Shazam! - The Book
 
 

"SHAZAM! is a wonderful personal account of people and a place that deserve to be remembered"
Jenny Agutter


"'SHAZAM!' is a wonderful reminder of what the Regal has meant to the people of Evesham over the years and a loud shout to the present owner as to why it would mean so much to have it back."  
Alistair McGowan


"I loved 'Shazam!' A marvellous account of a cinema so typical of the many thousands now sadly gone."
Alan Sillitoe

SHAZAM! - "The must-have book for all cinema fans"

 

The Rise Of The Machines

"I'll have some Paynes Poppets, Spangles and an Aztec Bar, Please,"

Into the nineteen eighties and a new threat to the old picture palace rears its head. Read about the change of management as the ageing Highland hands over the reins to the marvellously feisty Irene Mackenzie. Discover the effect of DVD, the Internet, Sky television and the eccentric new owner John Angel - a Rocky Horror devotee from way back!

Dream Race 2000, Or The Order Of The Phoenix?

The Port Street picture palace limps into the new millennium, the unsympathetic owner under growing pressure from the citizens of Evesham to restore the Regal to its glorious best.

Instead, with a fluctuating heating system, a leaky roof and shabby décor the Regal becomes the epitome of the cinema in the 1957 British comedy 'The Smallest Picture Show' - as clichéd and romantic as that!

Finally, 'SHAZAM!' brings the saga bang up to date with the Theatre of Dreams teetering on the brink, as the latest owners lock horns with the local authority over re-development. No matinee hero ever experienced a cliff-hanger ending like this...

Regal Balcony, 1981