THE ISLANDS AND THE WHALES (12A) – Thursday 29th March


Screening at Corran Ceilidh House this time!

6.45pm start

The pilot whale hunters of the Faroe Islands believe that hunting is vital to their way of life, but when a local professor makes a grim discovery about the effects of marine pollution, and the seabirds populations collapse, environmental changes threaten to change the community and their way of life forever.

Screenings are happening across the UK on the night of the 29th March and will be accompanied by a live streamed Q&A discussion with director Mike Day and Channel 4 News’ Jon Snow, plus special guests.

Tickets £6 / £4
To book in advance, email

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Grow Your Own (PG) – Saturday 19th August

As a celebration of local food production we are hosting a food and film night. Contestants are lined up to collect their local food packages on Friday which they will make into delicious tasters for our audience.

The audience will vote for their favourite dish and the winner will be announced after our film screening.

Our film is British comedy ‘Grow Your Own’, starring Olivia Coleman, Eddie Marsan and Omid Djalili. Allotment gardeners from Merseyside struggle to welcome refugee families into their group. You will laugh, you will cry.

Festivities kick off at 7pm on Saturday.

There will be buffet style food to taste from all the contestants, a raffle, a screening and an award ceremony…what more could you want?

Tickets on the door

Adults £9.50

Kids £7.50

More info and enquiries to


rockdog_cWhen a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

With the voices of Eddie Izzard, Luke Wilson and J.K. Simmons.

Rock Dog will kick off our exciting summer season of films and events, screening in Glenelg just a month after its cinematic release.

7pm start

Kids £3.50  Adults £5

All enquiries and bookings to

Dirty Dancing – March 17th

b884ea1bcd9912cdf3c4fe174404bca817th March is ST PATRICK (SWAYZE’S) DAY!
So how could we not screen DIRTY DANCING for you fine people!

Dinner and dancing!
We will be serving a wholesome one pot dinner so we can all pretend we’re at Kellerman’s.  Dancing is very much encouraged throughout the night, at any point you feel the rhythm taking over.

We can relive those wonderful moves, the excellent one liners and the many many cardigans.

Festivities will begin at 7pm
Tickets are £10 – Food and Film included
Certificate 15

If you want more information, or to book tickets email us at:

I, Daniel Blake – 24th Feb

blake_posterSupported by Yes Skye and Lochalsh, we are hosting a FREE screening of I, Daniel Blake.

Daniel Blake has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.

“it’s a quietly fearsome piece of drama” Daily Telegraph
“If you only see one film this year, see this.” New Internationalist
“I was utterly floored by this film, heart broken and tearful. It might be Ken’s best film ever, in terms of its simple clarity and power.” Jason Solomons

Winner – Palme d’Or – Cannes Film Festival 2016
Winner – Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention – Cannes Film Festival 2016
Winner – Audience Award – Locarno International Film Festival 2016
Winner – Audience Award – San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016

If you want to book your free place, email us at

It’s a New Year! Time for more films!

2016 was great for us.  We started the year off with a trip to Glasgow Film Festival to see if we could find any new films to screen and we loved so many!

We screened documentaries from Scotland and Zambia, Oscar nominated short films, French animation, our first big blockbuster and we were joined by two directors during the season which was really special.

As well as all this excitement, we were awarded the BFI Neighbourhood Cinema Equipment fund which was an unbelievable joy.  The thought of a shiny new screen that is light and easy to assemble was beyond exciting.  For over a year we had been putting up and taking down our very DIY screen which was starting to fall apart.  We also got a beautiful new projector from the fund which throws up a sparkling picture on the screen.  What a relief!

This year we are thinking more event based screenings, especially with food – a perfect way to join together with the cafe.  And we will be attending the film festival again to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the good stuff coming out of Scotland and further afield this year.

Our season will start on March 17th with a very special event screening which people have been asking for for a while.  (To be revealed soon!)


Scratch N’ Sniff Matilda – 17th September

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As part of Film Hub Wales’ Roald Dahl on Film season we’re bringing a brand new sensory cinematic experience right to your doorstep. We’ll be screening Danny DeVito’s timeless adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, but for the first time you won’t just be watching this classic, you’ll be smelling it!

Matilda is the tale of an extraordinary little girl with magical powers, her horrible parents, a kindly teacher and a monstrous headmistress. Those who do wrong must be taught a lesson, and Matilda decides to teach the erring adults that every child is extra-special, and that wicked people will always be punished.

Inspired by Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book, this movie adaptation by director and actor Danny DeVito also stars Mara Wilson as Matilda, Rhea Perlman, Pam Ferris and Embeth Davidtz. This year, 2016, celebrates the 20th anniversary of this much-loved family film with a newly restored print, coinciding with the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, marking 100 years since the birth of one of the world’s greatest children’s storytellers.

Audience members will each receive a scratch card overlaid with 10 encapsulated odours, and will be prompted at key scenes to break the gel coating and inhale the associated aroma.

Scratch ‘n Sniff Cinema presents, is an occasional series from producer and artist Bren O’Callaghan working with illustrator Simon Misra, who have previously scored scent accompaniments to The Wicker Man (BFI Gothic season, UK tour 2014), The Goonies (Cornerhouse 25th Birthday), The Company of Wolves (AND Festival, Grizedale Forest), My Beautiful Laundrette (HUB Festival, Salford) and Gregory’s Girl (Edinburgh Festival Fringe).

TICKETS £7.50 / £5
For pre-booking and enquiries email us @
Dressing up is very much encouraged. Prizes will be given!


Where You’re Meant To Be – 19th August

Aidan_starsPaul Fegan’s first feature documentary follows Scottish cult-pop raconteur and former Arab Strap frontman Aidan Moffat as he tours Scotland in 2014, performing his modern re-interpretations of old folk songs.

It was meant to be a tour that celebrated communities and lore. But just before they hit the road, Moffat met Sheila Stewart: a 79-year-old force of nature, the last in a line of travelling folk royalty, and a balladeer whose life – and unexpected death, in 2014 – upturned Moffat’s folk assumptions, and diverted the course of Fegan’s film.

The ensuing film is a warm-hearted journey through music, mortality, landscape and time. It’s also a moving, wry and enlightening depiction of two of Scotland’s most distinct and vital voices, as they cross paths (and words): Moffat believes Scotland’s oldest songs are ripe for re-working against a contemporary urban backdrop. Stewart does not.


£5 Adults / £3.50 Conc

Bill – August 2nd

Bill-Horrible-Histories-banner1What really happened during Shakespeare’s ‘Lost Years’? Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his home to follow his dream.

From the makers of Horrible Histories, ‘Bill’ is a brilliantly silly comedy film for the whole family.

Come dressed as your favourite historical figure – the more horrible the better!!! and be in the running for a special prize!

Certificate PG

Tickets available on the door:
Adults £5
Conscessions £3.50