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Lovely nostalgic cinema. Brings back fab memories of cinema trips as a child. Greatly maintained... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Carol F
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Takes me back to the cinemas of my childhood. Brilliant and enjoyable as always. Visit and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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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 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

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.

Thank tuhikiwi
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Once you've been to the Hippodrome you won't want to darken the doors of a soulless multiscreen hangar ever again.

Thank lhnbt
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We have had another short drive today to visit our favourite cinema. As usual it did not disappoint: great building, plenty of empty seats, great prices and lovely staff. The film choice is always interesting and we end up seeing films we wouldn't have bothered...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We love the local cinema. It gets the major films in not long after cineworld etc. Beautiful space & wheelchair accessible. The silent film festival is brilliant. A rare chance to see works with live music.

Thank M R
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

The Bo'ness Hippodrome is a real treasure. Far more intimate than the huge, expensive cinemas we're used to these days, it's full of character and beautifully restored. You can even buy wine - bonus!

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 14 January 2018

First opened in 1911, the Bo'ness Hippodrome is a wonderful cinema. It closed in 1975 and was derelict for many years - now totally refurbished with excellent sound and viewing. There's usually an excellent line up of good film screenings. Well worth a visit.

Thank Martin63
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This is a super old picture house, dated 1911 and with flip up seats and a balcony, absolutely brilliant picture experience! Service from the serving staff should be so much better, total farce trying to get some mulled wine, first using a jug, then a...More

Thank stuart w
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The first custom built cinema in Scotland. Beautiful interior in Pre Art Deco style. Great prices. 35mm film projector and cutting edge digital system with audio to match. Friendly staff. Latest movies and classics. Specials like Operas, Live Plays beamed in by satellite from London...More

Thank ParthianExplorer
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We saw “Victoria and Abdul” in great surroundings. It felt like attending your own personal cinema, being able to sit in comfort in the front row with a cup of coffee and a piece of gluten free cake, courtesy of the cinema cafe . The...More

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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