Regal Cinema

8 King Street,
Melton Mowbray, LE13 1XA

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DavidSimpson on December 12, 2016 at 2:20 am

This wonderful cinema is currently in the very safe hands of manager Jacob Mundin, a member of the family that has rescued the Ritz at Belper, Derbyshire, and the Savoy at Heaton Moor, Greater Manchester. After initially re-opening in March 2013, The Regal re-opened again on 23rd June 2016 following further refurbishment and is proving extremely popular with local cinemagoers (as is the membership scheme, which allows members £1.50 off the ticket price, together with other benefits).

But tribute should be paid to former operator John Merryweather, who took over in 2000 but sadly died, at only 65 years of age, in April 2012. In April 2007 he proved to be a very welcoming host during the Cinema Theatre Association’s visit to Leicestershire. No doubt he would be delighted that his cinema is continuing to provide the town’s film entertainment.

michaelbrent on June 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm

This cinema is closed for refurbishment and will open on Thursday 23rd June

carolgrau on July 15, 2009 at 10:34 pm

Would have loved to see it in it’s heyday, bet she was a real beauty.

MPol on January 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm

It’s agreed, uptownjen. Pretty cool!

uptownjen on August 7, 2008 at 8:29 pm

the exterior of that building is simply heavenly! i love the use of color.

jbn6773 on March 22, 2005 at 1:32 am

Was in Melton Mowbray just before christmas 2004. The cinema now only occupies the balcony area, with the entire stalls/stage area having been used as a bingo hall. This part of the building is now occupied by a large bar called ‘The Cutting Room’. The dividing wall at the front of the balcony where the screen is now located is used by the bar to project television pictures. The main bar and toilets are located in the area where the stage and original screen would have been located. I have been in the cinema once (about 6 years ago) it now probably holds about 200-250.