Outdoor Cinema at Glasgow Botanic Gardens This August
The Glasgow Botanic Gardens is the stunning backdrop for four nights of classic cinema screenings. Glasgow’s very own Bill Forsyth will be celebrated with four nights of his films.
‘Bill in The Botanics’ will run from 17 to 20 August showcasing four films – That Sinking Feeling, Comfort and Joy, Gregory’s Girl and Local Hero. These are classic films and I might have to go along to see Gregory’s Girl as it was filmed in my old school!
Tickets are expected to sell out, so make sure you secure your space via https://www.visitwestend.com/whats-on
David Howat, Chairman of Visit West End, said:
“If ever there was a film that could make you laugh and cry, it’s the iconic ‘Local Hero’. Being a native of the West End, we thought it was a great opportunity to pay homage to one of Glasgow’s best directors.
“After the phenomenal demand from last year’s Botanic screenings, we can’t wait to bring these movies to the big screen, that were directed by one of Glasgow’s own and filmed across the city. They really are a celebration of Glasgow and Glaswegians.
“Make sure your reserve your ticket, organise your friends and family and get set to revel in the splendour of the Botanics and a spot of cinema gold.”
All films will be shown at 9pm each evening and run from Thursday, 17 August until Sunday, 20 August.
Tickets cost £3. Secure your ticket, head to https://www.visitwestend.com/whats-on
That Sinking Feeling 1979 – 21.00, Thursday 17 August
Comfort and Joy 1984 – 21.00, Friday 18 August
Gregory’s Girl 1981 – 21.00 Saturday 19 August
Local Hero 1983 – 21.00, Sunday 20 August
Gregory’s Girl –Gregory is a normal teen who is infatuated with a classmate. He must work to win her affection.
Local Hero –An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don’t go as expected.
Comfort and Joy: Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor.
That Sinking Feeling: Unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow plot a crime of the century.
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