Railways on Film event at the Hippodrome in Bo’ness
Railways on Film: Special Screening Event with introduction by Steven Foxon at the Hippodrome Bo’ness,
Saturday 28th January 2017 14:30 Tickets: £6.60 (£5 conc.) Box Office: 01324 506850
Watch the trailer here.
Your chance to travel back to a time when travelling by rail was comfortable, punctual and maybe even glamorous! Our neighbours at the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway, the Hippodrome Bo’ness, will be hosting a special screening of a major new collection of rare archive films charting the history of the UK’s railways and bringing home the romance and heady freedoms offered by train travel as it expanded across the country in the early 20th century.
Sourced from the national and regional archives and newly digitised, this programme is an immensely nostalgic and evocative collection of films which document not just the glories of the railway but also the changing social, political and economic climates of the 20th century.
Please note: the programme contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect audience members with photosensitive epilepsy
This special screening will be introduced by Steven Foxon. Steven is a Curator of moving image at the BFI National Archive. He specialises in transport films and has cared for and overseen a number of significant railway collections and restorations including the famous British Transport Film Unit collection and the flagship Post Office film ‘Night Mail’. He is the lead curator for the Britain on Film – Railways on Film collection.
“This hidden gem is only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The staff are really friendly and looked after us as we boarded a beautiful steam train, we saw heritage diesels too. The sights, smells and sounds really took us back in time. After a browse around the excellent Museum of Scottish Railways and a bite to eat in the Station Buffet we all agreed we would recommend it to everyone and we would definitely be back.”
Mr P Gray, Falkirk
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