THE HIGHLAND CINEMA

Our mission is for The Highland Cinema to become the creative centre of Lochaber; providing a fun, vibrant and entertaining hub for local people and visitors to the West Highlands. The aim is to offer an excellent Cinema and exceptional Café, in beautiful surroundings full of Highland hospitality.

Our intention is to bring a smile to people’s faces even on the wettest day, to be a gathering place for youngsters and the elderly alike and to provide a range of film choices that pleases and interests a broad spectrum of visitors to our cinema.

Opening in May 2020, the building is designed to be a twist on a traditional highland property with red corrugated roof and stone walls. The red stone of the walls is from Glen Nevis, the slate from Ballachulish and the grey stone from an old sheep fank on Blarour Farm. It was built by 3b, designed by Dualchas, with the professional team including; Galbraith, David Narro, Harley Haddow, Andrew Robertshaw, Sandy Brown, and Hamish Bell, a huge thanks to them for their excellent work.

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Our café, seating a hundred, has a wood burning stove, cosy seating, and a covered terrace overlooking the town square (dogs welcome on the terrace). We offer a broad range of delicious food ranging from coffee and pastries, to gourmet pizza, interesting salads, charcuterie, and much more

Thanks also to our two generous sponsors Mowi and Liberty, sub sponsor BSW who donated the timber, Glen Nevis Estate, Blarour Farming Co, Ivor and Grainne Dunbar, Michael Chisholm, Morar Motors, Morrisons Supermarket and all who all donated things in one way or another to create this wonderful place. No public money was sought to fund the building of The Cinema.

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Its Open!

Highland Cinema Listings

until October 22, 2020
October 23, 2020 to October 24, 2020
until October 25, 2020
until October 28, 2020
October 28, 2020 to October 29, 2020

Highland Cinema is proud to bring the big screen experience back to Lochaber, in a purpose built cinema that combines cutting-edge technology with a beautiful traditional style Highland building.

In addition to showing blockbusters the same day they’re released in Leicester Square, we aim to be a destination for so much more, from Scottish Classics, indie and arthouse films, to Event Cinema (opera, ballet, plays and music), plus live music and events in our cosy bar café.

Our new building has been designed as a twist on a traditional highland property, with a red corrugated roof and stone walls. The red stone of the walls is from Glen Nevis, the slate from Ballachulish and the grey stone from an old sheep fank on Blarour Farm. The front entrance facing Cameron Square has been designed to reflect the red roof and stonework of a traditional bothy, the humble building that has welcomed and sheltered travellers across the Highlands for centuries.

The back of the building houses two state-of-the-art cinema theatres, with the latest in laser digital projection and sound systems, to deliver a thoroughly immersive audio-visual experience. Screen 1 has a capacity of 109, while Screen 2 can take up to 62 guests, providing the flexibility to show a wide range of films to appeal to all audiences.

Our café bar, seating 84, has a wood burning stove, cosy seating and a covered terrace overlooking the town square (dogs welcome on the terrace). We offer a broad range of delicious food, ranging from coffee and pastries, to gourmet pizza, salads, charcuterie and much more.

Our bar has a real focus on local, unique and harder to get whiskies, Scottish gins and beers. We have a special relationship with Glen Spean Brewery, Ben Nevis Distillery and Moët Chandon champagne

The intention is to bring a smile to people’s faces even on the wettest day, to be a gathering place for youngsters and the elderly alike and to provide a range of film choices that pleases and interests a broad spectrum of visitors.

The look of the building was specified by the owner Angus MacDonald, designed by Dualchas and built by 3b with an exceptional team of professionals, including Galbraith, David Narro, Harley Haddow, Andrew Robertshaw, Sandy Brown and Hamish Bell; and many others. A huge thanks to them all for their excellent work.

Thanks also to our two generous sponsors Mowi and Alvance, and sub sponsor BSW who donated timber as well as Glen Nevis Estate, Blarour Farming Co., Ivor and Grainne Dunbar, Michael Chisholm, Morar Motors, Morrisons Supermarket and all who all donated in one way or another to create this wonderful place. No public money was sought to fund the building of the Highland Cinema.300

Highland Cinema post goes viral on Facebook!

The recent post From Highland Cinema Fort William has gone viral on Facebook with 797 likes, 250 comments, and 150 shares. 

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Highland Cinema Facebook

There’s a lot of excitement out there locally. Check out the comments and find out what people are saying. Highland Cinema will have a head start on their frequently asked questions judging from the interesting comments so far. Check out the post here https://www.facebook.com/thehighlandcinema/

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Highland cinema seating
Highland cinema seating

Over at cinema HQ we are having a bit of a dilemma! We have two classes of seat…but what should we call them?! Standard and…VIP? Luxury? Premier? Let us know your thoughts in the comments

Need some inspiration? Here is a peek at what our seats will look like! 

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