Anster Cinema – full programme

Anster Cinema’s full programme for 2022 is now available.

All films start at 6.45pm on the first Sunday of the month (with the exception of June, which will screen a week later so as not to clash with the Anstruther Harbour Festival).

Tickets: £5 / £2 under 18s – available on the door.

Refreshments available by donation to the AIA

Sunday 1st May: It Happened One Night

Frank Capra’s acclaimed and stunning Oscar-winning comedy sees a spoilt heiress on the run from her overbearing millionaire father. Crossing paths with a roguish reporter (Clark Gable), he promises not to turn her in if she provides him with an exclusive story. It is not long before the pair fall in love.

Dir: Frank Capra

Cert: U


Sunday 12th June: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Based on a true story, hardened journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) is asked to write a profile of America’s beloved children’s entertainer Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks). We watch as his cynicism is gently worn down by Mister Rogers’ consistently kind, hopeful, forgiving and loving worldview.

Dir: Marielle Heller

Cert: PG


Sunday 3rd July: Nomadland

This Oscar-winning film stars Frances Dormand as Fern, whose change in circumstances sees her transition to become a modern-day economic nomad, living out of her van and travelling the roads of America’s Midwest to follow the work. As we accompany Fern on her journey, we meet some of the other characters who make up her new community.

Dir: Chloé Zhao.

Cert: 12A


Sunday 7th August: Captain Fantastic

Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, devoted but unconventional father Ben (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. When tragedy strikes the family they are forced to leave their wilderness paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges Ben’s idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he has taught his family.

Dir: Matt Ross

Cert: 15


Sunday 4th September: Bait

Focusing on two Cornish fishermen, Bait is a truly original and beautifully shot drama. An experimental British hit, it deals with the tensions between locals and tourists against the backdrop of second homes, short-term lets and gentrification in a small fishing village.

Dir: Mark Jenkin



Sunday 2nd October: Phantom Thread
Daniel Day Lewis stuns in his final performance in this film by writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza, Boogie Nights). Set in glorious 1950s post-war London, Phantom Thread follows Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned dressmaker at the centre of British fashion at the time. A well-known bachelor, his ordered life is shaken up when he falls in love with a waitress who becomes his muse. 

Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson

Cert: 15


Sunday 6th November: The Old Man & The Gun

Sharp, funny and based on a true story, we follow career criminal Forrest Tucker, who escapes from prison at the age of 70, eluding the FBI and enchanting the public. Starring Robert Redford, this light-hearted, touching and funny take on a cops-and-robber story is a great final film for the cinema icon.

Dir: David Lowery

Cert: 12A


Sunday 4th December: Little Women
Our Christmas screening is the 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel, directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen as the four March sisters. Faithful to the original and well-loved story, Gerwig’s adaptation brings in some contemporary energy, with a storyline that follows Jo March as she reflects back on her life. 

Dir: Greta Gerwig

Cert: U