Film Fest in the City

Unique Events were delighted to once again produce Film Fest in the City on behalf of EdinEvents in partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).

From Friday 10th – Sunday 12 June, St Andrew Square Gardens was transformed into a buzzing, outdoor cinema arena that screened 15 must see movies in the heart of the city centre.

Hosted by EdinEvents in partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), the FREE outdoor attraction showcased an epic mix of movies, from cult classics such as The Breakfast Club, 10 Things I Hate About You and One Million Years B.C., to family favourites which include Minions, Finding Nemo and The Muppets. The packed programme of sensational screenings will also feature superhero blockbusters Ant-Man and Big Hero 6 and a host of other box office hits, such as Jurassic Park, Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect.

Other programme highlights included a special ‘dance along’ screening of Grease on the Saturday afternoon in association with Dance Base – an absolute must-see for those who were ‘Born to Hand Jive’, whilst the breath-taking sci-fi sequel, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, brought the event to a dramatic close on Sunday night.

Launched in 2011, the St Andrew Square screenings were created to bring film lovers into the city centre, to celebrate the capital’s rich culture and creativity and generate excitement during the run-up to the world famous EIFF.

Roddy Smith, Chief Executive of Essential Edinburgh, the company behind Film Fest in The City said:

“Edinburgh City Centre provides the perfect backdrop for a weekend of exciting outdoor film screenings and we are delighted to be working closely with EIFF once again to bring such a popular event to both residents and locals.

We are confident that this year’s programme will offer something for everyone and once again be a big hit with visitors.”

Mark Adams, EIFF Artistic Director said:

” We are thrilled that the wonderfully entertaining and fun-packed Film Fest in the City is again acting as the perfect preamble to this year’s festival. These outdoor screenings are real cinematic occasions and the films this year packed with laughs, action and drama.”