The Bigger Picture is a film society showing classic movies monthly at the Newport Bowling Club.


Each screening is preceded by a brief introductory talk revealing some of the more entertaining stories about the film’s production and stars.


Normally there would be opportunities before and after the movie to mingle and chat, but these aren’t normal times and strict COVID-19 protocols will have to be followed.


The Bigger Picture is launching for a three month trial season, beginning on Wednesday 14th October.


Membership costs $20 per person for the rest of 2020.


Tickets to screenings are free but must be booked in advance.


Because of attendance limits imposed by COVID-19, we cannot guarantee that members will be able to attend every screening. In the event that we’re
over-subscribed, anyone missing out on tickets in October will be offered first refusal for the November and December screenings. Anyone missing out on November will be at the head of the line for December. 


Films will be shown on a big screen at the Newport Bowling Club, Palm Rd, Newport


Doors will open at 6pm.


Because of COVID-19 restrictions, bookings can be made in groups of up to 6 people.


Members will be asked to sign in on arrival.


Food can be ordered from Lucky and Pep’s and delivered to the venue.


Drinks can be ordered at the bar and consumed at one’s table.

In October we’ll be showing Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, a classic western starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford;


November, the movie will be Rear Window, starring James Stewart.


December, our movie with a tangentially Christmas and New Year link will be When Harry Met Sally, the classic comedy starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. “I’ll have what she’s having.”





Wednesday 14th October 

Tuesday 10th November

Wednesday 9th December

Hollywood legends Paul Newman and Robert Redford team up as outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, on the run from a crack posse after a string of train robberies. Based on true events this classic western blends adventure, romance and comedy, and remains as fresh today as when it premiered in 1969.

The master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, was at the height of his powers with this 1954 thriller starring James Stewart as a wheelchair-bound photographer who suspects a neighbour of murder. He enlists his glamorous socialite girlfriend (Grace Kelly) to investigate. What follows provides one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history.

Does sex inevitably ruin the friendship between a man and a woman? Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan play two friends debating that question as they drive cross country. Eleven years later they’re still no closer to finding the answer. Quite simply, ‘When Harry Met Sally’ is one of the greatest romantic comedies of all time.