Film Fest In The City 2018 – Three days of free outdoor screenings in St Andrew Square Garden
Essential Edinburgh and Edinburgh International Film Festival’s immensely popular free open-air cinema event, Film Fest in the City with Mackays, is set to return to St Andrew Square Garden this summer, with the Festival announcing a jam-packed line-up of free screenings from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June.
Hosted in partnership by Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and Essential Edinburgh, and introducing new headline sponsor – Scotland’s biggest producer of marmalade and jam – Mackays, this year’s special outdoor cinema experience will flaunt an exciting range of films, from cinematic classics such as Casablanca, Top Gun, Ghostbusters, Big Trouble in Little China and Big, to modern day blockbusters including Wonder Woman, Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Family favourites such as Paddington, Paddington 2, The Incredibles, Jason and the Argonauts and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? will also feature, alongside The Greatest Showman and Moulin Rouge!
Once again, all of this year’s screenings will be free with no ticket required, just turn up and join in. Headline sponsors Mackays will be serving up complimentary Dundee Marmalade sandwiches for all at Paddington screenings, alongside a Paddington fancy dress competition and savoury and sweet hampers featuring a range of their authentic jams, marmalades and chutneys.
2018 confirmed programme:
FRIDAY 15 JUNE
4.30pm – 6.55pm WONDER WOMAN (Cert 12A, 141 mins, 2017)
7.05pm – 8:50pm CASABLANCA (Cert U, 102 mins, 1942)
9.00pm – 10.50pm TOP GUN (Cert 12, 110 mins, 1986)
SATURDAY 16 JUNE
10am – 11.55am THE INCREDIBLES (Cert. U, 115 mins, 2004)
12.15pm – 1.50pm PADDINGTON (Cert U, 95 mins, 2014)
2.00pm – 3:45pm BIG (Cert PG, 104 mins, 1988)
4.00pm – 5.45pm WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? (Cert PG, 104 mins, 1988)
6.10pm – 8.20pm MOULIN ROUGE! (Cert PG, 127mins, 2001)
8.40pm – 10.50pm THOR: RAGNAROK (Cert PG, 130 mins, 2017)
SUNDAY 17 JUNE
10am – 11.45am PADDINGTON 2 (Cert PG, 104 mins, 2017)
12pm – 1.45pm JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (Cert U, 104 mins, 1963)
2.10pm – 3.55pm THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (Cert PG, 102 mins, 2017)
4.10pm – 5.55pm GHOSTBUSTERS (Cert 12A, 105 mins, 1984)
6.10pm – 7.50pm BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (Cert 12A, 99 mins, 1986)
8.15pm – 10.45pm STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (Cert PG, 152 mins, 2017)
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.
Essential Edinburgh is currently going through a third Business Improvement District ballot and if successful will continue to deliver projects, initiatives and services on behalf of city centre businesses, who will again be investing over £5 million in the city centre between 2018-2023, for a third five-year term.