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Film in the Old College Quad | Courtesy Of The University Of Edinburgh
Film in the Old College Quad | Courtesy Of The University Of Edinburgh
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Classic Film Screenings Set To Enchant Edinburgh

Picture of Tori Chalmers
Updated: 15 September 2016
Avid film fanatics are in for a field day with the multiple classic movie screenings set to commence at the University of Edinburgh this weekend. Yet again, the historic Old College Quad will undergo a blissful transformation into a picturesque open-air cinema.

Over the course of three days, Film In The Old College Quad invites the people of Edinburgh to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and enter into an alternate universe, where film sparks the imagination and aspirations reign free. The impressive display of blankets and delectable picnics dispersed amidst the audience — complimented by the beautiful backdrop of the Old Quad — is sure to resemble a scene straight from a movie in itself.

Film lovers can bond over the stellar pick of screenings in store. The legendary Steven Spielberg will kick off Friday with his shark cult classic Jaws — that will no doubt leave audiences thankful to be on dry land. At the later showing, Leonardo DiCaprio will bring that signature flair to the scene with his top-notch performance in trippy fantasy film Inception.

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Saturday is a date for the diary with a plethora of films to choose from. Families of all ages can catch some laughs from the endearing and ingenious animated movie Inside Out. Those who have a penchant for A cappella can tune into the spunky musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2. Kingsman: The Secret Service will enable Colin Firth fans to ogle at him in an unusually rambunctious role. The rarely screened film Labyrinth will undeniably touch David Bowie enthusiasts. Additionally, those who like a bit of suspense and dream about meeting otherworldly beings, can delight in James Cameron’s Aliens.

The hilarious animation Home is set to begin Sunday’s screenings. Also, audiences will certainly become hypnotised like Mowgli from Kaa with Jon Favreau’s impressive film adaptation of The Jungle Book. The Coen Brothers’ critically acclaimed Grammy award-winning O Brother, Where Art Thou? is sure to leave never-ending impressions too. Lastly but not least, Die Hard appreciators can delight in the all-American thriller before witnessing the devilish yet loveable antihero Deadpool.

This wondrous flurry of screenings will be complimented by a selection of short films made by students from the Edinburgh College of Art. It is hard to tell which will be more impressive — the screenings or the setting.

📅 Friday, 16th September – Sunday, 18th September

Tickets: Free – £12

📍The University Of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland