Jeely Jar Screening | Steamboat Bill, Jr.

2-for-1 with clean jam jar, or use code 'jeelyjar'!

Buster Keaton’s inspired energy and inventive physical comedy dazzle in this hilarious, heart-warming comedy.

Bill Senior (Scottish-born Ernest Torrence) is the formidable, down-to-earth captain of a rundown paddle steamer who hasn’t seen his son since he was a baby. He’s hoping for a strapping lad to help with the business but when Junior (Keaton) shows up, fresh-faced from college and carrying a ukulele, the gruff old timer’s hopes are dashed. Junior sets about trying to live up to his dad’s expectations without success, until a cyclone hits and the weedy loser gets a chance to prove himself. Brilliant gags, iconic set pieces and a tender-hearted father-son theme mark this as one of Keaton’s very best.

This popular Jeely Jar show starts with the legendary HippFest heids and bahookies competition for all the audience.


Dir. Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton | US | 1928 | 1h 9m | cert U

With: Buster Keaton, Ernest Torrence, Marion Byron, Tom McGuire

Performing live: John Sweeney (piano)

Screening material courtesy of Eureka



10 Hope Street Bo'ness
EH51 0AA

01324 506850


Sign Up

Create an account to save upcoming events and classes, and get recommendations tailored for you.

Sign up via Email or Sign up with Google

Already have an account? Log in


About You

Enter your basic account information below. You'll use this to sign-in in future and on different devices.

Almost there!

Let us know your interests to get started on recommendations, and receive our top picks via email. Email preferences can be tailored in your account dashboard.

Keep me updated about the following:

Skip this step

Empty Heart to Full Heart

Welcome to your account!

You're all set! You can now use the heart icon to save events and classes to remember for later. Use the heart icon in the header to access your account.

Go to My FCT Back to browsing

Sign In

Please sign-in to see your saved events and recommendations.

Sign in via Email or Sign in with Google

No account? No problem! Get started


Sign in to your account

Please enter your email address and password.

Share this

Page added!

has been added to your preferences.

Page removed!

has been removed off your preferences.

Welcome to Falkirk Art's Checkout

This is your basket area and allows you to add film, event and theater bookings and then checkout and pay all in one place. 

New Customer?
Welcome - simply create your account today.

Existing Customer?
Great - simply browse through our range of items and add them to your basket.


Forgot Your Password ?

No problem! If you've already registered with us, simply enter your email address and we'll email you a brand new one.

Once you've pressed, "SEND PASSWORD" check your email, copy and paste the details the next time you sign in.