Scotland’s Most Southerly Cinema, Isle of Whithorn
It's more than just a film club....
Machars Movies is a successful communities-led venture bringing critically acclaimed films and a highly social cinema experience to the Machars peninsula.
Bringing communities together with the BIG SCREEN...
Screenings take place in the well equipped St. Ninian’s Hall Cinema at the Isle of Whithorn.
Showdates are usually on Saturdays, and occasionally some films may be timed to support other local events. For a list of forthcoming screenings simply check the schedule below.
Non-members: £6 per screening.
Machars Movies is run as a self-funding venture - membership fees cover only the cost of putting on films and the hire of the Cinema, so your support by joining is vital in enabling us to plan ahead. Annual membership is £30. (Concessions £25). This will entitle you to attend all screenings in the 2014/15 programme at the privileged Members’ price of just £2.50 per show.
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The Isle of Whithorn
Films coming soon...
Saturday, October 17, 2015 Time: 19.00PM to 22.00pm
MACHARS MOVIES - CLASSIC BRITS NIGHT - 'MANDY'.
A memorably affecting drama about a deaf mute girl and her parents’ attempts to come to terms with her condition. With disagreements about how best to educate the child, the family begins to fracture. The central performance, from seven year-old Mandy Miller, is extraordinary. Director Alexander Mackendrick made the film in 1952 between ‘The Man in the White Suit’ and ‘The Maggie’. It was his only ‘serious’ work out of the five films he made for Ealing Studios. Bring a pack of Kleenex. (Cert PG)
Doors Open 1830.Venue: Cinema - Main Hall
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 Time: 10.00am
Into Film Festival.
This is our 2nd year working with Into Film festival.
More details on film screenings to be added
The Into Film Festival supports the vision to put film at the heart of children and young people's learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development. In 2014 the festival engaged close to 400,000 young people and educators, making it the world's largest annual free film festival for young people
http://www.intofilm.org/festival/news/articles/the-into-film-festival-strands#.VV8elv1FBMsVenue: Cinema - Main Hall
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Time: 10.00am
Into Film Festival.
The Into Film Festival supports the vision to put film at the heart of children and young people's learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development. In 2014 the festival engaged close to 400,000 young people and educators, making it the world's largest annual free film festival for young people.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Time: 10.00am
Indoor Carpet Bowling.
Our third screening as part of the Into Film Festival
Film screenings to appear shortly
The Into Film Festival supports the vision to put film at the heart of children and young people's learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development. In 2014 the festival engaged close to 400,000 young people and educators, making it the world's largest annual free film festival for young people.Venue: Cinema - Main Hall
Saturday, November 21, 2015 Time: 19.00PM to 10.30pm
Machars Movies. Machars Movies Venue: Cinema - Main Hall
Machars Movies - bringing critically acclaimed award-winning films and a highly social cinema experience to the communities of the Machars. Back in January 2009, thanks to funding from Scottish Screen and an enormous amount of volunteer effort, we were able to move forward with the creation of Scotland’s most southerly cinema at the Isle of Whithorn. Five months later Machars Movies had become a reality. It’s hard to believe what has been achieved. Once again we have a very full programme for 2014-15, with at least two themed nights taking place, and these are certain to be extremely popular, so Advance Booking is strongly recommended. Look out for detailed announcements giving more information about these and our participation in other local and regional arts festivals, when we plan to have extra screenings.
To advance the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of film as an art form, and as a medium for education and information. We will also promote artistic and technical creativity in audio-visual techniques within our communities.
Machars Movies Team
We are extremely grateful to the many enthusiasts from communities in the south Machars who have agreed to be part of the team to take this project forward. The Committee for 2014/15 are:
- Douglas Ballantyne (Treasurer)
- Rob Bolton King
- Byron Chamberlain
- Kirsty Currie
- Ian Duncanson
- Jeanette Duncanson
- Ian Fraser (Vice Chair)
- Michael Marshall (Secretary)
- Steve Robinson
- Linda Vickers (Chair)
If you would like to contact or help us in any way at Machars Movies, please call Michael Marshall on 01988 500284.
This year’s Annual Subscription fees will be offering exceptional value. Our current programming year is being extended to April 2015 to enable us to adopt a more flexible Autumn to late Spring pattern.
Any subscriptions taken out now (or those which have already been taken out for 2014) will give membership until the end April 2015.
Membership is open to anyone over the age of 16*, and costs £30 (Concessions £25). This will entitle you to attend all screenings in the 2014/15 programme at the privileged Members’ price of just £2.50 per show.
Guest tickets at the door will cost £6, and young persons' tickets £2.50. It's important to remember that seating at the Hall will be limited - so Membership will be similarly limited, and seat bookings will be on a first come, first served basis.
Membership forms and full programme details are available from:
- Isle of Whithorn (Post Office)
- Whithorn (The Whithorn Newsagent & The Library)
- Port William (The Paper Shop, South West Hardware & The Library)
- Garlieston (Mac's Stores)
- Wigtown (Box of Frogs, Machars Action & The Library)
You can also download a Membership Application form here and post it with your payment to the Secretary.
*To comply with the law, admission to screenings will be restricted according to the BBFC film rating.
We reserve the right to change the programme without notice.
How can I help?
- Join Machars Movies – become a Member, get to see some great films and enjoy being part of a social group!
- Maybe you’re as inspired as we are and can help us plan and run events!
- If you are interested in being part of a film-making group we’d also like to hear from you!
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