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The Bigger Picture is a film club 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.

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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 second half of 2023.  Five month memberships are available and valid until the end of December (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.


On 1st August we commenced our new season of The Bigger Picture movie nights with the screening of a Coen Brothers classic, The Big Lebowski.  Big tick for those brave enough to arrive dressed as 'The Dude'.  In September we screened the 1957 American courtroom drama, 12 Angry Men and in a nod to the Matilda's, we screened Bend it Like Beckham, followed by The Dressmaker.  Finally in December, for the whole family, The Bigger Picture team will attempt to perform in a pantomime, Cinderella - Will she go to the Bowlo?  This will be followed by a screening of The Princess Bride.








Tues 3 October 2023

 Tues 31 October 2023

Sat 2 December 2023

A kaleidoscope of colour and culture clash humorously as an Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way.  Unlike elder sister Pinky, who is preparing for an Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the perfect chapatti, Jess' dream is to play soccer professionally like her hero David Beckham.

Starring:  Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Archie Panjabi, Anupam Kher and Juliet Stevenson.

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.

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