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hippodrome…

Three cheers for the truly wonderful Hippodrome in Bo’ness. Scotland’s oldest purpose built cinema (1912)…For more on the building and its revival see here.

Was here for a silent film festival and a performance by the rather marvellous Neil Brand a pianist for silent films. Did you know that originally it was not just one or two musicians accompanying a film, but whole orchestras of anything from 10 to 60 (!!!) musicians semi improvising together…Amazing stuff