The Bigger Picture is a film society showing classic movies, generally on the second Tuesday of each month at the Newport Bowling Club.
Meetings are a social gathering as much as a cultural event. You have the option of arriving early and enjoying drinks from the bar plus food with friends – bring your own or order food which will be delivered to your table – or just come for the movie. Each screening is preceded by a light and entertaining talk giving an insight into the movie’s production.
Membership is generally for a 6 month subscription.
After a successful trial season in 2020 and a slightly interrupted schedule in 2021 and 2022 due to Covid restrictions, we're now inviting existing members and prospective members to join for the first half of 2023. Five month memberships are available and valid until the end of June (up to five films) at a cost of $40 per person. If you are joining mid-season, a pro-rata rate will apply.
We are a proudly non-profit voluntary community association, which aims to keep membership fees to a bare minimum.
If you would like to re-register or join for the first time, please send an email to email@example.com with the names and email details of the prospective members. We’ll reply giving you details on how to pay.
Films will be shown on a big screen at the Newport Bowling Club, Palm Rd, Newport.
Doors will open at 6pm.
Members are required to check-in with Anna on arrival.
Food can be ordered from Lucky and Pep’s or Ocean Masters which will be delivered to the venue.
Drinks can be ordered at the bar and consumed at one’s table.
In this season, The Bigger Picture Club members have enjoyed Thelma & Louise in December, Juno in February, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society in March and Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri in April and Dog Day Afternoon in May. This June we look forward to presenting a Jack Nicholson classic, As Good As It Gets.
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
DOG DAY AFTERNOON
AS GOOD AS IT GETS
Tues 11 April 2023
Tues 13 June 2023
Tues 9 May 2023
Months have passed without a culprit found in her daughter's murder case. So Mildred Hayes paints three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby, the town's revered Chief of Police.
Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage, Caleb Landry Jones.
New York. August 22, 1972. In the oppressive heat of the day, three men enter a Chase Manhattan Bank in Brooklyn, slipping a teller a note that reads, "this is an offer you can't refuse”. Within seconds, their plans begin to crumble. Based on a true story, Dog Day Afternoon will teach you how NOT to rob a bank.
Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, James Broderick, Chris Sarandon, Charles Durning
Melvin Udall is an obsessive-compulsive writer of romantic fiction who's rude to everyone he meets, including his gay neighbor Simon, but when he has to look after Simon's dog, he begins to soften and, if still not completely over his problems, finds he can conduct a relationship with the only waitress at the local diner who'll serve him.
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear and Skeet Ulrich