Friday, 13 June 2014

A trip to the Bo'ness Hippodrome

At the end of May, we went to a Victorian festival in Bo'ness.  I do love a good local festival.  Especially where free ale and cheese samples are involved.  And a plentiful supply of bottle stalls.  (I'm not an alcoholic, I promise.  I did win a bottle of shower gel though.  Highlight of my day.  Almost.)  After checking out all the stalls we worked our way round to the cinema, which appeared to be open earlier than usual.  On further inspection, it turned out they were having an open doors day before the first film came on.  Now, anyone who's been around here long enough will know that old buildings and cinemas are among my FAVOURITE THINGS EVER OMG, so the lady at the door had barely taken a breath before I was in there, camera at the ready.  It is the oldest cinema in Scotland after all!  We've only been here once to see a movie, which is a bit ridiculous now I think of it.  Mostly what I remember was not being able to sit anywhere but the front row since our legs wouldn't fit in the rows with the old seats...  But check out that ceiling!  Beauty!  There's a few films coming up that I've got my eye on, so hopefully it won't be long until we make a return trip.

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8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful old cinema, and I love that it's still in use. All of the old 20s and 30s cinemas where I live have long ago been either knocked down or repurposed.

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    1. I always think it's criminal when an old site gets knocked down, surely they can find a use for it.

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  2. Oh I love old cinemas, there's one there in the suburbs of Detroit called the Redford Theatre that plays old movies and is one of the few that still has it's working organ. Plus it's stunning inside!

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    1. Wow that sounds amazing! I need to get over there one day, I want to see more of the US! :)

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  3. I love the fact that this old cinema is still in use, there;s a lovely one in N Wales which I used to visit which seems to be like an old theatre and I always loved the details in there.

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    1. It's great that it's being used for its true purpose, I think they're kept reasonably busy too :)

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