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

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Untouchable: this Friday's film from Cinema Nairn

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 should see!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Gregory's Girl, the Cinema Nairn Matinee on Monday 16th March.

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.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Night of the Hunter - Cinema Nairn film this Friday 7:30pm

A 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.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Cinema Nairn AGM

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.

Loyalty Cards
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!

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