Biggar Little Cinema

News Update No 115

August 2021

www.biggarlittlecinema.org.uk


All our proceeds go to local organisations and Rotary charities


With the recent easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we are hopeful that we can look forward to our next season of films in the not too distant future. It looks as though the Corn Exchange may be able to open up to public events before too long. We await further news regarding possible future dates.

Biggar Little Cinema would like to thank all our supporters for their patience and understanding during these unusual and difficult times. We trust that we may be able to safely show films at some time later this year.


Movie Trivia

Here’s another addition to our collection of strange movie facts.

Skyfall, screened at Biggar Little Cinema in March 2013, bacame one of the most well-received and successful James Bond films of all time. Significant parts of the film were shot in Scotland, in Glen Etive and Glencoe. In a driving sequence filmed on the A82 near Buachaille Etive Mor and Buachaille Etive Beag, Bond's iconic Aston Martin DB5 manages to get upstaged by the stunning atmospheric scenery!

Skyfall was the fourth Bond film to feature Scottish locations. The final boat chase scene in From Russia with Love (1963) was filmed on Loch Craignish; 'Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde' in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) was on the Eastern shore of Gare Loch; and Eilean Donan Castle was the unforgettable setting for the Scottish headquarters of MI6 in The World is Not Enough (1999).

However, in the Skyfall film, Skyfall Lodge itself, the house which was the Bond family's ancestral home, was not in Scotland at all. It was custom built on land owned by the Ministry of Defence at Hankley Common near Elstead in Surrey. The location had been used previously for filming Azerbaijani sequences in The World is Not Enough (1999) and doubled for the Korean Demilitarized Zone in Die Another Day (2002).

A full-scale building was constructed using a timber frame, plywood panels and plaster exterior.....

.....and was, of course, subsequently destroyed in the film's explosive finale.

After the explosion, Bond noted and muttered "I always hated this place." It was his way of saying goodbye to his family home and all its memories.


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.

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

Screenings cancelled due to closure of The Corn Exchange


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.


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 £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.

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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