Welcome to #30mins30days in September! Every day we will suggest an activity which you can do right here in Falkirk to get you active, whether mentally or physically. Please let us know what activities you are trying by joining in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #30mins30days. We look forward to seeing which activities prove popular and to see who is trying something new!
DAY 10: Go to the cinema!
For many, seeing a film is especially enjoyable when it’s on the big screen. It may be relaxing to stay at home and browse Netflix, but going to the cinema is a social experience and a shared audience event which can be really special.
The Hippodrome in Bo’ness is Scotland’s oldest purpose-built picture house and visiting it is an experience in itself. Opened in 1912, and an A-listed historic building, it is the masterpiece of architect Matthew Steele, who left Bo'ness with a remarkable built heritage of early 20th century design styles.
The Hippodrome programmes both blockbusters and independent film, arthouse and children’s favourites. The full programme can be found here. From our Saturday morning “Reel” screenings (£2.50 per ticket meaning a family trip to the cinema isn’t breaking the bank!) dedicated to a family audience plus our “Cuppa” screenings (morning screenings which include tea and cake!), we have something for everyone. We also have Autism friendly and audio described screenings. We have an ever growing NT Live audience and are thrilled to be showing Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet and James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in Of Mice and Men in the coming months.
So why go to the cinema? Apart from seeing releases months before they’re available online or on DVD or bluray, it can be a fun day out with family or friends, some quality time with your partner, or a shared experience with like minded people.
Going the cinema by yourself can be a very enjoyable experience too – once you’ve gotten over the initial hurdle of a solo visit, you’ll feel more comfortable and enjoy the autonomy of choosing the title, where you want to sit, or whether you stay to the very end of the credits to see if there are any additional snippets of film for the dedicated..!
You can book tickets for the Hippodrome by calling the box office on 01324 506850 or by visiting online.
Thursday, 10th September 2015