Biggar Little Cinema

News Update No 88

October 2018

www.biggarlittlecinema.org.uk


News about our October film and about membership for our 2018/19 Season


The first film in our new season is Darkest Hour, a 2017 British and American war drama. It stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, and is an account of his early days as Prime Minister, as Nazi Germany swept across Western Europe, threatening to defeat the United Kingdom during World War II. It leads to friction at the highest levels of government between those who would make a peace treaty with Hitler, and Churchill, who refused to accept the idea. The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, and Ronald Pickup.

Darkest Hour is being shown in The Corn Exchange on Saturday 27th October at 7.30pm and Sunday 28th October at 7.30pm.

Many critics noted Gary Oldman's performance as one of the best of his career. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor Motion Picture Drama and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. At the 90th Academy Awards the film earned six nominations, including Best Picture, and won for Best Actor and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. At the 71st British Academy Film Awards it received nine nominations, winning two.

Please click on the poster above to read more about the film.

Admission is £7, with tickets available from Hamiltons Newsagents and at the door on the evening, subject to availabilty.

Many thanks to all of you who have confirmed your membership for our new season of films commencing this month. If you have not yet done so, we would be very grateful if you could support us again for our 2018/19 season, and we would be delighted if you would join as a member. We have an excellent lineup, and details are shown below.

Our 2018/19 Season of Films

We have held our ticket price at £6 and our membership price at £30 since we began in 2011. However, due to rising costs beyond our control, we have to make a small increase for our new season.

From our October film, tickets for each performance will be available from Hamiltons Newsagents or at the door for £7, or membership for the whole season of six films is available for £35, a saving of £7 on the ticket price and offering six films for the price of five.

Please join us for our new season by clicking here for membership details.

A multiple Oscar and BAFTA-winning drama, two true-life stories, and three wonderful British films, one of them featuring the return of one of the UK's favourite characters! Please click on the posters below to read more about each film.

Darkest Hour

Cert PG

Saturday 27th October 2018 at 7.30pm
Sunday 28th October 2018 at 7.30pm

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Cert 12A

Friday 23rd November 2018 at 7.30pm
Saturday 24th November 2018 at 7.30pm

Paddington 2

Cert PG

Friday 28th December 2018 at 7.30pm
Saturday 29th December 2018 at 7.30pm

The Post

Cert 12A

Friday 25th January 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 26th January 2019 at 7.30pm

Molly's Game

Cert 15

Friday 22nd February 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 23rd February 2019 at 7.30pm

Finding Your Feet

Cert PG

Friday 29th March 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 30th March 2019 at 7.30pm


Membership

The membership form for the season is available by clicking here. Just fill in the form, tear off the top portion, and pop it in the post to Stewart Houston at the address shown on the form. You can either enclose a cheque with the form, or you may pay electronically if you wish - full details are given below.

Alternatively, you can send us an email by clicking here and filling in your name and address details, and your choice of first or second screening for the season.

We are very pleased to receive payments by electronic banking.

The bank details you will need are as follows:

Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland, 104 High Street, Biggar ML12 6DH

Sort Code: 83-16-11

Account No 00622143

Account Name: Biggar Little Cinema

Please don’t forget to give a reference to the payment so that we can identify that you've paid!

Thank you very much for your continued support!


About our Films

We conducted a detailed audience survey at the end of our first full season, asking viewers which of our films they had especially enjoyed, and the type of film they would like to see in the future.

We have been informed by these comments, and have borne them in mind when selecting titles for our screenings. Hence, our objectives are to choose up-to-date films, many of them award winners, with a wide audience appeal, as well as films which we believe offer something a little unusual, and hence of special interest to cinemagoers.

We have six superb films for our new season which commences in October - a multiple Oscar and BAFTA-winning drama, two true-life stories, and three wonderful British films, one of them featuring the return of one of the UK's favourite characters!


About Us

Biggar Little Cinema was founded in February 2011, and is run as a community cinema on a non-profit basis.

As a not-for-profit organisation, our aim is to disburse all the surplus from our screenings as charitable donations, to local organisations and Rotary projects. So far, with your help, we have raised over £22,000.

We also aim to provide the opportunity for members of an isolated rural community to enjoy good films without having to make a round trip of 60 miles or more to the commercial cinema.

Our films are shown in high-resolution digital quality, and projected using the latest digital equipment on to a full-size cinema screen. To match the exceptional quality of our picture, our sound is Dolby stereo using high definition loudspeakers. The Corn Exchange is well-known as an excellent venue, with very comfortable cinema-style seating and a cosy atmosphere. A full bar is available both before and after each screening, with a lounge area for relaxing and chatting with friends. All in all, Biggar Little Cinema offers a perfect location - and all proceeds go to support local organisations and Rotary projects.

If you have any questions about Biggar Little Cinema, please contact

Stewart Houston on 01899 220418 or
Tom Matthews on 01899 220783 or
Brian Curle on 01968 682294

Thank you again for your support!


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