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June 2013 – 5th September 2013

The Hippodrome, Bo’ness

Love is All You Need Iron Man 3 Bernie Mud Populaire Despicable Me 2 Monsters University Epic Much Ado About Nothing Byzantium Man of Steel Before Midnight Much Ado About Nothing Thérèse Desqueyroux World War Z Behind the Candelabra Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen and much more… Box Office: 01324 506850 www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org


So much has been going on at the Hippodrome and there is still more to look forward to in the months ahead. In March we held our third Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema and it was bigger and better than ever. The audience for the 2013 five-day celebration of silent film and live music was about 25% up on last year and all the tweeting, facebook posting and evaluation has given a very clear message: everyone fair enjoyed themselves and audiences are already looking forward eagerly to next year. Be amongst the first to hear about new developments for our 2014 plans by liking our ‘silentcinemafestival’ facebook page. Although the Festival red carpet and bunting have been packed away, and the double bass borrowed by Mark Kermode for his performance has been returned, we will be rolling out the glamour accessories again this season for a very special world premiere of ‘The News and the Weather’. In partnership with Scottish company Starcatchers – who specialise in performances and creativity for babies, toddlers and young children – pre-school children at three Glasgow nurseries and three Falkirk Council nurseries (Avonbridge , Heathrigg , Westquarter) have been working with video and blue-screen artists to create a child’s eye view of current affairs. The project has been supported by Falkirk Community Trust and the public will have a chance to see the super short film they have made before the main feature screening of ‘Epic’ on Saturday 22 June 11am, Saturday 27 July 11am and 2.30pm. At the Hippodrome we want to play our part in making great cinema experiences part of everyone’s childhood. We have a brilliant line-up of films for the holidays including the new ‘Monsters, Inc.’ prequel and the ‘Despicable Me’ sequel (plus earlier evening starts and extra day-time slots). Of course some of the best-loved cinema classics were not made specifically for children but make excellent introductions to first-class cinema story telling. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (see pg. 13) is a beautiful film about justice and morality that speaks 2 as much to young people as adults.

And in my view you’re never too young… or too old, to be transported by the romance of ‘Roman Holiday’. My motto for the month of August then is: ‘Grow Up With Gregory Peck’! Adolescent narrators, not yet corrupted by the world around them, and struggling for what’s right, also appear in Huck-Finn-like film ‘Mud’ (pg. 4), and in my personal pick for the season: ‘Wadjda’ (pg. 7). This stand-out film from Saudi Arabia about an irrepressible young girl determined to realise her dreams will, I’m sure, make your spirits sing. As part of our on-going commitment to extend the accessibility of our programme we are piloting Autism Friendly screenings this season. Autism Friendly screenings will be offered for six titles in the programme, alongside the regular screenings. At these screenings the film and the cinema environment within the Hippodrome will be suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders and/or sensory hypersensitivity. Everyone is welcome to attend but there will be a few modifications in the auditorium – see page 18 for full details and do let us know if you have any queries. It is a regular source of delight for me to spot how the programme – once brought together – reveals unexpected links and threads of commonality. Who would have thought that a member of the voice cast in ‘Monsters University’ would appear in the credits of the latest Shakespeare adaptation… and that this erudite film would be directed by the man behind ‘Buffy’ and ‘Avengers Assemble’! Shakespeare is now officially on trend. Check out our Summer of Shakespeare (pgs. 10 and 11) and take your seat in one of the most conducive venues in the land to enjoy a new telling of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (adapted by Julian-Downton-Fellowes) plus exciting new productions from the Globe theatre starring, among others, national treasure: Stephen Fry. See you soon…! Alison Strauss Arts Development Officer (Film and Media)


Recent Releases

Iron Man 3

Love is All You Need

Bernie

Robert Downey Jr. puts on the Iron Man suit for a third outing for the arrogant but charming Tony Stark, this time under the direction of action genre pioneer, Shane Black (writer: ‘Lethal Weapon’). The egotistical hero of earlier Marvel movies is right at the heart of this suspenseful drama which relates some of Stark’s back-story and introduces a super-villain going by the name of The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley). Big action set pieces and plenty of tension balance nicely with rewarding character development and cracking dialogue.

A light-footed romance starring Brosnan as a middle-aged widower and remote single father, and Trine Dyrholm as a loyal wife who abruptly learns of her feckless husband’s ‘shortcomings’. The two must travel from their homes in Denmark to attend the Italian wedding of their son and daughter respectively, where the idyllically staged nuptials play out against a backdrop of family tensions, absurd guests and buried passions. The leads are delicately performed whilst the stunning Amalfi coast locations are wonderful to behold… a bit like ‘Mamma Mia’ without the singing!

Black is back – by name and by nature – in this darkly comic, ‘strange but true’ story about a funeral director who befriends a rich widow. She (the redoubtable Shirley MacLaine) is hateful and widely despised. He (Jack Black) is a respected and wellloved member of the community, and so the townspeople naturally leap to his defence when the widow is murdered and Bernie is charged with the crime. Jack Black is a revelation in the role and, for once, replaces his manic mannerisms with a rounded satirical characterisation.

Dir. Shane Black / US / 2013 / 2h 10m / AD With: Robert Downey Jr., Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Paul Bettany

Fri 7 Jun – Wed 12 Jun Fri 7 20:00 Sat 8 19:30 Sun 9 19:30 Wed 12 19:30

Dir. Susanne Bier / Denmark / 2012 / English, Danish & Italian with English subtitles / 1h 54m With: Trine Dyrholm, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Bodnia, Paprika Steen

Sat 8 Jun 14:30 Sun 9 Jun 14:30 Mon 10 Jun 11:00 (cuppa)

Dir. Richard Linklater / US / 2011 / 1h 39m With: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman

Fri 14 Jun – Wed 19 Jun Fri 14 20:00 Sat 15 19:30 Sun 16 19:30 Wed 19 20:00 3


Recent Releases

Mud

Populaire

Byzantium

Taking its cue from ‘Whistle Down the Wind’ and ‘Huckleberry Finn’ this bold story follows two teenagers who find a fugitive, called Mud, hiding out in an abandoned boat on the banks of the Mississippi. The pair soon fall under his spell and are enlisted as go-betweens for the enigmatic and intense renegade (McConaughey) and his long-lost sweetheart (Witherspoon). Strong themes of coming-of-age and making your way in the grown-up world, and even a touch of religious metaphor are played out in this splendid Southern Gothic drama.

A retro romantic comedy set in the age when all a girl could respectably aspire to was becoming a well coiffured secretary. Rose yearns to escape the life of domestic drudgery she seems destined for into the world of work. A disastrous job interview reveals she has a special gift for typing at extraordinary speed. To secure her dream job she must compete in a speed typing competition and, Henry Higgins like, her boss takes on the task of coaching her to success. A vibrant, funny, good oldfashioned movie with lovely period detail.

For many, Neil Jordan is responsible for the redoubled popularity of the filmic vampire with his adaptation of Anne Rice’s ‘Interview with a Vampire’. Nearly twenty years on Jordan returns to blood-drinking mythology, this time with a pairing of mother and daughter vampires who are bound together across the centuries, and currently stalking their prey in lap-dancing clubs and council estates. Far removed from the romanticism of Twilight and some of the more familiar tropes of the genre, this is stark and brooding stuff.

Dir. Jeff Nichols / US / 2012 / 2h 10m With: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon

Dir. Régis Roinsard / France / 2012 / French with English subtitles / 1h 51 With: Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo, Shaun Benson, Miou Miou

Dir. Neil Jordan / UK / 2012 / 1h 58m With: Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Miller, Sam Riley

Fri 21 Jun 20:00 Sat 22 Jun 19:30 Wed 26 19:30 4

Sat 22 Jun – Thu 27 Jun Sat 22 14:30 Sun 23 19:30 Mon 24 11:00 (cuppa) Thu 27 20:00

Sat 27 Jul 19:30 Wed 31 Jul 20:00


Recent Releases

Before Midnight (cert tbc)

Thérèse Desqueyroux

World War Z (cert tbc)

Linklater (see ‘Bernie’ pg 3) in exquisitely intimate mode, continuing his suite of films charting the romance of Jesse and Celine who first met as youngsters, for a few precious hours before ‘sunrise’ on a train to Vienna, then met fleetingly and regretfully again, before ‘sunset’, nine years on in Paris. Now, twenty years since their first meeting the pair are holidaying in Greece, socialising with friends and chewing over the frustrations and joys that come with long term commitment. A rewarding chapter in one of the most involving cinematic love stories of recent years.

Literary adaptation of a celebrated novel about suffocated provincial housewife Thérèse, afflicted with the same malaise suffered by comparable literary creations Mme Bovary and Anna Karenina. Living a life of provincial luxury, Thérèse (a luminous as ever Audrey Tautou) becomes increasingly dissatisfied with her life when she compares her own lot to that of her sister-in-law, newly engulfed in a passionate affair. Tautou impresses in her portrayal of yearning below the surface of the apparently distant heroine in this classically executed and sumptuously photographed film.

This long awaited big-budget spectacular stars Brad Pitt as a decent U.N. employee and family man, fighting a war against the un-dead. Filmed in Glasgow, and a few miles up the road around Grangemouth, the movie has generated a great deal of local interest but also attracted a fair amount of negative publicity, partly perhaps for the degree to which it has departed from the much-admired source novel. In any case, worth a look for comparison with classic zombie films, for social commentary on the global state versus the individual, and of course for local landmark spotting!

Dir. Richard Linklater / US / 2013 / 1h 48m With: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed

Dir. Claude Miller / France / 2012 / 1h 50m / French with English subtitles Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche, Anaïs Demoustier, Catherine Arditi

Dir. Marc Forster / US / 2013 / dur. tbc / AD With: Brad Pitt, James Badge Dale, Mireille Enos, Eric West

Fri 2 Aug 20:00 Sun 4 Aug 19:30 Wed 7 Aug 19:30

Sat 3 Aug 14:30 Mon 5 Aug 11:00 (cuppa)

Fri 9 Aug 20:00 Sat 10 Aug 19:30 Wed 14 Aug 19:30

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Recent Releases

Behind the Candelabra (cert tbc) Michael Douglas stars as Liberace, the virtuoso pianist, known for his extraordinary flamboyance and outrageous showmanship. The film follows his secretive, tempestuous five-year relationship with much younger lover, Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) from their first meeting backstage in Vegas to their bitter and public break-up. Reputably deemed ‘too gay’ for mainstream Hollywood backing, this classy biopic has instead been championed by the film division of high quality, ground-breaking company HBO (‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Band of Brothers’). Dir. Steven Soderbergh / US / 2013 / 1h 58m With: Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Debbie Reynolds 6

Sun 11 Aug 14:30 Mon 12 Aug 11:00 (cuppa)

Stories We Tell (cert tbc)

Breathe In (cert tbc)

In this genre-twisting new film, Oscar nominated Sarah Polley (‘Take This Waltz’, ‘Away From Her’) is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interviews a cast of characters of varying reliability, eliciting candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. As each relates their version of the family mythology, present-day recollections shift into nostalgia-tinged glimpses of their mother, who departed leaving a trail of unanswered questions. This deeply personal film reveals how our narratives shape and define us, and unravels the essence of family: always complicated, warmly messy and fiercely loving.

Sophie (Felicity Jones) is a young British girl keen to experience New York City, who arrives as a foreign exchange student to stay with an apparently perfect upstate family, having miscalculated her destination, thus ending up in a sleepy suburb, many miles from the Big Apple. Her presence complicates the superficially ideal household headed up by frustrated piano teacher Keith (Guy Pearce) – a wellworn premise – but here the characters’ insecurities and shortcomings are subtly explored, with more emphasis on states of mind than melodrama, underpinned by a beautifully rich piano score.

Dir. Sarah Polley / US / 2012 / 1h 48m

Fri 16 Aug 20:00 Sat 17 Aug 19:30 Wed 21 Aug 19:30

Sun 11 Aug 19:30 Thu 15 Aug 20:00

Dir. Drake Doremus / US / 2013 / 1h 38m With: Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Amy Ryan


Recent Releases

Wadjda (cert tbc)

The World’s End (cert tbc)

Frances Ha (cert tbc)

Genuinely deserving of the term “gem” this deceptively simple charmer follows ten-year-old Wadjda – bright, confident and more assertive than her sternly devout teachers would wish – and her quest to own a bike so she can cycle freely beside her best friend Abdullah. The trouble is, her harried mother does not have the money and, in Islamic Saudi Arabia, girls are not allowed to ride bicycles. Undeterred, Wadjda enters the school Koran recitation competition in the hope of using the prize money to secure her dream. A wonderful feel-good film about being ten and being true to yourself.

In The World’s End pub, twenty years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends are persuaded by Gary (Simon Pegg) to reunite and stage an encore. The reluctant pals return to their hometown and attempt to reach the fabled final stop only to walk in to an alien invasion. Billed as the final part in the ‘Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy’, which began with zombie rom-com ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and continued with ‘Hot Fuzz,’ this is a welcome return to form for Pegg, Nick Frost and cohorts.

The hapless titular heroine of this New York set comedy fable is stumbling through her twenties, throwing herself into her dreams with dwindling success… clashing with friends, struggling to keep a job and to pay the rent. Greta Gerwig is priceless in this disarming and tender story about friendship and finding your way in life. And, as you would expect from the director of ‘The Squid and the Whale’, this is a quirky but never mawkish treat, with a touch of ‘Annie Hall’.

Dir. Edgar Wright / UK / 2013 / dur tbc / AD With: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine

Dir. Noah Baumbach / US / 2012 / 1h 26m/ b&w With: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Zegen, Patrick Heusinger

Dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour / Saudi Arabia / 2012 / 1h 38m / Arabic with English subtitles With: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed

Sat 24 Aug 19:30 Sun 25 Aug 19:30 Wed 4 Sep 20:00

Fri 30 Aug – Thu 5 Sep Fri 30 19:30 (+ ‘International Day of the Disappeared’ short 2mins) Sat 31 19:30 Sun 1 14:30 Thu 5 20:00

Sat 17 Aug 14:30 Sun 18 Aug 19:30 Mon 19 Aug 11:00 (cuppa)

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HippodromeRecent Documentaries Releases

The Road: A Story of Life and Death The Hippodrome marks Refugee Week – celebrating the contribution of refugees to the UK and promoting a better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. This film offers an intimate insight into the lives of diverse characters who have made their way from all over the world to the English capital, in search of a better life. The range of humanity represented wins our sympathy and ultimately our understanding as we get to know the stories of each wounded individual, striving in their various ways to make a strange city their home. A highly affecting study of immigration, this engaging study is like a filmic version of Ralph McTell’s ‘Streets of London’ redolent with heartbreak and compassion. Sad, yes, but also life-affirming in its vision of the small, every-day heroism of humanity. Dir. Mark Isaacs / Ireland/UK / 2012 / 1h 15m

Mon 17 Jun 11:00 (cuppa) 8

* (nb. The screening scheduled for Thu 20 is cancelled and has been replaced with an encore of NT Live: The Audience)

Fire in the Night (cert tbc) Marking the 25th Anniversary of Piper Alpha the Hippodrome presents a special preview screening of a new documentary recounting the tragedy that occurred in July 1988 on the Piper Alpha rig, where 167 men were killed. Based on the excellent book of the same name by Stephen McGinty the film features testimonies from survivors and rescuers who were in the midst of a fire that engulfed the rig and explores how the disaster has shaped each of their lives. The impact on those personally involved, and those who watched the tragic events unfold on our TV screens, was inestimable and this look back through the eyes of those most closely involved in it, sheds further light on one of Scotland’s darkest industrial days. Dir. Anthony Wonke / UK / 2013 / dur tbc

Sun 23 Jun 14:30


The Hippodrome is delighted to welcome the directors of a new documentary to introduce tonight’s special screening.

Special Event

I Am Breathing (cert tbc)

Within a year of being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Neil Platt goes from being a healthy young father to becoming completely paralysed from the neck down. As his body gets weaker, his perspective on life changes. Knowing he only has a few months left to live, and while he still has the ability to speak, Neil puts together a letter and memory box for his baby son Oscar, attempting to make sense of the last 34 years and to anticipate what Oscar might want to know about his father in a future he can only imagine. Neil determined to share this last stage of his life through a blog that touched many people. With his posts forming the film’s narration, ‘I Am Breathing’ listens to Neil in the last months of his life and tells the story of his life from his memories and impressions of love, friends and motorbike rides. A beautiful, intimate and occasionally humorous film revealing what makes us human through the story of an ordinary yet remarkable man. The screening will be introduced by the directors Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon and will be followed by a Q&A. Dir. Emma Davie/Morag McKinnon / UK / 2013 / 1h 12m + Q&A

Thu 22 Aug 19:30 9


SummerRecent of Shakespeare Releases

Much Ado About Nothing

Romeo and Juliet (cert tbc)

Hailed as the first great contemporary Shakespeare film adaptation since Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’ Joss Whedon (‘Buffy’, ‘Firefly’, ‘Avengers Assemble’) has defied the sceptics and pulled together a spot-on interpretation of the tale of engaged couple – Hero and Claudio – who conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles – Benedick and Beatrice – to wed as well. The low-fi but up-to-date touches (mobile phones, jazz soundtrack etc) serve up a no-nonsense telling that brings to the fore the abundant wit and gloriously spiky romance of Shakespeare’s text.

Julian Fellowes (‘Downton Abbey’, ‘The Young Victoria’) adapts the screenplay for Shakespeare’s most often performed love story. This is a classic interpretation of the text – eschewing flashy modernisms and opting instead for period costume and ‘genuine’ Verona shooting locations. A young teenage Hailee Steinfeld – who made such a big impression as Mattie in the Coen Brothers’ ‘True Grit’ remake – is a suitably beautiful and spirited Juliet and is supported by the likes of Damian Lewis as her father Lord Capulet and Paul Giamatti as Friar Laurence.

Dir. Joss Whedon / US / 2012 / 1h 49m / b&w With: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Fran Kanz, Jillian Morgese

Fri 26 Jul 19:30 Sun 28 Jul 14:30 Mon 29 Jul 11:00 (cuppa)

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Dir. Carlo Carlei / UK / 2013 / dur. tbc With: Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård, Paul Giamatti, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Fri 23 Aug – Thu 29 Aug Fri 23 20:00 Sat 24 14:30 Sun 25 14:30 Mon 26 11:00 Wed 28 20:00 Thu 29 19:30


Twelfth Night

Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war. Much loved for his Globe performance as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (2010), Jamie Parker plays the matured King Henry.

Starring Mark Rylance as Olivia & Stephen Fry as Malvolio this is an all-male ‘Original Practices’ production exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe around 1601. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters this staging of ‘Twelfth Night’ was met with sellout performances and led to a hit run in London’s West End. The perfect version of a play about loss and misplaced love – by turns painfully hilarious and deeply moving.

“Bold and enthralling.” **** The Times

“Remarkable… superb.” ***** The Independent

Dir. Dominic Dromgoole

Dir. Tim Carroll

Sat 15 Jun 14:30 Sun 16 Jun 14:30

Thu 4 Jul 19:00 Sat 6 Jul 19:00

2h 33m approx. plus interval

2h 56m approx. plus interval £12 (£10 concessions)

£12 (£10 concessions)

The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts – the feisty, ungovernable Kate and the cocksure Petruchio – a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s equivocal and controversial conclusion. A bawdy and crowd-pleasing production in which the laughs come thick and fast.

Shakespeare’s Globe on Recent Screen Releases Season

Henry V

“A cheeky, clever and continuous delight.” **** The Times Dir. Toby Frow

Sat 3 Aug 19:00 Thu 8 Aug 19 :00 3h approx. plus interval £12 (£10 concessions) 11


NT Live

The Audience by Peter Morgan For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. ‘The Audience’ breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister uses these conversations as a sounding board and a confessional … sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive. From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of ER’s reign. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister. ‘The Audience’ reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren (‘The Queen’) and is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (‘Billy Elliot’). Dir. Stephen Daldry

Thu 13 Jun 19:00 2h 20m approx. including interval Encore screening: Thu 20 Jun 19:00 £12 (£10 concessions)

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RecentHighlights Releases Hippodrome

Aguirre, Wrath of God

To Kill a Mockingbird

Roman Holiday

A new restoration of the breathtaking film by legendary director Werner Herzog in which the production famously mimicked the film’s fictional narrative. Shot on location in the wild Amazonian jungle, the tale of doomed adventure and stunning, savage beauty remains one of Herzog’s most extraordinary achievements. Volatile star Klaus Kinski, described by Herzog as “the most difficult actor in the world”, was his inspired choice for the role of Don Lope, a power-crazy, demonic 16th century explorer who leads a band of conquistadors through the Amazon in search of El Dorado.

Gregory Peck magnificently brings to life the wise and decent Atticus Finch from the pages of Harper Lee’s adored novel. In a small town in ‘thirties deep south America, a highly respected lawyer puts his career and his family on the line when he decides to defend a black man accused of rape. The trial and events preceding it are seen through the eyes of Finch’s young daughter, Scout, in this timeless film about growing up and learning the difference between right and wrong.

Who doesn’t love this film! Only the coldest of hearts could be immune to this delightful story about a spirited young Princess (Audrey Hepburn) who escapes the constraints of her protocol-heavy life whilst on a diplomatic visit to Rome, and falls under the protection of American scoophungry journalist (Gregory Peck). Filmed on location in Rome, the film won two Academy Awards including Best Actress for the 24-year-old Hepburn in her first starring role, and is owed more than a passing debt by ‘Notting Hill’.

Dir. Werner Herzog / Germany / 1972 / 1h 31m / German with English subtitles With: Klaus Kinski, Cecilia Rivera, Ruy Guerra, Helena Rojo, Del Negro

Sun 28 Jul 19:30 Thu 1 Aug 20:00

Dir. Robert Mulligan / US / 1962 / 2h 9m / b&w With: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Tom Robinson, Robert Duvall, Mary Badham, Philip Alford

Sat 17 Aug 11:00 (Reel Saturday) Sun 18 Aug 14:30 (Autism Friendly)

Dir. William Wyler / US / 1953 / 1h 58m / b&w With: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Harcourt Williams

Sat 31 Aug 14:30 Sun 1 Sep 19:30 Mon 2 Sep 11:00 13


Hippodrome Holidays 14

Despicable Me 2 (cert tbc)

Monsters University (cert tbc) Epic

Sequel to the wonderful feature that introduced us to the villainous but loveable Gru who feigns a caring nature in order to recruit three orphans to his world domination plans. The film reunites the original directors and voice cast and sees Gru (Steve Carell) recruited by the AntiVillain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal voiced by Benjamin Bratt. Mwahh ha ha haaa…

Lovable monsters – green, one-eyed Mike Wazowski and big blue furry giant James P. Sullivan – were an inseparable pair at Monsters Incoroprated, but that wasn't always the case. When they first met at university it was loathe at first sight for the two mismatched monsters. This splendid Disney/Pixar prequel unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

Dir. Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud / US / 2013 / dur tbc / AD With : Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong, Steve Coogan

Dir. Dan Scanlon / US / 2013 / dur tbc / AD With : Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

Fri 28 Jun – Thu 11 Jul Fri 28 18:00 Sat 29 11:00 (Reel Saturday), 14:30 (Autism Friendly), 19:30 Sun 30 14:30, 19:30 Mon 1 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 3 18:00 Thu 4 14:30 Fri 5 18:00 Sat 6 11:00 (Reel Saturday), 14:30 Sun 7 14:30 (Autism Friendly), 19:30 Mon 8 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 10 18:00 Thu 11 11:00, 18:00

Fri 12 Jul – Thu 25 Jul Fri 12 18:00 Sat 13 11:00 (Reel Saturday), 14:30 (Autism Friendly), 19:30 Sun 14 14:30, 19:30 Mon 15 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 17 18:00 Thu 18 18:00 Fri 19 11:00, 18:00 Sat 20 11:00 (Reel Saturday), 14:30, 19:30 Sun 21 14:30 (Autism Friendly), 19:30 Mon 22 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 24 18:00 Thu 25 11:00, 18:00

Animated family fantasy adventure from the director of ‘Ice Age’ and ‘Robots’. A teenager (voiced by Amanda Seyfried) finds herself magically transported to a secret forest universe where she discovers an ongoing battle between the forces of good – who keep the natural world alive – and the forces of evil – who wish to destroy it. She bands together with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life characters in order to save their world… and ours. Screening with ‘The News and the Weather’ featuring children from Avonbridge, Heathrigg and Westquarter nurseries (see page 2). Dir. Chris Wedge / US / 2013 / 1h 42m + short With: Amanda Seyfried, Steven Tyler, Beyoncé Knowles, Colin Farrell

Sat 22 Jun 11:00 (Reel Saturday) Sat 27 Jul 11:00 (Reel Saturday), 14:30 (Autism Friendly)


Hippodrome Holidays

Man of Steel (cert tbc)

Galaxy Quest

Continuing the fruitful trend of superhero re-boots this latest revisits the Superman story and is produced by Christopher Nolan who revivified Batman with such success. Using as a springboard the familiar story of a young boy, adopted on Earth having escaped the dying planet of Krypton, the film expands on the young Clark Kent’s struggle to find his place in life whilst being gifted with unique super powers. The alienated other-worldling is played by suitably beefy and chiselled Henry Cavill, who must learn to become the hero he is destined to be.

At once an affectionate spoof of sci-fi classics like ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Battlestar Gallactica’, and a space adventure in its own right, this witty comedy follows members of the washed-up cast of a once-cult TV sci-fi series who are mistaken by actual aliens for the space heroes they portray and abducted in order to save the universe from some intergalactic baddies. The cast has lots of fun in their respective roles – especially Rickman as a Shakespearean actor chafing against his inescapable association with a Spock-like character.

Dir. Zack Snyder / US / 2013 / 2h 28m With: Henry Cavill, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Kostner, Diane Lane

Thu 1 Aug 14:30, Fri 2 Aug 11:00 Wed 7 Aug 14:30 Thu 8 Aug 11:00

Dir. Dean Parisot / US / 1999 / 1h 42m With: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell

Sat 3 Aug 11:00 (Reel Saturday) Sun 4 Aug 14:30 (Autism Friendly)

Oz the Great and Powerful A suitably colourful and dazzling prequel to the well-loved Judy Garland film which centres on the wizard’s arrival in Oz before Dorothy even landed her house on the Wicked Witch of the East. James Franco plays Oscar Diggs – a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics – who thinks he has hit the jackpot when his new compatriots hail him as a great wizard. Look out for plenty of nods to the 1939 film: dual casting, the iconic yellow brick road and Emerald City plus an opening passage in monochrome that transforms to Technicolor… Dir. Sam Raimi / US / 2013 / 2h 10m With: James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, Zach Braff

Sat 10 Aug 11:00 (Reel Saturday), 14:30 (Autism Friendly) Sat 31 Aug 11:00 (Reel Saturday)

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Reel Saturday Screenings

All Stars

Epic

Ethan and Jaden have a plan: stage a talent show, raise lots of money and save their youth club from demolition… The trouble is Jaden is banned from dancing, Ethan can't dance, and the rest of the crew aren’t much better…

A teenager is magically transported to a secret universe where she discovers a battle between the forces of good and evil. Screening with ‘The News and the Weather’ featuring children from Avonbridge, Heathrigg and Westquarter nurseries (see page 2).

Dir. Ben Gregor / 2013 / 1h 46m / AD

Dir. Chris Wedge / 2013 / 1h 42m + short

Sat 8 Jun 11:00

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Sat 22 Jun 11:00 Sat 27 Jul 11:00 (also: Sat 27 Jul 14:30 Autism Friendly)

101 Dalmatians

Despicable Me 2 (cert tbc)

The beautifully drawn, classic Disney animation adventure starring Pongo and Perdita on a dramatic mission to rescue their large family of puppies from the memorably evil Cruella de Vil.

Sequel that reunites the original directors and voice- cast and sees Gru (Steve Carell) recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman/Clyde Geronimi/Hamilton Luske / 1961 / 1h 19m

Dir. Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud / 2013 / dur tbc / AD

Sat 15 Jun 11:00

Sat 29 Jun 11:00 Sat 6 Jul 11:00 (for more screenings see pg 14)


To Kill a Mockingbird

This splendid Disney/Pixar prequel unlocks the door to how mismatched monster pals, Mike and Sulley, overcame their initial differences and became the best of friends.

In ‘thirties Alabama Atticus Finch puts his career and his family on the line when he decides to defend a black man. Seen through the eyes of Finch’s daughter, this is a timeless film about growing up and learning the difference between right and wrong.

Dir. Dan Scanlon / 2013 / dur tbc

Sat 13 July 11:00 Sat 20 July 11:00 (for more screenings see pg 14)

Dir. Robert Mulligan / 1962 / 2h 9m

Galaxy Quest

A Little Princess

Both an affectionate sci-fi spoof and a space adventure in its own right, this comedy follows cast-members of a once-cult TV sci-fi series who are mistaken by actual aliens for the space heroes they portray and enlisted to save the universe from intergalactic baddies.

Entrancing telling of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s riches to rags story about a vivacious ten-year-old who is despatched to a boarding school where she clashes with the harsh headmistress Miss Minchin.

Dir. Dean Parisot / 1999 / 1h 42m

Dir. Alfonso Cuarón / 1995 / 1h 37m

Sat 3 Aug 11:00 (also screening on Sun 4 Aug 14:30 – Autism Friendly)

Sat 24 Aug 11:00 ** jeely jar special **

Reel Saturday Screenings

Monsters University (cert tbc)

Sat 17 Aug 11:00 (also screening on Sun 18 Aug 14:30 – Autism Friendly)

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Autism Friendly

Autism Friendly The Hippodrome is proud to announce a pilot season of autism friendly screenings for young people with autism and their families. At these screenings the film and the cinema environment within the Hippodrome will be suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders and/or sensory hypersensitivity. The screenings are priced as normal and everyone is welcome to these screenings but do note that the following modifications will be observed: • No adverts / trailers • Modified lighting (ie brighter lit in the auditorium) • Reduced volume • A relaxed approach to moving from your seat

Screenings this season are: Despicable Me 2 (cert tbc) Sat 29 Jun 14:30 Sun 7 Jul 14:30

Monsters University (cert tbc) Sat 13 Jul 14:30 Sun 21 Jul 14:30

Epic Sat 27 July 14:30

• The option to bring your own refreshments if specific dietary requirements are not available from the Hippodrome café

Galaxy Quest

If there are any other ways that we can assist you and your child at the film - just ask one of the team.

Sun 4 Aug 14:30

Oz the Great and Powerful Sat 10 Aug 14:30

To Kill a Mockingbird Sun 18 Aug 14:30

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We would very much like your feedback on this access programming initiative. Do pass any comments to the venue staff, use the comments cards, or email us at arts@falkirkcommunitytrust.org


Hippodrome for Schools: Pompeii Live

Sat 1

Fankenweenie (PG)

Bernie (12A)

Star Trek Into Darkness (12A)

14:30, 19:30

Thu 20

Hippodrome for Nurseries

Sun 2

Star Trek Into Darkness (12A)

14:30, 19:30

NT Live: The Audience / encore

Mon 3

Star Trek Into Darkness (12A)

C 11:00

Fri 21

Hippodrome for Schools

Wed 5

Star Trek Into Darkness (12A)

20:00

Mud (12A)

Thu 6

Star Trek Into Darkness (12A)

19:30

Sat 22

Epic (PG) + short

Fri 7

Hippodrome for Schools

Populaire (12A)

Sun 23

Iron Man 3 (12A)

Sat 8

All Stars (U)

R 11:00

Wed 19

20:00

3

20:00

3

19:00

10

20:00

4

R 11:00

14

14:30

4

Mud (12A)

19:30

4

Fire in the Night

14:30

8

R 11:00

16

Love is All You Need (15)

14:30

3

Populaire (12A)

19:30

4

Iron Man 3 (12A)

19:30

3

Mon 24

Populaire (12A)

C 11:00

4

Sun 9

Love is All You Need (15)

14:30

3

Wed 26 Hippodrome for Schools

Iron Man 3 (12A)

19:30

3

Mud (12A)

19:30

4

Mon 10

Love is All You Need (15)

11:00

3

Thu 27

Populaire (12A)

20:00

4

Fri 28

Despicable Me 2

18:00

14

19:30

3

Sat 29

Despicable Me 2

R 11:00, AF 14:30, 19:30

14

Sun 30 Despicable Me 2

14:30, 19:30

Wed 12 Hippodrome for Schools

Iron Man 3 (12A)

Thu 13

NT Live: The Audience

19:00

12

Fri 14

Bernie (12A)

20:00

3

Sat 15

101 Dalmatians (U)

Recent At Releases A Glance

June

14

July

R 11:00

16

Mon 1

Despicable Me 2

C 11:00

14

Globe Shakespeare: Henry V

14:30

11

Wed 3

Despicable Me 2

18:00

14

Bernie (12A)

19:30

3

Thu 4

Despicable Me 2

14:30

14

Sun 16

Globe Shakespeare: Henry V

14:30

11

Globe Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

19:00

11

Bernie (12A)

19:30

3

Fri 5

Despicable Me 2

18:00

14

Mon 17 The Road: A Story of Life and Death (PG) C 11:00

8

Sat 6

Despicable Me 2

R 11:00, 14:30

14

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At A Glance

Sat 6

Globe Shakespeare: Twelfth Night

19:00

11

August

Sun 7 Mon 8

Despicable Me 2

AF 14:30, 19:30

14

Thu 1

Man of Steel

14:30

15

Despicable Me 2

C 11:00

14

Aguirre, Wrath of God (PG)

20:00

13

Wed 10 Despicable Me 2

18:00

14

Fri 2

Man of Steel

11:00

15

Thu 11

Despicable Me 2

14

Before Midnight

Fri 12

Monsters University

11:00, 18:00 18:00

14

Sat 3

Galaxy Quest (PG)

Sat 13

Monsters University

R 11:00, AF 14:30, 19:30

14

Thérèse Desqueyroux (12A)

14:30

5

Sun 14

Monsters University

14:30, 19:30

14

Globe: The Taming of the Shrew

19:00

11

Mon 15 Monsters University

C 11:00

14

Sun 4

Galaxy Quest (PG)

AF 14:30

15

Wed 17 Monsters University

18:00

14

Before Midnight

19:30

5

5 15

Thu 18

Monsters University

18:00

14

Mon 5

Thérèse Desqueyroux (12A)

C 11:00

5

Fri 19

Monsters University

11:00, 18:00

14

Wed 7

Man of Steel

14:30

15

Sat 20

Monsters University

R 11:00, 14:30, 19:30

14

Before Midnight

19:30

5

Sun 21

Monsters University

AF 14:30, 19:30

14

Thu 8

Man of Steel

11:00

15

Mon 22 Monsters University

C 11:00

14

Globe: The Taming of the Shrew

19:00

11

18:00

14

Fri 9

World War Z

14

Sat 10

Oz the Great and Powerful (PG)

Wed 24 Monsters University Thu 25

Monsters University

Fri 26

Much Ado About Nothing (12A)

Sat 27

Epic (PG)

11:00, 18:00

5 15

10

World War Z

19:30

5

14

Sun 11

Behind the Candelabra

14:30

6

Byzantium (15)

19:30

4

Stories We Tell

19:30

6

Sun 28

Much Ado About Nothing (12A)

14:30

10

Mon 12

Behind the Candelabra

C 11:00

6

Aguirre, Wrath of God (PG)

19:30

13

Wed 14 World War Z

19:30

5

10

Thu 15

Stories We Tell

20:00

6

Fri 16

Breathe In

20:00

6

Sat 17

To Kill a Mockingbird (PG)

Wadjda

Wed 31 Byzantium (15)

19:30

20:00 R 11:00, AF 14:30

R 11:00, AF 14:30

Mon 29 Much Ado About Nothing (12A)

20

20:00 R 11:00

C 11:00 20:00

4

R 11:00

13

14:30

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Breathe In

Sun 18

To Kill a Mockingbird (PG)

Wadjda Mon 19 Wadjda

19:30 AF 14:30

6

CCuppa screenings Café opens at 10:30 for tea/coffee and cake.

13

19:30 7 C 11:00

7

Wed 21 Breathe In

19:30

6

Thu 22

I Am Breathing + Q&A

19:30

9

Fri 23

Romeo and Juliet

Sat 24

A Little Princess (U)

20:00

10

R 11:00

17

Romeo and Juliet

14:30

10

The World’s End

19:30

7

Sun 25

Romeo and Juliet

14:30

10

The World’s End

19:30

7

Mon 26

Romeo and Juliet

C 11:00

10

Wed 28

Romeo and Juliet

20:00

10

Thu 29

Romeo and Juliet

19:30

10

Fri 30

Frances Ha

Sat 31

Oz the Great and Powerful (PG)

19:30

7

R 11:00

15

Roman Holiday (U)

14:30

13

Frances Ha

19:30

7

Screening starts at 11:00. Ticket price £5.85 includes refreshments, £2.90 for film only.

R Reel Saturday Screenings start at 11:00. All tickets £2.25.

At A Glance

Sat 17

Weekly Saturday morning screenings of well-loved family films and kids’ classics. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. In the Hippodrome’s heyday youngsters could get their cinema ticket in exchange for a jeely jar. Once a season we’ll give you the chance to revive the custom (see below). Look out for the Jeely Jar Screening when you can bring a clean jeely jar with matching lid and get two tickets for the price of one. The jars will be used for jam-making in the Georgian Kitchen at Callendar House. This season: A Little Princess (see page 17).

AF Autism Friendly. See Page 18. AD Audio Description service for blind or partially sighted people which supplies a spoken description of action not revealed by the film’s dialogue. Pick up your headphones from the Hippodrome staff.

September Sun 1

Frances Ha

14:30

7

Roman Holiday (U)

19:30

13

Mon 2

Roman Holiday (U)

C 11:00

13

Wed 4

The World’s End

20:00

7

Thu 5

Frances Ha

20:00

7

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Information

Tickets (unless otherwise stated)

Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £5.85 Concessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £4.55 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £16.00

Refreshments

Orange Wednesdays give you 2 cinema tickets for the price of 1, at Wednesday screenings.

The Hippodrome Café and Licensed Bar opens 45 minutes before each screening and closes at the start of the screening. Popcorn, ice-cream, sweets, tea, coffee and soft drinks are available from the Café. Beer, wine, and spirits are available from the Licensed Bar. Please note: Children and young people are not permitted to approach the bar. No person under the age of 18 years is permitted to purchase alcohol. Proof of age may be requested. Only food and drink purchased on the premises may be consumed.

Cuppa with refreshments . . . . . . . . £5.85

From your Orange phone: Text ‘FILM’ to 241 and Orange will send you your ticket by text (cost of text 35p); call 241 from your Orange phone; go to Orange World, select ‘Film’ then ‘Orange Wednesdays’.

Cuppa film on its own . . . . . . . . . . . £2.90 Reel Saturday Screenings . . . . . . . £2.25 Jeely Jar Screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . £2.25 (2 for 1 with clean jam jar and lid)

Also available for Orange home broadband or dial-up customers and Orange mobile broadband customers. For full terms and conditions and more information please go to www.orange.co.uk/orangewednesdays

Concessions Concession tickets are available for children under 16 years, unemployed in receipt of benefits, full-time students, OAPs, Young Scot Card Holders and Falkirk Community Trust Leisure Card holders. Proof of concession eligibility must be shown before purchase.

Box Office and Booking Information

(2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children)

Refunds Tickets will not be exchanged or money refunded after purchase except in the event of cancellation of screening/activity by Falkirk Community Trust.

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Orange Wednesdays

The Hippodrome Box Office is open Saturdays 10:15 - 14:30, and also opens 45 minutes before, and closes 15 minutes after the start of each screening. Some film shows can be very busy so we recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be booked during the open hours OR from the Steeple Box Office (tel: 01324 506850), Mon - Sat 09:30 - 16:45. Telephone bookings are subject to a 50p booking fee.

Access • 3 wheelchair spaces on lower floor • accessible toilet • infra red sound transmission • induction loop (in cinema and at box office) Please advise Box Office staff of any access requirements when booking. Baby Changing Facility: A baby changing room is located on the ground floor. Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in the Hippodrome.


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By Bus: There are bus services to Bo’ness from Edinburgh, Linlithgow, Bathgate, Falkirk, Stirling, Cumbernauld and Glasgow. The services are operated by First Edinburgh. Call Traveline Scotland on 0871 200 22 33 for bus timetables or visit www.travelinescotland.com By Train: The nearest station to Bo’ness is Linlithgow, which is served by trains from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling/Dunblane. Details of services are available from National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or www.nationalrail.co.uk.

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By Car: Bo’ness lies on the south bank of the Firth of Forth. Travelling from the west, exit the M9 at J5 onto the A905 then take the A904 into Bo’ness. From the east, exit at J3 onto the A803 then take the A904 into Bo’ness.

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