"To Sir With Love" at the Regency Village Theatre | Los Angeles Conservancy
To Sir, With Love: Courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment

"To Sir With Love" at the Regency Village Theatre

"To Sir With Love" at the Regency Village Theatre

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 8:00pm Register

To Sir, with Love (1967)

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 8 p.m.
Regency Village Theatre, Westwood Village
Color/Digital Projection
105 minutes

Screening Host: Michael Des Barres, Actor, Radio Host, Artist, and Songwriter

A free Q&A session about the historic Regency Village Theatre (formerly known as Fox Westwood Village) will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about the history and architecture! 

About the Film

He may not have wanted the job, but he was the right man for it. Sidney Poitier stars as Mr. Thackeray, an engineer-turned-high school teacher in South London at the height of the swinging ‘60s.

To Sir, with Love is a heartwarming coming-of-age story about a group of tough kids and the teacher determined to turn them into adults. Thackeray struggles to tame his class of disadvantaged teenagers but eventually manages to earn their trust and loyalty by treating them like the adults they are becoming. 

Tackling issues of race and British class consciousness, the film quietly but adeptly navigates complex societal issues with respect and plenty of heart.

Also starring Judy Geeson as a schoolgirl with a crush on her handsome and well-mannered mentor, and the popular 1960s songstress Lulu (whose theme song would become a chart-topping hit), To Sir, with Love is a sentimental love letter to teachers everywhere—and a delightful time capsule of Swinging London in its heyday.

The films in this series are presented as originally created during a different time period and may contain negative attitudes, language, and depictions of people and/or cultures. The Los Angeles Conservancy does not condone these representations. 

Featured Location(s)

Photo courtesy you-are-here.com

Regency Village Theatre

Once known as the Fox Westwood Village Theatre, the Regency Village Theatre showed its college spirit by using UCLA colors and depicting coeds on the stage curtain.