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The Bigger Picture is a film society showing classic movies 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 pizza from Lucky and Pep’s 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.

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After a successful trial season in 2020, we’re now inviting people to join for 2021. Six month memberships are available until the end of June (up to six films) at a cost of $30 per person.


If you would like to join please send an email to 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.


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 January our movie will be IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, from 1967, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger.


In February, break out the Ray-Bans for the musical comedy, THE BLUES BROTHERS.


And in March, strap yourself in for the thrilling ride that was Stephen Spielberg’s feature-length directorial debut, DUEL






Tues 12th January

Starring Sidney Poiter as a police detective from Philadelphia who is sent to investigate a murder in rural Mississippi, this portrait of racism in America remains depressingly relevant to this day. Winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Tues 9th February

The Blues Brothers started life as a sketch on Saturday Night Live. This feature length musical comedy features the brothers (Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi) one step ahead of the law as they seek to put on a benefit concert for the Catholic orphanage where they were raised.

Tues 9th March

Dennis Weaver stars as a businessman who is terrorised by
a truck driver he’s annoyed on the road. That’s it. That’s the whole movie. It is thrilling from start to finish. Watch it and you’ll understand why its 26 year old director was hailed as the future of Hollywood.