The Regal Film Society

The Regal Film Society logoThe Regal Theatre is home to the Regal Film Society. The programme of films for its 23rd season, which runs from September 2017 to July 2018 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, (except Live Streaming and Encore productions, and films listed as ‘Open to the Public’ where tickets will also be available on-line).

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 23rd Season – 2017/18

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 2017 to January 2018 and a second Spring/Summer edition for the period February to July 2018.

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 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’ may also be purchased on-line.

For full details visit

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

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

Monday March 5 – 7.30pm

TICKETS: £4.00 or 4 Exes, Regal Film Society Members £3, Students/ES40’s £2

The West Somerset LETS (Local Exchange and Trading System) Group in association with the Regal Film Society presents

QU’EST QU’ON ATTEND (What are we waiting for?)

Dir Marie-Monique Robin France 2016 119 mins

After a brief stall in their growth, human-caused carbon-dioxide emissions rose again in 2017, tightening the time constraint to restrict global warming from exceeding 2 degrees Celsius that scientists increasingly believe is important to ward off climate change’s most catastrophic effects. Yet some places are doing their best to try and slow or even reverse that trend.

Eight years ago the French village of Ungersheim launched a programme of participatory democracy covering all aspects of daily life: food, energy, transport, housing, money, work and education.

The people doing Transition are the film’s characters, the Mayor, the young, the old, ordinary people doing extraordinary things. This movie is about showing the happiness and pride of acting together for a universal cause: the protection of the planet.  Come and be inspired! 

Subtitled. For further information about West Somerset LETS please see Information about local environmental groups will be available.

Monday March 12 – 7.00pm



Dir Paul King UK/France/USA 2017 103 mins

Hugh Grant stars in this family comedy sequel based on the popular children’s books, written by Michael Bond.

Now settled in London and living with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, Peruvian bear Paddington has started to build a reputation as an upstanding member of his new community.  After spotting a unique pop-up book which he thinks will be a perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington sets out to complete a number of odd jobs in an attempt to raise enough money to buy it.

However, when the book is suddenly stolen, Paddington and the rest of the Brown family must work together to catch the thief and recover the book before Aunt Lucy’s big day comes around.  The film also stars Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Michael Gambon, Sally Hawkins and the voices of Ben Wishaw and Imelda Staunton.

TICKETS: £5 (Under 14s and Regal Film Society members £3)

Tuesday March 13 – 7.15pm

Encore screening from the Royal Opera House


Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s intense production.

Tuesday March 27 – 7.15pm

Live from the Royal Opera House


The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein programme from Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Tuesday April 10 – 7.30pm


Dir Martin Provost France 2017 117 mins

Midwife Claire (Catherine Frot) approaches life sensibly and calmly and with more than a hint of self-denial until she reconnects with her father’s glamorous and hedonistic former mistress, played with great gusto by Catherine Deneuve.   Subtitled.

Tuesday April 24 – 7.30pm

Public film screening

Title to be announced

Thursday May 3 – 7.15pm

Live from the Royal Opera House


Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

Tuesday May 8 – 7.30pm


Dir Sally Potter UK 2017 71 mins

A riotously funny black comedy about a party to celebrate promotion to the shadow cabinet that doesn’t quite go to plan. The stellar ensemble cast features Kristin Scott-Thomas, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz and Cillian Murphy.

Tuesday May 22 – 7.30pm

Public film screening

Title to be announced

Tuesday June 5 – 7.30pm


Dir Michael Haneke

France/Austria/Germany 2017 107 mins

Isabelle Huppert stars in a characteristically forensic and unflinching examination of middle class family life, set against the background of the refugee crisis, from the master of unsettling observations. Subtitled. 

Tuesday June 12 – 7.15pm

Live from the Royal Opera House


The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane. 

Tuesday June 26 – 7.30pm

End-of-season gala

Title to be announced