James Whale season at the Bo’ness Hippodrome

Posted by Timothy Jones on October 13, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

In the run up to Halloween the Hippodrome will present three classic horror films directed by the legendary British director James Whale, each one introduced by a special guest from the Gothic studies staff at the University of Stirling.  The original and best ‘Frankenstein’ (1931), featuring a chilling Boris Karloff as the Monster kicks off the season on Saturday 15th October at 2.30pm.  Next up is ‘The Invisible Man’ (1933) Sunday 23rd October 2.30pm – the film that made Claude Rains a star despite only being visible at the end (spoiler alert!).  The season concludes with the frighteningly good horror sequel: ‘The Bride of Frankenstein’ (1935) Sunday 30th October 2.30pm, starring an iconic Elsa Lanchester as the beehived Bride.


Dr Matt Foley who will introduce ‘Frankenstein said “This wonderfully spooky series of Universal flicks at the Hippodrome will certainly get audiences in the mood for Halloween. Quite rightly, too, we will celebrate James Whale’s significant contribution to our collective, cultural Gothic imaginations. Of the many adaptations of Mary Shelley’s story, it is still Boris Karloff’s Franken-monster, of Whale’s films, which is most emblematic of his work one of the most deservedly famous horror films ever made .”


Tickets: £6.60 (£5 concessions).  Grab a ticket deal and buy a ticket for all three screenings and get up to three more tickets for each screening at 50% off, when booked at the same time.


Box Office: 01324 506850

Hippodrome: 10 Hope Street, Bo’ness EH51 0AA


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