Biggar Little Cinema

News Update No 119

February 2022

We're Back!


At long last, after an enforced break of two years, we're delighted to say that we will be showing films in March and April!

Full details are below.

Tickets for our March film are now available at Hamilton's Newsagents, or at the door on the evening, subject to availability. Ticket price is £7.

Tickets for our April Charity screening will be on sale from the beginning of April.

We are pleased to be starting up our membership again in October for our new 2022/23 season. Details will be available shortly.

A big thank you to all our supporters for their patience and understanding during these unusual and difficult times.

Our March Film - One night only - Saturday 26th March - Fisherman's Friends

Please click on the poster above for more information about the film.

A really feel-good film to mark our return, Fisherman's Friends is a 2020 British biographical comedy-drama directed by Chris Foggin. The film is based on a true story about the 'Fisherman's Friends', a group of Cornish fishermen from Port Isaac, who were signed by Universal Records and achieved a top 10 hit with their debut album of traditional sea shanties.

The film stars an ensemble cast headed by Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, David Hayman and Tuppence Middleton, with Noel Clarke, Dave Johns and Maggie Steed playing key supporting roles.

Our April Charity Screening - One night only - Saturday 23rd April - The Sting - All proceeds to Maggie's Centres

Click on the picture for more information on the film

Please click on the poster above for more information about the film

One of the best loved films of the 1970s, and still an enduring classic, The Sting is a 1973 American film, set in 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters, played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford, to con a mob boss, played by Robert Shaw. The film was directed by George Roy Hill, who had directed Newman and Redford in the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

The Sting was a massive critical and commercial success. It was hugely successful at the 46th Academy Awards, being nominated for ten Oscars and winning seven: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Scoring, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design; Redford was also nominated for Best Actor.

All proceeds from the screening of The Sting will be donated to the cancer care charity Maggie's Centres.
Please click on the logo above to learn more about Maggie's.

The Corn Exchange and Covid Guidance

We have carefully considered all the pros and cons of recommencing screenings, including all Covid-19 safety measures and Scottish Government regulations and guidance.

Please note that, under existing regulations, face coverings must be worn in the Corn Exchange, including during the film.

We ask that you do not attend if you have any Covid-19 symptoms, and, if possible, take a lateral flow test before you come.

Please see the NHS inform website for further information.

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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