Film Fest in the City

Film Fest In The City – 16th to 18th June 2017

Back again by popular demand for the sixth year, Film Fest in the City is Scotland’s best FREE outdoor movie event. An eclectic mix of action blockbusters, cult choices and family favourites gives the whole family the opportunity to experience films in the beautiful setting of St Andrew Square in the heart of the city centre.

Hosted by EdinEvents (part of Essential Edinburgh) and Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), this year’s FREE outdoor screenings will be showcasing 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.


Once again this year all screenings will be free with no ticket required, just turn up and join in. Any persons under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

 Do allow plenty of time though please as there will be increased security checks this year which may take a little longer to get you in. Please read the Event Rules & Safety Info below.

  • Confirmed Programme 2017


    4.30pm – 6.05pm  WHAT’S UP DOC? (Cert U, 1 hr 34 mins, 1972)

    6.20pm – 8pm  LABYRINTH (Cert U, 1hr 38mins, 1986)

    8.15pm – 10.45pm  AVENGERS ASSEMBLE (Cert 15, 2hr 23mins, 2012)



    10.30am – 12pm  TROLLS (sing-a-long) (Cert U, 1hr 30mins, 2016)

    12.20pm – 1.50pm  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (dress up party) (Cert U, 1hr 28mins, 1991)

    2.15pm – 4pm  THE JUNGLE BOOK (Cert PG, 1hr 44mins, 2016)

    4.25pm – 6.15pm  MAMMA MIA (dance along) (Cert PG, 1hr 46mins, 2008)

    6.40pm – 8.20pm  CLUELESS (Cert PG, 1hr 37mins, 1995)

    8.45pm – 10.25pm  DIRTY DANCING (dance along) (Cert 12, 1hr 38mins, 1987)



    10.30am – 12.30pm  CARS (Cert PG, 1hr 52mins, 2006)

    12.45pm – 2.30pm  KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (Cert PG, 1hr 42mins, 2016)

    2.45pm – 4.35pm  SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER (Cert U, 1hr 48mins, 1977)

    4.45pm – 6.30pm  SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Cert U, 1hr 43mins, 1952)

    6.40pm – 8.20pm  HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (Cert 12A, 1hr 37mins, 2016)

    8.30pm – 10.45pm  ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (Cert 12A, 2hrs 14mins, 2016)

  • Event Rules & Safety

    The safety of the public attending Film Fest in the City is of the highest priority and Film Fest In The City organisers continually liaise with the local authority and emergency services (including Police Scotland) during the event planning process. Robust security measures are in place to provide reassurance to our visitors and the best event experience.

    –          Any persons under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult

    –          NO ALCOHOL may be brought into the event arena (Bar facilities available on-site)

    –          NO GLASS may be brought into the event arena

    –          NO PETS allowed – Guide Dogs and / or Hearing Dogs only

    –          We suggest allowing plenty of time for our additional security checks

    –          Full bag and random pat down searches will be carried out for all screenings

    –          Please be aware that suitcases are not permitted into this event

    –          Management reserves the right to refuse entry:

    • Anyone acting in a manner deemed inappropriate by management inside the event site may be asked to leave
    • Anyone deemed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be refused entry or asked to leave the event

    –          Please use bins provided for rubbish and clean up any litter from your attendance

    –          On entering the event you consent to official filming, photography and sound recordings as members of the public, which may be used in future promotions by organisers

    –          The use of professional cameras and any audio / video recording equipment by the public is strictly prohibited at the event


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