The Grand Budapest Hotel   Friday 27th February

gbhGRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

You can watch the trailer here, then come and see the whole film on Friday 27th February.

Annual Cheese and Wine @ 7.00!

Film begins @ 8.00.

@ Hallhill, Dunbar.

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2015 Programme

You will find our new programme here: 2015 Programme Master Final


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Nebraska Friday 30th January


The first film of our 2015 programme is Nebraska.  A black and white road trip drama from the writer of About Schmidt, Sideways and The Descendants starring Bruce Dern as a tempestuous Missouri father who’s convinced he’s won a million dollar magazine sweepstakes, and Will Forte as the son who grudgingly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to claim his winnings.

You can watch the trailer here

Friday 30th January

Doors & Bar 7.30

Film begins at 8.00

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In the House


In the House (15) 2012, France 1hr 45 mins.  (subtitles)

A sixteen-year old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student and writes about it in essays for his teacher unleashing an unstoppable series of events.

“Dark, tense, and wryly funny, In the House is brilliantly directed by François Ozon and features fine performances from its talented cast.”

Friday 28th November

Doors & Bar 7.30

Film @ 8.00



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The Man in the White Suit

Friday 31st October


Doors & Bar 7.30

Film @ 8.000

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A Touch of Sin

A “brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China” (Jon Frosch, The Atlantic), A TOUCH OF SIN was inspired by four shocking (and true) events that forced the world’s fastest growing economy into a period of self-examination. Written and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke (The World, Still Life), “one of the best and most important directors in the world” (Richard Brody, The New Yorker), this daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends. An angry miner, enraged by widespread corruption in his village, decides to take justice into his own hands. A rootless migrant discovers the infinite possibilities of owning a firearm. A young receptionist, who dates a married man and works at a local sauna, is pushed beyond her limits by an abusive client. And a young factory worker goes from one discouraging job to the next, only to face increasingly degrading circumstances.

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Before Midnight

“One of modern cinema’s finest love stories, Before Midnight is essentially a film about people talking.  But, when the talk’s this good, this absorbing and revealing and witty and true, who’s going to complain?”

Philip Kemp, Total Film

Friday 29th August @ Hallhill, Dunbar

Doors & Bar 7.30

Film begins @ 8.00

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Blancanieves-wallpaper-pic-20This month’s film is Blancanieves (Cert12)

A band of bullfighting dwarves save the life of a young woman suffering from amnesia.

A astonishing take on the Snow White story set in 1920s Seville.

Watch the trailer here

Blancanieves (12) 2012, Spain, 1hr 44mins (Silent)

Friday 27th June

Doors & Bar 7.30, Film starts at 8.00pm

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2014 DAFTA Winners Announced!

DAFTA winners 2014

Last night (Monday 16th) we held the first ever DAFTAs – the award ceremony for the Dunbar Civic Week Short Film Competition.

More than 80 people came along to West Barns Village Hall to watch the shortlisted films and vote for their favourites.

And the winners are…

Under 12s

Tea and Biscuits by Ruaridh Page and Ellen Stewart. A hilarious send up by two eight year olds of what grown ups talk about when they get together for a cup of tea.


Summer Days by Caitlin Letch. A beautifully put together music video that really impressed the judges with its subtle, hypnotic editing evoking dreamy summer days.


A Most Unusual Boy by Fraser Stewart. A very professionally made film with a great idea at its core – John Muir as an old man meets his younger self  in modern day Dunbar.

Competition was fierce in the under 12 category with a wonderful stop motion animation by a group of 7 year olds from Belhaven Hill School – The Six Brave Vikings – coming a close second.

All the winners were presented with DAFTA clapperboard trophies and free sessions on the Foxfall Ropes Course at Foxlake by James Barbour of Foxlake Adventures.

Just click on the film titles to watch the films.

Or you can see all the entries to the competition by visiting our Vimeo channel here.


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Movie Monday 16 June

For Civic Week, we will be turning the beautifully refurbished West Barns Village Hall into a cinema for the day.

To accompany the films there will be tea, coffee, cake and biscuits on sale in the hall from 9.45 – 2.30pm.

The West Barns Inn (just across the road) will be doing a lunch special for film goers with soup and bread for just £2. Or, if you fancy something more substantial they are offering 1 course (with various delicious options to choose from) for £5.50. More details here

The Films

MUD (130 mins, Cert 12A)

Tea and coffee and cake and biscuits from 9.45. The film begins at 10.15am

A brilliant fim starring Mathew McConaughey and Reece Witherspoon.  You can watch the trailer here.

Though all are welcome, this is a special Big Scream event aimed at parents and guardians with babies under 1 year old.

Its a chance to see one of the best films of last year in a safe and comfortable environment for you and your baby.  No need to find a babysitter or worry about causing a disturbance.  Low lights will be left on in the auditorium and nappy changing facilities are available.

Tickets available on the door: Adults £4 (£3 concession) Babies are free!

Captain Phillips (134 mins Cert 12A)

Tea and coffee and biscuits and cake from 2.00pm.  The film will start at 2.30pm

If you missed this great film in the cinema now is your chance to see it on the big screen.

You will find the trailer here

Tickets available on the door: Adults £4 (£3 concessions) Children £2

and in the evening….


Doors open 6.00 ceremony begins at 6.30pm

A free family event!

Your chance to see all the films entered in this years DAFTA short film competition followed by the announcement of the winners and presentation of the prizes and tropies.

12 Years A Slave

(134 minutes, Cert. 15)

Doors 8.00pm Film begins at 8.30pm.

This is the sort of film that is so much more powerful when seen in a cinema with an audience.  So if you haven’t seen it, have only seen it on DVD or want to see it in a cinema again this is your chance.

Trailer here

How to get to West Barns Village Hall

There is free parking in the West Barns Village Hall car park.

The Hall is also easily accessible by bus.  You will find details of all the relevant timetables here


There are steps (5 with handrails both sides) between the car park and the hall.  The kerb is dropped on thee road at the hall’s front entrance.  All the facilities of the hall are on a single level and there is wheelchair access throughout including the toilets.  All the seating is movable and there is no need to give advance notice if you are a wheelchair user.  However, if there is anything you would like to discuss please get in touch.  You can email us here.

The hall is not fitted with hearing loop equipment.


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