhen he died in 2014 at the age of 88, Tony Benn was Britain’s longest-serving politician. Skip Kite’s review of his career serves as a useful reminder of how politics and indeed the wider world have changed since Benn first entered parliament in 1950.

In a series of interviews held largely in his modest kitchen, Benn describes his privileged background, his political awakening, his fiercely held socialist beliefs, and the successes and failures of his efforts to implement them, both as a minister in post-war Labour governments and later as a backbench MP.

Kite’s skilful use of archive news footage to illustrate Benn’s achievements, and his cogent, strongly felt arguments, all help to create a history of Britain during the latter half of the 20th century.

After the screening there will be a panel discussion, with special guests.



Monday 6 October, 6.15pm

The largely forgotten history of Britain as a cycle-manufacturing nation, and its renaissance thanks largely to an unexpected revival in our Olympic fortunes, bicycleare just two aspects of this fascinating and infectiously enthusiastic film.

BAFTA-winning director Michael B. Clifford, best known for his quirky, often provocative TV documentaries, expertly presents the history of pedalling machines, including interviews with the witty, passionate inventor Mike Burrows; John Grimshaw, the founder of the National Cycle Network; kids messing around on BMX bikes; and tradespeople giving a righteous finger to the internal combustion engine.