What immersive cinema experiences does Glasgow Film Festival have in store this year?
- Deborah Chu
- 14 February 2019
The festival's popular programme of special events returns, with The List joining the fun again in 2019
Rapidly becoming the stuff of legend, the Glasgow Film Festival's Special Events bring films to life off the screen, allowing audiences to experience beloved classics in a completely new light.
This year, The List is proud to partner with the Glasgow Film Festival to present a special screening of Fight Club (Parkhouse Business Park, Fri 1 Mar), immersing audiences in Chuck Palahniuk's notoriously seedy underworld of street fighting and anti-corporate disaffection with re-enactments, fancy dress and other surprises. Or try your luck at an evening of bingo debauchery, hosted by glamorous drag queens at a showing of Priscila, Queen of the Desert (Grand Ole Opry, Thu 21 Feb), with the chance to win free film tickets for yourself and a pal.
Who ya gonna call? The 1984 paranormal classic Ghostbusters (Argyle St Arches, Sun 24 Feb) will be screened twice: once for the wee ones, with plenty of family-friendly activities like slime-making in the Slime Lab, while the big ones visit the Mixology Lab to sample spooky cocktails and get ghost-catching tips from the Ghostbusters squad. More strange things are afoot at the screening of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre, Wed 27 Feb), with attendees strongly encouraged to come dressed as their favourite historical figure.
Don your all-black couture at special screenings of The Matrix (Argyle St Arches, Fri 22 & Sat 23 Feb), featuring spoon-bending installations and an afterparty that'll shake the foundations of Zion. For the thrill seekers, brave the Xenomorph at an Alien-themed laser tag adventure (Parkhouse Business Park, Thu 28 Feb), or face your fears and enter the woods to find the infamous Blair Witch – before it finds you (secret location, Sat 2 Mar).
Glasgow Film Festival, various venues, Wed 20 Feb–Sun 3 Mar, check glasgowfilm.org for full programme.