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The Hippodrome

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10 Hope Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 0AA
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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 (Cert. Pg)

The inspirational crowd-pleasing story of unruly 11-year-old Stet whose rebellious behaviour belies his remarkable musical gift. Dustin Hoffman heads up the stellar cast, playing Carvelle, a demanding, old-school choirmaster who reluctantly accepts the challenge of polishing this diamond in the rough.

An uplifting ugly duckling tale that makes the spirits soar thanks to the celestial voices of the young boy singers.

Dir. François Girard / US / 2014 / 1h 43m

With: Dustin Hoffman, Kevin McHale, Josh Lucas, Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard, Debra Winger

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

The Choir (Cert. TBC)

The inspirational crowd-pleasing story of unruly 11-year-old Stet whose rebellious behaviour belies his remarkable musical gift. Dustin Hoffman heads up the stellar cast, playing Carvelle, a demanding, old-school choirmaster who reluctantly accepts the challenge of polishing this diamond in the rough.

An uplifting ugly duckling tale that makes the spirits soar thanks to the celestial voices of the young boy singers.

Dir. François Girard / US / 2014 / 1h 43m

With: Dustin Hoffman, Kevin McHale, Josh Lucas, Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard, Debra Winger

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

Danny Collins

Danny Collins
  • 2015
  • US
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Dan Fogelman
  • Written by: Dan Fogelman
  • Cast: Melissa Benoist, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer

Danny (Pacino) is an ageing rocker, still pumping out his old hits on tour, who receives a letter of advice written to him years earlier by John Lennon, but never sent, causing him to re-evaluate his life. Pacino is likeable as the shambolic, self-centred Danny.

Fri 10 Jul

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 11 Jul

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 12 Jul

£4.80–£6.30

Mon 13 Jul

£3.20–£6.30

Wed 15 Jul

£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
  • 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.

Fri 24 Jul

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 25 Jul

£2.50

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 26 Jul

£4.80–£6.30

Mon 27 Jul

£3.20–£6.30

Wed 29 Jul

£4.80–£6.30

Thu 30 Jul

£4.80–£6.30

Fri 31 Jul

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 1 Aug

£2.50

£4.80–£6.30

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

Minions

Minions
  • 2015
  • US
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Kyle Balda/Pierre Coffin
  • Written by: Brian Lynch
  • Cast: Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock

Prequel to the Despicable Me films, in which the pill-shaped, dungaree-sporting critters attach themselves to villain Scarlett Overkill (Bullock) and go to London to steal the Crown Jewels. The minions are as cute as ever but they seem funnier in support, and Bullock's character is one-dimensional.

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Sun 12 Jul

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Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes
  • 2015
  • UK/US
  • 104 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, Hiroyuki Sanada, Patrick Kennedy

Sherlock Holmes (McKellen) is 93 and living in with his stern housekeeper (Linney) and her son (Parker); the aged detective is still haunted by a case from 30 years before. McKellen is superb, Linney is on form and while the unhurried pace will frustrate some, if you like a meditative Holmes, this is for you.

Fri 17 Jul

£4.80–£6.30

Sat 18 Jul

£4.80–£6.30

Sun 19 Jul

£4.80–£6.30

Mon 20 Jul

£3.20–£6.30

Thu 23 Jul

£4.80–£6.30

National Theatre Live: Everyman

National Theatre Live: Everyman
  • 2015
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Javier de Frutos
  • Written by: Carol Ann Duffy (adapt)

Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the titular, well, Everyman, in this adaptation of one of the classics of English drama.

Thu 16 Jul

£10.50–£12.95

Pixels

Pixels
  • 2015
  • 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.

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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

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

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

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merchant Of Venice

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Merchant Of Venice
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 210 min
  • 12A

Shakespeare's controversial tale of greed, justice and mercy.

Wed 22 Jul

£10.50–£12.95

The Salt Of The Earth (Cert. 12A)

An illuminating documentary about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado made by his son and the multi-award winning director of ‘Wings of Desire’: Wim Wenders.

This Oscar-nominated story of the Salgado’s life reveals a magnetic character and a peerless talent.

Note: this film includes disturbing images of violence and human suffering.

Dir. Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado / France/Brazil/Italy / 1h 50m / col/b&w / English and French with English sub-titles

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

Up All Night (Cert. Pg)

Big screen adventure for the team of regulars from CBBC’s ‘Friday Download’. The show's presenters head off on holiday where they are drawn to a spooky house. Look out for cameos from band-members of The Vamps and from ‘Britain's Got Talent’ stars Bars and Melody.

Dir. John Henderson / 2015 / 1h 34m

Sat 18 Jul

£2.50

Sun 19 Jul

£4.80–£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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