Film in the Old College Quad returns to Edinburgh
Jaws, Aliens, Die Hard and more on the bill at the outdoor film festival
If you thought that outdoor film festivals were just a summer thing, well then friend, prepare to remove the egg from your face. Film in the Old College Quad returns in all its autumnal splendour this September, with a three-day programme of classic films.
The festival starts on Friday with Jaws (1975): the story of a killer shark which made a whole generation of people afraid to go into the water. After you've had your mind utterly blown by the terror that lies within the world's oceans, you can roll with that fragile mental state and enjoy a viewing of Inception (2010), which deals with matters of the subconscious, and… actually, who really knows what Inception is about.
Saturday's screenings kick off with a free, family-friendly screening of emotion-heavy animation Inside Out (2015), which is followed by Labyrinth (1986) (oh, Bowie). After that, there's popera Pitch Perfect 2 (2015), spy thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), and the Sigourney Weaver classic, Aliens (1986).
Sunday morning begins with a free screening of Home (2015), which follows the story of a lovable misfit from another planet who lands on earth. After that, Mowgli and co get their moment in The Jungle Book (2016), George Clooney goes all country in O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000), Bruce Willis' best Christmas movie Die Hard (1998) is up next, and finally, there's Deadpool (2016) to close a weekend of pure cinematic joy.
Full Film in the Old College Quad programme details:
Fri 16 Sep
Sat 17 Sep
Inside Out, 10am
Pitch Perfect 2, 3.30pm
Kingsman: Secret Service, 6.30pm
Sun 18 Sep
The Jungle Book, 12.30pm
O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 3.30pm
Die Hard, 6.30pm
Get tickets through the University of Edinburgh.
Film in the Old College Quad, Fri 16–Sun 18 Sep, Old College, Edinburgh, times and prices vary.