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The Hippodrome

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10 Hope Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 0AA
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Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods

Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods
  • 2014
  • France/Belgium
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Louis Clichy/Alexandre Astier
  • Cast: Roger Carel, Lorànt Deutsch, Laurent Lafitte

Caesar plans to absorb Gaulish villagers into Roman culture by building an estate right next to their village.

Sat 27 Aug

£2.60

Sun 28 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

The BFG

The BFG
  • 2016
  • US/UK
  • U
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Written by: Roald Dahl (novel), Melissa Mathison (screenplay)
  • Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall

Eight year old Sophie (Barnhill) looks out her window one evening to discover something terrifying – the Big Friendly Giant (Rylance), who unlike his giant brothers doesn't actually want to eat her. Magical, funny and surprising stuff from Spielberg, lacking only some of the menace of Dahl's original, but genuinely heartwarming.

Fri 12 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Sat 13 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Sun 14 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Mon 15 Aug

£3.30–£6.50

Wed 17 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Thu 18 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

The Bfg (Cert. Pg)

Steven Spielberg’s much anticipated Disney adaptation of Roald Dahl’s well-loved children’s novel published in 1982… and we/ the book could not wish to be in better hands!

A girl named Sophie (newcomer Ruby Barnhill) encounters the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike his peers, he refuses to eat boys and girls.

A magical tale told with awe inspiring special effects, described by Spielberg himself as “the most ambitious motion capture of a character that any film has ever done."

Dir. Steven Spielberg / US / 2016 / 1h 55m

With: Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Rebecca Hall, Bill Hader, Penelope Wilton

Fri 12 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Sat 13 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Sun 14 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Mon 15 Aug

£3.30–£6.50

Wed 17 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Thu 18 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

The Commune

  • 2016
  • Denmark
  • 112 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
  • Cast: Ulrich Thomsen, Fares Fares, Trine Dyrholm

In 1970s Copenhagen, architect Eric (Thomsen) and his newsreader wife Anna (Dyrholm) start a commune, after which things go wrong. The story feels torn by the satire of commune life and a more traditional marital conflict, but it still packs a punch, with excellent work from Thomsen and a moving, award-winning turn from Dyrholm.

Fri 19 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Sat 20 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Sun 21 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Mon 22 Aug

£3.30–£6.50

Wed 24 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Thu 25 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

The Fallen Idol (Cert. Pg)

Our second Carol Reed tribute screening this month is the masterful adaptation of Graham Greene’s story ‘The Basement Room’.

Told from a child's eye view (but by no means a children's story) the film centres on Philippe, the young son of a diplomat, who idolises Baines, his father's butler.

When Baines' wife is found murdered and Baines is implicated, Philippe tries

everything to point the investigation away from the butler but only succeeds in making matters worse.

“A classically well-made film that is both unexpected and exceptionally gripping.” Los Angeles Times

★★

★★

Dir. Carol Reed / UK / 1948 / 1h 31m / b&w

With: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey

Sat 20 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

The Filmhouse Presents: The Adventures Of Prince Achmed (With Live Accompaniment By Sink) (Cert. U)

Widely considered to be the first full-length animated feature in the history of cinema, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is a beautifully crafted piece of storytelling based loosely on the Arabian Nights. The film is an exciting tale of sword fights, genies and adventure told using a silhouette animation technique pioneered by director Lotte Reiniger.

Filmhouse Edinburgh have commissioned acoustic trio Sink to bring their live sounds to this very special animated feature as part of a Scotland-wide tour. Reaching beyond their usual instrumentation of violin, accordion and saxophone to create a score that is in part conjured, Sink set the quiet air into magical vibration: theplughole.org.

Part of CineScore Live, a touring season of live music and film events supported by Film Hub Scotland.

Dir Lotte Reiniger / Germany / 1926 / 1h 5m / b/w, tinted & toned / silent with live music

Sat 1 Oct

£8–£10

Finding Dory

Finding Dory
  • 2016
  • US
  • U
  • Directed by: Andrew Stanton
  • Written by: Victoria Strouse
  • Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell, Willem Dafoe

In the sequel to the much-loved Finding Nemo, annoyingly forgetful Dory goes on an adventure to find her family, crossing three oceans to get to them with Marlon and Nemo just a swish behind her.

Fri 29 Jul

£4.95–£6.50

Sat 30 Jul

£4.95–£6.50

Sun 31 Jul

£4.95–£6.50

Mon 1 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Wed 3 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Thu 4 Aug

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Fri 5 Aug

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Sat 6 Aug

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Sun 7 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Mon 8 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Wed 10 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Thu 11 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Paul Feig
  • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon

Physicist Erin (Wiig) finds herself teaming up with estranged high school pal Abby (McCarthy) and her eccentric engineer Jillian (McKinnon) in search of ghosts. Marred only by excessive reverence for the original, it's a spirited, funny and touching reboot which sticks two fingers up at sexist trolls.

  • IMDb
Sat 13 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Sun 14 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Wed 17 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Thu 18 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Ghostbusters (Cert. 12A)

‘Bridesmaids’ director Paul Feig reunites with Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy for this re-boot of the much-loved ‘80s original, substituting the male leads with four of the funniest women working in film today.

When ghosts invade Manhattan, a disgraced author and academic teams up with a fellow ghost-believer, a nuclear engineer, and a subway worker to save the world from a mysterious evil and powerful demon who can exercise control over human forms.

Look out for enjoyable cameos from Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver

and… “don’t cross the streams”!

Dir. Paul Feig / US / 2016 / dur tbc

With: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon

Sat 13 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Sun 14 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Wed 17 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Thu 18 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema

Scotland’s only silent film festival runs over five days with events, screenings, new commissions and workshops, featuring live music and storytelling by national and international musicians and performers. The programme is a mix of rare, recently re-discovered and classic silent films with live accompaniment, and also revives the tradition of the Film Explainer (part narrator/part actor). This year's festival opens with a screening of 1930 Soviet classic Earth featuring a new soundtrack performed by Jane Gardner and Hazel Morrison.

Wed 22 Mar

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Thu 23 Mar

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Fri 24 Mar

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Sat 25 Mar

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Sun 26 Mar

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Long Way North

Long Way North
  • 2015
  • 81 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rémi Chayé
  • Cast: Christa Théret, Féodor Atkine, Antony Hickling

A young Russian aristocrat runs away from her Saint Petersburg palace to find out what happened to her grandfather.

Sat 20 Aug

£2.60

Miss Saigon: Sir Cameron Mackintosh 25th Anniversary Production (Cert. 15)

We are very excited to present a special one-off recorded show… the 25TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE of MISS SAIGON from Cameron Mackintosh Productions (following the huge success of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and LES MISERABLES).

MISS SAIGON has been a huge audience favourite since it first hit the UK stage and with songs by Schonberg & Boublil (LES MISERABLES) it has had two very successful West End runs, a barnstorming Broadway outing, plus a sell-out UK regional tour in 2004.

This 25th Anniversary Performance will feature many of the original cast (including Olivier & Tony Award winners Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga) returning to the stage to celebrate the long-running musical hit.

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Running time: 195mins (2hr 30min show, 30mins gala, plus 15mins interval)

Sun 16 Oct

£10.50–£13.50

National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea

National Theatre Live: The Deep Blue Sea

Set in London in 1952, The Deep BlueSea is the story of Hester Collyer who attempts suicide following an affair with a former RAF pilot. Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production stars Helen McCroy and Tom Burke .

Sat 10 Sep

£10.80–£13.50

National Theatre Live: The Threepenny Opera

National Theatre Live: The Threepenny Opera
  • 2016
  • 15

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. Starring Rory Kinnear and Roasalie Craig.

Thu 22 Sep

£10.80–£13.50

Odd Man Out (Cert. Pg)

To mark forty years since the death of the great Carol Reed the Hippodrome presents two of the director’s finest films this month.

We begin with this powerful suspense drama starring James Mason as Johnny

McQueen, leader of a quasi-IRA group.

When he's wounded in a botched robbery, he becomes the object of an intense police manhunt, pursued by the Law and by Kathleen, the woman who loves him, desperate to reach him before the police do.

“This is Reed’s arrival, marking a path for England’s postwar panache. The movie has a vaunted place in the context of British cinema, and deservedly” The List

Dir. Carol Reed / UK / 1946 / 1h 51m / b&w

With: James Mason, Robert Newton, Kathleen Ryan

Sat 6 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Sun 7 Aug

£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: King Lear

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

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest

Royal Shakespeare Company: The Tempest

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. The play is brought to life with the help of Intel and Andy Serkis' Imaginarium, featuring advanced technology in a bold reimagining of this Shakespearean classic.

Wed 11 Jan

£10.80–£13.50

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad
  • 2016
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Ayer
  • Cast: Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney

A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

  • IMDb
Fri 26 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Sat 27 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Sun 28 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Wed 31 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Thu 1 Sep

£4.95–£6.50

Where You're Meant To Be

Where You're Meant To Be
  • 2016
  • UK
  • 76 min
  • Directed by: Paul Fegan
  • Cast: Aidan Moffat, Sheila Stewart

A collaboration between lo-fi pop raconteur Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap) and filmmaker Paul Fegan as they tour Scotland documenting their journey.

Sat 27 Aug

£4.95–£6.50

Mon 29 Aug

£3.30–£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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