Category: Movies Movie: WHISKY GALORE


February 18, 2017

Whisky Galore - A True Story

This comedy romance tells the story of what happened when a ship full of whisky ran aground on a remote Scottish Island in 1941 during the Second World War.

A community unites putting itself against officialdom and authority.

The SS Politician was an 8000-ton cargo ship sailing for Kingston, Jamaica and New Orleans with a cargo including 28,000 cases of malt whisky. On 5 February 1941, during gale force winds, she ran aground off the Island of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides.

And there she was, lying battered by mountainous seas from the south-east, stern-on to the wind and facing the Uist coastline, waiting for the islanders.

"What makes the film so pleasurable is the humour and lyricism with which it tells its rousing story of whisky-loving small timers coming together together to keep officialdom at bay." The Independent ****

Directed by Gillies MacKinnon ('Behind the Lines', 'Hideous Kinky', 'A Simple Twist of Fate')
Starring Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard, James Cosmo, Kevin Guthrie, Ellie Kendrick, Sean Biggerstaff, Tim Pigott-Smith, Fenella Woolgar
Written by Peter McDougall (based on the 1949 Ealing Comedy of the same name)
Comedy, Romance | 96 mins Rating: M Offensive language | UK

Our theatre is cosy and inviting. 2K Digital Projection with Dolby 5.1 Audio.

Theatre doors opens 30 minutes before advertised start time. Arrive early if you want a comfy seat. There is a cafe with juice, Bundaberg drinks, popcorn plus yummy food on sale. For licensed sessions wine and beer is available.

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