The Regal situated at the end of The Platt in Wadebridge Cornwall was built by the Pope family of Padstow and opened its doors for the first time in January 1931.
Several local owners operated the cinema under its initial name of the “Cinedrome”. Unfortunately it hit hard times in the 1960’s and was on the verge of closure when the Wadebridge based construction business “WTW” (abbreviation for W.T.WILLIAMS) acquired the cinema on 30th January 1967. Coincidentally this was the day of the closure of the Wadebridge to Padstow railway line as a result of the Beeching axe. “WTW Cinemas” also operated the Capitol Theatre St Austell and the Capitol cinema Padstow at this time.
The cinema was substantially renovated by “WTW” in the late 1960’s and 1970’s and successfully entertained both local residents and the thousands who flocked to North Cornwall for their holidays.
In October 1985 work commenced to create a twin cinema which opened in May 1986, theatre one seating 220 and theatre two 90. For the past 50 years the Regal has commited to offer cinema goers the best facilities around. In September 2012 the traditional 35mm film projectors were replaced with digital projectors, in April 2015 Screen One was upgraded again with a SONY R510 4K projector, becoming the first screen in Cornwall with SONY 4K technology. In October 2016 Screen Two was upgraded with a SONY R510 projector, along with a SONY 3D system. The Regal Screen One has Dolby Digital 7.1 sound and Screen Two has Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.
June 2013 saw the Regal commence live satellite transmissions of theatrical shows, concerts, operas and ballet, bringing live content from around the world to North Cornwall. In particular the Royal Opera House and National Theatre have proved popular.
The Regal was selected to host the British Premiere of “Amy Foster” in May 1998 and “Saving Grace” in May 2000, both filmed in North Cornwall by major Hollywood studios. Generally most films open in Wadebridge concurrently with London West End and national release dates.
Ticket sales and further information is available via the website www.wtwcinemas.co.uk or by calling the box – office during opening hours: 01208 812791
On January 30th 2017, WTW Cinemas will complete 50 years ownership of The Regal. A Proud record of service to the community of North Cornwall.
Box Office & Concessions
The Regal @ Wadebridge is situated on The Platt, Wadebridge in the heart of the town centre.
Parking is available in the Co-Op car park, which is a very short walk from the Cinema. Please note that the lower area of this car park is locked at 9:00pm and access is not available until 8:00am the next day.
Both Screens are Wheelchair friendly.
Both have Sound Enhancement (Infra-red systems) for the hard of hearing.
Audio Description facilities are available in Theatre 1.
Subtitled films can be shown in both screens, with performances advertised when available
All WTW Cinemas accept the CEA Card, for more details please visit www.ceacard.co.uk
Should you require any assistance with your visit, please do not hesitate to contact a member of staff
Telephone: 01208 812791 (Box office is open half an hour before the first performance of the day, and closes at 9pm)