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10 Hope Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 0AA
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Battle Mountain: Graeme Obree's Story (Cert. 12A)

We are thrilled to welcome cycling legend Graeme Obree to the Hippodrome to introduce this new documentary about his latest inspirational endeavour, followed by a Q&A with the man himself (intro and Q&A 12th May only).

Obree’s determination to succeed against all odds has twice seen him hold the one-hour speed cycling record in 1993 and 1994, as well as being named the World 4000m Pursuit Champion in 1993.

This charming film follows “the Flying Scotsman” as he prepares for the human-powered vehicle land speed record attempt in Nevada, using a very unusual bike designed by Obree and christened “The Beastie” by his friend Sir Chris Hoy.

Dir. Dave Street / UK / 2015 / 1h 44m

Sun 8 May

£4.95–£6.50

Mon 9 May

£3.30–£6.50

Thu 12 May

£4.95–£6.50

The Big Knights

The Big Knights
  • U
  • Cast: Brian Blessed, David Rintoul, Alexander Armstrong

Animation revolving around Sirs Boris and Morris (plus pets Horace the Dog and Doris the hamster). From the animators behind Peppa Pig.

Sat 4 Jun

£2.60

Eddie the Eagle

Eddie the Eagle
  • 2016
  • UK/US/Germany
  • 106 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Dexter Fletcher
  • Cast: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken

Eddie Edwards (Egerton) is determined to be a ski jumper, but his only hope lies through boozy, washed-up former star Bronson (Jackman). Feelgood dramedy more 'inspired by' than 'based on' the real-life story of a plucky loser, with Egerton delightfully innocent as the hapless Eddie, and some thrilling ski jumping scenes.

Fri 20 May

£4.95–£6.50

Sat 21 May

£4.95–£6.50

Mon 23 May

£3.30–£6.50

Wed 25 May

£4.95–£6.50

Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 102 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gavin Hood
  • Written by: Guy Hibbert
  • Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman

When a military operation to bring in a radicalised Englishwoman turns into a planned drone strike, commanding officer Katherine Powell (Mirren) and her colleagues have to juggle military necessity with saving civilian lives. Nerve-shredding and thought-provoking against-the-clock thriller which probes the moral grey areas of drone warfare.

Fri 13 May

£4.95–£6.50

Sat 14 May

£4.95–£6.50

Mon 16 May

£3.30–£6.50

Wed 18 May

£4.95–£6.50

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur
  • 2015
  • US
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Peter Sohn
  • Cast: Voices of Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer, Bill Hader

Set in a world in which the cataclysmic asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs had actually missed Earth and let them roam in peace, it's the tale of young Arlo (Ochoa), an apatosaurus who gets separated from his family and who teams up with mutt-like human boy Spot (Bright.) Debut director Sohn doesn't quite lift it to Pixar's heights but his voice work steals the show in this likeable kids' adventure.

Sat 28 May

£2.60

£4.95–£6.50

Sun 29 May

£4.95–£6.50

Iona

Iona
  • 2015
  • UK
  • Directed by: Scott Graham
  • Cast: Ruth Negga, Douglas Henshall, Tom Brooke

After a sudden crime, Iona (Negga) and her son (Gallagher) flee Glasgow and seek shelter on the island of her birth, which shares her name. Negga is captivating, with an excellent supporting cast, but the story begins weakly and culminates in melodrama. Messy but promising.

Sun 15 May

£4.95–£6.50

Thu 19 May

£4.95–£6.50

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
  • 2016
  • US
  • 106 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Written by: Justin Marks (screenplay), Rudyard Kipling
  • Cast: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken

You know the story: boy (Sethi) left in woods, adopted by wolves (Nyong'o and Esposito), mentored by panther (Kingsley), befriended by bear (Murray), hunted by tiger (Elba, terrifying). Favreau and his team successfully retool the story with stunning CGI, and a script with heart, soul and spirit. A feelgood delight.

Fri 29 Apr

£4.95–£6.50

Sat 30 Apr

£4.95–£6.50

Sun 1 May

£4.95–£6.50

Mon 2 May

£4.95–£6.50

Wed 4 May

£4.95–£6.50

Thu 5 May

£4.95–£6.50

Fri 6 May

£4.95–£6.50

Sat 7 May

£4.95–£6.50

Sat 14 May

£2.60

£4.95–£6.50

Sun 15 May

£4.95–£6.50

National Theatre Live: The Audience

National Theatre Live: The Audience
  • 2013
  • UK
  • Directed by: Stephen Daldry
  • Written by: Peter Morgan
  • Cast: Helen Mirren

Mirren puts on a crown once more to play at being the Queen. Filmed at London's West End, The Audience finds HRH taking audiences with each of the twelve Prime Ministers of her reign in a play written by The Queen screenwriter Morgan.

Thu 9 Jun

£10.80–£13.50

Sat 11 Jun

£10.80–£13.50

Oddball and the Penguins

Oddball and the Penguin
  • 2016
  • 96 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Stuart McDonald
  • Written by: Peter Ivan
  • Cast: Shane Jacobson, Coco Jack Gillies, Sarah Snook, Alan Tudyk

A chicken farmer and his granddaughter train a dog to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks.

Sat 7 May

£2.60

Sun 8 May

£4.95–£6.50

Power In Our Hands

  • 2016
  • 75 min
  • PG

Documentary containing newly digitised archive footage on the Deaf community's fight for civil rights. Power In Our Hands combines social history and archive film with contemporary interviews and marks the 125th anniversary year of the British Deaf Association.

Sat 7 May

£3

Ran

Ran
  • 1985
  • Japan/France
  • 162 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
  • Written by: Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni, Masato Ide
  • Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mieko Harada

Kurosawa's 'King Lear' is a bleak and despairing vision of mankind torn apart by disunity, personal vengeances and family feuds that produce no honour, no victors, just victims. An accomplished fusion of Japanese history and blood-drenched Shakespearean drama, this film grows more impressive with repeated viewings.

Sun 22 May

£4.95–£6.50

Thu 26 May

£4.95–£6.50

Royal Shakespeare Company: Cymbeline

  • 2016

Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance.

Wed 28 Sep

£10.80–£13.50

Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet

Royal Shakespeare Company: Hamlet

Paapa Essiedu stars as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy.

 

Wed 8 Jun

£10.80–£13.50

Royal Shakespeare Company: King Lear

  • 12A

RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher plays King Lear in one of the bard's most powerful plays, directed by RSC Artist Director Gregory Doran.

Wed 12 Oct

£10.80–£13.50

Son of Saul

Son of Saul
  • 2015
  • Hungary
  • 107 min
  • Directed by: László Nemes
  • Written by: László Nemes, Clara Royer
  • Cast: Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn

Auschwitz, 1944: prisoner Saul (Röhrig) is a member of the Sonderkommando, tasked with disposing of corpses after mass executions, who becomes determined to give a proper burial to a body he believes to be that of his son. Sensitive and non-judgemental but also intense and challenging (it won the Grand Prix at Cannes.)

Fri 27 May

£4.95–£6.50

Sat 28 May

£4.95–£6.50

Sun 29 May

£4.95–£6.50

Mon 30 May

£3.30–£6.50

Wed 1 Jun

£4.95–£6.50

Thu 2 Jun

£4.95–£6.50

Zootropolis

Zootropolis
  • 2016
  • US
  • 108 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Byron Howard/Rich Moore/Jared Bush
  • Written by: Jared Bush, Phil Johnston
  • Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Trailblazing rabbit Judy (Goodwin) goes to the city to join the police, and teams up with con artist fox Nick (Bateman) on the trail of a missing otter. Cheerfully feminist but never preachy, with gorgeous animation and a classy cast, it's a model piece of family entertainment.

Sat 21 May

£2.60

£4.95–£6.50

Sun 22 May

£4.95–£6.50

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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