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Watching good movies

The Hippodrome is a lovely cinema in Bo'ness Town centre, it was funded by the Lottery fund and its... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jackie C
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A wee hidden gem loved by the locals.

A cosy little cinema that shows up to date films and more.The staff is friendly and helpful. The... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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“purpose built”(5 reviews)
“picture house”(3 reviews)
This fantastic pre-art deco picture palace was first opened in 1912. For decades it was the place to see the latest Hollywood and British blockbusters. It closed in the 1980’s after a short spell as a bingo hall. Now – thanks to a £2.1 million...more
10 Hope Street, Bo'ness EH51 0AA, Scotland
+44 1324 506177
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Hippodrome is a lovely cinema in Bo'ness Town centre, it was funded by the Lottery fund and its very quaint, it shows great movies and is great value for money, they have a bar and snacks and coffee bar well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 6 November 2018

A cosy little cinema that shows up to date films and more.The staff is friendly and helpful. The cafe bar offers a good selection of wine, sweets, ice cream and savouries. We love thi# place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Aggie6339
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The cinema itself is smaller than your normal one. This makes it feel really cozy. The place has so much character and the staff are wonderful. We were here for a special haloween showing and they had on loads of quirky decorations and an immersive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We attended the hippodrome last night to see The Exorcist. This is only our second time visiting the Hippodrome, last night the effort the staff and projectionist had gone to really added to the success of the night. From staff in traditional Halloween costumes greeting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 1410sunseeker
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Loved it the cinema is old inside but clean and friendly and inviting very relaxing and we thoroughly enjoy watching mama Mia here we go again staff excellent helped with my mobility and provided excellent customer service will return to view more films

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

For something fun and a little bit different at the cinema, the Scratch and Sniff viewing of Wallace and Gromit Curse of The Were Rabbit was a good laugh. Provided with a card of ten numbered odours to sniff whilst prompted by an usher when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank glynevans435
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Back to the 80's (and before). A gem. Atmosphere, decoration, service and overall experience. Any movie watching is upgraded...

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shai D
Reviewed 6 October 2018

A classic 'picture house' from a by gone era. Beautifully restored and maintained. Went along for private party which showed a movie. Great venue for a special occasion to celebrate a birthday an anniversary or even some team building. As it takes you back to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Paul Z
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely nostalgic cinema. Brings back fab memories of cinema trips as a child. Greatly maintained. Excellent staff. Well stocked bar. Love the silent movie events. Worth a night out

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carol F
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Takes me back to the cinemas of my childhood. Brilliant and enjoyable as always. Visit and enjoy the quaint old time cinema.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from ParthianExplorer | Reviewed this property |
If it was the 2:30pm showing on Sunday 25thFeb then you were at the special Autism Friendly showing. These are designed to allow children on the spectrum to enjoy a trip to the cinema by making it not so dark, not so loud... More