General 29 March 2024

HippFest celebrates biggest year to date

2025 Festival dates: Wed 19 - Sun 23 March 2025

General 15 January 2024

One Life: A Personal Connection

Alison Strauss has written this blog post about watching One Life (PG) at the Hippodrome this weekend and about her very personal connection with the story. Alison is our Arts Development Officer (Film and Media) at Falkirk Council and is the programmer of the Hippodrome year-round and founding director of the annual Hippodrome Silent Film Festival.

General 02 June 2023

Volunteers Profile Billy Bedborough

It's Volunteers Week and we talked to Billy Bedborough one of our longstanding volunteers at Hippfest about how he became involved and what he enjoys about volunteering.

General 11 April 2022

Nick Mortimore Ali and Ava Blog

Nick Mortimore recently took a trip to the Hippodrome to see compelling contemporary love story Ali and Ava. Nick shares some thoughts on the film and his trip to the cinema.

General 14 January 2022


The shortlist has been announced for the National Campaign for the Arts' (NCA) Hearts for the Arts Awards 2022. The awards celebrate the unsung heroes of Local Authorities who are championing the arts against all odds.

General 17 November 2021

Bo’ness Community Bus Blog

This month’s Hippodrome guest blog comes from Valerie Bruce – a Trustee of Bo’ness Community Bus.

General 08 September 2021

Latest Blog by Fatima, a refugee from Syria currently living in Falkirk.

This month’s Hippodrome blog is a guest entry by Fatima, a refugee from Syria currently living in Falkirk.   The local charity – Friends of Scottish Settlers – put me in touch with Fatima who attended one of our Hippodrome screenings of BAFTA-nominated Limbo (2020).  Fatima’s mother tongue is Arabic but she has written this blog in English.

General 14 June 2021

Hippodrome Blog June 2021

The first of a regular blog post for our website from Alison Strauss, Arts Development Officer (Film and Media), Falkirk Community Trust – programmer of the Hippodrome year-round since it re-opened in 2009 and founding Director of the annual Hippodrome Silent Film Festival (2011 – present).

General 22 October 2019

The Hippodrome, Bo’ness shortlisted for Cinema of the Year

Scotland's oldest purpose-built picture house has been shortlisted for Cinema of the Year (for a company with 24 screens or under) in the 2019 Screen Awards.

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