A Weekend by the Sea with Talking Pictures TV Information



A Weekend by the Sea
with Talking Pictures TV 


Saturday July 16th 10.30am – 7pm
and Sunday July 17th 10.30am – 7pm 2022

Hosted by Caroline Munro, with celebrity guests including Melvyn Hayes, Derren Nesbitt and Martin Clunes OBE, who celebrates the life and career of his father, Alec Clunes; plus quizzes, a variety of stalls and merchandise with show exclusives. Each day’s entertainment is a celebration of film and TV history, with lots of short films, newsreels, lost TV episodes, Saturday Morning Pictures and films on the big screen (some projected live from 35mm!)
The Regent Cinema is the home of entertainment for Christchurch, East Dorset and the New Forest. It opened on Boxing Day 1931 as the town cinema, showing The Taming of the Shrew with Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. After 40 years it became a Bingo club for a decade before closure, but in 1982 Christchurch Borough Council purchased the building, and, with the help of volunteers, it was lovingly restored to its early Art Deco glory. One of the finest examples of an early 1930s cinema in Britain, it was re-opened on June 11th 1983 by Dora Bryan OBE.

Please bring your ticket to gain entry – no tickets will be available on the day. Doors open 10.30am.

For additional information regarding directions etc, please call the The Regent Box Office: 01202 499199.

NB: The Circle has two flights of stairs and no lift.

Directions to the Regent Cinema

Coming By Road and Car Parking:

Wick Lane Car Park: BH23 1HT; 1 minute walk; up to 4 hours.

Bank Close Car Park: BH23 1AE; 4 mins walk, 0.2m; up to 4 hours.

Saxon Square Car Park: BH23 1QA; 4 mins walk, 0.2m; up to 4 hours.

Pit Site Car Park: BH23 1PE; 6 mins walk, 0.3m; all day parking.

Bridge Street Car Park: BH23 1DY; 5 mins walk, 0.3m; all day parking.

By Train: The Regent is easily accessible by train with Christchurch Train Station only half a mile away and a 10 minute walk from the venue. There are regular trains from London and Weymouth/Dorchester. South West Trains are the main operator from the station and full time-tables can be found on their website: www.southwesternrailway.com.

By Bus: Situated on the High Street, there are regular buses that stop a few metres from the entrance to the venue. Time tables can be found at: More Buses www.morebus.co.uk and Yellow Buses www.yellowbuses.co.uk.

Accommodation suggestions:

Druid House. 2 mins walk. 01202 485615. 26 Sopers Ln, Christchurch BH23 1JE. 

Travel Lodge, Christchurch. 5 mins walk. 0871 9846505. Saxon Square, Fountain Roundabout, Christchurch BH23 1QN. 

Stour Lodge Guest House. 10 mins walk. 01202 486902. 54 Stour Rd, Christchurch BH23 1RW.

Premier Inn West, Bailey Bridge. 14 mins walk; 6 mins by car. 0333 777 4617. 22 Bailey Drive, Christchurch BH23 2BN. 

The Bear at Burton. 30 minutes walk; 6 mins by car. 01202 477189. 15-17 Salisbury Rd, Burton, Christchurch BH23 7JG. 

Premier Inn East. 40 mins walk; 8 mins by car. 0333 777 4616. Somerford Rd, Christchurch BH23 3QG.

There are also lots of hotels in Bournemouth, which is approximately 20 mins by car or ten minutes by train.

Bournemouth Tourist Information Centre, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5AA.
www.bournemouth.co.uk  Telephone: 01202 123 800  Email: [email protected]

Additional information

Weight .024 kg
Dimensions 30 × 21 × .05 cm