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Established in 2020, The Bigger Picture is a film club showing classic movies, once a month at the Newport Bowling Club. We are a not for profit community initiative that gives back to the local charities and brings people together for an entertaining evening.


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.

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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 2024.  Five month memberships are available (up to five films) at a cost of $35 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 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.


We aim to offer our members a good cross section of genre's and movies.  Our 2023 season included Juno, The Big Lebowski, 12 Angry Men, Bend it Like Beckham and The Dressmaker to name a few.  Don't think the repertoire is limited to only films. Shockingly, in December, The Bigger Picture team performed a pantomime, Cinderella - Will she go to the Bowlo?  This was followed by a screening of The Princess Bride, a movie for members and their families.  Our first half of our 2024 season promises to be as engaging and entertaining as always, offering a diverse range of movies to our members, commencing with a tribute film to the late Tom Wilkinson, The Full Monty.   The Bigger Picture is community focussed and is a great night out.  See for yourself and become a member.








 Tues 31 October 2023

Sat 2 December 2023

Mon 26 February 2024

In 1926, in the fictitious Australian outback town of Dungatar, 10-year-old schoolgirl Myrtle Dunnage is blamed for the death of classmate Stewart Pettyman.  She is sent away.  In 1951 Myrtle, now Tilly, a couturier-trained dressmaker returns to Dungatar to make an unforgettable impact on the town and its residents.

Starring: Kate Winslet, Judi Davis, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Julia Blake, Shane Bourne, Kerry Fox and Shane Jacobson.

A 1987 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Rob Reiner.  It tells the story of a swashbuckling farmhand named Westley, accompanied by companions befriended along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. 

Starring: Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, Christopher Guest and many more.

The 1997 British comedy film is set in Sheffield in the North of England during the 1990’s and tells the story of six unemployed men, four of them former steel works, who decide to form their own show, after being inspired by a touring group of male strippers. However, there is one small difference.  They intend to go ‘the full monty’.  In this hilarious, heartfelt

comedy, these six friends discover their inner strength to bare it all in front of the world. 

Starring:  Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, Steve Huison,

Hugo Speer, Paul Barber, Lesley Sharp.

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