CINEMA NAIRN is a small group of volunteers who love watching films on the big screen, and who wanted to see full-time cinema return to Nairn. It started over four years ago, and with the help of the Nairn Community & Arts Centre, it has gone from strength to strength, showing nearly 65 films to ever increasing audiences.

Over the years our programme of films has been praised for the eclectic mix of old and new and for our success at introducing the local community to hidden gems that they might have missed. We aim to appeal to a broad spectrum of interests and will once again show contemporary hits and old black and white classics, as well as films with a Scottish slant. Add to the mix two musicals, a documentary and two wonderful foreign language films, and we believe that the 2014 will be seen as our best programme yet.

Films are screened in the Nairn Community & Arts Centre on King Street (just off the A96), and occasionally in the Little Theatre in Fishertown.

Admission is £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for those under 18 years of age. There is also a loyalty scheme - so get your card stamped each time you come and you'll get the sixth film free!

Each year we screen up to four matinees to which people of any age are welcome to join us for a reduced price of £2.50, and with the added bonus of tea and home bakes, it's a great way to spend a Monday afternoon!

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Friday, 9 January 2015

Cinema Nairn's Monday afternoon matinees return on 19th Jan at 2:00pm.

Cinema Nairn's 2015 season kicks off with a Monday Matinee on 19th Jan with a dance down memory lane to the Oscar winning Annie Get Your Gun! 

Betty Hutton stars as the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, in this toe-tapper that will have you humming you way home to tunes like 'Anything you can do...and 'There's no Business Like Show Business'.  And remember - tea and home bakes will follow the screening, and all for only 2:50!  Show starts at 2:00pm.

For the full 2015 Programme, see the post below.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Cinema Nairn's 2015 Programme Launched!

Just out! Here is Cinema Nairn's Programme for 2015. Fliers will be out in the streets of Nairn shortly giving you a much more professional looking outline of the films, but for now.......

Monday 19th January 2015 - Matinee   2pm
Annie Get Your Gun (1950) U (107 mins)
Betty Hutton stars as the great sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, in this Oscar winning toe tapper that will have you humming your way home to tunes like ‘Anything You Can Do…’ and ‘There’s no Business Like Show Business’.

Friday 30th January: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) 12 (124 mins)  7.30pm
Judie Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy, with a group of retirees, travel to India, to the hotel of their dreams – but it’s not quite what they expected!  A great cast and wonderful colourful surroundings to brighten up a winter’s evening.

Friday 27th February: Night of the Hunter (1955) 12 (92 mins) 7.30pm
A film-noir thriller from director Charles Laughton, starring the great Robert Mitchum as a fake religious fanatic. He marries gullible widow (Shelley Winters) to get to her two children who know where their real daddy hid the loot from a heist.  Mitchum at his classic best!

Monday 16th March: Gregory’s Girl (1981) 12 (91 mins)  Matinee    2pm
Yes, this is the wonderful film from Bill Forsyth starring John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn and Clare Grogan. A must see for all film fans.  Come along to the Community Centre for this tale of young love in Cumbernauld!  

Friday 20th March: Untouchable   (2011) 15 (112 mins)   7.30pm French with subtitles   
The synopsis could leave you to think this true story of a quadriplegic man and his wacky carer was one of tragedy and sadness.  But director (Oliver Nakache) turns it into an enriching story of human resilience with a great sense of humour and fantastic performances from the cast.  Another hidden gem that everyone should see!

Friday 17th April: The Sapphires (2012) PG (100 mins)  7.30pm
Wayne Blair’s film received high critical acclaim on release in 2012, but had a limited airing at cinemas.  So now is your chance to see a really enjoyable true story of four young aboriginal girls who form a group and entertain the troops in Vietnam.  A film about love, friendship and war – with great music from the 60s.

Friday 15th May: Brighton Rock (1947) 15 (92 mins)    7.30pm
A homage to the late Richard Attenborough. In Graham Greene’s adaption of his own novel, Pinkie Brown (Attenborough)  runs a protection racket, but in trying to cover up the murder of one of his rivals, Pinky’s behaviour gets more and more desperate.  A great British film for a British great!  

Friday 19th June: The Rocket Post (2004) 12A (112 mins)   7.30pm
Sit back and relax amidst the beautiful Scottish scenery and enjoy this heart-warming 1930s tale of love and postal deliveries!  Filmed on Taransay in the Hebrides you’ll want to see this film over and over again.

Friday 24th July: A Dangerous Game (2014) PG (102 mins)  7.30pm
We brought you Anthony Baxter’s disturbing documentary about the Balmedie golf course in ‘You’ve Been Trumped’.  How have the locals coped?  How did Trump get the go-ahead? What is the global impact of the luxury golf course trade?  This excellent documentary explores all of this and more. 

September 2015 (TBC) Nairn Book & Arts – Cinema Nairn’s regular silent film with live musical accompaniment.  Details later.

Friday 25th September: Ida (2014) PG 13 (82 mins)  7.30pm  Polish with subtitles  
Yet another hidden gem in Nairn!  Anna is a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, on the verge of taking her vows, when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.  A gripping, highly acclaimed film from Poland.

Monday 5th October: 39 Steps (1935) U (86 mins)   2pm  Matinee
Only the original and the best is good enough for Cinema Nairn goers, and Hitchcock’s version with Robert Donat is just that!  You know the story and the scenery – some come along and watch it on the big screen with everyone else!

Friday 23rd October: Belle (2014) 12A (104 mins)  7.30pm 
Touching  story of the mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral, raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.  Award winning performance from newcomer Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Friday 27th November: Kon Tiki (2013) PG13 (111 mins)  7.30pm
The fantastic story of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.  Voted as Best Film in the 2014 Inverness Film Festival.

Monday 7th December: Brave (2012) PG (95 mins)   2pm Matinee
Set in a beautifully animated Scotland, in a rugged and mythical time, "Brave" features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Familiar voices and scenery make this a great way to spend a December afternoon!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Don't miss Cinema Nairn's final matinee of the year!

Everyone is welcome to our showing of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, at the Community Centre on Monday 1st December at 2:00pm. Great acting from a wonderful cast including Michael Redgrave, Michael Denison and Margaret Rutherford and the inimitable Edith Evans, with that famous exclamation from Lady Bracknell: 'A Handbag!'. Tea, coffee and home bakes will be available to all after the show. All this for £2.50! See you there.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Cinema Nairn's next film - 'The Flying Scotsman'. This Friday at Nairn Community & Arts Centre, doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.

The remarkable true story of one of our greatest ever cyclist: Graeme Obree, and how he combated mental illness and physical barriers to become a world record breaking champion. Starring the sensational Johnny Lee Miller and brilliantly supported by Scottish stars Brian Cox and Billy Boyd. A great late comer to Cinema Nairn’s 2014 programme! Then, on Monday 1st December, we will be showing the final film of the 2014 season: The Importance of Being Earnest, at 2:00pm. Everyone is welcome. We will be serving home bakes with tea and coffee at the end of the film.

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