Regent Street Cinema, Regent Street, London

307 Regent Street, Marylebone, London, W1B 2HW

The Compton is used for film shows every Wednesday – see venue website for details


2/6 Compton

Tuba, Tibia, Open Diapason, Violin, Concert Flute, Vox Humana

A Number: 336

Current Transmission System: Solid State

Original Location: In Situ

Initial Opening Date: Feb 1936


The cinema building started life as the Marlborough Hall of the London Polytechnic and was the place where the first ever film show was given in 1896 by the Lumiere Brothers.

1936: In February the Compton was installed.

2005: The organ had been unplayable for some 20 years. Taylor-Hammond Associates were bought in to do some major work. This included re-leathering, repairing pipe damage, installing a new main cable, new electrics for the blower and the console refurbished.

2014: More works carried out by Taylor-Hammond Associates this time including the installation of a solid-state relay and the console.