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 in 2010, and with the help of the Nairn Community & Arts Centre and all our followers it has gone from strength to strength.

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!

Remaining films for 2015:

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

Cinema Nairn Trailer Bar - click arrows left/right to see next trailer

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

First Screenings - Sunday 29th November 2009

We are offering three classic films being shown in Nairn Community Centre to launch Cinema Nairn.

The Wizard of Oz Cert (Colour 1939) "U" Running Time: 101 minutes - 2.00pm

Most youngsters who’ve seen The Wizard of Oz will have seen it at home – a big screen projection in a cinema full of other excited kids will be quite a different experience! It’s 70 years old this year but remains a real feat of film-making.

The Magnificent Seven (Colour 1960) "PG" Running Time: 138 minutes - 5.00pm

Westerns represent cinema’s hey-day for a lot of people and The Magnificent Seven is the daddy of them all with brilliant performances from the likes of Steve McQueen and stirring music by Elmer Bernstein.

I Know Where I'm Going (B&W 1945) "U" Running Time: 92 minutes - 8.00pm

A jewel of British film-making from Powell and Pressburger, set in the Highlands and combining romance, suspense, comedy and a dash of the supernatural.

Hopefully something to suit most peoples tastes.

Tickets (Adults £4.00/Children £3.00) available from the Community Centre, Nairn Bookshop and iolaire photo:graphics (at the Railway Station)


  1. Good luck with this venture. A good choice to start with, if successful will you do requests or enable people to vote for films they might like to see?

  2. We would like people to make suggestions (other than FOAD, etc) by using this blog and/or Facebook/Twitter in addition to emailing and face-to-face meetings.

  3. Good publicity on the BBC site and the Scotsman!


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