A day of classic, cult and new films, with added grrr and arrgh, comes to the Hippodrome in Bo’ness on Saturday 17 November.
The Hippodrome Ambassadors invite you to a monster centenary celebration marking 100 years of cinema in Scotland’s oldest picture palace. From the golden age of Hollywood to some of modern Britain’s finest breakout filmmakers, join in as the terror builds throughout the day with a dark late-night masterpiece to end it all…
King Kong (PG) + Bo’ness Fair 1912
“The strangest story ever conceived by man!” Watch Kong terrorise New York in the original monster movie that shocked 1933 audiences and still thrills today. PLUS ape the first silver screen’s ‘scream queen’ Fay Wray with our spine-chilling scream contest and pick up one of 100 courtesy bananas! Also screening: Bo’ness Fair footage from 100 years ago. 11:00 | 1h 46m + intro
Screenwriting Masterclass (cert tbc)
Grabbers has taken the Festival circuit by storm. Before the preview screening at 7pm, the film’s screenwriter Kevin Lehane joins us to discuss the evolution of the feature film script. Including lots of clips from this and his previous work, Kevin will offer an insight into his writing process and inspiration for his break-out horror comedy – a must for film fans and (aspiring) screenwriters alike. 15:30 | 1h 20m + Q&A
Red Carpet Preview: Grabbers (15)
Be one of the lucky few to see this brand new alien invasion movie before it hits UK cinemas next year. Think Alien meets Father Ted. Giant, blood-sucking, tentacle-covered monsters attack the small Irish Island of Erin, where the battle for survival takes a hilarious turn when the locals discover the aliens’ only weakness! 19:00 | 1h 34m + intro by screenwriter Kevin Lehane
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The Wicker Man (15)
“Flesh to touch, flesh to burn…” This cult classic remains an influential work of horror. Featuring Edward Woodward in the performance of his life and Sir Christopher Lee looming menacingly over proceedings. Come dressed as a Summerisle local, bring your animal mask and let the festivities commence – don’t keep the Wicker Man waiting! Prizes for the best mask! 21:30 | 1h 28m + intro
Tickets: £5.85 / £4.55 conc. (‘King Kong’ only £2.25)
Monster Day Deal: 20% off when you buy for two or more events/screenings (subject to availability) Advance booking recommended!
Visit the Hippodrome website for more information or call the box office on 01324 506850