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Films & Events

The Birks Cinema offers a range of entertainment options - the latest films and special screenings, live events, stage-on-screen, and more.

  • André Rieu’s 2024 Maastricht Concert: Power of Love

    André Rieu’s 2024 Maastricht Concert: Power of Love André Rieu is ready to blow you away with his brand new cinema concert ‘Power of Love’. From his picturesque hometown of Maastricht The King of the Waltz presents a must-see big screen spectacular. Accompanied by his world famous Johann Strauss Orchestra and a cast of hundreds this promises to be the music event of the summer by one of the world’s most prolific artists. In a concert overflowing with passion André’s unique repertoire combines...

    tbc | 3h 0m
  • Tapas Night at The Birks Cinema Café

    Get ready for a flavour fiesta at The Birks Cafe! Join us for an unforgettable Tapas Night at The Birks Cafe, curated by our fantastic (and originally Portuguese!) Cafe Manager, Cristina, and featuring the finest deli selections from the local gem, Thyme Deli Bistro (Errichel). Indulge in traditional tapas paired with two glasses of wine for just £30. If you require a single serving (£16), please call the cinema cafe and order over the phone (01887 822845). Experience the taste of 'Iberian' ri...

  • Wilding

    Based on Isabella Tree’s best-selling book by the same title, Wilding tells the story of a young couple that bets on nature for the future of their failing, four-hundred-year-old estate. The young couple battles entrenched tradition, and dares to place the fate of their farm in the hands of nature. Ripping down the fences, they set the land back to the wild and entrust its recovery to a motley mix of animals both tame and wild. It is the beginning of a grand experiment that will become one of th...

    PG | 1h 15m
  • Shrek the Third

    When King Harold suddenly croaks, Shrek (Mike Myers) learns he will have to rule the land of Far, Far Away, unless he can find a suitable heir to the throne. The most-promising candidate is Princess Fiona's (Cameron Diaz) cousin Artie (Justin Timberlake), a teenage slacker in a medieval high-school. Shrek and his trusted companions, Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), set out to bring Artie back but find their mission is a bigger challenge than they expected....

    U | 1h 33m
  • Vindication Swim

    The inspirational true story of Mercedes Gleitze, who in 1927 became the first British woman to swim the English Channel. Vindication Swim depicts Mercedes’ upstream struggle in overcoming both the cold waters of the English Channel and the oppressive society of 1920s England. However, after a rival comes forward claiming to have accomplished the same feat, Mercedes is forced into battle to retain her record and her legacy....

    PG | 1h 37m
  • Football: 2024 - Germany v Scotland

    This is a free but ticketed event. Recommended donation of £5 when making your booking. Your support will help us to fund more events like this! Germany vs Scotland Public Screening Live streamed from 8pm at the Birks Cinema...

  • Fungi: Web of Life

    The screening is preceded by a filmed Q&A with Merlin Sheldrake that provides insight into the filming of this incredible documentary. Much of life on Earth is connected by a vast, hidden network that we are only just beginning to understand. Out of sight, between the world of plants and animals, another world exists----the kingdom of fungi. Through the eyes of passionate biologist and writer Merlin Sheldrake, join us on this brilliant round-the-world journey into the secret world of fungi. T...

    U | 1h 0m
  • Six Inches of Soil

    Part of our Environmental Film Series. Six Inches of Soil follows three new farmers on the first year of their regenerative journey – Anna Jackson, a Lincolnshire 11th generation arable and sheep farmer; Adrienne Gordon, a Cambridgeshire small-scale vegetable farmer; and Ben Thomas, who rears pasture-fed beef cattle in Cornwall. As the trio strive to adopt regenerative practices and create viable businesses, they meet seasoned mentors who help them on their journey. They’re joined by other expe...

    PG | 1h 37m
  • The Dead Don't Hurt

    Set in the 1860s, Viggo Mortensen’s second outing as writer-director is an elegantly realized feminist western starring Mortensen himself and Vicky Krieps as immigrants attempting to forge a life in a corrupt Nevada town. French-Canadian flower seller Vivienne Le Coudy (Krieps) and Danish carpenter Holger Olsen (Mortensen) meet in San Francisco. Vivienne is irreverent, fiercely independent, and refuses to wed, but agrees to travel with Holger to his home near the quiet town of Elk Flats, Nevada...

    15 | 2h 9m
  • The Matrix

    A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. What is the Matrix? Have you ever had a dream that you were so sure was real? What if you couldn't awaken? How would you know the difference between dream and reality? When a beautiful stranger (Carrie-Anne Moss) leads computer hacker Neo (Keanu Reeves) to a forbidding underworld, he discovers the shocking truth--the life he knows is the elaborate deception of...

    15 | 2h 16m
  • Songs of North East Scotland

    Join us on Wednesday, 31 July, at 7:30 pm for a talk and reading from a new book by author Mike Gibb at the Birks Cinema. One of the chapters is called "The Birks of Aberfeldy" and is based on Robert Burns' song. Also included in this chapter is a section on the history of The Birks Cinema. This is a free event, but we do recommend reserving your seat. Donations welcome....

  • Seachd - The Inaccessible Pinnacle

    'Seachd - The Inaccessible Pinnacle' - The truth is in the story. When a young man, Angus, visits his dying Grandfather in hospital he cannot hold back his boyhood quest for the truth - the truth behind the death of his parents and the truth behind his Grandfather's ancient, incredible, fearful stories. Stories from the whole swathe of Gaelic history of poisoned lovers, bloody revenge, water-horses and Spanish gold. His Grandfather hijacks Angus' life for one last time leading him to one of Scot...

    PG | 1h 28m
  • Furiosa

    As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home....

    15 | 2h 28m
  • Drive-Away Dolls

    Jamie regrets her breakup with her girlfriend, while Marian needs to relax. In search of a fresh start, they embark on an unexpected road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals....

    15 | 1h 24m
  • National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

    National Theatre Live Present Laughter by Noël Coward The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) returns to the big screen. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love,...

    PG | 3h 0m
  • Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh

    Van Gogh: Poets & Lovers Directed by David Bickerstaff – Produced by Phil Grabsky 200 years after its opening and a century after acquiring its first Van Gogh works, the National Gallery, London is hosting the UK’s biggest ever Van Gogh exhibition. Van Gogh is not only one of the most beloved artists of all time, but perhaps the most misunderstood. This film is a chance to reexamine and better understand this iconic artist. Focusing on his unique creative process, Van Gogh: Poets & Lovers expl...

    tbc | 1h 30m
  • Exhibition on Screen: Michelangelo

    Michelangelo - Love & Death Directed by David Bickerstaff – Produced by Phil Grabsky The spectacular sculptures and paintings of Michelangelo seem so familiar to us, but what do we really know about this Renaissance giant? Michelangelo’s genius is evident in everything he touched. Beautiful and diverse works such as the towering statue of David, the moving Pietà in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter and his tour-de-force, the Sistine Chapel ceiling, still leave us breathless today. Spanning his...

    tbc | 1h 30m
  • All of Us Strangers

    Part of our Heartland Film Society Series. Join the HFS in conversation after the film. One night in his near-empty tower block in contemporary London, Adam (Andrew Scott) has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbour Harry (Paul Mescal), which punctures the rhythm of his everyday life. As a relationship develops between them, Adam is preoccupied with memories of the past and finds himself drawn back to the suburban town where he grew up, and the childhood home where his parents (Claire F...

    15 | 1h 46m
  • Inside Out 2

    Disney and Pixar’s Inside Out 2 returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone. Maya Hawke lends her voice to Anxiety, alongside Amy Poehler as the voice of Joy. The voice cast also includes Lew...

    U | 1h 36m
  • The Bikeriders

    THE BIKERIDERS captures a rebellious time in America when the culture and people were changing. After a chance encounter at a local bar, strong-willed Kathy (Jodie Comer) is inextricably drawn to Benny (Austin Butler), the newest member of Midwestern motorcycle club, the Vandals, led by the enigmatic Johnny (Tom Hardy). Much like the country around it, the club begins to evolve, transforming from a gathering place for local outsiders into a dangerous underworld of violence and machismo, forcing...

    15 | 1h 56m
  • Despicable Me 4

    In the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, Gru, the world’s favorite supervillain-turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns for an exciting, bold new era of Minions mayhem in Illumination’s Despicable Me 4. Following the 2022 summer blockbuster phenomenon of Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, the biggest global animated franchise in history now begins a new chapter as Gru and Lucy and their girls —Margo, Edith and Agnes —welcome a new member to the Gru family, Gru Jr., who is intent...

    U | 1h 34m
  • To beave, or not to beave? - A Beaver and Salmon Talk with Duncan Pepper

    Join us at the Birks Cinema on Tuesday 9 July at 7:30pm for a fascinating talk by restoration ecologist and fishing guide Duncan Pepper who will take us through a new approach to understanding rivers and cover the range of beaver effects upon both rivers and salmon. Finishing off with the good news of how we can help both species to thrive in today’s Scotland.The beaver believers and salmon obsessed should really be cooperating with one another. The objective of this talk is to...

  • Exhibition on Screen: The Dawn of Impressionism

    The Dawn of Impressionism: Paris, 1874 Directed by Ali Ray – Produced by Phil Grabsky The Impressionists are the most popular group in art history - millions flock every year to marvel at their masterpieces. But, to begin with, they were scorned, penniless outsiders. 1874 was the year that changed everything; the first Impressionists, “hungry for independence”, broke the mould by holding their own exhibition outside official channels. Impressionism was born and the art world was changed forever...

    tbc | 1h 30m
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival: Tim Spector

    Tim Spector: Go With Your Gut, Monday 19 th August - 18:45-19:45 Live screening from Edinburgh International Book Festival This event is sponsored by Healthiest Town Aberfeldy - www.healthiesttown.org Food gives us life, yet diet misinformation abounds. Bestselling author and epidemiologist Tim Spector is here to separate fact from fiction – and to reassure us that we can love our bodies and food equally. Drawing on new research, Food for Life is an awardwinning guide through gut health, food...

  • Shrek 2

    After returning from their honeymoon and showing home movies to their friends, Shrek and Fiona learn that her parents have heard that she has married her true love and wish to invite him to their kingdom, called Far Far Away. The catch is: Fiona's parents are unaware of the curse that struck their daughter and have assumed she married Prince Charming, not a 700-pound ogre with horrible hygiene and a talking donkey pal....

    PG | 1h 33m

More showings?

You may notice less showings after this date. We add more films weekly (every Tuesday night) so please check back after that time or keep scrolling to see what’s on sale.

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