Other than waltzing across the beach like the couple in local boy Jack Vettriano’s famous painting, the people of Leven have not had much to do in the way of entertainment. Thanks to the efforts of local volunteers however they now have their very own cinema showing a mix of blockbuster and arthouse films, seven days a week. Having spent years as a bingo hall, The Regent Cinema reopened its doors last year to the film fans of Fife. The purpose built 1920s cinema was lovingly restored – and is now run – by the Leven Community Cinema Group as a non profit, social enterprise.
As well as regular movie showings, The Regent hosts midnight screenings, children’s parties and local community events. The traditional kiosk has also been restored and now tempts cinema goers with delicious ice cream from local company Janetta’s. Admission to the Regent is £5.80 for an adult, £5 for a child and £4 for all ages for matinees.