The Regal Film Society

The Regal Film Society logoThe Regal Theatre is home to the Regal Film Society. The programme of films for its 25th season, which runs from September 2018 to July 2019 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.

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

 

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’ can be purchased on-line.

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 £12.50


The Film Society’s 24th (2018/19) season’s programme.

 

Tuesday September 11    7.30pm

LEAVE NO TRACE

Dir Debra Granik    USA 2018    109 mins

This deeply intelligent story of love and survival in the wild, based on the novel My Abandonment by Peter Rock, tells the story of Will and Tom, an army veteran and his 13-year-old daughter who turn their backs on conventional living for an elemental off-grid existence in the Pacific north-west of the US. 


Tuesday September 25   7.30pm

Public screening

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (Cert PG)

Dir Ol Parker           UK/USA 2018        114 mins

In this prequel/sequel to the 2008 box office hit Mamma Mia! Lily James plays the young Donna (played by Meryl Streep in the original) who graduates from Oxford before heading off for an endless holiday and lots of fun with the three possible dads of her daughter Sophie (Amanda Seyfried).

Meanwhile, in the present, Sophie is trying to realise her mother’s dream with the newly renovated Hotel Bella Donna, while wrestling with the prospect of history repeating itself on the idyllic island of Kalokairi.

The all-new original musical is once again based on the songs of Abba, with the original cast returning along with new additions, including Cher who plays Donna’s mother.

 

Thursday October 4       7.15pm

LIVE from the Globe Theatre

THE WINTER’S TALE

 

Tuesday October 9     7.30pm

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Dir Luca Guadagnino   

Italy/France/Brazil/USA 2017  132 mins

This Oscar- and BAFTA-winning film is a ravishingly beautiful coming-of-age love story between a precocious teenage boy and a slightly older man, set in the early 1980s during an endless Italian summer. The screenplay is by James Ivory.             Subtitled.


Monday October 15       7.15pm

LIVE from the Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet

MacMillan MAYERLING


Tuesday October 23    7.30pm

THE CHILDREN ACT

Dir Richard Eyre     UK 2018     105 mins    

Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci star in this touching and intelligent adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel about an eminent high court judge Fiona Maye whose marital crisis coincides with a uniquely painful case involving a sick teenage boy.


Sunday October 28             5pm

LIVE from the Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera

Wagner DIE WALKÜRE

 

Tuesday November 13   7.15pm

LIVE from the Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet

Makarova/Petipa

LA BAYADÈRE


Monday December 3     7.15pm

LIVE from the Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet

Ivanov/Wright

THE NUTCRACKER 


Tuesday December 11   7.30pm

SUMMER 1993

Dir Carla Simón     Spain 2017        97 mins

This award-winning autobiographical debut is a brilliantly realised story about six-year-old Frida who, following the death of her parents, leaves Barcelona and her grandparents for the countryside, where she is to live with her uncle and aunt.  Entirely beguiling in its subtlety, richness and warmth, the film is also very moving and features extraordinary child performances.                                 Subtitled.


 

Royal Opera House Live Screenings 2018/19 – £15 (Regal Film Society members and Friends of the Regal £12.50 / Students £10.00)

The Royal Ballet
MacMillan MAYERLING
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan | Music: Franz Liszt
LIVE: Monday 15 October 2018 [7.15pm]
Approximate running time: 195 minutes including two intervals

The Royal Opera
Wagner DIE WALKÜRE
Stuart Skelton | Emily Magee | John Lundgren | Nina Stemme | Sarah Connolly
Conductor: Antonio Pappano | Director: Keith Warner
LIVE: Sunday 28 October 2018 [5pm]
Approximate running time: 290 minutes including two intervals
Sung in German with English subtitles

The Royal Ballet
Makarova/Petipa LA BAYADÈRE
Choreography: Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa | Music: Ludwig Minkus
LIVE: Tuesday 13 November 2018 [7.15pm]
Approximate running time: 185 minutes including two intervals

The Royal Ballet
Ivanov/Wright THE NUTCRACKER Choreography: Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov | Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
LIVE: Monday 3 December 2018 [7.15pm]
Approximate running time: 150 minutes including one interval

The Royal Opera
Tchaikovsky THE QUEEN OF SPADES
Aleksandrs Antonenko | Vladimir Stoyanov | Felicity Palmer | Eva-Maria Westbroek
Conductor: Antonio Pappano | Director: Stefan Herheim
LIVE: Tuesday 22 January 2019 [6.45pm]
Approximate running time: 210 minutes including one interval
Sung in Russian with English subtitles

The Royal Opera
Verdi LA TRAVIATA
Ermonela Jaho | Charles Castronovo | Plácido Domingo
Conductor: Antonello Manacorda | Director: Richard Eyre
LIVE: Wednesday 30 January 2019 [6.45pm]
Approximate running time: 215 minutes including two intervals
Sung in Italian with English subtitles

The Royal Ballet
Acosta/Petipa DON QUIXOTE
Choreography: Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa | Music: Ludwig Minkus
LIVE: Tuesday 19 February 2019 [7.15pm]
Approximate running time: 165 minutes including one interval

The Royal Opera
Verdi LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
Anna Netrebko | Jonas Kaufmann | Ludovic Tézier
Conductor: Antonio Pappano | Director: Christof Loy
LIVE: Tuesday 2 April 2019 [6.15pm]
Approximate running time: 255 minutes including two intervals
Sung in Italian with English subtitles

The Royal Opera
Gounod FAUST
Michael Fabiano | Erwin Schrott | Diana Damrau
Conductor: Dan Ettinger | Director: David McVicar
LIVE: Tuesday 30 April 2019 [6.45pm]
Approximate running time: 225 minutes including one interval
Sung in French with English subtitles

The Royal Ballet
Wheeldon WITHIN THE GOLDEN HOUR / Cherkaoui WORLD PREMIERE
Pite FLIGHT PATTERN
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon / Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Crystal Pite
Music: Ezio Bosso / TBC / Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
LIVE: Thursday 16 May 2019 [7.15pm]
Approximate running time: 195 minutes including two intervals

The Royal Ballet
MacMillan ROMEO AND JULIET
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan | Music: Sergei Prokofiev
LIVE: Tuesday 11 June 2019 [7.15pm]
Approximate running time: 195 minutes including two intervals