Blue Door Cinema offers a new cinema experience in the heart of Great Missenden.
Blue Door Cinema is a not-for-profit community cinema designed to show the films that you want to see. From quirky art house movies to cherished classics, film noir, foreign thrillers and everything in between. Enjoy great films on a big screen with a glass of wine, a cold beer, home-made sweets and savouries, plus comfy cushions.
Next matinee screening – WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (PG) – Sat 3rd May, 3pm
Next evening screening – VERTIGO (PG) – Sat 3rd May, 8pm
Our next Blue Door Cinema screenings are on Saturday 3rd May.
Our afternoon matinee is WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (PG) – film noir for kids. This wonderful mash-up of live action and animation was groundbreaking in 1988 and feels as fresh and exuberant now as it did back in the day. Full of eye-popping gags, this is a “brilliantly funny, bracingly smart and surprisingly moving” tribute to Hollywood’s cartoon heritage. In the ghettolike “Toontown”, Hollywood’s cartoon characters are policed by the human power establishment. One of Toontown’s leading citizens, Roger Rabbit, is framed for the murder of human nightclub owner Marvin Acme. Private detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins), whose prejudice against Toons stems from the time that his brother was killed by a falling cartoon piano, reluctantly agrees to clear Roger of the accusation. Empire says: “astonishing technical know-how in the service of infectious exuberance and pure wonder”.
In the evening we are showing VERTIGO (PG), Hitchcock’s finest thriller, voted by the British Film Institute as the best film ever. A retired San Francisco detective, Scottie (James Stewart), investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s much younger wife… Scottie follows the beautiful yet enigmatic Madeleine (Kim Novak) through 1950s San Francisco (accompanied by Bernard Herrmann’s hypnotic score). After saving her from suicide, Scottie begins to fall in love with her, and she appears to feel the same way. Here tragedy strikes, and each twist in the movie’s second half changes our preconceptions about the characters and events. “Totally compelling” says Time Out; Empire says: “Sit in the front row for this one, it’s the closest you’ll get to genius all year.”
A community screening are on Friday 16th May at 7.30pm.
THE BUCKET LIST (12A)
This month, our friends at Finity (a local organisation set up to encourage people to consider and talk about the issues concerning the end of their lives) have asked us to help out with a screening. They are using the Blue Door kit to screen this uplifting bitter-sweet comedy, starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. It is the story of terminally ill men who decide to live their lives while they can. Further details of the screening are here:
Tickets for The Bucket List are £5 in advance or £6 on the door can be purchased from Sweet Charity, Prestwood and Samways, Great Missenden or online via the link above.