Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I have to be a member to visit and buy tickets for the cinema?
Yes. The cinema is operated by the Fordingbridge Regal Cinema Club so you need to become a member to then purchase tickets. Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for membership. We have an inclusive membership policy. Due to restrictions on the number of people allowed in the cinema at one time members are asked to only visit the club when they have tickets for a specific screening/event.
Q: Do I have to be a member of the Club to visit the bar?
Yes. Our bar is only open to Club members and guests they bring to screenings. This is because we hold a Club Premises Certificate. We do not operate as a public bar. The bar is only open pre screenings.
Q: How much are ticket prices?
Ticket prices for film screenings are £9 for adults and £5 for children (including the booking fee). We also have a student discount. It’s possible to pay less, and a lot more, for cinema tickets at other cinemas, but we hope that as the Regal Fordingbridge is a considerably better venue than almost any other cinema, these prices are considered reasonable. Tickets to live streaming events (theatre/opera/ballet) will be more expensive than this.
Q: Why is the cinema a club and not open to all?
As we hold a Club Premises Certificate, which authorises our activities including the sale of alcohol, it is a requirement that we operate as a Club and that there is at least 48 hours between applying for membership and becoming a member. However, membership is open to all. Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for membership.
Q: How can I buy tickets? Do you have a box office?
All tickets are purchased online on this website. We do not have a box office as the cinema is only open for screenings.
Q: Do you have restricted mobility access?
Yes. There is an external ramp into the cinema bar and there are no steps between the bar and the auditorium. There is wheelchair access into and within the auditorium. Limited mobility members are advised to buy tickets in row E to avoid steps down to rows lower down in the auditorium, ideally E1 as this is closest to the auditorium entrance and exit door. Members whom require wheelchair access should contact us directly to purchase a ticket and to notify us of any special assistance that may be required so that our ushers can ensure you have an enjoyable visit.
Q: Can I take a baby into the cinema? Do I have to pay for them?
Yes you can. You’re never too young for the magic of film but please spare a thought for our other guests – if your baby grows unsettled, step outside for a moment until they’ve calmed down.
No. Children under two years old, sitting on your lap are free. If your baby enjoys the entertainment from their own seat, you’ll be asked to buy a Child ticket.