Classic films add cinema sparkle to Old College

A crowd-pleasing programme of classic films will be screened in the spectacular surroundings of the University's Old College quad.

Film lovers of all ages can enjoy the unique venue, with highlights including Steven Spielberg’s shark horror, Jaws, spy thriller, Kingsman: The Secret Service and this year’s remake of family-favourite The Jungle Book.

Film in the Old College Quad takes place from  16 - 18 September, as part of the University's Welcome Week for new students.

Audiences are encouraged to bring a picnic and blankets to enjoy the big screen on the quad lawn.

Film in the Old College Quad

Tickets cost £10 per film – £12 for Jaws. Family morning shows are free and unticketed.


Programme and ticket bookings

Film in the Old College Quad

Packed programme

Musical fantasy  Labyrinth - featuring David Bowie - will be shown on Saturday, 17 September. The film has gained a cult following since its release in 1986 and is rarely shown on the big screen.

Die Hard fans can enjoy a screening of the all-American action thriller on Sunday, 18 September.

There will be free family screenings of the much-loved animations Inside Out ­and Home on the mornings of Saturday, 17 and Sunday, 18 September.


Audiences can enjoy sci-fi and superheroes evening screenings of James Cameron’s Aliens, Marvel Comic’s Deadpool and Inception starring Leonardo Di Caprio.

Further attractions include musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2 and the Coen Brothers'  Grammy-winning O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Short films by Animation and Film and Television students from Edinburgh College of Art will be shown before each screening.

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