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 24th 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 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.



PROGRAMME 2017/18 


Tuesday September 12   7.30pm


Dir Christopher Nolan    

UK/Netherlands/France/USA 2017 

106 mins

A stunningly immersive account of the allied retreat from Dunkirk during World War II which tells the story of how, in 1940, a flotilla of small civilian ships assisted in the rescue of troops stranded on the coast of France. Destined to become the definitive cinematic depiction of this remarkable chapter of history, the film stars Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance and Cillian Murphy.


Tuesday September 26  7.30pm

Public screening

Title to be announced 



Tuesday October 10   7.30pm


Dir François Ozon   

France/Germany 2017     113 mins

Based on the 1932 Ernst Lubitsch drama Broken Lullaby, this beguiling inter-war romance is set in 1919 and tells the story of a young German woman Anna who visits the grave of her fiancé, who died in WWI, only to find that fresh flowers have already been laid there. As the story unfolds it transpires that a foreigner – a Frenchman no less – is grieving for the man she lost to a French bullet in an anonymous trench.  Subtitled.


Tuesday October 17     7.30pm

A special public screening as part of Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017

2001 A Space Odyssey

Dir Stanley Kubrick    UK/USA 1968 – 149 mins    

Kubrick’s spectacular science fiction masterpiece, with screenplay by Minehead’s own Arthur C Clarke, comes to the Regal’s 9m x 5m screen.


Tuesday October 24  7.30pm

Public screening

Title to be announced 



Tuesday November 14  7.30pm


 Dir Sofia Coppola    USA 2017    93 mins

Sofia Coppola won the best director award for her beautifully shot and richly entertaining reinterpretation of Thomas Cullinan’s 1966 novel about a wounded Union soldier who is taken into a southern girls’ academy during the US Civil War. Stars Colin Farrel, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst.


Tuesday November 28    7.30pm

Public screening

Title to be announced



Tuesday December 12   7.30pm


Dir Hannes Holm  Sweden 2017  116 mins

A comedy drama about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the right tools, A Man Called Ove is a moving and funny tale about a grumpy, grieving mechanic who whose world view is given an overhaul when a new family moves into the neighbourhood.  Subtitled.


Forthcoming dates for your diary

For details visit


Tuesday, January 16

Tuesday, January 30

Tuesday, February 13

Tuesday, February 27          

Tuesday, March 13        

Tuesday, April 10   

Tuesday, April 24     

Tuesday, May 8        

Tuesday, May 22      

Tuesday, June 5

Tuesday, June 26 – end of season gala