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

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Monday, 30 November 2009

Successful launch day

Thank you to all our supporters.

The three films chosen to kick of Cinema Nairn seemed to prove popular with a sizeable crowd attending each screening - about 130 people in total for the three films. "I Know Where I'm Going" proved the most popular (as predicted by our poll) with 61 people in attendance.

We were left hundreds of comments/suggestions and a few additional volunteers made themselves known, so once we have sifted through the notes and decided what to show/do next we will make announcements here and in the press.

Meanwhile we understand that we will be featuring on "Reporting Scotland" tonight (Monday 30th November) as some filming was carried out by the BBC at yesterdays event.


  1. Thanks for the entertainment, the perfect refuge froma dreich day.
    Some of the lines in the Magnificent Seven can almost take on a new comedy significance in this new millennium. If you weren't there then you missed a great film.
    I know where I'm going never fails to entertain as well.
    The only regret? No Albatross between the features!
    See you all next time.

  2. This is a great idea and good for Nairn. However, with a wee baby it's a bit hard for us to attend and not fair on everyone else. Can you add a Dream and Scream session to your program next time?

  3. Really enjoyed "I know where I'm going " first time for me and would definitely recommend anyone to see it .Thanks for making this possible, looking forward to a long future for this venture.

  4. I prefer a "Stormy Petrel on a Stick" myself or perhaps "Crunchy Frog" remember - "We use only the finest baby frogs, dew-picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in finest-quality spring water, lightly killed, and then sealed in a succulent Swiss quintuple smooth treble cream milk chocolate envelope and lovingly frosted with glucose."

  5. Thanks to everyone involved in making this possible, for garnering publicity, assisting with technicalities, making badges, posters, selling tickets and most importantly turning up and enjoying the films.

    Thanks also for the dozens of comments left at the events and for those above.

    Watch this space for details of the next instalment...

  6. Every small town like Nairn could support a venture like this ie Buckie, Dufftown, Grantown, Forres, Lossiemouth, etc if groups of individuals took a leaf out of your book and made the effort. You guys didn't seem to be stressed on Sunday evening and I am sure it's not that difficult...

  7. The Little Theatre in Nairn used to show films on a Tuesday night throughout most of the year.

    However, they had to stop at the end of 2006 due to lack of support and not being able to cover their costs.

    I do hope the "Tilda Swinton effect" will ensure that you are more successful.

    We did enjoy "I Know Where I'm Going" and look forward to more classic films.

  8. At the screening of Wizard of Oz, you asked us for suggestions for future films. How about Jimmy Stewart in "Harvey"?


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