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.

Sunday January 19   2pm

Encore

from the Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet

Marius Petipa

Tchaikovsky

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946.  A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company.  Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage.  Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Weeldon.  This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.  Approximate running time three hours.

 

 

Tuesday January 21    7.30pm

SORRY WE MISSED YOU

Dir Ken Loach  

UK/France/Belgium 2019    101 mins

Top British film director Ken Loach raises his game once again with this moving tale about a delivery worker driven to the brink, highlighting the human cost of zero-hours contracts in today’s gig economy.

 

Wednesday January 29  7.45pm

Live from the Royal Opera House

LA BOHÈME 

 

Tuesday February 4    7.30pm

Public film screening

THE GOOD LIAR 

 

Tuesday February 11  7.30pm

THE FAREWELL Dir Lulu Wang

US/China 2019    100 mins

The bonds of blood and ties of culture are explored in this beautifully bitter-sweet family drama in which a hastily convened wedding provides the cover to bring the extended family back to China to bid farewell to their unwitting matriarch. Subtitled.

 

Tuesday February 25   7.15pm

Live from the Royal Opera House

ROYAL BALLET DOUBLE BILL

 

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

Public film screening

LITTLE WOMEN

 

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