Three days of free outdoor screenings at St Andrew Square Garden, Edinburgh

 

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Edinburgh International Film Festival’s hugely popular open-air cinema, Film Fest in the City, 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 16 to Sunday 18 June.

 

Hosted by Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), in partnership with EdinEvents – the events arm of Essential Edinburgh – the free outdoor cinema will showcase an epic mix of movies, from classics including Singin’ in the Rain, Clueless and Labyrinth, to family favourites Trolls, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book and Avengers Assemble.

 

Critically-acclaimed blockbusters including Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story, Kubo and the Two Strings and EIFF 2016 Audience Award Winner Hunt for the Wilderpeople will also feature, alongside special ‘dance along’ screenings of Mamma Mia and Dirty Dancing in association with Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance.

 

Mark Adams, EIFF Artistic Director said: “We’re thrilled to be rolling out the green carpet for the sixth annual Film Fest in the City. Whether you want to dance and sing-along to a cult classic or gather the family to watch a film under the stars, this year’s Film Fest in the City really does have it all.”

 

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 said  “This is a tremendous event which has grown in popularity hugely since we first organised it in 2011 and is now a must-attend for many film-lovers and others in the city. Essential Edinburgh is delighted to continue to work with EIFF to create this unique event, and we look forward to lots of people enjoying the exciting, fun programme that we have put together this year.”

 

Once again this year all screenings will be free with no ticket required, just turn up and join in.

 

 

The 71st edition of EIFF runs from 21 June – 2 July, 2017.

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