Minehead’s Regal Theatre has scored a hit with its live screenings of opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House (ROH) – and gone straight into the top 10 chart of UK venues. Of more than 250 independent cinemas offering live screenings around the country, the Regal Film Society has come in at number 6 in this year’s chart.

Its place – based on ticket sales – comes less than two years after the society began the live screening of performances from the ROH which regularly attract audiences of more than 300 people from all over West Somerset.
The society’s chair and co-founder, Victoria Thomas, said: “This is very exciting news and vindicates our decision to set up live screenings at the Regal.”  “We’re very grateful for the positive feedback and support we have from the community for these Royal Opera House events, and to our technical team of volunteers – headed by Martin Smith – which has done a great deal of work to bring them to the Regal.

The 2018/9 ROH Live Cinema Season table has been published by More2Screen which organises distribution of live broadcasting the Opera House’s events.

The Regal Film Society’s new season began this week, and the first live screening will be a performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni on October 8 – see or contact us at or 01643 831343