Balerno Village Screen Up and Running!

The Balerno Village Screen is up and running – we have our community cinema in Balerno. Thank you all for coming along and making it a fantastic afternoon and evening to remember! We had a fantastic night and it went way beyond all of our expectations. So, where to start….

Thanks to the team of volunteers the hall was ready by 2pm when the first members of the community arrived. The hall filled up nicely, the popcorn went down a storm and the show began. Pete Ross, the BBC reporter covering the day, surely picked up the massive positive community vibe that was happening. Hopefully this will feature in the two minute piece this Thursday.

The film ran without a hitch and there was a great round of applause at the end with a huge positive rating of the experience endorsed by our ‘technical’ voting system and by the healthy donations made by the audience of young and old. Following some quick turn arounds, the second show played to a full house of enthusiastic and generous punters. Yet more positive feedback was received from this audience and the hall was buzzing at the end.

The third show was possibly the best. Following some technical adjustments and the darker environment caused by it being night time, there seemed an even better feel about the place. The complimentary wine seemed to go down well and the audience was extremely appreciative in their good wishes and their donations.

Thanks to everyone who came to see the film. The success of this venture is dependent on the audiences turning up. The screenings of the Artist attracted more than two hundred and fifty (250) people. I think we can safely say our community cinema is off to a great start. The team of volunteers who have given their time to make this happen should feel justifiably proud of their efforts. Salutations to them all.

Martin Gemmell, Chair of Committee

Some pics below and there are more going on Facebook over the next couple of days.

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Pete Ross interviewing the kidsOgston hall screeningGetting ready

The Artist showing 2nd Feb

Tickets are still available for The Artist.

  • Classification: PG
  • Running time: 96m 27s
  • Director: Michel Hazanavicius
  • Cast Includes: Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Berenice Bejo, James Cromwell

There will be two screenings – an earlier screening at 2.30pm and a later showing at 7.30pm. Please use the buttons below to order your tickets via the external booking website (tickets are free and there are no booking fees).

Screening at 2.30pm
Screening date now passed.

Screening at 7.30pm
Sold out.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please remember Balerno Village Screen is a community cinema with free admission and funded by donations.

Your very own poster

Many thanks to everyone so far for their helpful comments and support in embracing the Balerno Village Screen. Tickets for the first show are moving quickly so remember to book asap if you want to come to The Artist on 2nd Feb.

Can you help us?

We are trying to reach as much of the Balerno community as possible. So to help spread the word, it would be fantastic if you downloaded and printed out our posters and put them up in your place of work, in your school, in your community center, pub, Scout Hall – anywhere really – even on your fridge!Hitchcock Clapperboard

If you can do help that would be brilliant.

If you could then take a picture of your poster and share it on social media that would be even better! If posting on Facebook, please tag Balerno Village Screen. And if posting on Twitter please include our Twitter handle @balernocinema. Or comment below to tell us where you have put your poster.

We have three posters for you to download (start small get bigger):

Happy postering! Please remember if you put your poster up in a public place please remove it after the date of the film. If this proves successful we will have new posters for our next film.

We’ve also been in the news.

If you’ve been listening to Radio Scotland this week you might have heard us mentioned on the Movie Cafe on Thursday afternoon. We’ve been picked up in the newspapers too:

The Artist – screening 2nd February 2013 – tickets now available

We are delighted to be screening The Artist. More than a homage to the silent era, Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist is a dazzling tale of love and loss.

  • Classification: PG
  • Running time: 96m 27s
  • Director: Michel Hazanavicius
  • Cast Includes: Jean Dujardin, John Goodman, Berenice Bejo, James Cromwell

There will be two screenings – an earlier screening at 2.30pm and a later showing at 7.30pm. Please use the buttons below to order your tickets via the external booking website (tickets are free and there are no booking fees).

Screening at 2.30pm
Screening date now passed.

Screening at 7.30pm
Sold out.

Tickets for the 7.30pm screening are also available from Balerno Post Office or The Mill @ St Joseph’s from Tuesday 14th January .

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please remember Balerno Village Screen is a community cinema with free admission and funded by donations.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Thank you to everyone who came along to watch ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on 23rd December 2012 – it is director Frank Capra’s classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (James Stewart), the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank in the typical American small town of Bedford Falls.

We were delighted with the turn out and look forward to showing more films throughout 2013!To keep up to date with upcoming films please follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy New Year to all!

Community Cinema – Free Admission – Funded by Donations