The Regal Film Society

The Regal Film Society logoThe Regal Theatre is home to the Regal Film Society. The programme of films for its 26th season, which runs from September 2019 to July 2020 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

All tickets can be purchased on-line via the Regal Website 

 

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 26th (2019/20) season’s programme.

Tuesday, 25th February 2020 – 7:15pm 

THE CELLIST AND DANCES AT A GATHERING

LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

The Royal Ballet   Note start time.

THE CELLIST

Choreography: Cathy Marston                              Music: Philip Feeney

Conductor Andrea Molino

Cathy Marston has previously been an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and is much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré.

Scenario Cathy Marston and Edward Kemp, set Hildegard Bechtler , costume Bregje van Balen, lighting Jon Clark

DANCES AT A GATHERING

Choreography Jerome Robbins

Music Fryderyk Chopin                                          Costume Designer Joe Eula

Jerome Robbins’s elegant and elegiac classic forms the second part of the programme. This exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to music by Chopin, is a masterpiece of subtlety and invention.

Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes including interval.

 

Tuesday March 10      7.30pm

BAIT

Dir Mark Jenkin       UK 2019      89 mins

A dreamlike masterpiece set in Cornwall where the fishing industry once used bait to catch fish but now the community and landscape are used as bait to catch tourists – ‘visually timeless and transcendent’.

 

Tuesday March 17        7.15pm

Live from the Royal Opera House

FIDELIO 

 

Tuesday March 24      7.30pm

LITTLE WOMEN

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Little Women (Cert U)  Dir Greta Gerwig      USA 2019        135 mins

Writer-director Greta Gerwig’s Oscar- and BAFTA-winning Little Women draws on both the classic novel and the wider writings of Louisa May Alcott.   The film unfolds as the author’s alter ego Jo March reflects on her life.  The much beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms – is both timeless and timely.

Saoirse Ronan plays Jo with Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen as her sisters Meg, Amy and Beth.  The film also stars Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet and Laura Dern

 

Tuesday April 14         7.30pm      

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

Dir Céline Sciamma   France 2020   121 mins    

This gripping 18th Century romance is an elegant and enigmatic story of obsession, and has won multiple awards including Best Screenplay at Cannes.  Subtitled.

 

Wednesday April 15     7.15pm

Recorded from the Royal Opera House

SWAN LAKE

 

Tuesday April 28               7pm

Recorded from the Royal Opera House

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/PAGLIACCI

 

Tuesday May 12          7.30pm      

The PERSONAL HISTORYof DAVID COPPERFIELD  

Dir Armando Iannucci 

UK/US 2019     119 mins    

Dev Patel stars in this brilliantly realised adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most personal and optimistic novel, telling a story of compassion and humour which reflects the resilience and wit of its main character.

 

Tuesday May 26           7.30pm

Public film screening TBA

 

Thursday May 28        7.15pm

Live from the Royal Opera House

THE DANTE PROJECT

 

Sunday June 21                  2pm

Encore from the Royal Opera House

ELEKTRA

 

Tuesday June 23         7.30pm

End-of-season gala TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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