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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.








Mon 18 March 2024

Mon 15 April 2024

Mon 20 May 2024

A 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell. After losing his job and wife, and spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solatano winds up living with his parents, while wanting to rebuild his life and reunite with his wife. Things get complicated when Pat meets Tiffany, who offers to help him reconnect with his wife, if he will do something very important for her in exchange.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De NiroJacki WeaverChris TuckerJohn OrtizShea WhighamAnupam Kher and Julia Stiles

Meet Me in St. Louis' is a classic MGM romantic musical comedy that focuses on four sisters on the cusp of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The film spotlights the sisters' education in the ways of the world, which includes, but isn't limited to, learning about life and love, courtesy of the prototypical boy next door. In the end, love -- accompanied by song, dance and period costumes, all in glorious Technicolor -- conquers all.

Starring: Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Vincente Minnelli, Lucille Bremer, Leon Ames, Mary Astor, Tom Drake & Joan Carroll

 Based on a true story, eleven middle-aged Yorkshire women pose nude for their annual Women's Institute calendar as a fund-raiser for the local hospital. Chris (Helen Mirren) gets the idea to raise money for the hospital after Annie's (Julie Walters) husband dies of leukemia.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Julie Waters, Celia Imrie, Linda Bassette, Penelope Wilton, Georgia Glen, Annette Crosbie, Rosalind March & Geraldine James +

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