Big screen hits ranging from Stalin to Abba feature in Cove and Kilcreggan Film Society’s 2018-19 season.

Eight films are scheduled for Cove Burgh Hall on Thursday evenings, as well as three Saturday matinees for children.

Doors open for all Thursday evening screenings at Cove Burgh Hall at 7.15pm, and the lights go down at 7.45pm.

Starting the season on October 11 is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – a hard-hitting drama starring Oscar winner Frances McDormand as a mother who resorts to renting billboards to call attention to her daughter’s unsolved murder.

Nominated for nine Academy awards, it also features Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage.

Membership is still £20, which covers admission to all the evening films, while guest admission is £4, with concessions £3.

A raffle and free popcorn will be on offer and you are very welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks, including BYOB – glasses and bowls available in the hall.

The first Saturday Cinema screening is Disney animation Moana on October 20.

Loving Vincent will be shown on November 8; hailed as the world’s first fully-painted feature film, it tells the story of a young man who comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh and ends up investigating the artist’s final days.

It was nominated as best animated feature film in this year’s Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs.

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in The Post on November 29 as the publisher and editor respectively of the Washington Post as it is embroiled in controversy surrounding the Vietnam war in 1971.

Then with Christmas approaching things will become rather more spangly with Mamma Mia - Here We Go Again! on December 13.

A prequel and sequel to the huge hit from 2008, its stellar cast includes Lily James, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Andy García, Dominic Cooper, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Cher and Meryl Streep

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society opens 2019 on January 10, and the starring Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Michiel Huisman in the story of a writer forming an unexpected bond with the residents of the Channel island when she wrote a book about their wartime experiences. drama moves from the 1940s to the 50s on February 14 with The Death of Stalin, Armando Ianucci’s satirical comedy about the struggle for power after the dictator’s death.

The March film is Victoria and Abdul, with Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith and Adeel Akhtar featuring in the story a queen and her Indian Muslim servant.

The final film in the season, on April 11, is The Children Act, with Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead starring in an adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel about a boy with leukaemia whose Jehovah Witness parents are against him receiving a blood transfiusion.

Details of two other Saturday cinema screenings on December 1 and February 23 will be announced later.