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The Regent Street Cinema is open to the public once more following a £6m refurbishment.
It was first used for film screenings in 1896 when the Lumiere brothers chose it to showcase their film projector, the cinematograph.
It will screen Howard Hawks' 1939 classic 'Only Angels Have Wings', starring Cary Grant and Rita Hayworth.
The venue, dubbed 'the birthplace of British cinema', is the only cinema in the UK that can show 16mm, 35mm, Super 8 and 4K digital formats.
The cinema was also the first in the UK to screen an X-rated film in 1951. It closed in 1980 to become a lecture hall.
EastEnders star Shane Richie has denied reports that he is leaving the soap.
The actor was said to have hinted that fans should be prepared to wave goodbye to his alter-ego Alfie Moon in Albert Square. His comments came after the BBC announced that Kat and Alfie will be leaving Walford temporarily, to star in their own spin-off series. Their characters visit Ireland to put their rocky past behind them in the six-part drama.
But Richie has now tweeted:
Consider yourself to be a lover of art? Here's a test for you. Or rather just the all important answer. Earlier this year, the Dulwich Picture Gallery replaced one of its 240 paintings with a fake and until now visitors have been trying to guess which one it is.
The replica was made in China - and was a very close match to an 18th Century old master. And now, the fake has been revealed.
Around 3,000 visitors vote. Only 10% got it right. It was Jean-Honore Fragonard's 18th Century old master 'Young Woman'. The replica is on the left, the original on the right.
It has been amazing to see our visitor numbers quadruple in the last three months as enthusiastic ‘connoisseurs’ took up the challenge of identifying a Chinese replica among our permanent collection.
Never before have I seen so many people actively looking at each painting. Now Fragonard’s portrait of a young woman has returned to the gallery walls and hangs alongside its modern companion.
The visual exercise of comparing and contrasting will demonstrate how exciting it is to engage with an original work of art, but also marvel at the skill of a modern copyist working 5,000 miles away.
Curator’s tip: focus on the virtuoso daubs and dabs that define the intricate lace and costume and decide for yourself how successfully the copyist replicates an extraordinary sense of originality!
Singer Sam Smith has cancelled the rest of his Australian tour after doctors discovered a haemorrhage on his vocal cords.
The Grammy award-winning star said he had been "vocally exhausted". Smith performed in Sydney's Hordern Pavilion last night and was due to take to the stage in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in late April and early May.
Smith wrote on his Instagram page:
I am deeply, deeply saddened to tell my Australian fans, I have to cancel my Australian tour.
I have been vocally exhausted for a while now, however last night in Sydney I had a small haemorrhage on my vocal cords. The doctors have told me I need to fully rest until my vocal cords have healed, otherwise this could become a huge, long-term issue.
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The London Transport Museum is opening its Acton Depot to visitors this weekend for two days of events and the chance to see more than 320,000 exhibits.
Visitors can take part in a guided bus pit tour, watch live demonstrations of how the emergency response team deals with incidents on the transport system, listen to a talk about secret tunnels and disused stations on the Underground and watch rare films from the Museum's archives.
Harry Potter star Alan Rickman has revealed he has married his high school sweetheart after 50 years together.
The 69-year-old actor and director has been in a relationship with Rima Horton, 68, since they met when he was 19 and she was 18. The couple have lived together in London for 50 years.
Asked what the secret of his successful relationship was, though they were not married, Alan told German newspaper Bild : "We are married, just recently. It was great because no one was there. After the wedding in New York, we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and ate lunch."
The A Little Chaos star apparently also revealed he gave his new wife a simple $200 (£130) gold band that "she never wears".
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