A personal guide from the team at Falkirk Council will take you on a tour on the inside of the Hippodrome Cinema, Bo’ness: Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema (est’d 1912).
You will learn about local entrepreneur Louis Dickson – the man with the vision to open Scotland’s ﬁrst picture palace – his architect Matthew Steele, and the unique building they created together. Hear the fascinating history of this remarkable venue, discover some of its quirky mysteries and get behind-the-scenes with an exclusive opportunity to visit the projection box. The tour includes a 15 minute ﬁlm about the magniﬁcent restoration work undertaken to restore the cinema to its pre-Art Deco glory, and time for questions too.
Access: Please note the balcony and projection box are only accessible by stairs, the latter are very steep and narrow.
The cafe will be open to purchase refreshments.
Images courtesy of Tom Duffin Photos.
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