Category Archives: February 17

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The Breakfast Club screening 7.30pm Friday 24th February

Our Friday night film goes right back to the 1980s with The Breakfast Club.  Chosen by pupils at Balerno High School the night will be run by the school media students with monies raised on the night going to Team Jak – a charity set up in Livingston at the request of inspirational teenager Jak Trueman following his own journey with childhood cancer.

The film, written and directed by John Hughes is the quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring the hottest young stars of the decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Claire, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These five strangers begin the day with nothing in common, each bound to his/her place in the high school caste system. Yet the students bond together when faced with the villainous principal (Paul Gleason), and they realize that they have more in common than they may think, including a contempt for adult society. “When you grow up, your heart dies,” Allison proclaims in one of the film’s many scenes of soul-searching, and, judging from the adults depicted in the film, the teen audience may very well agree. Released in a decade overflowing with derivative teen films, The Breakfast Club has developed an almost cult-like status. ~ Dylan Wilcox, Ravi

Friday 24th February

  • The Breakfast Club – CERT 15, 7.30pm to 9.10pm St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - The Breakfast Club

Balerno Village Screen is a community cinema free to attend and funded by donations. We ask that you reserve a free ticket in advance (via the button above) to help us manage numbers.  We also ask that if you can no longer attend to cancel your ticket to allow someone else to see the film.

Tickets are also available via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help) or ask Miss Todd at Balerno High School.

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Eye in the Sky screening 7.30pm on 25th February

In our February film Eye in the Sky, Alan Rickman and Helen Mirren star in Gavin Hood’s nail-biting thriller that explores the ethics of drone strikes.

Colonel Katherine Powell is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Saturday 25th February

  • Eye in the Sky – CERT 15, 7.30pm to 9.15pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Eye in the Sky

Balerno Village Screen is a community cinema free to attend and funded by donations. We ask that you reserve a free ticket in advance (via the button above) to help us manage numbers.  We also ask that if you can no longer attend to cancel your ticket to allow someone else to see the film.

Tickets are also available via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help).

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Trolls screening 2.30pm and 4.30pm on Saturday 25th Febuary

DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of ShrekTrolls stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known.

Saturday 25th February

  • Trolls – CERT PG, 2.30pm to 4pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Trolls
  • Trolls – CERT PG, 4.30pm to 6pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Trolls 4.30pm screening (second screening added following large demand for this film)

Balerno Village Screen is a community cinema free to attend and funded by donations. We ask that you reserve a free ticket in advance (via the button above) to help us manage numbers.  We also ask that if you can no longer attend to cancel your ticket to allow someone else to see the film.

Tickets are also available via the Mill Cafe or you can book and print your tickets at Balerno Library (staff are happy to help).