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Pixar's view of Scottish history! Beautiful animation, together with the evocative voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Robbie Coltrane, as well as the likes of Julie Walter and Emma Thompson (to name just a few), tell the story of Princess Merida. Determined to make her own path in life, she defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. Come behind the curtain after the film for a cuppa and home bakes, and chat about the film. A film and refreshments all for just £2.50, and here in Nairn? Yep! See you there.
year's November adventure film is the critically acclaimed and Oscar nominated
Norwegian biopic Kon Tiki, which also won ‘Best Film’ at Inverness Film
Based on the amazing 4000 mile Pacific raft journey
of Thor Heyerdal in 1947, director Joachim Ronning’s beautifully filmed 2013
film stars Pal Hagen in the title role. As would be expected, the natural world
produces some terrifying moments, but the boredom, cabin fever and
interpersonal stresses are just as fascinating and believable.
The film, which is in English, will be shown at
Nairn Community and Arts Centre on Friday 27th November at 7.30pm. Doors
open at 7:00.
Don't miss the latest offering from Cinema Nairn. The true story of a 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.
Doors open at 7:00pm for refreshments. Film starts 7:30pm.
brings yet another hidden gem to Nairn! A gripping, highly acclaimed film
from Poland.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. (In Polish,
with English subtitles).
September at Nairn Community & Arts Centre - starts at 7.30pm
'The Navigator' (1924) is one of Buster Keaton's most
ambitious and inventive films. Set in a hugely impressive drifting liner, the
lack of any coherent plot line was no barrier to the most amazing and hilarious
series of watery gags and stunts, including some underwater sequences shot in
the near freezing waters of Lake Tahoe.
Will Buster and his fiancee be rescued or captured by
hostile natives? Dive into the Little Theatre on Saturday 5th September 10am to
find out! Tickets at Book and Arts Festival outlets or on the door.
Andy May on keyboard once more sets the scene for a true silent
In 2012 Cinema Nairn presented Anthony Baxter's disturbing documentary about the Balmedie golf course near Aberdeen in the award winning 'You've Been Trumped'. A Dangerous Game is the fascinating follow-up where Baxter return to Menie to see how things have gone since the course opened and further investigates the disturbing aspects of the development. The film also looks at the broader context of luxury golf developments worldwide and at their impact on the often fragile environment of the area where they are constructed.
There is also an interview with Donald Trump, which no doubt will be very interesting!
Friday 24th July at Nairn Community & Arts Centre - starts at 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.
Try to come early as we’ll be having a few sandwiches and nibbles
to say farewell to two of our most loyal supporters, who are heading off to
pastures new (but not as beautiful as Nairn!).
So doors will open early at 6:45pm, with tea, coffee and snacks, and a
bar for you to buy some drinks.
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, Pinkie’s behaviour gets more and more
desperate. A great British film for a
Your chance to see the critical
acclaimed film from 2012 that only had a limited airing at cinemas. A really
enjoyable true story of four young aboriginal girls who form a pop group to entertain the troops in Vietnam. A film
about love, friendship and war – with great music from the '60s. Doors open at 7:00pm at the Nairn Community & Arts Centre, for a start at 7:30pm.
Come along to the Community Centre this Friday to see the latest offering from Cinema Nairn. The
synopsis could lead 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. Don't let the subtitles put you off, this really is a film that everyone
The 2nd Matinee of Cinema Nairn's 2015 season is on this Monday 16th March with one of the best films to come out of Scotland - ever! 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! And remember - tea and home bakes will follow the screening, and all for only £2.50! Show starts at 2:00pm.
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! Come along a see a very dark and scary performance from Robert Mitchum. Doors open at 7:00pm for a wine and film starts at 7:30pm. £5 entrance fee. Pay at the door.
Please try to make the AGM, this year being held in The Bandstand Bar Snug at The Braeval Hotel in Crescent Road on Sunday 15th February at 7:00pm.
Here's the Chairmwoman's Annual Report:
CINEMA NAIRN. Fifth Annual Report February 2015
In 2014 Cinema Nairn celebrated another very good year with nearly 900 attendances at the 15 films shown throughout the year. Most popular of the evening showings was ‘Sunshine on Leith’ with an audience of 110, and a wee dram was served to celebrate (or otherwise) the Referendum result! ‘Cool Runnings’ celebrated the Winter Olympics, while all four matinees attracted a large and loyal following, with many of the older generation rekindling fond memories of childhood cinema trips to see ‘Geordie’ and ‘The Maggie’. For Nairn Book and Arts Festival there was standing room only at Charlie Chaplin’s ‘The Circus’ which was part of the Festival’s children’s day. Andy May again did the honours brilliantly on piano.
Audience members were again invited to suggest films for future programmes, and several of the suggestions have been included in the programme.
The loyalty card scheme remains popular, and we now feel we are establishing a regular audience which gives us financial security, but more importantly, fulfils the original vision of community cinema, and seeing films with friends in your own community. The matinees in particular have given some people a cinema experience which they have not had access to for many years, and the tea and baking remain very popular.
Chair: Joan Noble, Treasurer: Seamus McArdle, Front of House, Box Office: Kate McArdle,
Vivian Laycock, Christine Corfield. Graphics, website and programme production: Tez Watson.
Thanks to Val Springett who still helps by distributing posters for each film.
We did not apply for grant funding this year as the Scotmid grant from the previous year continued to support the matinees in 2014. However we were very grateful to Nairn Book and Arts Festival for sharing some of the Davidson Trust sponsorship for the Children’s day film, as the licences to show some of these old films are very expensive, and we regretfully cannot normally afford to give children free entry.
Cinema Nairn owes special thanks to Sam and the extremely encouraging and helpful staff of Nairn Community Centre, who have wholeheartedly backed our organisation.
Thank you also to all who have supported CN over this very successful fifth year, and to the hardworking and very efficient committee.
Let make sure Cinema has returned to Nairn for good!
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.
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.