Joint venture to celebrate Festival of Silent Film

Andy Cannon as silent film explainer
Andy Cannon as silent film explainer

The first event announced for the 2015 Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema will see a unique pop-up cinema at Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway.

To celebrate its fifth anniversary, ‘Mind the Gap’ will see the platform at the Bo’ness heritage railway turned into a pop-up cinema for one night only.

The event will feature a selection of railway-inspired silent films on the big screen with live music, together with one of Scotland’s leading storytellers and Hippodrome film explainer Andy Cannon plus a special musical guest providing live accompaniment.

This is the first time that two of the area’s major visitor attractions have collaborated for an event, with the award winning Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway beginning its season earlier than usual so festival-goers can experience the Railway’s unique passenger service and railway museum.

Councillor Adrian Mahoney, Falkirk Council’s spokesperson for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, said: “I’m delighted that the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway is supporting the 2015 Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema, the organisers’ most ambitious to date.”

The event takes place on Saturday, March 21, with tickets going on sale from today (Friday) at midday, priced £17 and £15 for concessions and include a hot bowl of ‘Ash Rabbit Stew‘ – a Station Buffet speciality made with Scottish beef, tea or coffee and a complimentary nip of whisky courtesy of The Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway Station Buffet. Tickets are available from www.hippfest.co.uk or by calling 01324 506850.