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Colin Cloud – Forensic Mind Reader & Good Vibrations

Balerno Village Screen has secured the attendance of the amazing Fringe Star, Colin Cloud, Forensic Mindreader to do a performance before we screen Good Vibrations on Friday 3rd October. We are soooo excited to have such a talented up and coming star in the cinema!

“GENIUS … Truly amazed. Go and see him – you literally won’t believe your eyes” *****Edinburgh Reporter

Colin is trying out new material before he flies the following day to New York where NBC have commissioned his own TV show – we are delighted to help out!

His show is funny and mind blowing and a recent video of him in action is below.

If you would like to attend please book a ticket via the button below and join us in welcoming Colin Cloud to Balerno! There are only a handful of tickets left so don’t delay. Colin will do a 15 minute show before the film so will be finished around 20 minutes later than previously advertised.

Friday 3rd Oct

As part of the Balerno Music Festival: Good Vibrations,  with pre show entertainment from Colin Cloud 7.30pm – 9.15pm, Ogston Hall Eventbrite - Good Vibrations





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Good Vibrations for the Music Festival

Thank you to everyone who came along to Balerno Village Screen this weekend – we had a fantastic turnout for some great films and it is always good to see some new faces (the image above was the packed house for Lego).

And from September we move to October in the shape of the 7th Balerno Music Festival. On Friday 3rd October, we will be screening Good Vibrations, an insight into 70s Belfast, a record shop and punk music of course. This films gets fantastic reviews!

Then on Wednesday 8th October, in association with Dyslexia Scotland,  we are showing The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia – a film directed by Dylan Redford.

Please use the booking buttons below to reserve a ticket or pick up a ticket from Balerno Post Office or the Mill Cafe. Our films are free to attend and we are funded by donations.

Friday 3rd Oct

As part of the Balerno Music Festival: Good Vibrations,  7.30pm – 9.15pm, Ogston Hall Eventbrite - Good Vibrations

Tickets can also be reserved via the Balerno Music Festival website.

Wed 8th Oct

  • In association with Dyslexia Scotland: The Big Picture, 7.30pm, Ogston Hall Eventbrite - The Big Picture

Great films coming soon & tickets available

Another season of film is about to get underway at Balerno Village Screen and we look forward to welcoming back old friends and seeing lots of new faces at our local community cinema through our Autumn and Winter season.

Some things to tell you about:

  • Our big development has been the installation of a new screen in the St Joe’s Hall which doubles our capacity and provides an opportunity for more choice and more seats.
  • Our screening calendar is now available for the full season so please visit our screening calendar page to book your tickets. Additional tickets for screenings will be made available at the Mill Café and Balerno Post Office around two weeks before screening for those without internet access.

This should allow us screen in two halls if we have a popular film that you all want to see and in November for example provide a choice of two films on the Saturday night!

The important bit – what films do we have….

This is the exciting bit which always causes much discussion from our committee. We’re kicking off next week with a Robin Williams tribute – the hilarious family classic Mrs Doubtfire followed by the Good Morning Vietnam. There are also animation workshops running for budding young animators – you can find out more on our website although these are currently sold out with all 80 places taken.

Come September – BVS Kidscreen will be The Lego Movie – we reckon this will be very popular with the younger audience! Either side we will be screening the The Grand Budapest Hotel that recounts the adventures of M. Gustave, a legendary concierge at a famous European Hotel between the 1st & 2nd World Wars. And Philomena, starring Dame Judy Dench and Steve Coogan, tells the story of a woman’s search for her son who was taken away from her decades before. 

Late September and October brings the sound of music to Balerno in the shape of the 7th Balerno Music Festival. We will be screening Good Vibrations, an insight into 70s Belfast, a record shop and punk music of course. This films gets fantastic reviews! Then in association with Dyslexia Scotland we are showing The Big Picture – a film directed by Robert Redford.

November: we have a four film bonanza. We kick off with Dallas Buyers Club covering the story of America’s attitude to AIDS in the 70s – we suspect not everyone’s cup of tea so please read the review before booking.

Our Saturday matinee is Maleficent – it’s about a vengeful fairy (Angelina Jolie) driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land (little ones might find this a bit scary so parents please take note). On the Saturday night you have a choice: The Book Thief – while subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany a young girl finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others; or if you prefer a thriller Two Faces of January stars Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac – a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.

And we finish up just before Christmas with a double bill of Frozen and it’s a Wonderful Life.

New faces very welcome – and returning guests too!

Ticket booking is now open so please visit our screening calendar page to reserve your tickets. We look forward in welcoming you back to the Screen over this season and we hope you enjoy it.

And please help us raise awareness of The Screen – tell your friends, neighbours, share our information on social media, invite people along and enjoy.

Our films are free to attend – we are funded by donations – refreshments (soft and a bit stronger) and nibbles are always available at our screenings – all we ask is that you provide a donation to help us cover our costs.

Tickets now available – follow this link to reserve your tickets!

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Balerno Music Festival

Preparations for the SEVENTH Balerno Music Festival are well underway and there will be a wide variety of musical events coming to the village this autumn. As part of the festival, Balerno Village Screen will be screening Good Vibrations.

The film is a vibrant, hilarious and inspirational biopic of Terri Hooley, Belfast’s “Godfather of Punk,” whose upstart record shop and music label Good Vibrations became the hub of the city’s nascent ’70s punk scene and a voice of resistance to the sectarian violence of the Troubles.

Friday 3rd Oct

  • As part of the Balerno Music Festival: Good Vibrations,  7.30pm – 9.15pm, Ogston Hall Eventbrite - Good Vibrations

This year’s Festival starts on Wednesday 24th September and continues through the first two weekends of October.   To find out more about what’s on please visit the Balerno Music Festival website for more information.


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We’re all going on our summer holidays

Th-th-that’s all folks for our 2013-14 spring season – we are taking a break for the summer and will return in the Autumn. Great to see so many regulars coming back for every show and also new faces giving our cinema a try.

When we come back in September we may have both screens working (we now have screens in the Ogston and St Jo’s Hall) with the best equipment thanks to your donations and grants from our main sponsors (RBS, City of Edinburgh Council, Scotmid). This will let us put on more great nights like The Angel’s Share.

We will have few more indie movies on Fridays and Blockbusters on Saturdays. Kids matinees will feature as ever and our children’s animation classes (which have just sold out this week) are running in August and September.

Our Autumn season commences in September when we will have Grand Budapest Hotel as an early screening. Look out too for the great film about The Undertones called Good Vibrations, playing as part of the Balerno Music Festival in October.

To keep up to date please follow us by email (link to the right) or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Tickets for the new season should be made available in August. Have a great summer and see you in the Autumn.