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The Hippodrome, Bo’ness

June – 6March March September June2012 2012 ––June 2012

Albert Nobbs Le Havre Prometheus Moonrise Kingdom Monsieur Lazhar Ice Age: Continental Drift Rock of Ages Being Elmo Oliver Sherman The Five Year Engagement A Royal Affair The Amazing Spiderman Avengers Assemble Brave Dark Knight Rises Bourne Legacy and much more… Box Office: 01324 506850 www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org


Don’t worry if you missed these events - the Hippodrome 100 project continues throughout the year and we’ve been working on some very special events taking place both inside and outside the cinema that will inspire and entertain… Look out for the eye-opening exploration of Hichcock’s ‘lost’ Titanic project and see pages 12-13 for more details on this and other forthcoming centenary initiatives. Our new season is packed full of giant summer blockbusters – all the must-see movies of the year will be here - from Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel ‘Prometheus’ and Adam Shankman’s ‘Hairspray’ follow-up ‘Rock of Ages’, to a veritable super-hero-fest of features including the new Spiderman, Dark Knight and Avengers films. For kids big and small we are very excited to be screening the new Ice Age film from the day it opens across the country and of course… big fanfare… Disney/Pixar’s ‘Brave’, also from day of release. The finest animation studio in the world working with the finest Scottish creative talent on a mythical Scottish tale. I cannae wait! We have plenty of screenings throughout the summer holidays, with extra day-time slots and family friendly cuppas. Don’t miss our Jeely Jar Special (2-for1 with clean jam jar and matching lid) this season: Buster Keaton in ‘The Navigator’ … 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes – need I say more! Our popular live and encore offering continues this season with screenings of Mozart’s most popular opera, ‘Don Giovanni’, direct from the Sydney Opera House (putting to rest the perception that opera is only accessible to a niche of aficionados) and the National Theatre production of ‘Frankenstein’ with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller sharing the role of the Creature. Book to see both versions 2 for a truly memorable theatrical experience.

Recent Releases

A big thank you to everyone who came along and supported the Hippodrome 100 Birthday Party on 11th March and the second Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema the following weekend. What a terrific start to this magnificent picture palace’s centenary celebrations!

Anyone looking for a great day-out in Bo’ness should come to our Vintage Train double-bill of the classic British comedy starring Will Hay with a specially chosen charming British Transport Films short. You can combine your Hippodrome visit with a rare chance to travel to Birkhill and back in one of the vintage coaches from the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway’s unique collection (see page 11 for more details). For more days out with the family, how about a visit to ‘Smile’ at the Park Gallery, Callendar House - an exhibition by thirteen leading contemporary applied artists who have used the word ‘smile’ as the inspiration for creating their work. Then join us for our tie-in screening of ‘Being Elmo’ - an inspiring, award-winning documentary about the man behind the beloved red-furred Muppet, guaranteed to raise a smile! Scotland is getting ready to welcome the Dalai Lama in June this year when he tours the country on a lecture tour (selling out within hours). One of the world’s most revered leaders the Dalai Lama remains one of the last great surviving 20th-century icons of peace. We mark his visit with a special screening of an award-winning documentary, introduced by the film’s director Khashyar Darvich who will present the film and take part in a Q&A. At the Hippodrome we are looking forward to another VIP celebrity guest… the real Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (housed at the Bo’ness Motor Museum) will be in attendance for our part in the Hansel of Film initiative. Chitty will be part of a national film ‘relay’ and, after our exclusive screening, will load up the afternoon’s film and set off for the next destination: the Filmhouse in Edinburgh. Join us for this free screening event at the Hippodrome and the complimentary refreshments afterwards… “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang we love you!” Alison Strauss Arts Development Officer (Film and Media)

Albert Nobbs

A Cat in Paris

Le Havre

A peculiar upstairs/downstairs tale about a woman in 19th century patriarchal Ireland (reminiscent of Huston’s ‘The Dead’/Joyce’s ‘The Dubliners’) who disguises herself as a man to secure work in a fancy Dublin hotel. The isolated ‘Albert’ (Glenn Close, reprising her stage performance) hoards her meagre wages for a secure future, but all is knocked sideways with the arrival of a young woman, with whom ‘Albert’ must share a room. Close, who also produced and wrote the song lyrics, reprises her stage performance of the cross-dressing lead, and is magnificent.

A jazzy, film noir for children featuring delightfully old-school animation. Dino is a cool cat. By day, he lives with a girl called Zoe, whose mother is a police officer. By night, he works with Nico, a jewellery thief. When Dino gives Zoe a present of a diamond bracelet, she sets out to discover his secret and unwittingly stumbles upon a team of gangsters plotting a big robbery. Zoe finds herself in danger and it is up to Dino and Nico to try and save her.

A charming comedy with the trademark, dead-pan style of quirky Finnish director Kaurismaki. Elderly Marcel lives a decent life, in the run down Normandy port, shining shoes and dividing his spare time between contented domesticity with his wife, and his compatriots at the local bar. His life is given new purpose when he discovers a young North African immigrant needing safe passage to London. Marcel becomes involved in the boy’s plight but soon attracts the attention of Inspector Monet (in a belted mac and trilby straight out of ‘Casablanca’)…

Dir. Rodrigo Garcia / UK/Ireland / 2011 / 1h 53m With: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson

Fri 8 Jun 20:00 Sat 9 Jun 19:30 Mon 11 Jun 11:00 (cuppa)

Dir. Jean-Loup Felicioli / France / 2010 / 1h 10m / English lang version With: Dominique Blanc, Bruno Salomone, Jean Benguigui

Sat 9 Jun 11:00 (Reel Saturday), 14:30

Dir. Aki Kaurismaki / Finland/France / 2011 / 1h 33m / French with English subtitles With: André Wilms, Blondin Miguel, Jean-Pierre Darrousin, Kati Outinen

Sun 10 Jun 19:30 Wed 13 Jun 20:00

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Recent Releases

Recent Releases

Prometheus Ridley Scott, director of ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner’, returns to the genre he helped define. Billed as a prequel of sorts to the ‘Alien’ quadrilogy the film introduces a team of explorers that discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, which leads them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. Set to be one of the most talked-about films of the summer and featuring a talented and attractive cast including Noomi Rapace (‘Dragon Tattoo’) and Michael Fassbender (‘Hunger’, X-Men: First Class). Dir. Ridley Scott / US / 2012 / 2h 4m / AD With: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce

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Fri 15 Jun - Thu 21 Jun Fri 15 20:00 Sat 16 14:30, 19:30 Sun 17 14:30, 19:30 Mon 18 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 20 19:30 Thu 21 19:30

Moonrise Kingdom

Monsieur Lazhar

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, this latest comedy drama from indie director Wes Anderson (‘Fantastic Mr Fox’, ‘The Royal Tenebaums’) tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness, galvanising the town into action to pursue them. A rich ensemble cast of Anderson regulars is headed up by Bruce Willis as the local sheriff and Edward Norton as the Khaki Scout troop leader with Bill Murray and Frances McDormand playing the young girl's parents.

On learning of the abrupt death of a primary school teacher, M. Lazhar, a middle-aged Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services. Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds the children in grief and the establishment in crisis. Little by little mutual understanding develops between pupils and teacher – who himself has a painful past – and a healing process begins for both parties. Canada’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film this is a potent, touching and insightful study of integration, bereavement and, above all, relationships.

Dir. Wes Anderson / US / 2012 / 1h 34m /AD With: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton

Dir. Philippe Falardeau / Canada / 2011 / 1h 34m / French with English subtitles With: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron

Fri 22 Jun - Wed 27 Jun Fri 22 20:00 Sat 23 19:30 Sun 24 14:30 Wed 27 20:00

Sun 24 Jun 19:30 Mon 25 Jun 11:00 (cuppa)

Ice Age: Continental Drift (cert tbc) Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn triggers a continental cataclysm and sets in motion a great adventure for Manny the mammoth, Diego the tiger and Sid the sloth. Using an iceberg as an improvised ship to return home the animals’ quest is jeopardised by a band of seafaring pirates headed up by Peter Dinklage (‘Game of Thrones’) as Captain Gutt. He is joined by Ice Age regulars and an all-star cast of voice talent including Jennifer Lopez and Nick Frost (‘Hot Fuzz’). Dir. Steve Martino/Mike Thurmeier / US / 2012 / 1h 34m / AD With: Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo

Fri 29 Jun - Thu 5 Jul Fri 29 19:30 Sat 30 11:00 (Reel Saturday), 14:30, 19:30 Sun 1 14:30, 19:30 Mon 2 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 4 10:30, 18:30 Thu 5 11:00, 14:30

Rock of Ages (cert tbc)

Being Elmo

Light-hearted film adaptation of the Broadway juke-box musical smash hit about two young people pursuing their dreams of stardom in Hollywood. Adam Shankman (‘Hairspray’) directs this rock ‘n’ roll romance with a cast including a villainous Catherine Zeta-Jones, and all-cylindersfiring Tom Cruise as ageing rocker, Stacee Jaxx. The musical numbers are a roll call of ‘eighties rock hits from artists including Journey, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar and Foreigner - stunningly mounted and lots of fun.

In this inspiring, award-winning documentary we meet the man behind Elmo from ‘Sesame Street’, the the redfurred puppet beloved by children and adults across the globe. Kevin Clash was a kid from a modest Baltimore background whose childhood determination and dedication to his life-long passion to be a puppeteer are portrayed here with uplifting warmth and joyousness. A sweet portrait of the heart and soul behind the good-natured muppet, a revealing look behind the scenes of the Jim Henson universe, and an infectious call to follow your dreams.

Dir. Adam Shankman / US / 2012 / dur tbc With: Julainne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin

Fri 6 Jul - Thu 12 Jul Fri 6 20:00 Sat 7 14:30, 19:30 Sun 8 14:30 Wed 11 20:00 Thu 12 19:30

Dir. Constance Marks / US / 2011 / 1h 16m

Sun 8 Jul 19:30 Mon 9 Jul 11:00 (cuppa) Part of 'Smile' Exhibition. Park Gallery, Callendar House. 26 May - 26 August. Free.

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Recent Releases

Recent Releases

The Angel’s Share

Oliver Sherman

This bitter sweet comedy from regular director/writer double-act Ken Loach/ Paul Laverty follows young Robbie who determines that he will not allow his newborn son to follow in his own ill-advised footsteps. Just escaping a prison sentence Robbie is given one last chance and, while serving a community service order, he meets a group of lads who, like him, find it impossible to find work because of their criminal records. But opportunity comes their way when a visit to a whisky distillery offers a way out of their hopeless lives.

Solitary veteran Sherman Oliver travels to a rural town to reconnect with Franklin, the soldier who saved his life during the war. But it soon becomes clear that an insurmountable gulf has developed between the two men and the disparity in their post-war lives quickly causes rifts and reawakens uncomfortable feelings. The tension in this superb, nerve-splintering drama is expertly built as the house-guest’s unstable presence and Franklin’s conflicting feelings of loyalty to his family and his former comrade threaten to overthrow his hard won stability.

Dir. Ken Loach / UK / 2012 / 1h 41m With: Roger Allam, John Henshaw, Daniel Portman

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Dir. Ryan Redford / US / 2010 / 1h 22m With: Garrett Dillahunt, Donal Logue, Molly Parker

Thu 19 Jul 20:00

The Five Year Engagement Engaged couple, Tom and Violet, are forever foiled in their attempt to walk down the aisle in this winning rom-com. The director and writer/star of ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ reteam for this irreverent comedy that begins where most romantic comedies end: after the wooing, and the “I will”, when the practicalities of fixing the wedding day take over…. A successful mix of genre comedy and honest look at the unpredictability of life and the everyday challenges of love. Dir. Nicholas Stoller / US / 2012 / 2h 4m / AD With: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt

Fri 20 Jul - Wed 25 Jul Fri 20 20:00 Sat 21 14:30, 19:30 Sun 22 19:30 Wed 25 19:30

A Royal Affair An historical, epic romance set in the royal court of 18th century Denmark about the young Queen of Denmark, and her illicit affair with the physician and radical thinker brought in to attend to her deranged husband. An extraordinary true story of political change and royal intrigue with a sweeping romantic narrative, a strong cast of charismatic actors and all the high production values you would expect from a costume drama (gorgeous costumes, photography, wigs etc). Dir. Nikolaj Arcel / Denmark / 2012 / 2h 18m / Danish etc with English subtitles With: Mads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard, Alicia Vikander

Sun 22 Jul 14:30 Mon 23 Jul 11:00 (cuppa) Thu 26 19:30

The Amazing Spiderman (cert tbc) Just ten years after the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire ‘Spiderman’ feature was released, Marc Webb directs this new, edgier version of the Marvel superhero starring Andrew Garfield (‘Never Let Me Go’) as Peter Parker – an outcast teen mysteriously abandoned by his parents as a boy and raised by his uncle and aunt. Skeptics have queried the wisdom of another re-boot project but reports indicate that this new take has gone down so well with the studio, pre –release, that a sequel has already been commissioned for 2014! Dir. Marc Webb / US / 2012 / dur tbc With: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone

Fri 27 Jul - Thu 2 Aug Fri 27 19:30 Sat 28 19:30 Sun 29 19:30 Mon 30 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 1 20:00 Thu 2 19:30

Avengers Assemble Marvel Studios brings together all the characters from its Hulk, Captain America, Thor and two Iron Man films for this awesome superhero opus. Alongside are Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner (‘Bourne Legacy’ pg 9) as Hawkeye who work for peacekeeping organisation SHIELD. Director Whedon’s extravaganza is the perfect balance of action and humour, smartly thought out and scripted, gripping from the very first moments and with spectacle aplenty. A must for fans and recommended viewing for newcomers also. Dir. Joss Whedon / US / 2012 / 2h 22m / AD With: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

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Brave (cert tbc)

The Dark Knight Rises (cert tbc)

Le Petit Nicolas (cert tbc)

The Bourne Legacy (cert tbc) Ted (cert tbc)

The eagerly anticipated new Pixar animation set in the Highlands of a mythical Scotland and featuring an all-star cast and crew of Scottish talent. Impetuous, flame-haired Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is the daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path, Merida defies an age-old sacred custom thereby inadvertently unleashing chaos and fury in the kingdom. Turning to an eccentric old Witch (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted (as in the all the best mythic tales) an ill-fated wish. With all the hallmarks of a new Disney/Pixar classic and resonating with the cultural mythology of Scotland and the beauty of our landscape, this is the must-see film of the year for adults and children alike.

The epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's ‘Batman’ stars the trilogy’s regulars who are joined by two fearsomely electric antagonists: Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and Tom Hardy as a brutal terrorist leader laying waste to Gotham. Resurfacing after taking the fall for Dent’s (Two-Face) crimes eight years earlier, the Dark Knight embarks on a mission to protect the city that has branded him an enemy. Shot using Imax cameras to optimise the film image, Nolan and his long-time creative collaborators from ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Inception’ give us a worthy and awe-inspiring finale.

Dir. Mark Andrews/Brenda Chapman/ US / 2012 / dur tbc / AD With: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Robbie Coltrane

Fri 17 Aug - Thu 23 Aug Fri 17 20:00 Sat 18 19:30 Sun 19 19:30 Wed 22 20:00 Thu 23 19:30

Adapted from popular series of French books for children (written by René Goscinny of ‘Asterix’ fame) this slightly absurdist, child’s-eye-view comedy topped the French box office on its release and shone as an audience favourite at film festivals around the world. Eight-year-old Nicolas lives a supremely happy life until an overheard conversation leads him to surmise that his mother is pregnant. Horrified, he envisions the worst and so Nicolas and his friends decide to cook up a series of wild schemes to dispose of the baby.

The next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise departs from the Robert Ludlum originals and introduces a new hero: Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner/’The Hurt Locker’, ‘The Avengers Assemble’). The screenwriter of all entries in the series – Tony Gilroy – here takes on the directing role also. Strictly under wraps at the time of going to press the film promises to be a suspenseful action thriller focussing on the life-or-death stakes surrounding CIA operative Cross, triggered by the ‘Treadstone’ conspiracy in the first three films.

Seth MacFarlane, genius behind the irreverent TV show ‘Family Guy’ (as well as the voice of the show’s Peter, Brian and Stewie Griffin), directs this live-action/CGI blend and provides the voice for a cherished teddy bear that has come to life as the result of a childhood wish. The bear’s owner, John (Wahlberg) is now a grown man, trying to shake off the foul-mouthed Ted when the latter’s slacker lifestyle clashes with John’s attempts to woo the beautiful Lori. A decidedly adult film – crude, vulgar and very funny.

Dir. Laurent Tirard / France / 2009 / 1h 31m / French with English subtitles With: Maxime Godart, Valérie Lemercier, Kad Merad

Dir. Tony Gilroy / US / 2012 / dur tbc / AD With: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton

Dir. Seth MacFarlane / US / 2012 / dur tbc / AD With: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane

Fri 24 Aug - Thu 30 Aug Fri 24 20:00 Sat 25 14:30, 19:30 Sun 26 14:30, 19:30 Mon 27 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 29 20:00 Thu 30 19:30

Fri 31 Aug – Wed 5 Sep Fri 31 20:00 Sat 1 14:30 Sun 2 19:30 Wed 5 19:30

Fri 3 Aug - Thu 16 Aug Fri 3 14:30 19:30 Sat 4 11:00 (Reel Saturday), 14:30, 19:30 Sun 5 14:30, 19:30 Mon 6 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 8 10:30, 18:30 Thu 9 11:00, 14:30 Fri 10 14:30, 19:30 Sat 11 11:00 (Reel Saturday), 19:30 Sun 12 14:30, 19:30 Mon 13 11:00 (cuppa) Wed 15 14:30, 19:30 Thu 16 11:00, 14:30

Dir. Christopher Nolan / US / 2012 / dur tbc With: Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gary Oldman

Sat 18 Aug 11:00 (Reel Saturday), 14:30 Sun 19 Aug 14:30 Mon 20 Aug 11:00 (cuppa)

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Vintage RecentCoach Releases Day

Live & Encore Screenings

NT Live: Frankenstein (Encore)

Don Giovanni (Sydney Opera House)

Oh, Mr Porter!

Elizabethan Express

by Nick Dear based on the novel by Mary Shelley

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (‘127 Hours’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’) directs this visionary production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature in two electrifying broadcasts. The Hippodrome offers the chance to see both versions (dates/times below).

The ultimate performing arts experience - captured LIVE in HD and 5.1 surround sound - CinemaLive and Opera Australia bring to the Hippodrome a spectacular production of one of the world’s most beautiful operas.

Classic British comedy starring Will Hay in one of his best-loved roles as William Porter - an accident-prone railway employee who lands a job as stationmaster at a run-down station in rural Ireland. From an original story by Frank Launder (‘The Lady Vanishes) and co-written by Val Guest (who went on to direct the two Quatermass films in the ‘fifties) this is Will Hay’s finest hour.

Charming documentary short from the British Transport Film collection charting the first journey by the new Elizabethan Express service from London to Edinburgh – one of the great, named expresses of the steam era. Featuring wonderful tonguein-cheek commentary plus music by Clifton Parker, who also wrote the score for ‘Blue Pullman’ and ‘The 39 Steps’ (1959).

Dir. Marcel Varnel / GB / 1937 / 1h 25m / b&w

Dir. Tony Thompson / UK / 1954 / 19m / b&w Writer: Paul Le Saux

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horrorstruck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. 2h (no interval)

Thu 14 Jun 19:30 • Cumberbatch as the Creature Sat 23 Jun 14:30 • Lee Miller as the Creature 10

£12 (£10 concession)

Don Giovanni, an infamous womaniser, makes one conquest after another until the ghost of one of his conquests’ father challenges the rogue to repent. High drama and of course magnificent music are beautifully handled in director Göran Järvefelt’s stylish and timeless production, memorably starring Teddy Tahu Rhodes as the Don. Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth With: Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Daniel Sumegi, Concal Coad, Rachelle Durkin, Henry Choo, Jacqueline Dark, Andrew Jones, Amy Wilkinson 2h 55m including one 15min interval / Sung in Italian with English subtitles

With: Will Hay, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt

Sun 9 Sep 14:30, 19:30

Make A Day Of It... The Hippodrome is delighted to present, in partnership with the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway (Scottish Railway Preservation Society), this special vintage-train-themed double-bill (screening twice during the day) of the Will Hay classic feature with the nostalgic BTF record of the beloved Elizabethan Express.

Thu 28 Jun 19:00

Combine your cinema trip with a visit to the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway for a rare chance to travel to Birkhill and back in one of the vintage coaches from the railway's unique collection, hauled by a steam locomotive.

£12 (£10 concession)

First Departure: 09:40 | Last Departure: 17:10 | Journey Time: 45m | www.bkrailway.co.uk | 01506 822298

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A Hippodrome 100 Event, marking the centenary of Scotland’s first cinema. Join Professor Charles Barr, film historian and leading authority on the films of Alfred Hitchcock for this unique presentation, shedding light on the Titanic film which was to have been Hitchcock's first Hollywood assignment, in 1939. Hitchcock was clearly drawn to the Titanic story, describing it as a “marvellously dramatic subject for a motion picture” but Selznick replaced the project with ‘Rebecca’. Professor Barr will combine a presentation of his fascinating research with a specially edited sequence, drawing on shipboard extracts from Hitchcock’s other films, to show 'what might have been'. Professor Barr is the author ‘English Hitchcock’ and the ‘BFI Film Classic’ on Vertigo and has contributed to several documentaries and DVD releases about the director’s work. Sat 1 Sep 19:30

Hippodrome 100 Update… Following on from the successful 2011 pilot scheme, we are proud to announce the launch of the Hippodrome 100 Youth Ambassador Scheme. We’re looking for young people aged 18-30 interested in pursuing a career in film programming and/or event marketing to be Youth Ambassadors for the Hippodrome. The scheme is an exciting opportunity to meet and learn from film industry mentors, watch films and get the chance to programme, produce and market a one-day film festival at the Hippodrome in November 2012. If you’re interested in being involved, please email shonam. thomson@falkirkcommunitytrust.org by 1 July 2012 for more details.

A Night to Remember

Hippodrome 100

Hippodrome 100

Hitchcock’s Titanic

And Coming Soon:

Pre-dating James Cameron’s blockbuster by almost 40 years this film is an immensely moving account of the maritime tragedy filmed in near ‘real time’ and relying on survivor testimony for its screenplay. Suspenseful, restrained and benefitting from a classy ensemble cast of British veteran actors.

· Movies on the Move – a classic movie in an unusual (and as yet undisclosed) location in Bo’ness.

“Not only the most accurate version by far but also the best. " **** Derek Malcolm, The Evening Standard

We’ll be updating the Hippodrome 100 webpages with videos, photos and news: www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/hippodrome100

Dir. Roy Ward Baker / UK / 1958 / 2h 3m / b&w With: Kenneth More, Ronald Allen, Robert Ayres

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· More in the Centenary Screenings and Events series. · The Hippodrome is opening its doors on 15-16 September for Falkirk Doors Open Day 2012 launching a new touring exhibition.

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Sun 2 Sep 14:30 Mon 3 Sep 11:00 (cuppa) You might also like: ‘Hitchcock’s Titanic’ see pg 12 opposite for details 12

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Dalai Lama Renaissance + Q&A

L’Atalante

Coinciding with the Dalai Lama’s visit to Scotland in June the Hippodrome presents a special screening of this award-winning documentary followed by a Q&A with director Khashyar Darvich.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, Jean Vigo’s timeless feature (completed only months before he died of TB aged just 29) is an exhilaratingly inventive masterpiece featuring lustrous camerawork and achingly charming performances. When Juliette marries Jean she comes to live on his cramped barge, joining on board a cabin boy and the elderly Père Jules. Soon bored by life on the river, Juliette slips away to the bright lights of Paris.

“Unexpected, heartwarming, and enlightening… an intimate look at the Dalai Lama's interpersonal actions." Christine Benedetti, Aspen Daily News “Reveals more than what is on the surface… power struggles, flaring egos, and complete love... Hilarious and sobering… with an emotional wallop" Stina Sieg, Glenwood Springs Post Independent (Colorado) Dir. Khashyar Darvich / US / 2007 / 1h 21m + Q&A

Sun 10 Jun 14:30

“A cine-poem ode to the rhythms of life and love… L'Atalante stands as one of cinema's indisputable masterpieces”, Jamie Russell, BBC Dir. Jean Vigo / France / 1934 / 1h 29m / b&w / French with English subtitles With: Dita Parlo, Jean Daste, Michel Simon

Thu 6 Sep 19:30

A Hansel of Film is an exciting, nationally inclusive film relay initiated by Shetland Arts and co-curated by acclaimed film critic Mark Kermode and film historian Linda Ruth Williams, spreading the spirit of the London 2012 Festival and the Olympic and Paralympic Games from Shetland in the north to Southampton in the south and back again. Launched in Shetland on 10 June when the Olympic Torch visits the Isles, the films will be relayed between the 23 participating venues by ‘runners’. The relay will arrive at the Hippodrome on Saturday 11 August in the hands of Johnny Gaily, cycling from the Belfast event, and it will continue onto the Filmhouse in Edinburgh on board the legendary Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, courtesy of the Bo’ness Motor Museum. Sat 11 Aug Belfast runner arrives 14:00 approx / film 14:30 / refreshments 16:00 / Chitty departs 16:30 approx Free event. Tickets can be reserved in person at the Hippodrome, at the Steeple Box Office (tel: 01324 506850), or on-line at www.shetlandboxoffice.org

Image: (c) Billy Fox Photography

A ‘hansel’: definition – a Shetland dialect word meaning a gift that marks an event such as the launch of a new boat, the birth of a child or the creation of a new enterprise.

Harrison Ford narrates the unexpected events transpiring when the 14th Dalai Lama invited 40 of the West’s leading thinkers to his residence in the Himalayan Mountains to discuss the world’s problems and how we they can be solved. Against the beautiful backdrop of Tibet and India this modest documentary helps us better understand how this warm, patient and astute man has come to command such presence and respect worldwide.

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Hippodrome at the Olympics

Hippodrome Highlights

A Hansel of Film

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Monsters, Inc.

Mr Popper’s Penguins

Top Cat (cert tbc)

A jazzy, film noir about a cool cat called Dino – domestic pet by day and ‘cat’ burglar by night. When Dino gives his owner Zoe a diamond bracelet, she sets out to discover his secret and unwittingly stumbles into danger.

Hugely entertaining Oscar winning Disney/Pixar feature about Monsters who generate their city's power by scaring children, but live in fear of being contaminated by them. Top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted by little Boo.

Mr Popper, a driven businessman, is clueless about the important things in life until he inherits six penguins that turn his New York apartment, and his life, upside-down. Filmed with real Emperor penguins on a refrigerated soundstage.

The mighty Top Cat of Hanna-Barbera fame – called T.C. by close friends "pro-vid-ing it's with dignity". With his gang of Manhattan alley cats T.C. faces a new police chief, who is displeased by Officer Dibble's ineffectual attempts to prevent the gang’s scams.

Dir. Jean-Loup Felicioli / 2010 / 1h 10m / English lang version

Dir. Pete Docter/David Silverman / 2001 / 1h 32m

Dir. Mark Waters / 2011 / 1h 34m / AD

Dir. Alberto Mar / 2011 / 1h 30m / English language version

Sat 9 Jun 11:00 (Reel Saturday) (also screening at 14:30)

Sat 23 Jun 11:00

Sat 7 Jul 11:00

Sat 21 Jul 11:00

The Muppets

Ice Age: Continental Drift (cert tbc)

Beauty and the Beast

The Navigator

Walter, the Muppet’s biggest fan, discovers an evil plan to demolish the Muppet Theatre and gathers Kermit and co to stage the Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theatre.

Cast adrift on an an iceberg which they use as an improvised ship Manny the mammoth, Diego the tiger and Sid the sloth embark on a quest to return home, but their endeavour is jeopardised by a band of seafaring pirates.

Enchanting, sweepingly romantic, and featuring plenty of wonderful musical numbers, this re-issued re-telling of the classic fairy-tale is one of Disney's most elegant animated offerings and the first full length animated feature to win the Golden Globe for Best Picture.

A hilarious comedy from one of the greatest film stars of all time. Buster Keaton and his sweetheart are cast adrift on a deserted ocean liner until they run aground on a desert island inhabited by cannibals. **Jeely Jar Screening**

Dir. James Bobin / 2012 / 1h 50m / AD

Dir. Steve Martino/Mike Thurmeier / 2012 / 1h 34m / AD

Dir. Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise / 1991 / 1h 24m

Sat 16 Jun 11:00

Sat 30 Jun 11:00 (for details of other screening times see pg 5)

Sat 14 Jul 11:00 (also screening on Sun 15 Jul 14:30 / regular and Mon 16 Jul 11:00 / cuppa)

Dir. Donald Crisp/Buster Keaton / US / 1924 / silent with pre-recorded music score

Sat 28 Jul 11:00

Reel Saturday Screenings

Reel Saturday Screenings 16

A Cat in Paris

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Mon 25

C 11:00 4

Fri 8

Hippodrome for Schools

Wed 27 Moonrise Kingdom (12A)

20:00 4

Albert Nobbs (15)

20:00 3

Thu 28

Sydney Opera House: Don Giovanni

19:00 10

Sat 9

A Cat in Paris (PG)

R 11:00 3

Fri 29

Ice Age: 4

19:30 5

A Cat in Paris (PG)

14:30 3

Sat 30

Ice Age: 4

R 11:00, 14:30, 19:30 5

Albert Nobbs (15)

19:30 3

July

Sun 10

Special Event: Dalai Lama + Q&A

14:30 14

Sun 1

Ice Age: 4

14:30, 19:30 5

Le Havre (PG)

19:30 3

Mon 2

Ice Age: 4

C 11:00 5

Mon 11

Albert Nobbs (15)

C 11:00 3

Wed 4

Ice Age: 4

10:30, 18:30 5 11:00, 14:30 5

Brave

Puss in Boots

New Pixar animation set in the Highlands and featuring an all-star cast and crew of Scottish talent. Impetuous, flame-haired Merida defies an age-old sacred custom and unleashes chaos and fury in the kingdom.

Fairy-tale and nursery rhyme characters are brilliantly transposed into this swashbuckling adventure with a clever script to appeal to young and old, and the impeccable comic timing of Banderas’ charming Spanish rogue.

Wed 13 Le Havre (PG)

20:00 3

Dir. Mark Andrews/Brenda Chapman/ 2012 / dur tbc / AD

Thu 5

Ice Age: 4

Dir. Chris Miller / 2011 / 1h 30m

Thu 14

NT Live/Encore: Frankenstein (15)

19:30 10

Fri 6

Rock of Ages

Sat 4 Aug 11:00 Sat 11 Aug 11:00 (for details of other screening times see pg 8)

Sat 25 Aug 11:00

Fri 15

Prometheus(15)

20:00 4

Sat 7

Mr Popper’s Penguins (PG)

Sat 16

The Muppets (U)

R 11:00 16

Rock of Ages

14:30, 19:30 5

Prometheus (15)

14:30, 19:30 4

Sun 8

Rock of Ages

14:30 5

Sun 17

Prometheus (15)

14:30, 19:30 4

Being Elmo (U)

19:30 5

Mon 18 Prometheus (15)

C 11:00 4

Mon 9

Being Elmo (U)

C 11:00 5

Wed 20 Hippodrome for Schools

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Monsieur Lazhar (12A)

Le Petit Nicolas (cert tbc)

Rio

Comedy in which eight-year-old Nicolas lives a supremely happy life until an overheard conversation leads him to surmise that his mother is pregnant. Horrified, he and his friends decide to cook up a series of wild schemes to dispose of the baby.

Plucked from cosy domesticity and shipped off to Brazil to mate with the last known member of his species, Blu meets fiercely independent Jewel and takes off on the adventure of a life-time... once Jewel can teach him to fly that is...

Dir. Laurent Tirard / 2009 / 1h 31m / French with English subtitles

Dir. Carlos Saldanha / 2011 / 1h 36m / AD

Sat 18 Aug 11:00 (for details of other screening times see pg 9)

Sat 1 Sep 11:00

20:00 5 R 11:00 17

Wed 11 Rock of Ages

20:00 5

Prometheus (15)

19:30 4

Thu 12

Rock of Ages

19:30 5

Thu 21

Prometheus (15)

19:30 4

Fri 13

The Angel’s Share (15)

Fri 22

Moonrise Kingdom (12A)

20:00 4

Sat 14

Beauty and the Beast (U)

Sat 23

Monsters, Inc. (U)

NT Live/Encore: Frankenstein (15)

R 11:00 16

The Angel’s Share (15)

Sun 15

Beauty and the Beast (U)

14:30 17 19:30 6

Moonrise Kingdom (12A)

19:30 4

The Angel’s Share (15)

14:30 4

Mon 16

Beauty and the Beast (U)

19:30 4

Wed 18 The Angel’s Share (15)

Monsieur Lazhar (12A)

20:00 6 R 11:00 17

14:30 10

Sun 24 Moonrise Kingdom (12A)

Recent At Releases A Glance

Reel Saturday Screenings

June

14:30, 19:30 6

C 11:00 17 19:30 6 19


Oliver Sherman (15)

20:00 6

Fri 10

Brave

14:30, 19:30 8

Fri 20

The Five Year Engagement (15)

20:00 6

Sat 11

Brave

R 11:00, 19:30 8

Sat 21

Top Cat

Special Event: Hansel of Film

The Five Year Engagement (15)

Sun 12

Brave

Sun 22

A Royal Affair (15)

14:30 7

Mon 13 Brave

C 11:00 8

The Five Year Engagement (15)

19:30 6

Wed 15 Brave

14:30, 19:30 8

Mon 23

A Royal Affair (15)

R 11:00 17 14:30, 19:30 6

Thu 16

Brave

Wed 25 The Five Year Engagement (15)

C 11:00 7 19:30 6

Fri 17

The Dark Knight Rises

Thu 26

A Royal Affair (15)

19:30 7

Sat 18

Le Petit Nicolas

Fri 27

The Amazing Spiderman

Sat 28

The Navigator (U)

Avengers Assemble (12A)

The Amazing Spiderman

Sun 29

19:30 7

Sat 1

Rio (U)

R 11:00 18

14:30 15

Ted

14:30, 19:30 8

Hippodrome 100 Event: Hitchcock’s Titanic 19:30 12

Sun 2

A Night to Remember (U)

14:30 13

Ted

19:30 9

11:00, 14:30 8

Mon 3

A Night to Remember (U)

20:00 8

Wed 5

Ted

19:30 9

R 11:00, 14:30 9

Thu 6

L’Atalante (PG)

19:30 14

Sun 9

Oh, Mr Porter!+ short

14:30 9

C 11:00 13

The Dark Knight Rises

19:30 8

Sun 19

Le Petit Nicolas

14:30 9

14:30 7

The Dark Knight Rises

19:30 7

Mon 20 Le Petit Nicolas

Avengers Assemble (12A)

14:30 7

Wed 22 The Dark Knight Rises

20:00 8

The Amazing Spiderman

19:30 7

Thu 23

The Dark Knight Rises

19:30 8

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

Mon 30 The Amazing Spiderman

C 11:00 7

Fri 24

The Bourne Legacy

20:00 9

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).

**J 11:00 17

19:30 8 C 11:00 9

Sat 25

Puss in Boots (U)

Wed 1

The Amazing Spiderman

20:00 7

The Bourne Legacy

14:30, 19:30 9

Thu 2

The Amazing Spiderman

19:30 7

Sun 26

August

20

September

R 11:00 18

The Bourne Legacy

14:30, 19:30 9 C 11:00 9

Fri 3

Brave

14:30, 19:30 8

Mon 27 The Bourne Legacy

Sat 4

Brave

R 11:00, 14:30, 19:30 8

Wed 29 The Bourne Legacy

20:00 9

Thu 30

The Bourne Legacy

19:30 9

Fri 31

Ted

20:00 9

Sun 5

Brave

14:30, 19:30 8

Mon 6

Brave

C 11:00 8

Wed 8

Brave

10:30, 18:30 8

Thu 9

Brave

11:00, 14:30 8

At A Glance

At A Glance

Thu 19

14:30, 19:30 11

CCuppa screenings Café opens at 10:30 for tea/coffee and cake. Screening starts at 11:00. Ticket price £5.85 includes refreshments, £2.90 for film only.

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: The Navigator page 17. 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.

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

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

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.

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’. 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 Box Office and Booking Information 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. There is usually no need to book, but tickets can be booked in advance 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. Reserved tickets must be paid for within 3 days, or no later than 30 minutes prior to the screening. Tickets will be released for pre-sale otherwise. Selected screenings are also available to book online at ticketweb.co.uk, a booking fee applies of 12.5% of transaction value + (optional) £1.85 postage.

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

• 3 wheelchair spaces on lower floor • accessible toilet • infra red sound transmission • induction loop (in cinema and at box office)

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.

Please advise Box Office staff of any access requirements when booking.

Parking: The Hippodrome is within easy walking distance of Bo’ness Town Centre car parks.

Access

Information

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.

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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)

How to get to Bo’ness

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Refreshments

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

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Information

Firth of Forth

Tickets (unless otherwise stated)

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Glasgow J5 M9/M876/ Grangemouth/ Falkirk

Parking Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway

Edinburgh J3 M9

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Linlithgow Baby Changing Facility: A baby changing room is located on the ground floor. Please Note: Smoking is not permitted in the Hippodrome.

Mailing List: Don’t miss a thing: join our free mailing list. Send you name, email and/or full postal address to: hippodrome@falkirk.gov.uk or write to Freepost RSSR-SGEA-KRKT, The Steeple Box Office, High Street, Falkirk FK1 1NW Let us know what you’re interested in (film, visual arts / museum exhibitions, live performances: drama, music, comedy).

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23 Falkirk Community Trust Registered Charity No. SC042403


The Hippodrome, Bo'ness 10 Hope Street, Bo'ness EH51 0AA 01324 506850 hippodrome@falkirkcommunitytrust.org www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org


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