Located in the heart of Blackpool Town, The Regent Cinema invites you to come and enjoy a movie experience like no other!
Originally opening it doors in 1921, The Regent Cinema boasted 1092 seats and a retractable roof. It proved to be a popular cinema for decades before it was used for bingo during the week in 1969.
However, on the 29th July 2016, The Regent Cinema re-opened as an independent cinema, showing classic films across all ages.
We have a fully licensed diner serving a wide selection of snacks and alcoholic drinks with lagers, glasses of wine and single spirits all costing just £2.50.
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March - Cult Classics
Withnail and I - 16th March - 7.30pm
Two out-of-work actors -- the anxious, luckless Marwood (Paul McGann) and his acerbic, alcoholic friend, Withnail (Richard E. Grant) -- spend their days drifting between their squalid flat, the unemployment office and the pub. When they take a holiday "by mistake" at the country house of Withnail's flamboyantly gay uncle, Monty (Richard Griffiths), they encounter the unpleasant side of the English countryside: tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain.
Kes - 23rd March - 7.30pm
Ken Loach's acclaimed British drama focuses on Billy Casper (David Bradley), a tormented working-class boy who is subjected to abuse both at school and at home. The son of a single mother (Lynne Perrie), Billy's existence is mostly bleak until he takes up an interest in falconry and begins training a kestrel that he finds on a nearby farm. While Billy forms a close bond with the falcon, his hardscrabble life and harsh environment prove to be a challenge to the boy and his bird.
Jaws - 30th March - 7.30pm
When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) wants to close the beaches, but mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. Ichthyologist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and grizzled ship captain Quint (Robert Shaw) offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.
Get Carter - 6th April - 7.30pm
Jack Carter (Michael Caine) is a cold-blooded London gangster, and not the sort of man you want to cross. When Carter's brother winds up dead, he travels to Newcastle to arrange the funeral. Convinced that his brother was murdered, Carter questions local thug Eric (Ian Hendry), who eventually leads him to kingpin Kinnear. From there, Carter carves a bloody trail of revenge through the seedy underbelly of Newcastle in search of his brother's killer.
Alfie - 13th April - 7.30pm
Set in postwar London, "Alfie" features Michael Caine as a chauffeur bent on promiscuity. After impregnating his girlfriend he takes off on vacation. He continues his life of womanizing, but he can't hide forever. A misfortune strikes and Alfie is forced to face the product of his ways.
Zulu - 20th April, 7.30pm
In 1879, the Zulu nation hands colonial British forces a resounding defeat in battle. A nearby regiment of the British Army takes over a station run by a missionary (Jack Hawkins) and his daughter (Ulla Jacobsson) as a supply depot and hospital under the command of Lieutenant John Chard (Stanley Baker) and his subordinate Gonville Bromhead (Michael Caine). Unable to abandon their wounded soldiers even in dire circumstances, the regiment defend their station against the Zulu warriors.
The Sound of Music sing a long - Charity Night - 21st April - 7.00pm
Love Nepal are holding a charity night for none other than the all-time classic, The Sound of Music, and what's more, it's a sing-along! Yes that's right, watch one of the all-time classic movies and in the big art deco cinema-screen and sing-along to those epic tunes, we have grown to love. Don't worry if your no Julie Andrews, no auditions or solos will be sought, just come down for some fun laughs and maybe even the odd fancy dress or two!
To help get those vocal cords in check there is also a fully stocked (and very reasonably priced) bar! Come along, on your own, with your partner or even better 30 of your closest friends for fun and frolicks raising money for those still without a home!
Tickets are available on the night, the cost is £10 for adults. All money and donations on the night will go directly to Love Nepal and rebuilding homes after the earthquake.
Educating Rita - 27th April - 7.30pm
Rita (Julie Walters), a married hair stylist in her 20s, wants to go back to school. She begins studying with Dr. Bryant (Michael Caine), a professor using alcohol to cope with his divorce. Despite his personal problems, Dr. Bryant helps Rita realize her academic potential. In turn, her passion for learning revitalizes his love of teaching. However, when Rita's blue-collar spouse learns that his wife is more interested in education than homemaking, he becomes frustrated by her independence.
Film Festival - 20th May - 4.00pm
Join us in as we view the shortlisted films in each category.
After each categry there will be a talk by industry leaders including Robin Duke, Sean Conboy and Chris Hughes.
Come and support these independent filmmakers.
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Are you feeling lucky? Come on down to The Regent Cinema and join us for a night of BINGO with a Blackpool Twist! Hosted by the fabulous Mr Vicky La Plume, bingo at The Regent is a night of fun, food and frocks for you all to enjoy!
The Regent Cinema offers a fully licensed bar, as well as lots of snacks to relish in, including hot dogs, popcorn and chocolate. And lets not forget, cash prizes are available to be won, so don't miss your opportunity!
Our next bingo night is on the 31st March at 7.30pm, Tickets are now available, so book your seat today!
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Saturday 31st March 2018
4 x Bingo Tickets - each ticket includes 8 games of bingo
4 x drinks (alcoholic drinks included)
An online booking fee of 25p is charged per person.
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Treat your friends and family with a trip to the regent cinema
The Regent Cinema now offers you the chance to buy vouchers, which will entitle you to 1 x Cinema entry, to any film at the price of the voucher! Pick up your voucher today, the perfect gift for special occasions.
Terms and conditions apply, vouchers can only be be used to enter showings at the same price of the voucher. Vouchers cannot be used for food or drink. Standard ticket vouchers validate entry to Bingo.
Your voucher will be sent to you by post within 1 week of purchase
If you have any delays in receiving your voucher, please call us on: 01253 290879
Once selecting 'add to cart', please complete the form with your shipping address details for the voucher(s) to be dispatched too.
Standard Ticket Voucher
This ticket allows admission to the cinema or bingo
Seats one person
A shipping fee of £1 is charged per order
Shorts at the Seaside
In May 2018 The Regent Cinema will be hosting their own film festival 'Shorts at the Seaside'.
This film festival will be showcasing the best of short films up to 10 minutes in length and is open to students and all film makers.
There will be 3 categories to enter with the main theme of the festival being deckchair based short films.
Category 1 - Short films between 2 and 10 minutes for people aged under 25 on the day of the festival. Films must show a deckchair in them for at least 20 seconds.
Category 2 - Short films between 2 and 10 minutes for people aged 25 or over on the day of the festival. Films must show a deckchair in them for at least 20 seconds.
Category 3 - Short films between 2 and 10 minutes. This category is open to any age range and any theme.
All categories will be shortlisted down to 6 and shown on the day with a winner chosen by a panel of judges.
There will be guest speakers from the film industry who will talk and answer your questions.
All winners will also have their short film shown before regular showings at the cinema over the following month.
The day of the event will be open to anyone to attend with free entry.
There is a small charge of £5 for each film entry.
Shorts at the Seaside proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.