The Regal Film Society

The Regal Film Society logoThe Regal Theatre is home to the Regal Film Society. The programme of films for its 22nd season, which runs from September 2016 to July 2017 is available from a number of outlets in Minehead, including the Regal, Toucan Wholefoods and the Library.

Membership for the season costs £16.50 for an individual and £27 for a couple, with a concessionary price of £11 per person. Admission to films costs £3.00 for members and £5.00 for guests. Tickets are only available from the Regal box office.

Contact Victoria on 01643 831343 for more information.

Membership of the Friends of the Regal is separate and does not include Film Society membership.

The Regal Film Society now have their own website.

WELCOME to the film society’s 22nd season – Winter and Spring 2017


Besides the programme for members and their guests, there will be monthly public films the titles of which will be confirmed nearer the time.

Based at the Regal Theatre in Minehead, The Regal Film Society is the largest film society in the south west and one of the largest in the UK with more than 400 members. We have recently installed a digital cinema package.

Registered charity no 1162286


This season two film society programmes will be published: one Autumn/Winter edition for the period September 2016 to January 2017 and a second Spring/Summer edition for the period February to July 2017. 

Rather than mailing out copies of the second edition, we will let you know when they are available to pick up from the Regal.

Please note: Tickets may only be purchased via the box office, NOT on-line.


Tuesday May 23             7.30pm

Public film screening


Dir Lone Scherfig       UK 2017        117 mins

This British romantic comedy drama, starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy, is set during World War II while London is under sustained attack during the Blitz.  Young Welsh copywriter Catrin Cole, played by Gemma Arterton, is employed by the British Ministry of Information to bring a female perspective to their latest propaganda film aimed at raising the morale of the British people.

Catrin is assigned to co-write a project based around the Battle of Dunkirk, and has to contend with the sexist attitudes of fellow screenwriter Tom Buckley (Claflin) and pompous actor Ambrose Hilliard (Nighy) as she attempts to put the film together. The cast also includes Richard E. Grant, Eddie Marsan and Jeremy Irons.


Tuesday June 6           7.30pm      


 Dir Asghar Farhadi    Iran/France 2017     125 mins

From the director of The Past and A Separation, this award-winning film is about a young couple whose relationship is strained by a chance sequence of events as they rehearse for a performance of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. Just as the run starts they are forced to move out of their structurally unsafe apartment block and, although they find temporary accommodation, an incident linked to the previous tenant has a dramatic effect on their lives.     Subtitled.


Tuesday June 27             7.30pm

End-of-season gala OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Dir Ritesh Batra     UK 2017        108 mins

Jim Broadbent gives an engaging and sympathetic performance in this British film adaptation of Julian Barnes’s novel from the director of The Lunchbox Ritesh Batra.

Broadbent plays grumpy retiree Tony whose past catches up with him when he receives a mysterious legacy from the mother of his girlfriend from university days Veronica. The legacy is the diary of a friend who became Veronica’s lover after she and Tom broke up acrimoniously.

When Tom reconnects with Veronica he is forced to confront a number of painful memories from his past as she sheds new light on the events surrounding their failed relationship.  The film also stars Charlotte Rampling, Emily Mortimer and Harriet Walter.