This photo shows the Regent Cinema in Queen’s Road in July 1930. In order to promote the current showing of the movie Hell’s Angels, a Tiger Moth aeroplane has been suspended above the entrance.
When it opened in 1921, the Regent was promoted as Britain’s first ‘super-cinema’. It could seat 3000 people and also included a cafe and a restaurant with an orchestra.
It also provided another form of entertainment which didn’t require sitting down. Can you see what it was?