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 March 28         7.30pm

Public film screening

Jackie (Cert 15)

Dir Pablo Larrain     Chile/France/USA 2017        100 mins

Natalie Portman gives a mesmerising, Oscar and BAFTA-nominated performance as Jackie, the iconic First Lady, in this portrait of a pivotal moment in American history at the time of the assassination of her husband John F Kennedy in 1963 as seen through her eyes.

The film traces the immediate aftermath of the assassination as Jacqueline Kennedy, known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, fights to establish her husband’s legacy and the world of ‘Camelot’ that she created and loved so much.

The film also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, John Hurt and Richard E Grant.


Tuesday April 11           7.30pm


 Dir: Maren Ade

Germany/Austria/Romania 2017 162 mins

A laugh-out-loud funny film, which also delves into some of the reasons why we want to make people laugh, Toni Erdmann is about a divorced schoolteacher with a fondness for wacky humour and practical jokes which he puts to disastrous use in an effort to lighten up his serious daughter.                 Subtited.


Tuesday April 25            7.30pm

Public film screening

Manchester by the Sea (Cert 15)

Dir Kenneth Lonergan       USA 2017        137 mins

Casey Affleck won both an Oscar and a BAFTA for his performance as Lee, a man whose simple existence working as a janitor is suddenly interrupted when the death of his brother Joe forces him to return to the home town he abandoned years before.  Troubled by contact with his estranged ex-wife, played by Michelle Williams, and the news that Joe has made him guardian of his teenage son, Lee is forced to face memories of a painful past as well as new-found levels of responsibility as he re-connects with his family.

The film won three Oscars, including Best Motion Picture of the Year, and two BAFTAs at this year’s award ceremonies.


Tuesday May 9             7.30pm


 Dir Garth Davis     Australia 2017 

118 mins

British actor Dev Patel stars in this true story of a man who used Google Earth to find his childhood home after being separated from his family as a young boy and accidentally transported across India in a train to Calcutta. Unable to give the name of his family or home town, he was sent to an orphanage and then adopted.  Also stars Nicole Kidman.


Tuesday May 23             7.30pm

Public film screening

Title to be announced


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

Title to be announced