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 – WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (PG) – Sat 6th September, 3pm
Next evening screening – INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (15) – Sat 6th September, 8pm
The new Blue Door Cinema season begins in September…
Our afternoon matinee is WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (PG). Based on Roald Dahl’s classic tale, this musical fantasy tells the story of Charlie, a young boy who wins the chance to explore the weird and wonderful world of Wonka’s chocolate factory. The dark comedy is true to the spirit of the book, in which the four nastier children meet various gruesomely funny ends. It also features some memorable musical moments in its Academy Award-nominated score. Dahl wanted Spike Milligan in the role of Wonka, but Gene Wilder won the role of the eccentric inventor of sweets, and was praised for being “perfectly cast as the weird combination of the avuncular and the eccentric” (Empire).
“probably the best film of its sort since The Wizard of Oz. It is everything that family movies usually claim to be, but aren’t: Delightful, funny, scary, exciting, and, most of all, a genuine work of imagination.” – Roger Ebert
In the evening we are showing INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (15). Winner of the Grand Prix at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, this is a gem of a film – directed by the Coen brothers at their atmosphere creating best. Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of a young folk singer navigating the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961. Huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he struggles to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles. With some smart, darkly comic (and catchily scored) turns from Justin Timberlake, John Goodman and Carey Mulligan, this is musically and visually beguiling.
“beautiful, heartfelt and utterly enthralling” – Empire
“a Coen brothers charmer …with a sense of time and place that lends a poetic glow to wryly fugitive plotting” – Financial Times
Tickets will be on sale online and from Samways from 1st August 2014.
Our next season begins on 6th September 2014 – keep checking the website for details of the new programme, which will be uploaded shortly. The programme will include Nebraska, When We Were Kings, Inside Llewyn Davis, and a double festive special of It’s A Wonderful Life and The Muppet Christmas Carol. We can’t wait! Don’t forget that memberships, giving entry to the entire season of 15 films, are a bargain at £40. Contact us at the address below for details…