Film in the Old College Quad

Cult classics and family favourites are to feature in a series of open air cinema screenings in a dramatic setting this summer.

Film screening in Old College Quad

The University’s Old College quadrangle will stage an eclectic mix of 16 films over five days (12-16 August) during the Festival Fringe.

Festival screenings

Listings and booking information can be found on the University's Festivals website.

Film in the Old College Quad

Enchanting cinema experience

The packed programme features a host of eighties’ classics, including The Goonies, Withnail & I, This is Spinal Tap and The Lost Boys.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy Free Matinee screenings of children’s favourites The Lego Movie and Paddington over the weekend, catering for children and adults alike.

The Oscar-winning Theory of Everything, charting the extraordinary life of astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, will close the series on Sunday evening.

Student screenings

Short films created by Animation and Film and Television students from Edinburgh College of Art will be shown on the big screen each evening.

We are delighted to host a second programme of film screenings in our historic Old College quad. We are particularly pleased to present the series in partnership with the Edinburgh International Film Festival and showcase some of the wonderful work of our students.

Professor Sir Timothy O’SheaPrincipal of the University

Varied programme

Further attractions include sci-fi blockbusters Starship Troopers and Blade Runner, road-trip classic Thelma and Louise, 1950s musical Singin’ in the Rain and critically acclaimed Italian drama Cinema Paradiso.

Late night showings of Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt and Ed Norton, and the comedy-horror An American Werewolf in London will be held on Friday and Saturday night.

Atmospheric surroundings

As well as enjoying the atmospheric surroundings, festival-goers can bring rugs and a picnic, enjoy a drink from the outdoor bar whilst watching classic films on the quad’s lawn.

Film in the Old College Quad is presented by the University, in association with the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and is produced by Unique Events.

Further special screenings will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets cost £6.50 + booking fee per film (family matinees are free) and can be purchased at the entrance to the quad, or via the Edinburgh Festival Fringe website.