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"

Rites Of Passage

'The Sapphires' Rock Group (Featuring Jim Capaldi) kick up a storm at the Saturday morning Regal chums club in 1960.
 

Explore the sheer social importance of the cinema, particularly to young people in the days before they could afford a car, a house or a hotel room. The Regal, like all other picture palaces, could be a very sexually-charged place with hundreds of couples and, no doubt, plenty of lone wolves simmering together in a kind of carnal esprit de coeur. '... in more reserved times the simple static proximity of males and females sent a haze of testosterone and oestrogen swirling upwards to mingle with the smoke. Propinquity fuelled temptation and much groping ensued, whether desired or not. About twenty minutes into the main feature, young gentleman would yawn, stretch and lazily float an arm along the back of their girlfriend's seat...'

The Regal Entrance C. 1965