Biggar Little Cinema

The Community Cinema at the Corn Exchange


All our proceeds go to local organisations and Rotary charities


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.


Our Most Popular Films

Our cinema-goers often ask us which have been our most popular films over the years. With this in mind, we thought we would rummage through our archives going back to our opening night in 2011, and remind ourselves of the films which have been most appreciated by our audiences. Many of these have been 'full houses' (which we love to see!) and some have become classics in their own right.

We hope you will enjoy the trip down memory lane!

Poster

Winner of four Oscars, The King's Speech, stands to be the most successful British film of all time. It 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 so much 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.

Please click here if you would like to read more about the film.


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As a Community Cinema, we run on a non-profit basis and donate all our proceeds to local organisations and Rotary charities

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