Film Fest in the City will return to St Andrew Square Garden in Edinburgh this summer with free screenings of some of last year’s hit releases.
Hosted by Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and Essential Edinburgh, the event features Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Poppins Returns and The Greatest Showman. There is a double bill of Mamma Mia! and Mamma Mia 2.
There will also be showings of much-loved classics including When Harry met Sally, cult titles Xanadu and Groundhog Day alongside family favourites The Iron Giant, Brave and Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.
Mark Adams, EIFF artistic director said: “The annual outdoor screenings make for the perfect taster before the festival proper begins a few days later. Watching a film outdoors is such a special experience and it is always gratifying to see film fans arriving at beautiful St Andrew Square Garden for this wonderful social event. We have a lovely blend of old and new, and some musical pleasures alongside animated classics.”
Roddy Smith, chief executive of Essential Edinburgh said: “Essential Edinburgh is delighted to be able to continue to fund this fantastic event for the eigth time.
“Film Fest in the City is only possible thanks to the superb partnership between Essential Edinburgh, EIFF and the production team at Unique Events. Essential Edinburgh is solely funded by city centre businesses who invest £1 million a year into projects, initiatives and events, such as Film Fest in the City.
“As always it is a fantastic mix of movies that can be enjoyed for free in the beautiful St Andrew Square Garden, we are looking forward to welcoming you to what is one of the best free events of the year.”
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.
The 73rd edition of EIFF runs from 19 June – 30 June 2019. For more information on this year’s Festival visit www.edfilmfest.org.uk.