As we are sure you know, The Corn Exchange remains closed because of the ongoing Covid-19 situation. The Trustees will be responding to Government advice as it develops, but it is expected that the closure will be for a considerable time yet.
Biggar Little Cinema would like to thank all our supporters for their patience and understanding during these unusual and difficult times. We await further news about the closure of The Corn Exchange, and we trust that we may be able to safely show films at some time later this year.
The Most Successful British Film
Our cinema-goers often ask us which have been our most popular films over the years. Top of the list is The King's Speech, with two full houses and a waiting list for tickets when we screened it in May 2011. It is also the most successful British film production of all time, grossing over £50 million at cinemas across the country.
Winner of four Oscars, The King's Speech was directed in 2010 by Tom Hooper, who also directed The Damned United in 2009, together with a string of TV series, among them Elizabeth I, Prime Suspect, Love in a Cold Climate and Cold Feet. Colin Firth plays King George VI, who, to overcome his stammer, consults Lionel Logue, an unorthodox Australian speech therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush. The two men become friends as they work together.
The King's Speech was shown as part of our first season, when we normally only had one screening of each film. However, there was such a great demand for tickets that we screened it on two evenings, Friday 27th May and Saturday 28th May 2011. This allowed us to sell the greatest number of tickets, and hence raise the maximum amount for charity.
Momentum Pictures, the producers of the film, very kindly agreed to waive their licence fee for the Friday evening, effectively adding £120 to the amount raised.
We were delighted with the support on both evenings. We had a full house for both performances, and thanks to the support of members and non-members alike, we were able to make a donation of £1,000 to assist Biggar Museum Trust in its purchase of the site on the High Street.
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Our 2019/20 Season of Films
Just to remind you of the wonderful films we showed last season, we had 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.
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.
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 £30,000.
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.
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