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 magical musical 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, and 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. However, in brief, the programme is:
See above for details
Saturday 4 October 3pm (doors open 2.30pm)
Frankenweenie (certificate PG / 87 mins) - When young Victor loses his dog he decides to try to use the power of electricity to resurrect him. A heartfelt, oddball story, told through stop-motion animation, with some added Tim Burton quirks.
Saturday 4 October 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Nebraska (certificate 15 / 114 mins) - From the director of Sideways and The Descendants, this is a wonderfully understated and tender film. The brilliant Bruce Dern takes an uncomfortable road trip with his son to collect the ‘winnings’ he is convinced he has won in a million dollar sweepstake.
Saturday 8th November 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
When We Were Kings (certificate PG / 89 mins) - This extraordinary portrait of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman and the famous ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ won Best Documentary Oscar on its release in 1996.
Saturday 6th December 3pm (doors open 2.30pm)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (certificate U / 86 mins) - Michael Caine is perfectly cast in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in this musical adaptation of Dickens’ classic tale. This wonderfully festive story, told with wit and a good dose of slapstick, remains true to its original spirit.
Saturday 6th December 8pm (doors open 2.30pm)
It’s A Wonderful Life (certificate U / 130 mins) - Powerful, heart-warming and romantically charged, this has become a Christmas classic that only improves with age.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…