Skyfall weekend saw the rugged and attractive members of the Balerno Village Screen committee busy ensuring the five separate screenings were an enormous success with over 400 villagers enjoying the Village Screen experience.
Behind the scenes major developments were accomplished on sound, screen, blackout curtains and blinds. A massive thank you to David Baillie (decorator), Al Murray scaffold and blind painter supreme, Smithy and Jonathan on the sound system and Jen Jacques for curtain wizardry. Singling people out is of course iniquitous as the entire committee worked their socks off to make the weekend such a huge success.
Starting on Friday night we squeezed in an extra showing of Skyfall for those who hadn’t picked up tickets. This show had an age range from three to eighty three and proved very popular, despite the tight timescale for the extra show. Next up we put on Brave as a Saturday matinee for children, families and the young at heart.
The sound was so powerful that the bears seemed real. The picture quality was also top notch. By this time of course everyone was being filmed by Media Co-op who were making a feature of our cinema for Scotmid (our biggest funder). Another great show with almost no popcorn spilt and absolutely no children lost in our tremendous blackout curtain arrangement.
Upwards and onwards the 4pm showing of Skyfall in the Ogston Hall was standing room only with everything going off without a hitch. Then following a tight turnaround we managed to screen Skyfall in the Ogston and St Joseph’s complete with Aston Martin donated for one night only by Murray Motors, laser and smoke machine from Lindsey Middleton, red carpet from Apex International Hotel and a huge amount of generosity and goodwill from the people of Balerno.
What a fabulous weekend, thanks to everyone for their support. See you next month for Argo (best film at this year’s Oscars) – tickets will be made available soon…..
Very exciting – less than 24 hours until Skyfall comes to Balerno! There are a handful tickets available for Friday night from the Mill Cafe or the Post Office so there is still time to get a ticket. On Saturday both Brave and Skyfall tickets have all gone.
If you are coming on Saturday, please be aware that Scotmid are making a film about Balerno Village Screen. You may be filmed in or around the screening or asked for an interview if you are attending any screening. They may also want to interview some children, usual disclaimers will be available for signing. If you wish to discuss this please feel free to ask one of the committee members (wearing the BVS t-shirts).
Refreshments and popcorn will be available at each screening and please arrive with enough time to get seated – doors open around 30 minutes before screening time.
And if you were listening to BBC Radio Scotland this afternoon you might have picked up the BBC Movie Cafe feature on Balerno Village Screen when they came to The Artist – you can listen again via the BBC Iplayer (starts 28.15) includes interviews with Iain Smith, Louise Duncan and some members of the audience – was it you?
Owing to popular demand, we’ve decided to put on an additional screening of Skyfall: 7.30pm on Friday 1st March. If you would like to come along, you can pick up a ticket from The Mill Cafe or the Post Office on the High Street or you can book online:
All tickets for all of the screenings on Saturday have been taken up and we are currently working through any returned tickets (there are only a few) and we will reallocate them to those who are on the Saturday waiting list.
All tickets for the March screenings of Brave and Skyfall have sold out – if you don’t have tickets but would like to come along please email email@example.com with ‘spare tickets’ in the subject line so you can register for any tickets that are returned.
Our next screening date is Saturday 2nd March 2013 and tickets are now available for booking. – tickets can be booked online via the links below or can be collected from the Mill Cafe or the Post Office.
Brave screening at 11.15am (doors open 15 minutes in advance).
Brave follows the heroic journey of Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Online tickets SOLD OUT – there may be some available at the Mill Cafe and the Post Office but we hope to be able to confirm soon.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Skyfall (12A) screening at 4pm and 7.15pm (doors open 30 minutes in advance).
In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
4pm screening – all tickets SOLD OUT
7.15pm – online tickets sold out and around 40 from the Mill Cafe and the Post Office. Tickets available on a first come first served basis.
Please note Skyfall has a 12A certification.
All tickets are free of charge and there is no booking fee.
Brave is set in the Scottish Highlands, a skilled archer named Merida defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in her kingdom. After consulting a witch for help, Merida accidentally curses her family and is forced to undo the spell herself before it is too late.
Braveis screening at 11.15am on Saturday 2nd March (doors open 15 minutes in advance). Tickets will be made available on Tuesday 12th February on the website or for pick up from the Mill Cafe or the Post Office.
A treat for all of you Bond fans. Skyfall has been named film of the year at the London Evening Standard British Film Awards and will be screened on Saturday 2nd March at Balerno Village Screen. We hope to confirm screening times this week – please keep an eye on social media and/or subscribe to our email updates so you get an alert as soon as tickets become available.
In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. — (C) Official Site.
Community Cinema – Free Admission – Funded by Donations