Category Archives: November 2018

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I, Tonya screening at 7:30pm on Friday 30th November

Our Friday night film I, Tonya tells the story behind Tonya Harding’s attack on U.S. skater Nancy Kerrigan, a two-time Olympic medalist.

From the proverbial wrong side of the tracks in Portland, Oregon, former competitive figure skater Tonya Harding was never fully accepted in the figure skating community for not inherently being the image of grace, breeding and privilege that the community wanted to portray, despite she being naturally gifted in the sport athletically. Despite ultimately garnering some success in figure skating being national champion, a world championship medalist, an Olympian, and being the first American woman to complete a Triple Axel in competition, she is arguably best known for her association to “the incident”: the leg bashing on January 6, 1994 of her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, who, unlike Tonya, was everything that the figure skating community wanted in their representatives. Her association to that incident led to Tonya being banned from competitive figure skating for life. Tonya’s story from the beginning of her figure skating life at age four to the aftermath of the incident is presented…

 Friday 30th November

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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Journey’s End screening at 7:30pm on Friday 9th November

As part of the Armistice commemorations being organised by Balerno Parish Church we will be screening Journey’s End. The film is set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918 and is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.

Friday 9th November

      • Journey’s End CERT 12Ascreening 7.30pm to 9.30pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno (doors open 30 minutes in advance) – Part of Church’s Armistice commemorations.


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 Shape of Water screening 7:30pm on Saturday 3rd November

From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water, an otherworldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones.

  • Shape of Water CERT 15 – screening 7.30pm to 9.35pm, St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno (doors open 30 minutes in advance) 


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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Peter Rabbit screening on Saturday 3rd November at 2:30pm

Based on the books by Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit (James Corden;) his three sisters: Flopsy (Margot Robbie,) Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki) and Cotton Tail (Daisy Ridley) and their cousin Benjamin (Colin Moody) enjoy their days harassing Mr McGregor in his vegetable garden. Until one day he dies and no one can stop them roaming across his house and lands for a full day or so. However, when one of Mr McGregor’s relatives inherits the house and goes to check it out, he finds much more than he bargained for. What ensues, is a battle of wills between the new Mr McGregor and the rabbits. But when he starts to fall in love with Bea (Rose Byrne,) a real lover of all nature, his feelings towards them begin to change. But is it too late?

Saturday 3rd November

    • Peter Rabbit CERT PG – screening 2.30pm to 4.10pam St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno (doors open 30 minutes in advance) 


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 Prime of Miss Jean Brody screening on Friday 2nd November at 7:30pm

Our Friday night film of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie will be screened in partnership with this year’s Pentlands Book Festival . 

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie was released in 1969, starring Maggie Smith and Gordon Jackson, and based on Muriel Spark’s book of the same name, set in 1930s Edinburgh.  Four (in the book, six) ten-year-old girls are assigned Miss Brodie, who describes herself as being “in my prime,” as their teacher. She, determined that they shall receive an education in the original sense of the Latin educere, “to lead out,” gives her students lessons from her personal experiences, promoting art history, classical studies, and fascism. The “Brodie set” goes to art museums, theatre, concerts, and has picnics on the school lawn, which upsets the school’s austere headmistress, who dislikes the fact that the girls are cultured to the exclusion of hard knowledge.  However, in a flash-forward we learn that one of her set will later betray Brodie, ruining her career, but she will never learn which one.

In this centenary year of Muriel Spark’s birth it is still relevant to watch a film that won Maggie Smith an Academy Award and was ranked in 2015 in The Guardian as number 79 of the 100 best novels written in English.

Friday 2nd November

    • The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie CERT PG – screening 7.30pm to 9.30pm St Joseph’s Hall, Balerno (doors open 30 minutes in advance). Film screening in association with the Pentlands Book Festival . 


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).