I assume that the refurbished cinema in Regent Street was the previously known, New Gallery kino the much loved Academy cinema and Cameo-Poly in the Oxford Circus area
Actually, Stanley, the Regent Street Cinema is the old Cameo Poly!
It's part of the University of Westminster. It was originally the first permanent cinema in the UK, I understand (various Lumiere Bros films were shown there), and it's been through numerous guises, and for the last couple of decades it's been used as a lecture theatre, I gather. It has been refurbished and returned to its original purpose, and a lovely little cinema it is, showing a proper range of new and classic films (this afternoon, for instance, they're showing a double bill of French Can-Can and L'Atalante, and I saw A Day At The Races and A Night At The Opera there a couple of weeks ago).
Anyway, since acquiring free membership this weekend, I've now booked ahead for a screening at the end of October - Warren Beatty's Reds, showing in honour of co-screenwriter Trevor Griffiths' 80th birthday, and featuring an extended post-screening conversation and Q&A with Trevor Griffiths himself. Unmissable.
Oh, and Stanley, you REALLY don't want to know how much cinema tickets are in the capital these days. ;-)