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)

Monday, 21 January 2013

Update - Programme for 2013
All screened at Nairn Community & Arts Centre unless otherwise indicated...

January – Monday 21st at 2:00pm - Matinee
Top Hat (U) 1935
A toe tapping classic from the King and Queen of dance cinema, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.  A comedy, musical and romance –is there a better way to spend a Monday afternoon?  Don’t forget your dancing shoes!

February – Friday 15th at 7:30pm
Bride and Prejudice (12A) 2004 – Indian food will be served!
Bollywood comes to Nairn!  Jane Austen as you’ve never seen before! Intrigue, love, relationships, topped with great music, dance and the wonderful colour of Bollywood.  To cap a great night out we will be serving authentic Indian cuisine in the interval! Wearing your Bollywood outfit is optional! (£8 Tickets)

March – Friday 15th at 7:30pm
The Spy in Black (U) 1939
A Powell and Pressburger classic!  A WW1 film set in Orkney, about a German U-Boat captain’s spy mission to guide the German Navy to the British Fleet.

April – Friday 12th at 7:30
A Single Man (12A) 2009
Colin Firth at the top of his game!  Oscar winner Firth won a number of awards, among them the BAFTA for Best Actor, for his portrayal of a depressed gay British university professor in California in the 1962.  Don’t miss this chance to see the directorial debut of flamboyant Gucci fashion designer Tom Ford.

May – Saturday 11th at 7:30pm
Life is Beautiful (PG) 1997.  In Italian, with English subtitles
A rare chance to see the Italian multi-award winning actor and director Roberto Benigni, right here on your doorstep – so don’t miss out!  Benigni sets this film in a Nazi death camp, but uses humour and the love between father and son to create this heart-warming, life affirming film.

May – Friday 31st at 7:30pm
An Angel’s Share (15) 2011
Are you ready for a slice of life, Ken Loach style?  Gritty, funny, challenging, thought provoking – and throw in the plot line of ‘uisge beatha’ – or ‘The Water of Life’, (whisky!)  Add a slice of spectacular Scottish scenery, and why wouldn’t you want to come along?!

June – Friday 28th at 7:30pm
A Small Act (12A) 2010
Following the success of You’ve been Trumped and Even the Rain, Cinema Nairn once again gives the people of Nairn the opportunity to see another award winning documentary.  A Small Act follows UN Human Rights Advocate, Chris Mburu’s search for the woman who sponsored him through school in Kenya.  This small act of kindness proved an opportunity to release the true potential of Chris who went on to set up his own scholarship programme for the children of Kenya.

July – Friday 26th at 6:00pm - PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME
Ring of Bright Water (U) 1969
Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers – and Mij the otter!  Based on Gavin Maxwell’s true story and set on the west coast of Scotland. This is a beautiful, warm-hearted film, perfect for a balmy July evening!

September – Keep your eyes peeled for news of the films Cinema Nairn will present in association with the Nairn Book & Arts Festival.

September – In Association with Nairn Book & Arts Festival 2014
Tuesday 3rd at 9:00pm to 10:10pm - Battleship Potemkin (1925) PG.  (Please note the time)
Nairn's own Andy May brings his trio to Cinema Nairn for the much lauded, classic Russian silent film telling the true tale of a 1905 naval mutiny and street riot in Odessa.  The trio, who have individually played with artists such as Jack Bruce, Marianne Faithfull, The Proclaimers, Capercaillie among others, will improvise on themes written by Andy for the film.  A one off must see opportunity.

Saturday morning, 7th at 10:00am to 11:15am- Harold Lloyd in Kid Brother (1927) U.
A silent film with Andy May performing live on the keyboard on the Saturday morning has become a regular and very popular feature of the festival.  This year we present a classic Harold Lloyd western.  Will Harold catch the thieves and win Mary's heart?  A great film experience for the whole family

September Friday 27th at 7:30pm
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (12A) 2011
Cinema Nairn presents Scotland’s very own Hollywood star Ewan McGregor in the Golden Globe nominated romantic comedy with Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott-Thomas.  Reviewers called it ‘a disarmingly attractive hour and three quarters of gentle romance and even gentler comedy’.  Come along and see if you agree!

October – Monday 7th at 2:00pm - Matinee
The Lady Killers (U) 1955
An Ealing Studio classic from Alexander Mackendrick, starring all your old favourites,  including Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Jack Warner and Katie Johnson who won a BAFTA for her performance as Mrs Willberforce

October - Friday 25th at 7:30pm
The Artist (PG) 2011
The multi-award winning salute to silent movies.  This is the first French film and French actor to win an Oscar and the first silent film to win an OSCA since 1927.  What about the dog I hear you ask - come along and see what all the fuss was about!

November – 22nd at 7:30pm
North Face (12A) 2008.  In German, with English subtitles.
Continuing Cinema Nairn’s mountaineering themed films in November, North Face is a depiction of the true story about the race to conquer the north face of the Eiger.  Set in 1936, it’s the story of two reluctant German ‘heroes’ taking on the elements in what is a highly suspenseful film with dramatic cinematography.

December – Monday 2nd at 2:00pm - Matinee
A Christmas Carol (U) 1951
Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? Don't worry, neither was Scrooge, but the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, soon put an end to that! Come and join us to get in the mood for Christmas, with the original and (in our opinion) the best version of A Christmas Carol, the Dickens classic starring Alistair Sim as Scrooge.

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