Biggar Little Cinema

News Update No 67

February 2017

In this month's update we have news of our February film


Our February film is Eye in the Sky (Cert 15), a 2016 British thriller film starring Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul and Barkhad Abdi. The film is directed by Gavin Hood and based on a screenplay by Guy Hibbert.

Eye in the Sky is being shown in The Corn Exchange on Friday 24th February 2017 at 7.30pm and Saturday 25th February 2017 at 7.30pm.

The film stars Helen Mirren as a UK army Colonel and Alan Rickman as her commanding General, in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from 'capture' to 'kill.' But actions on the ground trigger an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. As taut as it is timely, Eye in the Sky offers a powerfully acted, and unusually thought provoking, variation on the modern wartime political thriller.

Eye in the Sky premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and was distributed in the United States with a limited release on 11th March 2016. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 8th April 2016. It was the actor Alan Rickman's last film, and is one of two national posthumous releases starring Rickman, who died of pancreatic cancer in January 2016.

The film has received very positive reviews. Alan Rickman's performance as Lieutenant General Frank Benson has been particularly well received by critics, with Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times saying "Mr. Rickman was never nominated for an Academy Award and it's probably a long shot for a posthumous supporting actor for this film - but his work here is a reminder of what a special talent he possessed."

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

Tickets are available from Hamiltons Newsagents and at the door on the evening, subject to availabilty.

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.

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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