Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I have to be a member to visit and buy tickets for the cinema?
The cinema is operated by the Fordingbridge Regal Cinema Club. We have two types of membership; full annual membership, which has several benefits, and temporary day membership, which enables anyone to buy tickets to a screening. Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for full annual membership. We have an inclusive membership policy.
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 screenings vary depending on the type of screening and the type of ticket. Ticket prices vary depending on the type of screening (film, live opera or live theatre) and if you’re a full annual club member or if you’re buying a ticket that includes a day membership. Most film screenings are £7.50 for adults with full annual club membership, or £9.70 for adults including day membership, and £4.50 for children or £6.70 including day membership. We also have a student discount for students aged 16 years or older who are in full-time education, this ticket price is £4.50 for full annual club members or £6.70 including day membership. It’s possible to pay less, and a lot more, for cinema tickets at other cinemas i the region, but we hope that as the Regal Fordingbridge is a considerably better venue than almost any other cinema, these prices are considered reasonable.
Q: Why is the cinema a club?
As we hold a Club Premises Certificate, which authorises our activities including the sale of alcohol, so it is a requirement that we operate as a Club. 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?
Tickets can be purchased online on this website, in person at the Fordingbridge Bookshop and when the cinema is open, in person at the cinema. We do not have a box office at the cinema as the building is usually only open for screenings. However, the cinema is open every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00pm – 5:30pm or by prior arrangement.
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.