Biggar Little Cinema

News Update No 100

October 2019

www.biggarlittlecinema.org.uk


Our 100th Newsletter - Many thanks to everyone for their support over the years!

News about our October film and about membership for our 2019/20 Season


The first film in our new season is Stan & Ollie, a biographical comedy-drama directed by Jon S. Baird and written by Jeff Pope. Based on the later years of the lives of the comedy double act Laurel and Hardy, the film stars Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The film won the 2019 Critics Award as the best British Film of the year.

Stan & Ollie is being shown in The Corn Exchange on Saturday 26th October at 7.30pm and Sunday 27th October at 7.30pm.

Laurel and Hardy -- the world's greatest comedy team -- face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remain long behind them. The duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can't quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy's failing health start to threaten their precious partnership.

At the 76th Golden Globe Awards, Reilly was nominated for Best Actor Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards the film earned three nominations, including Best British Film and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Coogan.

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 2019/20 season, and we would be delighted if you would join as a member. 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.


Our 2019/20 Season of Films

We have another excellent line-up - an Oscar and BAFTA-winning drama, two Oscar-winning true-life stories, a British biographical comedy-drama, a charming animated aventure and a wonderful British comedy. Please click on the posters below to read more about each film.

Stan & Ollie

Cert PG

Saturday 26th October 2019 at 7.30pm
Sunday 27th October 2019 at 7.30pm

First Man

Cert 12

Friday 15th November 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 16th November 2019 at 7.30pm

Smallfoot

Cert U

Friday 27th December 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 28th December 2019 at 7.30pm

Bohemian Rhapsody

Cert 12A

Friday 31st January 2020 at 7.30pm
Saturday 1st February 2020 at 7.30pm

Green Book

Cert 12A

Friday 28th February 2020 at 7.30pm
Saturday 29th February 2020 at 7.30pm

Fisherman's Friends

Cert 12A

Friday 27th March 2020 at 7.30pm
Saturday 28th March 2020 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 this month - an Oscar and BAFTA-winning drama, two Oscar-winning true-life stories, a British biographical comedy-drama, a charming animated aventure and a wonderful British comedy.


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 £25,000.

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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