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)


Tuesday April 24 – 7.30pm


THE POST (Cert 12A)

Dir Steven Spielberg           UK/USA 2018        116 mins

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in Steven Spielberg’s award-winning drama about a battle for freedom of speech with ramifications that echo throughout history and continue to this day.

The film is based on a true story about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and its editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four US presidents.  The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.

TICKETS: £5 (Regal Film Society members £3)

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.

Saturday May 5    7pm   (Note Start time)



Dir Nick Park          USA/UK/France 2018        89 mins

The hugely entertaining and inventive Early Man, the latest adventure from Aardman Animations, is set at the dawn of time when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth.   The film tells the story of Doug, along with sidekick Hognob, as they unite his tribe against a might enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

The film features the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and Timothy Spall.

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


LADY BIRD (Cert 15)

Dir Greta Gerwig           USA 2018        94 mins

Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut has established her as a bold new cinematic voice with this award-winning and critically-acclaimed film which excavates both the humour and pathos in the turbulent relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter.

Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson (played by Saoirse Ronan) clashes with the very characteristics she shares with her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mother, a nurse who works tirelessly to support her family when her husband loses his job.

Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting study of the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us and the importance of the place we call our home.

TICKETS: £5 (Regal Film Society members £3)


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


Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (Cert 15)

Dir Martin McDonagh            UK/USA 2018        115 mins

Oscar- and BAFTA-winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comic drama about Mildred Hayes, a single mother who is frustrated by the ineptitude of the local police in solving her daughter’s murder and decides to take matters into her own hands by erecting three billboards on the road leading into her home town with a controversial message for the town’s chief of police.

The battle between Mildred and the town’s police force is only exacerbated when the chief of police’s second-in-command, an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved.

Frances McDormand won an Oscar and BAFTA for her powerful performance as Mildred Hayes.  The film also features Oscar-winning performances from Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.  The film contains strong language.

TICKETS: £5 (Regal Film Society members £3)