Bo'ness Hippodrome makes UK's top cinemas list

The historic Hippodrome has been named as one of the top cinemas in the whole of the UK.

Friday, 30th July 2021, 9:08 am

Famous for its annual silent film festival – which has become known as HippFest – the Bo’ness cinema features in’s recently published list of the best cinemas 50 and – as has become commonplace for the Hippodrome – gets a glowing review as it comes in at number 29.

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The View frontman Kyle Falconer playing live at Forth Valley record shop’s listing stated: “Run by the not-for-profit Falkirk Community Trust this friendly seaside cinema keeps half an eye on its past. The original oak panelling and other original features are still in place, and there’s a popular annual silent film festival, HippFest, to take things back to when the place first opened in the 1910s.

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Bo'ness Hippodrome has been named as one of the top cinemas in the UK

"A £1.8 million renovation in the mid-2000s is the cherry on the cake for a beloved fixture that even has its own fan page on Facebook. Alongside those golden-age flicks, expect to see the latest indies and mainstream movies.”

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