Biggar Little Cinema

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News Update No 58 - 23rd April 2016



Some Like It Hot - Saturday 30th April 2016 - all proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support

Raffle for a Special Very Limited Edition print

At our screening of Some Like it Hot on Saturday 30th April, we are delighted to be holding a raffle for a very limited edition print of 'Clear for Take Off' by the painter Bob Murray. The print is number 7 from a strictly limited edition of 20. It features a fine study of Marilyn Monroe 'ready for take off' in the cockpit of a Spitfire.

Bob Murray served in the RAF and flew Beverley and Britannia aircraft. After leaving the RAF he worked in Civil Aviation, again as a flight engineer, flying DC8 and Tri-Star aircraft. A self-taught painter, Bob has established an international reputation as one of the foremost aviation artists in the world, with paintings in collections in Europe, the Far East and the United States. His limited edition prints may be found for sale at prices anywhere between £250 and £800.

We are very grateful for the generosity of Biggar resident Jim Jeffery who has very kindly donated the limited edition print to Biggar Little Cinema for raffle at our screening.

In his own words, Jim gives some of the background to the painting:

"Bob Murray and I joined the RAF as apprentices, both aged 16 (and a half!) in September 1946, both to study as what was then known as Engine Fitters - or to be correct Fitters 2 E. We studied at RAF Halton for three years, and, then to finish our apprenticeship, at RAF St. Athens in Wales. It was whilst at St. Athens that we both transferred to Aircrew with Bob as Flight Engineer, as which he saw out his full service, and me as a trainee Pilot .

When Bob retired from the RAF, he joined civil airlines as Flight Engineer serving on several types of aircraft. After we went our separate ways on Aircrew training, we kept in touch, in particular at the reunions of our Apprentice entry, and also when visiting each others' area."

Bob provided the print and Jim had it framed...."so still a partnership after seventy years!"

Admission is £6, with tickets available from Hamiltons Newsagents and at the door on the evening, subject to availability. Please support us!

One of the best-loved comedy films of all time and one of the true classics in the history of film. Plus full supporting programme!

Ready For Take Off

Limited Edition Print by Bob Murray

Numbered 7 out of 20

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 £14,000.

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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