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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).

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Ghostbusters III screening 7.30pm Saturday 21st January

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

Saturday 21st January

  • Ghostbusters III – CERT 12A, 7.30pm to 9.45pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Ghostbusters III

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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Finding Dory screening 2.30pm Saturday 21st January

We start 2017 with Finding Dory for our younger audience.

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity.

Saturday 21st January

  • Finding Dory – CERT U, 2.30pm to 4pm St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Finding Dory

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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Spotlight screening 7.30pm on Friday 20th January

Welcome back for 2017! Balerno Village Screen returns with Spotlight. Although a difficult subject matter, the film gracefully handles the lurid details of its fact-based story while resisting the temptation to lionize its heroes, resulting in a drama that honors the audience as well as its real-life subjects.

When the Boston Globe’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.

Friday 20th January

  • Spotlight – CERT 15, 7.30pm to 9.40pm St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Spotlight

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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The Secret Life of Pets screening 6.30pm Friday 23rd December

Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max’s life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to take revenge

Friday 23rd December

  • The Secret Life of Pets – CERT PG, 6.30pm to 8pm Ogston Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - The Secret Life of Pets

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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It’s A Wonderful Life screening 6.30pm Friday 23rd December

On the Friday before Christmas it’s our annual screening of It’s a Wonderful Life. 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. 

Friday 23rd December

  • It’s A Wonderful Life – CERT U screening 6.30pm to 8.45pm,  St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - It's a wonderful life

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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Florence Foster Jenkins screening 7.30pm Friday 11th November

Florence Foster Jenkins , an heiress form NYC always wanted to be a concert pianist and play Carnegie Hall. An injury in her youth deterred that dream. So she sets out to sing her way to Carnegie Hall knowing the only way to get there would be “Practice Practice Practice ” . Her husband supports her venture and the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins playing Carnegie Hall becomes a truly historic event.

Friday 11th November

  • Florence Foster Jenkins – CERT U screening 7.30pm to 9.30pm,  St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Florence Foster Jenkins

Wine, soft drinks and nibbles available as always. 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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I, Daniel Blake screening 7.30pm Thursday 10th November

The theme for November is Cannes and our film offerings come in short and feature length.

Our feature is Ken Loach’s winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or I Daniel Blake. This is the first time we have screened a film when it comes out in the main stream cinemas and we are totally delighted to welcome Dave Johns (who plays Daniel in the film) to introduce the film and do a short Q&A session. Plus after the film screenwriter Paul Laverty will also be joining us to answer any questions you may have.

The film: Based on research and interviews by the screenwriter Paul Laverty, this movie tells the fictional story of Daniel Blake, a middle-aged widower in the North East who can’t work or get benefits after a near-fatal heart attack, and the story is told with stark and fierce plainness: unadorned, unapologetic, even unevolved. Loach’s movie offends against the tacitly accepted rules of sophisticated good taste: subtlety, irony and indirection.

‘I, Daniel Blake review: Ken Loach’s welfare state polemic is blunt, dignified and brutally moving’  Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

And prior to I Daniel Blake  we are screening the a short film Simon, First and Only.  This is the prologue for a feature film and sees the young hero have his first encounter with the killer in the church. 

The film was accepted into this years Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. It’s also been shown as part of the official selection in the London Independent Film Festival. Visit the Simon, First and Only website for more information.

Thursday 10th November

  • I, Daniel Blake – CERT 15 and Simon, First and Only 7.30pm to 10 pm,  St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - I, Daniel Blake

Departing from our norm

For the feature, this is the first time we’ve screened a film at the same time  it goes to commercial cinemas and film houses. Hopefully you show your approval with your feet and come down to see it.  The move to Thursday reflects our need to use additional screening equipment and film licensing which has increased costs but hopefully your donations can acknowledge this. Wine, soft drinks and nibbles available as always.

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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Love & Mercy screening 7.30pm on Saturday 1st October

Love & Mercy is screening as part of the Balerno Music Festival. And continuing the music theme for October we are delighted to be joined by young singer/songwriter Gus Harrower who will be playing live before the film.   Gus won the Song Academy Young Songwriter 2016 (and we think he is brilliant too).

The film is about Brian Wilson (the creative soul of the Beach Boys) but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian’s crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore.

Saturday 1st October

  • Love & Mercy – CERT 12A screening 7.30pm to 9.35pm,  Ogston Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Love & Mercy

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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The Jungle Book screening Saturday 1st October

The Jungle Book is screening as part of the Balerno Music Festival.

A recent smash at the UK box office Disney appears to have hit the spot with this remake of the 1960s classic musical. Jon Favreau’s beautiful CGI update of Disney’s animated classic keeps the songs and the fun, and adds real emotional weight. The film is screened in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Cub Scouts.

Saturday 1st October

  • Jungle Book – CERT PG screening 2.30pm to 4.15pm,  Ogston Hall, Balerno Eventbrite - Jungle Book

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).

Community Cinema – Free Admission – Funded by Donations