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Animation Workshops – a few places left

animationworkshopBalerno Village Screen is organising 3D animation workshops for budding young animators. The workshops are being delivered by award-winning animation specialists Red Kite and will take place on Saturday 30th August and Saturday 6th September 2014.

The August sessions are fully booked but there are still some places left for September. For full details and to book a place please visit our Animation Workshops page 2014.

Big River Man tonight

If you fancy a bit of cinema this evening please pop down to the Ogston hall Balerno for the film doc Big River Man – the story of Martin Strel swimming the Amazon.

‘Director John Maringouin has chanced upon documentary gold – Strel is the sort of off-kilter character even the most imaginative fiction writer would have had trouble dreaming up’. – 4 Stars, Tim Evans, Sky News

Door open at 7pm – film screens at 7.30pm.

Just turn up at the door – no tickets required and free entry.

We are a community cinema funded by donations and a map to the venue is below.

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3D Animation Workshops for kids

animationworkshopAfter the fantastic success of our sell-out 2D animation workshops last year, this year Balerno Village Screen is organising 3D animation workshops for budding young animators. The 3D workshops are being delivered by award-winning animation specialists Red Kite and will take place on Saturday 30th August and Saturday 6th September 2014.

For full details and to book a place please visit our Animation Workshops page 2014.

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BVS Kidscreen

We are delighted to release the new logo which we will be using for our upcoming films for children and young people.

A huge thank you to all the pupils and teachers of Dean Park Primary P5 (and class teacher Miss Douglas) for taking part in the competition to design the logo. We were overwhelmed by the quality of design, which made the decision-making very difficult!

We looked in detail at the designs and found examples of excellent drawing, super use of colour, novel and quirky design ideas – and bucket loads of creativity and innovation. The pupils should ALL be very proud of their efforts.

So……. onto the winner. Although there were many favourites from the selection of designs, our decision was made based on how we would be using the logo (for example how it would look on our website), and in the end we went for a logo which was simple, bold, fitted well with our own BVS logo – and was a very strong design. But our favourite name was a different entrant, so we have decided to combine the 2 ideas into one. We are thrilled with the result.

The logo image was designed by Hannah Roberts

The name ‘kidscreen’ was designed by Sarah Simpson

Many thanks to Hannah and Sarah.

The new logo is below. We hope you like it.

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January: Invictus, The Intouchables and Despicable Me 2

invictus3Happy New Year everyone. The cinema returns this month over the weekend of 17th & 18th of January. We will start on the Friday night with Invictus – Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup (this is a fundraiser for Currie Rugby Club
P6s).

Following the popularity of Despicable Me last year, we will be screening Despicable Me 2 on Saturday Morning. Now turned ex-supervillain, Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

And on Saturday night we have the delightful French comedy-drama The Intouchables. In Paris, the aristocratic and intellectual Philippe is a quadriplegic millionaire who is interviewing candidates for the position of his carer. Out of the blue, the rude African Driss cuts the line of candidates and brings a document from the Social Security and asks Phillipe to sign it to prove that he is seeking a job position so he can receive his unemployment benefit. Philippe challenges Driss, offering him a trial period of one month to gain experience helping him. Then Driss can decide whether he would like to stay with him or not. Driss accepts the challenge and moves to the mansion, changing the boring life of Phillipe and his employees.

Please follow the links below to reserve your tickets.

  • Invictus CERT 12A – screening Friday 17 January at 7.30pm finishes 9.45pm Eventbrite - Invictus  (doors open 30 minutes in advance)
  • Despicable Me 2 CERT U screening Saturday 18 January at 10.30am finishes 12.00 Eventbrite - Despicable Me 2 (doors open 15 minutes in advance)
  • The Intouchables CERT 15 (in French with English subtitles) – screening Saturday 18 January at 7.30pm finishes 9.20pm  Eventbrite - The Intouchables(doors open 30 minutes in advance)

Alternatively you can collect tickets from the Mill Cafe or Balerno Post Office – these offline tickets will be available on Monday 6th January.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Merry Christmas everyone

Amazingly, it is only a year since we thought it would be fun to show It’s a Wonderful Life to a few people in St Joseph’s Hall. And on Saturday afternoon, we finished our first year by doing it all over again to complete our first year as a community cinema.

In the past year, Balerno Village Screen has flourished to become a true Community Cinema in spite of ready access to local multiplexes just a few minutes away. We think that’s because we value the special atmosphere and convenience of the Village Screen. We’ve learned a huge amount over the year, and our ambition continues to push us to do more than simply show films. Continue reading

June Cinema Saturday

It is the last Cinema Saturday of our first season. We start today at 4.30pm with the brilliant animation The Illusionist and then at 7.30pm screen Life of Pi. Doors open 30 minutes in advance.

We have some spare capacity for the earlier film so if you don’t have a ticket and would like to see it please just come down and we should be able to find you a seat. Life of Pi is fully subscribed so we don’t expect to have any spare capacity unless there are late cancellations or no shows. If you do come down without a ticket we will try and accommodate but will be constrained by our seating capacity.

Enjoy the day and we look forward to seeing you later. If you need a ticket, where available they can be reserved via our online booking page.