Celebrate silent film in style at the Bo’ness Hippodrome

Silent star Harold Lloyd

Silent star Harold Lloyd

Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema may be gearing up for its 100th anniversary in 2012, but it also has a reason to celebrate this week: the Hippodrome in Bo’ness, near Edinburgh, is about to host their first silent film festival.

Running from Friday 18 – Sunday 20 March, the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema will screen a range of films accompanied by live music, much of it by world-renowned pianist, Neil Brand.

There will also be a series of special events and talks over the weekend in the stunning pre-art deco style auditorium.

Inside the Bo'ness Hippodrome

Inside the Bo'ness Hippodrome

We’re proud to be supplying the Festival with three classic movies from the 1920s: Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr and Fred C Newmeyer’s Never Weaken, starring the great Harold Lloyd.

As a special treat for Lloyd fans, we’ve also managed to secure an interview with Ms Suzanne Lloyd, the actor’s granddaughter, which was filmed recently at her LA home. The short video introduction is currently being edited for a showing before Sunday’s screening of Never Weaken.

Suzanne Lloyd

Suzanne Lloyd has recorded a new video introduction

To find out more details about the Festival, visit the Hippodrome website, where tickets can also be bought for Never Weaken.

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