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!

Cinema Nairn Programme (subject to change)

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Monday, 20 December 2010

Programme for 2011

We hope that there's something here for everyone...

Monday 17th January 8:15pm
AGM, 2011 Launch & Film Quiz! Everyone Welcome
Join us to launch the 2011programme,  take part in the AGM and test your film knowledge in a friendly film quiz!  Bar available from 7:45pm for an 8:15 start in Community Centre Conference Room

Friday 28th January 7:30pm
Local Hero (1983) PG
Voted into third place in Cinema Nairn’s Fans Poll.  Best loved of Bill Forsyth films. American oil billionaire Happer (Burt Lancaster) has designs on a remote Scottish beauty spot.

Monday 14th February 2:00pm • Seniors Special
Singin’ in the Rain (1952) U 
Following  our inaugural year’s screening for seniors’ we are proud to present the classic musical comedy with Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.  All welcome

Friday 4th March 7:30pm
Julie and Julia (2009) 12A  (Subject to availability)
A big hit in 2009,  this is a charming and witty true story of how Cordon Bleu cook Julia Child (brilliantly played by Meryl Streep) and Julie Powell (Amy Adams) connect over the decades as Julie gets her life back together.

Friday 25th March 7:30pm
3:10 to Yuma (1957) PG
The original (and best!) version of the classic western starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. The outlaw Ben Wade (Ford) and his gang captures a small town.  Local rancher Dan Evans (Heflin) tries to do something about it and heads for the station to catch – the 3:10 to Yuma!

Friday 15th April 7:30
Chinatown (1974) 15
The gritty, multi-award winning Polanski detective thriller with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway showing in Cinema Nairn in recognition of the international critic’s award as the ‘best film ever made’.

Tuesday 10th May 10:00am 
An Education (2009) 12A
 Parent and Baby Special.  Everyone welcome.
This is the wonderful 2009 hit film where the young rising star Carey Mulligan won an OSCAR nomination for best actor.   Mulligan plays Jenny a bright Oxford-bound schoolgirl in 1960s London.  Then playboy David (Peter Sarsgaard) comes on the scene...

Friday 27th May 7:30pm
Bright Star (2009) PG
This is a beautiful film from director Jane Campion telling the story of 19th century poet John Keats’ (played by Ben Wishaw) three year love affair with Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish).

Monday 13th June 2:00pm  • Seniors Special
The Illusionist (2010) PG 
In this terrific Sylvian Chomet animation an unemployed French magician sets off on a life enhancing journey round Scotland. A real treat for cinema lovers in Nairn. All welcome

Friday 24th June 7:30pm 
Das Boot (1981) 12
Introduced by Commander Tim Honnor, RN Ret’d
This wartime epic charts the boredom, claustrophobia and then terror within a German U boat on an Atlantic mission.  Cinema Nairn are thrilled that Tim Honnor (ex~submarine commander) will introduce the film.

Friday 29th July 7:30pm
The Smallest Show on Earth (1957) U
Jean and Matt inherit an old cinema and it’s elderly employees (Peter Sellars, Margaret Rutherford and Bernard Miles). Things don’t quite go to plan!

In association with Nairn Books & Arts Festival
31st August - 4th September

The Kid Brother (1927) U • Date TBD 
A classic Harold Lloyd silent movie (a western) which is great fun for all the family.  Will Harold (Harold Lloyd) catch the thieves and win Mary’s heart?

West Side Story (1961) PG • Date TBD 
Bernstein’s telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, told with music and dance from the streets of New York.  Accompanied by a talk on the influence of Shakespeare on film.

Friday 30th September 7:30pm
The Kids are All Right (2010) 15 (Subject to Availability)
The kids of gay couple Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore) decide to trace their sperm donor father (Mark Ruffalo).   A chance to see one of the hits of 2010, right here in Nairn!

Friday 21st October 5:30  • A Children’s Special 
Up (2009)  U
Another chance to see this fabulous Oscar winning animation about a flyaway house.

Friday 28th October 7:00pm
Fans’ Poll
A spooky double bill, where the two films shown will be chosen by the fans of Cinema Nairn.

Monday 14th November 2:00pm • Seniors Special 
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) PG  (with subtitles)
Voted into second place in the Fans Poll in 2010, this is a classic of black and white cinema.  Starring Carry Grant as Mortimer as he discovers that his elderly aunts are homicidal maniacs!  All welcome

Friday 25th November 7:30pm
The Wildest Dream (2010) PG
Everest provides the fantastic backdrop in this visually stunning film. Conrad Anker, who found George Mallory’s body, recreates his life and expedition.  Could George Mallory have been the first person to conquer Everest?

Friday 16th December 7:30pm 
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) U
Cinema Nairn’s Christmas Film
The new Santa at Macy’s store seems too good to be true!  A lovely family film for Christmas with the added bonus of Maureen O’Hara, John Payne and Edmund Gwenn!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Two great films for December

First up on the Friday 17th is "The Boys Are Back" - Joe Warr (Clive Owen) is a British sports writer who lives in Australia with his second wife, Katy (Laura Fraser) and his young, eccentric son Artie (Nicholas McAnulty). When Katy gets diagnosed with cancer and passes away, Joe copes with the responsibilities of being a single parent with the help of his beloved wife's spirit.

His teenaged son from his first marriage, Harry (George MacKay) who feels abandoned in the UK with his mother who hates him uses Katies death as an opportunity to try and build a relationship with his father and comes to visit him in Australia for a while. Although Harry is at first unnerved by the lack of discipline in the house, he eventually warms up and forms a strong bond with Artie whilst struggling with his relationship with Joe.


When Joe is forced by work to leave the two of them alone in the house for a night, local teenagers throw a house party at the house against both boys' will.

With the house ransacked, Harry flies back to England. Joe and Artie come after him and after a while, Harry is convinced to move to Australia full time.

Joe has been brought closer to both of his sons, but continues to raise them with the same lack of discipline as before.

Then on Saturday 18th we are screening "The Pink Panther" - As a child, Princess Dala is given, by her father, the largest diamond in the world, in which if you stare into it can be seen a "Pink Panther" hence the name. However, now as a young woman, rebels in her home country have seized power and are demanding the return of the jewel.

Dala relaxes on holiday in an exclusive skiing resort but noted British playboy, Sir Charles Lytton is in town. He is secretly "The Phantom" - infamous jewel thief who has eyes on the Pink Panther. Charles's playboy nephew George follows to the resort in an attempt to steal it and blame it on "The Phantom", not knowing that it's his uncle.

On the Phantom's trail is Inspector Jacques Clouseau, from France, and his wife who, unknowingly to Jacques, is the lover of Charles and helper in the Phantom's crime.

Jacques tries to stop the attempts but he is so clueless that when several attempts are made at a fantasy-dress party, Jacques looks everywhere but the right place...

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