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An Absolute Must

My wife and I recently attended the annual Hippfest Silent Film Festival (end March), and were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CnMBath
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Best character cinema

Visited with out 7 year old son. A fantastic cinema oozing character and comfy seats with legroom... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Borrowstoun
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently attended the annual Hippfest Silent Film Festival (end March), and were charmed by the event and staff, and bowled over by the quality of films. I can thoroughly recommend the Hippfest. This year's programme was fantastic including a couple of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with out 7 year old son. A fantastic cinema oozing character and comfy seats with legroom. Not huge like an IMAX but certainly bigger than some small cinemas found in the multi screen venues. If you want a trip back in time or if...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

My wife and I regularly go to The Hippodrome particularly in a Monday morning for a 'cuppa' and biscuit ticket. Like a step back in time but shows up to the minute films. Not a lot of leg room if you are tall.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Steve M
Reviewed November 11, 2018 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 November 6, 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
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Reviewed November 6, 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 October 28, 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
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Reviewed October 14, 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
Thank cjay h
Reviewed October 12, 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
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Reviewed October 6, 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
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Response from lesleyScotlandUk | Reviewed this property |
It could be either an HSE issue or simply because someone forgot to turn the lights off.
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