Charlie and the Chocolate Factory news

Have you seen the Guardian today? Featuring a previously unpublished chapter from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory found in the Roald Dahl Museum archives … Perfect timing. We are showing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory next Saturday 6th Sept at 3pm. See which version you prefer. We’ll take Gene Wilder any day… We look forward to welcoming you back to Blue Door with cake and popcorn on Saturday!



nebraska inside-llewyn-davisBefore you start renting/buying INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS and NEBRASKA (yes – we know you were tempted!), just know that they will be forming part of the Blue Door Autumn schedule. Wouldn’t you rather watch them on the big screen with surround sound, great food and drinks and your Great Missenden pals? Full Autumn programme to be announced shortly… Watch this space…


Change of plan

We have a change of plan for June’s family film…
There have been some distribution problems with our original choice of Where the Wild Things Are. Plus a LOT of children have come and asked us if we will please show Frozen. Always ones to listen to our audience, we will now be showing Frozen at 3pm on Saturday June 7th. Come and sing along and mark the end of our second season… frozen

Three minutes of short film brilliance

Hooray! We have a great British short film to show you next Saturday 5th April at 8pm, before our screening of the box-office smash Intouchables. The brilliant Robin King has given us permission to show his wickedly funny short, Ten Thousand Pictures of You. Only three minutes long, but a great story, cleverly told.  Altogether it makes for a perfect Saturday night at the movies, we think….


last chance to vote

Last chance to vote for which film you would like to see as our June finale. 76 votes have been cast so far, and Blue Jasmine and Saving Mr Banks are neck and neck at the moment. Some brilliant other films have been suggested, such as Almodovar’s I’m So Excited, and the wonderful Japanese family drama, I Wish. If you’ve yet to vote – the link to our online survey is here:

Winning film to be announced on Saturday…

Japanese cakes

Our order of traditional Japanese cakes has arrived just in time for our screening of My Neighbour Totoro this Saturday 1st Feb at 3pm.

Come and enjoy the movie with treats made with chestnut, anko, soba and green tea (as well as our usual selection of homemade cakes, cookies, fruit and popcorn of course).large

good news and bad news

So … the good news is that the director of the brilliant Oscar winning short film – 7.35 in the Morning – has given us permission to show it at our screening on 1st February. This is one of our very favourite short films.  It’s a most unusual eight minute long declaration of strong feelings.  We think you will enjoy it.


And the bad news is that Lucas Films (who own the rights to the Star Wars movies) have announced a moratorium on the screening of the films.  So we will be unable to show Star Wars:  A New Hope as planned next month.  Instead we will be screening Back to the Future.