A TOURING exhibition about old fashioned picture palaces arrives at Kinneil Museum, Bo’ness, on March 9. “Now Showing” was originally created as part of the centenary of the nearby Hippodrome Cinema in Bo’ness. It charts the rise, fall and resurgence of local cinemas – including the Hippodrome (Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema). It uses reminiscences, photos and artefacts held by Falkirk Community Trust, the National Library of Scotland and the Cinema Theatre Association. Kinneil Museum is open Mondays to Saturdays from 12.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
The exhibition runs at the museum until March 19 and ties in with the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema, being held in the town from March 13 to 17, 2013. To find out more about the Festival, visit www.hippfest.co.uk
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