Biggar Little Cinema

News Update No 86

July 2018

A Change to our Forthcoming Programme


Our scheduled film for November, Walk Like a Panther, is no longer available for screening, but we are delighted to be showing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A) in its place.

The screenplay is based on the 2008 award-winning novel of the same name, written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. The film stars Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Matthew Goode, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton.

Set in 1946, the plot follows Juliet (Lily James), a charismatic and free-spirited writer who receives a letter from a member of a mysterious literary club started during the War in German-occupied Guernsey. Her curiosity piqued, Juliet decides to visit the island. There she meets the delightfully eccentric members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, including Dawsey (Michiel Huisman), the rugged and intriguing farmer who wrote her the letter. As the secrets from their wartime past unfold, Juliet begins to build a picture of what it was like during the occupation. She forms an unexpected bond with the residents of the island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Her growing attachment to the island, the book club and her affection for Dawsey will change the course of her life forever.

The film received very positive reviews from critics. The Daily Telegraph said "Mike Newell’s adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’s epistolary novel is a film you don’t spend time with so much as spend time in: every location in this irresistible romantic mystery is like a little mini-break for the soul, every costume and piece of set-dressing nibble-ably gorgeous, and every character a pleasure to keep company with, even the rotters."

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society is being shown in The Corn Exchange on Friday 23rd November 2018 at 7.30pm and Saturday 24th November 2018 at 7.30pm.

Admission is £7, with tickets available from Hamiltons Newsagents and at the door on the evening, subject to availabilty.

Our 2018/19 Season of Films

We have held our ticket price at £6 and our membership price at £30 since we began in 2011. However, due to rising costs beyond our control, we have to make a small increase for our new season.

From our October film, tickets for each performance will be available from Hamiltons Newsagents or at the door for £7, or membership for the whole season of six films is available for £35, a saving of £7 on the ticket price and offering six films for the price of five.

Please join us for our new season by clicking here for membership details.

We have another excellent line-up for our 2018/19 season - a multiple Oscar and BAFTA-winning drama, two true-life stories, and three wonderful British comedies, one of them featuring the return of one of the UK's favourite characters! Please click on the posters below to read more about each film.

Darkest Hour

Cert PG

Saturday 27th October 2018 at 7.30pm
Sunday 28th October 2018 at 7.30pm

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Cert 12A

Friday 23rd November 2018 at 7.30pm
Saturday 24th November 2018 at 7.30pm

Paddington 2

Cert PG

Friday 28th December 2018 at 7.30pm
Saturday 29th December 2018 at 7.30pm

The Post

Cert 12A

Friday 25th January 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 26th January 2019 at 7.30pm

Molly's Game

Cert 15

Friday 22nd February 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 23rd February 2019 at 7.30pm

Finding Your Feet

Cert PG

Friday 29th March 2019 at 7.30pm
Saturday 30th March 2019 at 7.30pm

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The Magic Cloak of Oz

Our friends at the Corn Exchange are screening a special film on Saturday 28th July at 7.30 pm in the Corn Exchange.

A newly constructed work merging the Silent Film The Magic Cloak of Oz (1914), directed by J. Farrell MacDonald, with a new score written and performed by innovative musician and vocalist Lizabett Russo and award-winning guitarist and composer Graeme Stephen.

The fairies of Oz gather in the forest of Burzee one evening and weave a magic cloak that gives the wearer one wish, so long as it has not been stolen. The man in the Moon tells them that their messenger should give it to the first miserable person she sees……..

Tickets £10 from Brownlies, High Street, Biggar and the Biggar Corn Exchange website.

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 £22,000.

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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