Regal Film Society

The Regal Theatre is home to the Regal Film Society. The programme of films for its 28th season, which runs to July 2022 will be available from a number of outlets in Minehead.

Membership for the season costs £16.50 for an individual and £27 for a couple, with a concessionary price of £11 per person.

Ticket prices 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

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



Tuesday November 14, 7.30pm

Past Lives (Cert 12A)

TICKETS: £5 (£3 Regal Film Society members/Students/ES40s, Friends of the Regal £4.50)

Dir Celine Song            US/South Korea 2023             105 mins

In a remarkable debut for South Korean writer/director Celine Song, Past Lives tells the story of two deeply connected childhood friends Nora and Hae Sung who are separated after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea.  Twenty years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and destiny.  Subtitled.


Tuesday December 12, 7.30pm


TICKETS: £5 (£3 Regal Film Society members/Students/ES40s, Friends of the Regal £4.50)

Dir Jean-Paul Salomé              France/Germany 2023           121 mins

Isabelle Huppert stars as real-life trade union whistle-blower Maureen Kearney in this drama about a high-profile case of injustice in the French nuclear power industry. 

After denouncing top-secret deals that shook the sector, Kearney’s life is suddenly turned upside-down when she is assaulted in her own home.  As the assault is investigated, Maureen’s initial role as victim gradually shifts to that of suspect.  The film is based on the book by investigative journalist Caroline Michel-Aguirre.  Subtitled. 


Sunday January 7, 2.30pm

The Great Escaper (Cert 12A)

TICKETS: £5 (£3 Regal Film Society members/Students/ES40s, Friends of the Regal £4.50).

Dir Oliver Parker         UK/Sweden 2023                    96 mins

Starring Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson in her last film, The Great Escaper is based on a true story that made national news about pensioner Bernard Jordan who in 2014 absconded from his care home in Hove to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy for an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.  After the local police were notified the care home received a call that evening to say that Bernard Jordan had been found safe and well in France. Trailer:

Guardian review:

Tuesday January 9, 7.30pm

The Old Oak (Cert 15)

TICKETS: £5 (£3 Regal Film Society members/Students/ES40s, Friends of the Regal £4.50).

Dir Ken Loach           UK/France/Belgium 2023           113 mins

Veteran British director Ken Loach’s compassionate, forthright and hopeful film is about a young Syrian woman who joins forces with a pub landlord to unite two traumatised communities in the North East of England.

The Old Oak is a struggling pub in what was previously a thriving mining community, and tensions start to rise in the town when Syrian refugees are placed in the empty houses in the community.

Ken Loach, who is 87-years-old, says this will be his last film so don’t miss it!


Guardian review:

The forthcoming programme will be available on the film society and theatre websites and in print from the Regal Theatre box office nearer the time.

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