Blue Door Cinema offers a bespoke cinema experience in the heart of Great Missenden.
Blue Door Cinema is a not-for-profit community cinema designed to show films that you want to see. Enjoy great films on a big screen with a glass of wine, a cold beer, home-made sweets and savouries, plus comfy cushions.
See our Programme page for details of the NEW Autumn Season of films!
Next matinee screening – SON OF RAMBOW (12A) – Saturday 5th September, 3pm
Next evening screening – FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (12A) – Saturday 5th September, 8pm
Our fourth season of films begins in September 2015 with two, very different, very British films.
Our matinee, at 3pm, is Son of Rambow, a charming and nostalgic film set in 1980s suburbia, filmed around Berkhamsted and the Ashridge estate. Young Will Proudfoot, raised among the Brethren (a puritanical religious group in which music and TV are strictly forbidden) strikes up an unusual friendship with the school bully, Lee. They encounter a pirated copy of “Rambo: First Blood” which blows Will’s mind and spurs them on to make their own action epic. Together they devise wildly creative, on-the-fly stunts, while hiding out from the Brethren. But when school popularity finally descends on Will and Lee in the form of the super-cool French exchange student, Didier Revol, their remarkable new friendship and precious film are pushed, quite literally, to breaking point.
“a deeply effective, surprisingly touching tale of family and childhood friendship. If you only see one Rambo movie this year, make sure it’s this one.”
At 8pm we screen Far From the Madding Crowd This is a surprisingly modern interpretation of the classic Thomas Hardy novel, set in 1870s Dorset. At its heart, this is a story of relationships – with the heroine, Bathsheba Everdine (played by a sprightly Carey Mulligan) defying social norms and finding herself courted by three very different suitors. Adapted for the screen by writer David Nicholls (One Day) this also a stunningly beautiful film, with Charlotte Christensen (The Hunt) in charge of cinematography. Not just for literary types, come for a thoroughly entertaining story, well told.
“A glowing Carey Mulligan illuminates the screen as Bathsheba Everdene in this lush adaptation”
– The Times