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 


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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) season’s programme.

Sunday October 27 and

Monday October 28       7.30pm

Public film screening


Dir Michael Engler      UK 2019      122 mins   

British period drama which follows on from events in the popular TV series.  As news arrives of an impending visit from King George V and Queen Mary, the Crawleys and the staff of Downton Abbey must ensure that everyone is on their best behaviour.  Can they keep up appearances long enough to ensure the king and queen have a pleasant stay?  The starry cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Matthew Goode and Michelle Dockery.


Tuesday November 12        7.30pm


Dir Joanna Hogg      UK/USA 2019      120mins   

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2019, this is a powerful, semi-autobiographical drama set in 1980s London about a young film student whose documentary project is derailed by a turbulent relationship with a young man from the Foreign Office.


Tuesday November 19  7.30pm


Judy (Cert 12A)  Dir Rupert Goold      UK 2019        118 mins

Renée Zellweger is phenomenally good in this captivating account of Judy Garland’s final London concert run.

The film takes up the story of showbiz legend in the winter of 1968 when Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town.  It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz but, if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.  Yet Judy is fragile and haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and longing to be back home with her kids.  Will she have the strength to go on?

The film also stars Rufus Sewell and Michael Gambon.


Tuesday November 26        7.30pm


Dir Nadine Labaki

Lebanon/USA 2018       120 mins   

Set in Beirut, this stunningly realised drama charts the journey of children on the edges of society who find hope in spite of the challenges of everyday life. Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes 2018. Subtitled.


Tuesday December 10       7.15pm

LIVE from the Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet

Ninette de Valois

after Lev Ivanov/Enrico Cecchetti


A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls.  The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole company.  Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.  Approximate running time two hours and 30 minutes. 


Tuesday December 17   7.15pm


recorded December 8 2016

at the Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet

Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov



The Royal Ballet’s glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite.  It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets.  Tchaikovsky’s glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs and The Royal Ballet’s captivating dancing, including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience.  Approximate running time two hours and 15 minutes.