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The Hippodrome

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10 Hope Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 0AA
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Amy

Amy
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Asif Kapadia

Documentary on Amy Winehouse, charting her career from her early days to superstar status and subsequent fall. Kapadai creates an incredibly intimate look at the singer, with clips of her lighter side underlining the gravity of her loss. Punchy, provocative and just plain sad.

Fri 28 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 29 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 30 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Mon 31 Aug

£3.20–£6.30

Wed 2 Sep

£4.80–£6.30

The Barbican Presents Hamlet (Cert. 12A)

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role in Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, the Barbican presents an exclusive twelve-week run of this compelling new production in summer 2015.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions
Presented by the Barbican

Thu 15 Oct

£10.50–£12.95

The Choir

Boychoir
  • 2015
  • US
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: François Girard
  • Written by: Ben Ripley
  • Cast: Garrett Wareing, Dustin Hoffman, Josh Lucas, Kathy Bates

Stet (Wareing) is a rebellious 11 year old with a beautiful singing voice. When his single mother is killed, his biological father enrols him in a choir school under the stern supervision of Carvelle (Hoffman.) Girard dials down the expected sentimentality, Hoffman underplays nicely, and with fine work from Wareing and Bates it's a captivating drama.

Fri 7 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 8 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 9 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Mon 10 Aug

£3.20–£6.30

Wed 12 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Freaks

Freaks
  • 1932
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Tod Browning
  • Written by: Tod Robbins
  • Cast: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Henry Victor, Harry Earles

Browning's infamous and long-banned 1932 classic is the story of a group of travelling circus 'freaks' – Half Boy, Bearded Lady, Living Torso, Armless Woman, etc – who visit a terrible revenge on the beautiful trapeze artist Cleopatra for a crime committed against one of their own. The press and public reacted with disgust to Browning's casting of real circus freaks. The terrible irony is that Browning champions the deformed over the superficially beautiful. Freaks is as wonderfully weird as it is warm and humane, alternately funny, creepy and genuinely shocking. It's been much misunderstood but remains utterly unique.

Sun 9 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Thu 13 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Inside Out

Inside Out
  • 2015
  • US
  • 94 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Pete Docter
  • Cast: Kaitlyn Dias, Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith

Riley (Dias) is an 11 year old girl whose family is moving from Minnesota to San Francisco; her troubled mind is represented as a factory hub commanded by Joy (Poehler), Fear (Hader), Sadness (Smith), Disgust (Kaling) and Anger (Black). Delightful, poignant and hysterically funny coming-of-age story from Pixar.

Sun 2 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Mon 3 Aug

£3.20–£6.30

Wed 5 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Thu 6 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 8 Aug

£2.50

Jurassic World

Jurassic World
  • 2015
  • US
  • 124 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson

Dino-geek Gray (Simpkins) visits Jurassic Park with brother Zach (Robinson); the park's manager, their aunt Claire (Howard), is less than attentive until a new creation runs amok and raptor wrangler Owen (Pratt) steps in. Despite a merely functional screenplay, it has enough scares, scale, ideas and variety to keep everyone entertained.

Sat 15 Aug

£2.50

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 16 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Mon 17 Aug

£3.20–£6.30

National Theatre Live: The Beaux'strategem

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.

The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

Running time: Approx 3hrs including interval

Thu 3 Sep

£10.50–£12.95

Pixels

Pixels
  • 2015
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Chris Columbus
  • Cast: Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan

Space invaders attack New York after misinterpreting 1980s arcade games as a declaration of war. Based on a short film of the same name.

Fri 4 Sep

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 5 Sep

£2.50

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 6 Sep

£4.80–£6.30

Wed 9 Sep

£4.80–£6.30

Thu 10 Sep

£4.80–£6.30

Pixels (Cert. Pg)

A sure-fire action-comedy from ‘Home Alone’ director Chris Columbus, just in time for the local September school holiday…

When intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults.

The US President has to call on his childhood best friend – '80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler) – to lead a team of old-school arcaders to defeat the aliens and save the planet.

Dir. Chris Columbus / US / 2015 / dur tbc / AD

With: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Monaghan, Josh Gad

Fri 4 Sep

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 5 Sep

£2.50

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 6 Sep

£4.80–£6.30

Mon 7 Sep

£2.50–£6.30

Wed 9 Sep

£4.80–£6.30

Thu 10 Sep

£4.80–£6.30

Ricki And The Flash (Cert. TBC)

Meryl Streep stars as Ricki, a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of rock’n’roll stardom, but is now returning home to make things right with her offspring, including recently divorced Julie (played by Streep’s real-life daughter Mamie Gummer).

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (‘Philadelphia’, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’) loads this sterling drama with music and with terrific performances, including Kevin Kline’s turn as Ricki's longsuffering ex-husband.

Dir. Jonathan Demme / US / 2015 / dur tbc

With: Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Rick Springfield, Kevin Kline

Fri 28 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 29 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 30 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Mon 31 Aug

£3.20–£6.30

Wed 2 Sep

£4.80–£6.30

Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry V

Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry V

A performance of Shakepaere's historic drama starring Alex Hassell as the King.

Wed 21 Oct

£10.50–£12.95

Royal Shakespeare Company: Othello

Royal Shakespeare Company: Othello
  • 2015
  • Directed by: Iqbal Khan

Hugh Quarshie plays the Moorish general in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production.

Wed 26 Aug

£10.50–£12.95

The Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth
  • 2014
  • France/Brazil/Italy
  • 110 min
  • Directed by: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado/Wim Wenders

This powerful documentary about photographer Sebastião Salgado, who embarked on a project which pays tribute to the planet's beauty, capturing wild fauna and flora and grandiose landscapes, is every bit as immersive as Wenders’ last documentary, Pina. It has been co-directed by the subject’s son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, and explores how Salgado’s own globe-trotting existence is just as fascinating as those he photographs. Despite lacking any nods towards Salgado’s artistic influences, this film leaves you both traumatised and tantalised; his work can be difficult to take in at times, but there is no doubt you’re left wanting more.

Sun 23 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Thu 27 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Slow West

Slow West
  • 2015
  • UK/New Zealand
  • 84 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Maclean
  • Written by: John Maclean
  • Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Caren Pistorius

In the Wild West, young Scottish nobleman Jay (Smit-McPhee) and his hired gun Silas (Fassbender) are on the trail of Rose (Pistorius), the object of Jay's affection. Witty, astonishingly accomplished debut by Maclean, even if it's too irreverent to be instantly iconic or truly heartbreaking.

Fri 14 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 15 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 16 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Wed 19 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Thu 20 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Song Of The Sea

Taking its inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish folklore, who live as seals in the sea but as humans on land, this delightful animation follows Ben and his little sister Saoirse - the last Seal-child - on a fantastic attempt to return to their home by the sea.

Sat 22 Aug

£2.50

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 23 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend Of The Lost Treasure

The latest CG animated feature length Thomas & Friends® adventure takes Thomas to a new part of Sodor on a curious quest that introduces a host of new characters, brought to life by a stellar voice cast.

Sat 29 Aug

£2.50

Sun 30 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Touch Of Evil

In a seedy US-Mexican border town, detective Miguel Vargas (Charlton Heston) and his newly wed wife Susie (Janet Leigh) become embroiled in a deadly maelstrom of crime and corruption as Miguel’s investigations into a narcotics rings bring him into conflict with local law-enforcer Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles). The last feature Welles made in Hollywood, this film is a virtuoso foray into film noir, exhibiting his extraordinary sense of cinematic style, vivid characterisation and Shakespearian flair for tragedy, leading many to argue that it rivals ‘Citizen Kane’ as Welles’ masterpiece.

Fri 21 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 22 Aug

£4.80–£6.30

Mon 24 Aug

£3.20–£6.30

Opened in 1912, the Hippodrome may be the oldest surviving purpose-built cinema building in Scotland. Converted into a bingo hall in the 1970s and closed entirely around 1980, this A-listed building reopened as a cinema in April 2009.

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