Danny MacAskill: The Ridge 6 & 7th February

Thanks to Cut Media we are delighted to screen Danny MacAskill’s brilliant new video The Ridge at Balerno Village Screen on 6 & 7th February.

For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.

If you’ve not seen it yet we advise not searching for it online (it is a online viral global sensation with over 28 million views) but instead come along and enjoy it on the big screen in all its glory.

No tickets required for this as we will screen The Ridge at each of our February screenings.

If you don’t fancy our main features but would like to see The Ridge on the Big Screen add a comment below or contact us via social media/email- if we get enough interest we will try and add a separate Ridge screening early Saturday evening.

Danny has done well since the 2009 Balerno Gala



January Les Misérables #pitchfever fundraiser

Our next screening date is the 24th January when we will be supporting Balerno High School and feeder schools screen the much loved musical Les Misérables – this is a fundraiser for the #pitchfever 2G project to raise funds for a new 2G pitch at the High School. This screening will include a performance from the pupils of Balerno High School who are preparing for their school show Les Misérables.

Back to the film! Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

You can reserve your ticket via the buttons booking buttons below.

Saturday 24th January

  • Les Misérables CERT 12 #pitchfever fundraiser, 12.30 – 3pm, St Joe’s Centre  Eventbrite - Les Misérables #pitchfever fundraiser

For those of you new to BVS – we are a community cinema – tickets are free to attend and we are funded by donations. Please reserve your ticket via the button above. Doors open 30 minutes in advance.

And the video below tells you a little more about what #pitchfever is all about and why the kids are fundraising.

More information on the #pitchfever project, including details on how to get involved, can be found on the Dean Park School website. 

Sad news – Derek Charman

Everybody who has been part of the BVS story will share our shock and sadness at the sudden death of Derek Charman. A central figure in all site operations, Derek provided huge amounts of technical guidance and advice to BVS and along with his church officers oversaw many of our screening weekends. Derek was instrumental in the design and procurement of all our movie infrastructure and we will miss his problem solving and solid delivery keenly: he loved to crack on and get things done and was a great influence on the establishment of the Village Screen. We used to joke that we’d get him in a BVS volunteers T-shirt one day, but in truth he’d thrown himself into our frenetic ‘all hands on deck ‘project from the very start.

From everyone at Balerno Village Screen



The Railway Man screening Sat 10th Jan at 7.30pm

Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. 

  • The Railway Man CERT 15, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Ogston HallEventbrite - The Railway Man

Tickets are also available from Balerno Post Office and the Mill Cafe.


How to Train Your Dragon 2 screening 10th Jan at 2.30pm

When Hiccup and Toothless discover an ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

Exciting, emotionally resonant, and beautifully animated, How to Train Your Dragon 2 builds on its predecessor’s successes just the way a sequel should.

 Saturday 10th January

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 CERT PG, 2.30pm – 4.15pm, Ogston Hall Eventbrite - How to Train Your Dragon 2

Tickets also available from the Balerno Post Office and the Mill Cafe.


The Imposter screening Friday 9th Jan at 7.30pm

A gripping thriller straight out of real life, The Imposter is an original film experience that walks the razor’s edge between true-crime documentary and stylish noir mystery.

Nicholas was 13 the day he disappeared (June 13, 1994). He would have been 16 and 8 months when he was reported found in Spain (October 7, 1997)… In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappears without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems. The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always had, but why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? And why doesn’t the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It’s only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn… — (C) Indomina

Friday 9th January

  • The Imposter CERT 15, 7.30pm-9pm, Ogston Hall Eventbrite - The Imposter

Tickets are also available at Balerno Post Office and The Mill Cafe.


Festive screening Sat 20th December: It’s a Wonderful Life

Our festive screening weekend is Saturday 20th December when we are screening It’s a Wonderful Life and Frozen.

If you’ve never seen It’s a Wonderful Life it really is one of those films that you must see. This review gives a good insight into what it is all about and gives 3 reasons to watch it. 

Saturday 20th December

  • Frozen CERT PG, 6pm-7.45pm, Ogston Hall Eventbrite - Frozen (currently returns only with a waiting list)
  • It’s a Wonderful Life CERT U,  6pm – 8.10pm,  St Jo’s Hall Eventbrite - It's a Wonderful Life

See you again soon!


Weekend review and Christmas screenings

Our November 2014 screening weekend will go down in BVS history as the first weekend that we screened two films simultaneously bringing choice to your Saturday night viewing of The Book Thief or The Two Faces of January.

Thank you mentions

  • We shall start with the BVS crew – great job crew.
  • Then there were the delicious canapes – thank you Letter Box Bistro your efforts were greatly appreciated!
  • Thank you to Tunnocks for the tea cakes and wafers.
  • BVS crew member Jonathan gets a special mention for his efforts to resolve the technical issues on Saturday – sorry for the film delay but we believe two amps went ‘pop’.
  • And thank you – our audience - for your continual support and turning out in such large numbers to support our local village screen.

Ticket housekeeping

There are some people who are regularly booking tickets and then not attending. The reservation system helps us plan our volunteer levels, food & drink provision, venue health & safety and often a waiting list if a screening is at capacity. Can you please only reserve a ticket if you are sure you are coming along and if you need to cancel can you please give us as much notice as possible. We would really appreciate your support with this matter.

December screening weekend

Next month our screening weekend is Saturday 20th December when we are screening It’s a Wonderful Life and Frozen.

Saturday 20th December

  • Frozen CERT PG, 6pm-7.45pm, Ogston Hall Eventbrite - Frozen
  • It’s a Wonderful Life CERT U,  6pm – 8.10pm,  St Jo’s Hall Eventbrite - It's a Wonderful Life

See you again soon!


BVS cinema weekend coming up!

Join us over the weekend for great movies. On Friday evening we have Dallas Buyers Club and on Saturday afternoon Maleficent, followed in the evening by a choice of Two Faces of January or The Book Thief.  The choice is available following our shiny new screen, projector and blinds being installed in the St Jo’s Hall.

Grab yourself a ticket below and we will see you all again soon.  And new faces very very welcome – we are community cinema – free to attend and funded by donations. You can reserve tickets via the buttons below.

Friday 21st Nov

  • Dallas Buyers Club CERT 15. 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Ogston Hall Eventbrite - Dallas Buyers Club

Saturday 22nd Nov

  • Maleficent CERT PG, 2pm – 3.20pm, Ogston Hall Eventbrite - Malicifent
  • The Book Thief CERT 12A, 7.30pm-9.40pm, St Jo’s Hall Eventbrite - The Book Thief
  • Two Faces of January CERT 12A, 7.30pm-9.10pm,  Ogston HallEventbrite - Two Faces of January

Community Cinema – Free Admission – Funded by Donations