About Us

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, before 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.

In January 2017, WTW Cinemas completed 50 years ownership of The Regal.  A Proud record of service to the community of North Cornwall.

Radio WTW

“Radio WTW” which plays in our Cinema’s foyers and auditoriums is produced by our partners at NIFTY.

Want to hear your favourite song while waiting for your film to start? just tweet the Radio WTW team using the hashtag #RadioWTW

For more information about NIFTY, who specialise in Marketing, Digital Media and Events just visit their website at www.getnifty.uk or find them at @GetNiftyUK on Facebook and Twitter.

Advertising at WTW Cinemas

Cinema advertising is a great way to boost your reach and attain new custom. Cinemas utilise many method of advertising – from the big screen experience with commercials, through to magazine print advertising. All of our advertising methods are contracted to third parties, details of which are as follows.


We work exclusively with ‘The Film Cooperative’ for our website advertising and do not consider any third party requests for advertising. If you are interested in placing website ads, please visit The Film Cooperative for more details.


Our in-house magazine, ONSCREEN, is circulated to our cinemas every two months. Local and national advertising opportunities are available. ONSCREEN is produced in partnership with many independent cinema exhibitors, and opportunities exist for further advertisement across all operators. For more information, please contact the team at ONSCREEN.


We work exclusively with Pearl & Dean for all onscreen advertising, and cannot play any adverts in our pre-show reels that have not been agreed with them. You can find out more about advertising on the big screen by contacting Pearl & Dean.

Pearl & Dean Advertising Ltd.
Corinthian House
279 Tottenham Court Road

Email: paul.murphy@pearlanddean.com


We do not offer third party poster advertising in any of our cinemas. Some cinemas may choose to display a limited number of leaflets from third parties – cinemas always gain clearance from head office before displaying any materials, and this is usually a reciprocal arrangement. Please ask within the cinema for more details.

Cinema Facilities

  • Sony 4K Projection
  • Wheelchair Accessability
  • Infra-Red Assisted Hearing Systems
  • Audio Description available on compatable films

Auditorium Information

  • Screen 1
  • 204 Seats
  • Dolby 7.1 Sound
  • Screen 8.5m x 3.6m
  • Sony 4K Projection

Screen One at The Regal features luxury Pullman Seating (which is currently undergoing reupholstering by a local company) and is the only auditorium in WTW Cinema that still features Screen Curtains giving an extra sense of occasion.

The image is provided via a Sony 4K projection system, the first to be installed in Cornwall and sound is delivered via Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound.

Williams Sound Infra-red headsets are used for both Audio Description and Audio Boost to assist our customers with extra audio and visual needs. (Audio Description is not available on every film, please check film listings for the AD logo).

A traditional feel auditorium with state of the art sound and picture!



  • Screen 2
  • 98 Seats
  • Sony 3D
  • 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Screen 5.5m x 2.3m
  • Sony 4K Projection

Screen Two at the Regal also features Sony’s 4k projection system along with 5.1 Surround Sound.

This auditorium is also capable of playing the latest 3D movies, using Sony’s 3D system which requires passive 3D glasses.

Williams Sound Infra-red headsets are used for both Audio Description and Audio Boost to assist our customers with extra audio and visual needs. (Audio Description is not available on every film, please check film listings for the AD logo).