Metro Ecosse enable Scotland’s only festival dedicated to silent cinema bring the medium to life for a new audience
The 5th Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema is about to take place in Scotland’s oldest cinema, the Hippodrome in Bo’ness. This Festival is now firmly established as one of the country’s premier arts events, with performers and audiences travelling from far and wide to participate and many shows selling out in well in advance. To celebrate their fifth birthday they’ve pulled out all the stops with their biggest, most ambitious programme yet; highlights include The Dodge Brothers - featuring film critic Mark Kermode - performing for early Western ‘Hell’s Hinges’ and composer, broadcaster and pianist Neil Brand accompanying several screenings, including the recently discovered ‘Synthetic Sin’.
Although Metro Ecosse is known for its use of cutting-edge technology, we have been delighted to supply the 103-year-old Hippodrome cinema with equipment necessary to screen little-known gems from the silent era from the projection booth on to the large screen. Shona Thomson, Producer of the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema said, “Without the input of Metro it would be far more difficult for the Festival to present such a wide breadth of archive films to a modern audience. We are extremely grateful to Metro for being a Festival sponsor and appreciate their technical support”.
The Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema takes place 18-22 March.
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