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 programme at the privileged Members’ price of just £2.50 per show.
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The Isle of Whithorn
Films coming soon...
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Time: 6.30pm
MACHARS MOVIES - IRISH THEME NIGHT and ST PATRICK'S DINNER. It's supposed to be the happiest day of your life, but what happens when things don't exactly go to plan? This Irish comedy from Stephen Burke involves two weddings on a collision course when both receptions are held at one hotel. It could only happen in Dublin, couldn't it? (Ireland - Cert 15 - 96 mins)
Saturday, March 29, 2014 Time: 7pm
MACHARS MOVIES presents 'GALLIPOLI'. In the Centenary year of the start of The Great War, we screen Peter Weir's study of two idealistic young friends who join the Australian army and fight the doomed Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey.
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Time: 7pm
MACHARS MOVIES - DUSTIN HOFFMAN'S 'QUARTET'. Beecham House is a retirement home with a difference: it specifically caters for former artistes including one-time opera singers. Pauline Collins, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly combine with Maggie Smith in a heady mix of theatrical temperaments and old hostilities flaring as the dramatic foursome fuss, flirt and flounce their way through rehearsals, adhering emphatically to that old showbiz adage, 'the show must go on'.
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 are:
- Douglas Ballantyne
- Anne Bolton King
- Rob Bolton King
- Byron Chamberlain
- Kirsty Currie (Chair)
- Ian Duncanson (Treasurer)
- Jeanette Duncanson
- Ian Fraser (Vice Chair)
- Hugh Jaques
- Michael Marshall (Secretary)
- Steve Robinson
- Linda Vickers
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 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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