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Welcome to the Community Cinema in Gavinton

Introduction

Now in its second year, the Community Cinema in Gavinton has already presented a wide range of cinema and is growing in popularity with every screening.

The Community Cinema in Gavinton meets in the village hall.

Click here for all forthcoming attractions.

SUNDAY EVENTS STARTING 31st MAY THEN EVERY FORTNIGHT.

Subscribers to our email newsletter have been sent details of an exciting series of fortnightly Sunday events starting 31st May.

You must be a subscriber to gets this news (see following item). Please email filmclubnews@gavinton.net to be added to our list.

GREAT NEWS FOR YOU COMMUNITY CINEMA FANS THIS SUMMER

Up to now, we have been screening films with a Single Title Licence, which means we can advertise and charge admission. It also means
that we have been able to show some films before they actually came out on DVD, and we intend to continue using this kind of licence for the June and early July films, and then for our next season starting in September. With this Licence we need to get a good attendance to cover the fee.

The news is that we have recently purchased a Public Video Screening Licence, which allows us to show more films (from the extensive Filmbank archives only), and hopefully screen Classic films
and those 'All time favourites' that you would love to see again on the Big Screen!

Under this Licence, however, we are not allowed to advertise outside of the Village Hall venue, or charge an admission fee. We will rely on donations to cover the operating costs.

We ARE allowed to give film information out to people who are on our e-mail list. If you want to be added to this list please speak to any member of the committee.

We think that this is a great opportunity
to show more of your favourite films, so please let us know which ones you would love to see again and we will do our very best to accommodate your choices!

If you have family or friends who would like to join our growing email list, please let us know so that we can share news of screenings with them as well. Once you have your name on the list, you can make suggestions of your film choices.

We hope that you are as excited about this development as we are!

So, come and join our e-mail list (if you haven't already) and share a feast of films with us at YOUR Community Cinema Gavinton!

Launch Event - Open Day

The official launch of the Community Cinema at Gavinton was marked with an open day on Saturday 3rd May 2014.

The event was very well attended and a great deal of interest generated from as far afield as Foulden, Chirnside – and even County Durham!

Lots of enthusiasm for the project was expressed: 'It's absolutely brilliant! Fantastic! I'm really impressed!' 'It's great to have something like this so close to home, so that we don't have to travel so far!'

Amateur film footage by local teenagers Glen Shepherd and Gabriel Greenough, who are also an integral part of the group of Community Cinema at Gavinton volunteers, was particularly thought-provoking and well received. The screening of Frozen, as the main event, was a special treat for all! The proverbial pin could not be heard to drop, as all attention was riveted on the silver screen! Popcorn and juice were enjoyed by all the children who sat wide-eyed throughout the whole experience!

The comfort and atmosphere within the venue of Gavinton Village Hall was especially appreciated and commented upon: 'The hall is lovely and the seats are so comfy. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'll definitely be coming again!' 'It'll be great to come here and watch a film, for an evening out with some of my friends.' Having completed questionnaires, where they were invited to suggest film choices of their own, people were very keen to be kept informed of future film scheduling details.

The undoubted enthusiasm that the event, as well as the proposed program of films, generated, was clearly evident from the positive feedback received.

See the full programme of future showings and club activities.

Funding for this project was provided by Awards for All Scotland;

Awards for all logo

And the Blackhill Windfarm Community Fund;

Blackhill Windfarm Community Fund logo


Le Quattro Volte

 The Observer said 'Michelangelo Frammartino's slow-moving film about an elderly goatherd in rural Italy is an extraordinary achievement'

In Italian but effectively silent.

The Theory of Everything

Eddie Redmayne won the 2015 Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in this biopic based on the book by Hawking's ex-wife Jane.

 The Guardian's review was headlined 'Hawking's story packs powerful punch' while the Telegraph called it 'tasteful and affecting'.

Untouchable*

*In French with English subtitles.

'One of the biggest box office hits that French cinema has known.'

Interstellar

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, (director of 'The Dark Knight', 'Batman Begins', 'Memento') 'Interstellar' is a space adventure on an epic scale.

Showing:
Saturday 18th April - 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)

Paddington

With two BAFTA nominations the surprise about this movie is how much parents have enjoyed being dragged along by their children to see it.

Running time - 95 minutes. Classification 'PG' - Some scenes may be unsuitable for young children (under 8).

The PG rating for this film caused quite a stir leading the BBFC to revise its advisory wording to "dangerous behaviour, mild threat, innuendo, [and] infrequent mild bad language." But Peter Bradshaw called it 'a charming and sweet-natured family film, full of wit and fun' and Robbie Collin said it was 'a total delight, as warm and welcome as a hot pair of socks on a winter morning. It’s also enormously funny in an unmistakably British way.'

Last Presentation

The Angels’ Share 

This 2012 Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize , directed by Ken Loach, is a 'heist comedy' with more than a nod to two classic Scottish movies; 'Whisky Galore' and 'That Sinking Feeling'.

Running time - 101 minutes. Classification '15' - No one younger than 15 will be admitted. Bring proof of age.

Loach is, of course, anxious to make a point about the erosion of communities at times of high unemployment but, according to Philip French's Guardian review the tone is 'bracingly optimistic' and sprightly and, by the end is 'a metaphor for generosity and gratitude'.

Contains very strong language and strong violence.

Important Note

This is a joint event between the village hall committee and the cinema. Stovies and a wee nip will be available. Tickets are on sale in advance and are available from Ellen Curran and Ann Roberts. Please use the contact form for more information.

Read more about 'The Angels' Share'.

Showing:
Saturday 14th March 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)
Tickets available in advance, see above.

Last Presentation - A Royal Affair

The latest in our screenings for the cineastes. Now moved to Thursday evenings.

Running time - 137 minutes. Classification '15' - No one younger than 15 will be admitted. Bring proof of age.

In Danish with English subtitles, the true story of an ordinary man who won the queen's heart and started a revolution. This gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in their pursuit of freedom for their people has been favourably compared to 'The Madness of King George'.

Read more about 'A Royal Affair'.

Showing:
Thursday 26th February
7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)

 

Last Presentation - Gone Girl

Directed by David Fincher and based on the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, this dark, stylish and intelligent Oscar nominated* thriller unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage.

*Leading actress nomination for Rosamund Pike.

Running time - 149 minutes. Classification '18' - Adults only. No one younger than 18 will be admitted. Bring proof of age.

Mark Kermode praised the performances of Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in his film of the week review 5th October last year.

As the classification suggests, this movie contains material of an adult nature. You should expect adult language, violence and scenes of a sexual nature throughout. 

Last Presentation - Ida

The latest in our screenings for the cineastes. Now moved to Thursday evenings.

Running time - 82 minutes. Classification '12A' - No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult.

In Polish with English subtitles this 'painful but warm' film was described by its director as being “a film about identity, family, faith, guilt, socialism and music”.

Last Presentation - What we did on our Holiday

Running time - 95 minutes. Classification '12A' - No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult.

Written by the creators of 'Outnumbered' and starring many of the UK's best known actors and comedians, the Guardian called this 'big-hearted and sweet-natured' and 'Very impressive and likable stuff'. 

Read more about 'What we did on our Holiday'.

Showing:
Saturday 17th January 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)

 

Last Presentation - A Double-header

 Saving Santa
Classification 'U' - Suitable for anyone over the age of 4.
Followed by Pride Classification '15' - No-one under 15 is allowed admittance to this screening.
Mark Kermode said 'Pride' has 'spine-tingling charm by the bucket-load'.

Saturday 20th December

Last Presentation - The Day the Earth Stood Still

Our occasional series of Wednesday evening cinema classics continues with the 1951 original of this classic that regular appears in Top 100s of both cinema and cultural icons.

Wednesday 12th November at 7.30 Doors open 7 pm
Admittance: £5.00 adults, £3.00 children on the door.

New Screening Dates Added

Starting from 29th October, we're adding additional screenings on Wednesday evenings.

These will feature cinema classics both from the UK & the USA and from around the world.

See the programme page for details.

 

Last Presentation - The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)  - 6th September 2014 

In a new development, Wednesday evenings are being used to show movies of interest to the real cinema fan.

Peter Bradshaw at the Guardian gave 4 stars to this winner of both the 2007 Oscar and the 2008 Bafta for best foreign language film.

Last Presentation - Philomena - 18th October 2014

In repsonse to public request, the published programme was changed so that Philomena could be shown in full without a breakdown.

Technical Problem - Update 3rd October 2014

In spite of several attempts, the engineers have not been able to rectify the equipment problems that forced the cancellation of our 20th September presentation.

We had hoped to be able to go ahead with showing 'Captain Phillips' on 4th October but this will not be possible.
There will be an announcement here as soon as repairs are complete.

Technical Problem - 20th September 2014

Problems with the equipment meant that the planned showing of 'How to Train Your Dragon' could not go ahead.

It is particularly disappointing that these problems have caused the cancellation of a movie aimed at our younger audience.

We are doing all we can to ensure that the equipment is not just repaired but reliably so in the hope that further disruptions do not occur.

Last Presentation - Philomena - 6th September 2014

(Abandoned due to technical problems.)

‘a powerful and heartfelt drama’  

‘a stellar performance from Judi Dench’

That’s how the Guardian described 'Philomena'.

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Last Presentation - Breakfast at Tiffany's - 16th August 2014

Our inaugural season came to an end with this classic from 1961. Based on a novella by Truman Capote, in 2012 the film was deemed to be so significant that it should be preserved by the Library of Congress in the USA. 

Last Presentation - Monsters University - 2nd August 2014

Continuing the mix of family films and those for more adult audiences, this sequel to the highly successful Monsters Inc was the prefect way to spend a rather wet summer's afternoon.

Last Presentation - 12 Years a Slave - 19th July 2014

Continuing the mix of family films and movies for the mature audience '12 Years a Slave' was our first restricted access movie with no-one under 15 permitted at the showing.

Last Presentation - Despicable Me 2 - 5th July 2014

Continuing the mix of family films and movies for the mature audience Despicable Me 2 was shown during the afternoon.

 

Last Presentation - Sunshine on Leith 14th June

Following on from the success of the previous films shown, Saturday's screening of Sunshine on Leith was received with enthusiasm.

"A great film!"

"I'll be singing all the way home!"

"What's on next?"

Just some of the quotes from an appreciative audience! Everyone seemed agreed that it was, just as the critics hailed it, a 'feel good' film, and were interested to know which films were to be screened next!

The Lego Movie

It seems the word is spreading! There was an enthusiastic gathering at Gavinton Village Hall for the Matinee screening of ‘THE LEGO MOVIE’ on Saturday! Young and ‘Young at Heart’ enjoyed the screenings, and will, no doubt, be back for future Matinees!

A short, animated film, ‘Lego Halloween’, which was shown as a bonus to the main event: The Lego Movie, was produced by local amateur film maker, Sam Ward. Sam, a young film making enthusiast, undertook this painstaking work at home and, as a result, created a superb piece of amateur film footage which complemented the main event brilliantly! We are hoping for more from Sam in the future!

When asked what they thought of the afternoon’s viewings, “Great!” and “Lush!” were the majority responses!

And We're Off

The screening of Saving Mr. Banks, on the evening of 24th May, signalled the exciting and long-awaited Opening of the Community
Cinema at Gavinton
's programme of films! The evening was a much acclaimed success!

'It was a triumph!' as expressed by one member of the audience.

Excitement and anticipation provided the heady mixture for the cinema goers, who had come from far and wide to be a part of this community
venture! As they settled inside the comfortably refurbished Village Hall in Gavinton, their expectations were fully met......and surpassed! They ate
ice cream, they laughed, they cried and, without doubt, enjoyed the whole experience!

'You've really raised the bar!' said one happy customer, in discussion with a member of the Community Cinema at Gavinton volunteer group.

The ease of access to the Village Hall, as well as the amenities within it, were also notable features of the cinema-going experience which were
greatly appreciated by certain members of the public, for whom such issues were a major factor in determining whether they could enjoy such
a facility or not! They too, were pleased to confirm that they would definitely be coming back!

There was much talk about when the next film was due to be screened and how many films there were likely to be throughout the coming year! A
very promising start, which bodes well for the future of this voluntary enterprise!

Open Day Report

 A great experience was had by all who came to the Community Cinema at Gavinton Open day on Saturday 3rd May!

The event was very well attended and a great deal of interest generated from as far afield as Foulden, Chirnside – and even County Durham!

Lots of enthusiasm for the project was expressed: 'It's absolutely brilliant! Fantastic! I'm really impressed!' 'It's great to have something like this so close to home, so that we don't have to travel so far!'

Amateur film footage by local teenagers Glen Shepherd and Gabriel Greenough, who are also an integral part of the group of Community Cinema at Gavinton volunteers, was particularly thought-provoking and well received. The screening of Frozen, as the main event, was a special treat for all! The proverbial pin could not be heard to drop, as all attention was riveted on the silver screen! Popcorn and juice were enjoyed by all the children who sat wide-eyed throughout the whole experience!

The comfort and atmosphere within the venue of Gavinton Village Hall was especially appreciated and commented upon: 'The hall is lovely and the seats are so comfy. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'll definitely be coming again!' 'It'll be great to come here and watch a film, for an evening out with some of my friends.' Having completed questionnaires, where they were invited to suggest film choices of their own, people were very keen to be kept informed of future film scheduling details.

The undoubted enthusiasm that the event, as well as the proposed program of films, generated, was clearly evident from the positive feedback received.

 

Funded by;

Awards for All logoBlackhill Windfarm Community Fund logo

 

 

 

 

 

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