Biggar Little Cinema

News Update No 64

November 2016

Click here to read about our donations for 2016

News about our November film and about membership for our 2016/17 Season

An Oscar for British actor Mark Rylance

Our November film is Bridge of Spies (Cert 12A), a 2015 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen. The film stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.

Bridge of Spies is being shown in The Corn Exchange on Saturday 19th November 2016 at 7.30pm and Sunday 20th November 2016 at 7.30pm.

Based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan, who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers, a pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a captive Soviet KGB spy held under the custody of the United States. The name of the film refers to the Glienicke Bridge, which connects Potsdam with Berlin, where the spy exchange took place.

Principal photography began on 8th September 2014, in Brooklyn, New York City, and the production proceeded at Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam. The film was released by Touchstone Pictures on 16th October 2015, in North America and distributed by 20th Century Fox in the UK and other territories.

Bridge of Spies was a box office success, and received very high critical acclaim, with special praise for its direction, screenplay, acting, score, and production merits. The film received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, and won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the British-born Mark Rylance.

Please click on the poster on the right to read more about the film.

Admission is £6, with tickets available from Hamiltons Newsagents and at the door on the evening, subject to availabilty.

Many thanks to all of you who have confirmed their membership for our 2016/17 season. If you have not yet done so, we would be very grateful if you could support us again for our new season, and we would be delighted if you would join as a member.

All our proceeds go to local organisations and Rotary charities.

The membership form for the season is available by clicking here. Just fill in the form, tear off the top portion, and pop it in the post to Stewart Houston at the address shown on the form. You can either enclose a cheque with the form, or you may pay electronically if you wish - full details are given below.

Alternatively, you can send us an email by clicking here and filling in your name and address details, and your choice of first or second screening for the season.

We are very pleased to receive payments by electronic banking.

The bank details you will need are as follows:

Bank: Royal Bank of Scotland, 104 High Street, Biggar ML12 6DH

Sort Code: 83-16-11

Account No 00622143

Account Name: Biggar Little Cinema

Please don’t forget to give a reference to the payment so that we can identify that you've paid!

Thank you very much for your continued support!

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 £18,000.

At our October screenings, we were able to make the following donations for 2016:

Biggar & District Guide Dogs - £350
Biggar & District University of the Third Age - £350
Biggar Theatre Workshop - £350
Friends of the Burn Braes - £350
Friends of the Kello Hospital - £350
Symington Tinto AFC - £350
The Biggar After School Care Club - £350
The Evergreen Club - £350
End Polio Now Campaign - £500
Macmillan Cancer Support - £800
Total - £4,100

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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