The Regal Film Society

The Regal Film Society logoThe Regal Theatre is home to the Regal Film Society. The programme of films for its 25th season, which runs from September 2018 to July 2019 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.

For LIVE SCREENINGS: Adults £15 /  Film Society Members and Friends of the Regal £12.50

Contact Victoria on 01643 831343 for more information.

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

Click here for the Film Society’s own website

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

 

Please note: Tickets for Film Society screenings (members and guests) may only be purchased via the box office, NOT on-line.

Live screening, Encore screening and films listed as ‘Open to the Public’ can be purchased on-line.

For full details visit www.regalfilmsociety.org


TICKETS: Film Society nights – £5 for Guests and Open film nights / £3 for Film Society Members

Live screenings: Adults £15 /  Film Society Members and Friends of the Regal £12.50


The Film Society’s 25th (2019) season’s programme.

Full details of Live Screenings can be see at the bottom of this page.


 

Tuesday April 9             7.30pm

WAJIB

Dir Annemarie Jacir

Palestine/France 2018      96 mins

A comedy-drama set in Nazareth which interleaves simmering tension with moments of terrific humour as a father and son deliver wedding invitations by hand, according to Palestinian custom.    Subtitled.

 

Tuesday April 23          7.30pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Bohemian Rhapsody (Cert 12A)  Dir Bryan Singer      UK/USA 2019        134 mins

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury who shattered stereotyping and convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers in the world.

The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, when Mercury, facing life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the great rock music performances of all time.

 

Tuesday April 30          6.45pm

Live from the Royal Opera House

FAUST

 

Tuesday May 7           7.30pm      

ALL IS TRUE  

Dir Kenneth Branagh  UK 2019  101 mins    

Starring Kenneth Branagh as William Shakespeare and Judi Dench as his wife, with screenplay by Ben Elton, this poignant film about the retirement years of the great bard comes with a pedigree like no other.

 

Thursday May 16           7.15pm

Live from the Royal Opera House

WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR

 

Tuesday May 21             7.30pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Fisherman’s Friends (Cert 12A)    Dir Chris Foggin      UK 2019        112 mins

A fast-living, cynical London music executive (played by Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty-singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy).

The ultimate ‘fish out of water’, he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton), who value friendship and community over fame and fortune, forcing him to re-evaluate his own way of life and ultimately question what success really means.

 

Tuesday June 4           7.30pm      

THE GUILTY  

Dir Gustav Möller 

Denmark 2018      85 mins    

This multi award-winning thriller about an emergency  police dispatcher who receives a call from a kidnapped woman cleverly allows much of the plot to unfold in the minds of the audience, creating an extraordinary degree of tension and suspense.                    Subtitled.

 

Tuesday June 11            7.15pm

Live from the Royal Opera House

ROMEO AND JULIET

 

Tuesday June 25             7.30pm

End-of-season gala – Red Joan (Cert 12A)

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Dir Trevor Nunn         UK 2019        101 mins

Judi Dench stars in this film based on the true story of Joan Stanley, a civil servant who was exposed as the KGB’s longest serving British Spy.

Stanley was a Soviet and communist party sympathiser, recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s.  She successfully transferred nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union, which enabled them to keep up with the west in the development of atomic weapons, and she remained undetected for more than 50 years.


 

Royal Opera House Live Screenings 2018/19 – £15 (Regal Film Society members and Friends of the Regal £12.50 / Students £10.00)

The Royal Opera
Tchaikovsky THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Aleksandrs Antonenko | Vladimir Stoyanov | Felicity Palmer | Eva-Maria Westbroek
Conductor: Antonio Pappano | Director: Stefan Herheim
LIVE: Tuesday 22 January 2019 [6.45pm]
Approximate running time: 210 minutes including one interval
Sung in Russian with English subtitles

The Royal Opera
Verdi LA TRAVIATA
Ermonela Jaho | Charles Castronovo | Plácido Domingo
Conductor: Antonello Manacorda | Director: Richard Eyre
LIVE: Wednesday 30 January 2019 [6.45pm]
Approximate running time: 215 minutes including two intervals
Sung in Italian with English subtitles

The Royal Ballet
Acosta/Petipa DON QUIXOTE
Choreography: Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa | Music: Ludwig Minkus
LIVE: Tuesday 19 February 2019 [7.15pm]
Approximate running time: 165 minutes including one interval

The Royal Opera
Verdi LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Anna Netrebko | Jonas Kaufmann | Ludovic Tézier
Conductor: Antonio Pappano | Director: Christof Loy
LIVE: Tuesday 2 April 2019 [6.15pm]
Approximate running time: 255 minutes including two intervals
Sung in Italian with English subtitles

The Royal Opera
Gounod FAUST
Michael Fabiano | Erwin Schrott | Diana Damrau
Conductor: Dan Ettinger | Director: David McVicar
LIVE: Tuesday 30 April 2019 [6.45pm]
Approximate running time: 225 minutes including one interval
Sung in French with English subtitles

The Royal Ballet
Wheeldon WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR / Cherkaoui WORLD PREMIERE
Pite FLIGHT PATTERN
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon / Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Crystal Pite
Music: Ezio Bosso / TBC / Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
LIVE: Thursday 16 May 2019 [7.15pm]
Approximate running time: 195 minutes including two intervals

The Royal Ballet
MacMillan ROMEO AND JULIET
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan | Music: Sergei Prokofiev
LIVE: Tuesday 11 June 2019 [7.15pm]
Approximate running time: 195 minutes including two intervals