Film events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Film events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Banff Mountain Film Festival Backyard Theatre

Banff Mountain Film Festival Backyard Theatre

13th September 2020 - 15th October 2020
Online Event

The Banff Mountain Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour is launching a virtual film festival, so adventure lovers can watch the latest inspirational outdoorsy films from the comfort of their couch!
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In Someone Else’s Shoes: Edinburgh’s Unexpected Summer.

In Someone Else’s Shoes: Edinburgh’s Unexpected Summer.

28th September 2020 - 25th October 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

In Someone Else’s Shoes: Edinburgh’s Unexpected Summer transports you into the heart of other people's lives through immersive 360 degree video.
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Harry Potter Movie Marathon at Vue Cinemas

Harry Potter Movie Marathon at Vue Cinemas

Selected dates between 2nd October 2020 - 9th October 2020
National Event

Wands at the ready as Harry Potter returns to Vue Cinemas across the country for an epic movie marathon fortnight as all eight instalments of the series are back on the big screen!
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EIFF and  Unique Events present: Drive In Movies

EIFF and Unique Events present: Drive In Movies

Selected dates between 29th October 2020 - 29th November 2020
Edinburgh West

Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events have teamed up with Edinburgh Airport to produce a new monthly event for cinema fans throughout the rest of 2020!
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Fans Youth Film Festival

Fans Youth Film Festival

27th November 2020 - 29th November 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

FANS Youth Film Festival will take place in November, showcasing the work of young filmmakers across three days of screenings, workshops and talks.
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The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Edinburgh

The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Edinburgh

16th December 2020 - 24th December 2020

The magic of Christmas lives on at The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival... featuring pantomimes, huge Christmas parties, festive movie screenings, fireworks, comedy, food trucks & more!
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Silent Cinema: A Night of Laurel and Hardy

Silent Cinema: A Night of Laurel and Hardy

31st January 2021

Maestro Will Pickvance accompanies live on piano four of his favourite short films from those masters of comedy Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
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Rocketman in Concert - Film with live orchestra

Rocketman in Concert - Film with live orchestra

20th February 2021

For the first time ever in the UK and Ireland, Rocketman, will be presented live in concert across the country, with a full orchestra performing its iconic soundtrack live to picture.
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Joker In Concert - The Film with live orchestra

Joker In Concert - The Film with live orchestra

3rd March 2021

Don't miss Todd Phillips’ ground-breaking, award-winning film Joker, screened with the accompaniment of a live orchestra.
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William Shatner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

William Shatner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

28th March 2021

Set your phasers to fun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with the original ‘Captain James T. Kirk’, award-winning actor William Shatner.
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Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody

Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody

25th April 2021

Celebrate Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury at the smash hit film as you have never experienced it before!
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Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

25th April 2021

Singalonga Productions returns with the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman!
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Downton Abbey at Lauriston Castle

Downton Abbey at Lauriston Castle

12th June 2021

Come dressed for the era, upstairs or downstairs, at this film screening on Satuday 12th June at Lauriston Castle!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Exhibition On Screen: Frida Kahlo - CANCELLED

Exhibition On Screen: Frida Kahlo - CANCELLED

11th October 2020

Frida Kahlo is one of the most enduring and arguably the world's favourite female artists of the 20th century, don't miss an onscreen exhibition of her work at Eastwood Park Theatre!

Find out about Exhibition On Screen: Frida Kahlo - CANCELLED on What's On East Renfrewshire
Screening: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together (12A) - POSTPONED

Screening: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together (12A) - POSTPONED

Selected dates between 13th October 2020 - 8th November 2020

The world's ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are 'Back Together' and set to delight the cinema audience at Eastwood Park Theatre with the final show of their UK tour at the O2 Arena!

Find out about Screening: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together (12A) - POSTPONED on What's On East Renfrewshire
Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival - POSTPONED

Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival - POSTPONED

20th October 2020

Wilderland Wildlife Film Festival is back for its second year touring the very best of the world's short wildlife films, catch it at Eastwood Park Theatre on Tuesday 20th October!

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Events in Fife

An Ocean Story

An Ocean Story

2nd October 2020

The Scottish Fisheries Museum have teamed up with Netherlands-based charitable foundation “By the Ocean we Unite” for this special screening.

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Scarefest at the Drive In

Scarefest at the Drive In

31st October 2020 - 1st November 2020

Scarefest 2020 is here! Four classic spooky films over two days this Halloween, with free popcorn for every car and a fancy dress competition!

Find out about Scarefest at the Drive In on What's On Fife
Polar Bears Go Go Go!

Polar Bears Go Go Go!

9th July 2021

The Polar Bears are back with another adventure and this time they are off on their holidays. What could possible go wrong?

Find out about Polar Bears Go Go Go! on What's On Fife
The Doris Day Story

The Doris Day Story

16th September 2021

With video projection, a swinging jazz band and impeccable vocals, the Doris Day Story is a compelling musical journey through her life, incorporating some of her greatest songs ever!

Find out about The Doris Day Story on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Walking:Holding Film Screening

Walking:Holding Film Screening

1st October 2020 - 1st November 2020

Performance art & mobile technology converge in Walking:Holding, a meditative journey through urban landscapes focusing on LGBTQ+ experience.

Find out about Walking:Holding Film Screening on What's On Glasgow
Remakesploitation Fest - CANCELLED

Remakesploitation Fest - CANCELLED

3rd October 2020

Matchbox Cineclub and Remakesploitation Film Club team up again with an all-day festival entirely devoted to the weird and wonderful world of Turkish film remakes!

Find out about Remakesploitation Fest - CANCELLED on What's On Glasgow
BFI London Film Festival at GFT

BFI London Film Festival at GFT

7th October 2020 - 18th October 2020

GFT is a Venue Partner for this year's BFI London Film Festival, giving audiences the first chance to see a selection of exciting new titles from LFF on the big screen, at the home of film in Glasgow!

Find out about BFI London Film Festival at GFT on What's On Glasgow
World of Film: International Film Festival

World of Film: International Film Festival

8th October 2020 - 11th October 2020

World of Film is an International film festival featuring over 40 films from independent directors from all over the world, this year's event is being held both in cinema and online!

Find out about World of Film: International Film Festival on What's On Glasgow
World of Film: International Film Festival Opening Film - The Woman Who Ran

World of Film: International Film Festival Opening Film - The Woman Who Ran

8th October 2020

The 7th edition of WoFF will open on the 8th October with a screening of The Woman Who Ran by acclaimed Korean filmmaker Sang-soo Hong!

Introduction To Screenwriting (Online Course)

Introduction To Screenwriting (Online Course)

13th October 2020

This weekly online class offers an introduction to the art of screenwriting for both film and television.

Find out about Introduction To Screenwriting (Online Course) on What's On Glasgow
Introduction To Filmmaking: Story Development (Online Course)

Introduction To Filmmaking: Story Development (Online Course)

14th October 2020

This online ten week course would be ideal for anyone who has always been interested in making a film, but has no idea where to start.

The Iris Ayr Halloween Drive-In

The Iris Ayr Halloween Drive-In

30th October 2020 - 1st November 2020

The Iris Ayr are back with another selection of drive-in movies, just in time for Halloween... expect horror classics, family favourites and much more!

Find out about The Iris Ayr Halloween Drive-In on What's On Glasgow
Ecto-Con 2020

Ecto-Con 2020

7th November 2020

Ecto-Con, a one day fan event to celebrate EVERYTHING Ghostbusters, is coming to The Trades Hall, Glasgow on Saturday 7th November!

Find out about Ecto-Con 2020 on What's On Glasgow
Filmmaking Interview Preparation (Online)

Filmmaking Interview Preparation (Online)

7th November 2020

This one-day course is for people age 16+ who are interested in applying to the BA Filmmaking degree programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Find out about Filmmaking Interview Preparation (Online) on What's On Glasgow
Take 2: Family-Friendly Films

Take 2: Family-Friendly Films

Selected dates between 7th November 2020 - 19th December 2020

Glasgow Film Theatre's weekly Take 2 Family-Friendly Film Screenings will keep even the littlest film fans entertained!

Find out about Take 2: Family-Friendly Films on What's On Glasgow
Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth

Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth

25th January 2021

Head along to the Stand Glasgow on January 25th for an evening of mind melting animation, featuring Salad Fingers creator David Firth!

Find out about Salad Fingers + Q&A With Creator David Firth on What's On Glasgow
Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

15th February 2021

Singalonga Productions, producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga Grease brings you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman!

Find out about Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman on What's On Glasgow
Rocketman - Film with Live Orchestra

Rocketman - Film with Live Orchestra

21st February 2021

Award winning film Rocketman, will be presented live in concert at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on February 21st, with a full orchestra performing its iconic soundtrack live to picture!

Find out about Rocketman - Film with Live Orchestra on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Coffee Festival

Glasgow Coffee Festival

8th May 2021 - 9th May 2021

The annual Glasgow Coffee Festival returns to The Briggait to showcase Scotland's speciality coffee culture in a two day event on the 8th and 9th May!

Find out about Glasgow Coffee Festival on What's On Glasgow
Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow

12th May 2021

Join the Kendal Mountain Festival Tour in Glasgow for a one-of-a-kind evening, celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth, as they screen some of the world's best adventure films!

Find out about Kendal Mountain Festival Tour - Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Blade Runner: the Film with Live Orchestra

Blade Runner: the Film with Live Orchestra

4th September 2021

Experience Ridley Scott's multi-Academy Award-nominated cult classic, Blade Runner on a vast HD screen accompanied by a live orchestra at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on September 4th 2021!

Find out about Blade Runner: the Film with Live Orchestra on What's On Glasgow
Joker Live in Concert - The Film with Live Orchestra

Joker Live in Concert - The Film with Live Orchestra

14th October 2021

The ground-breaking, award-winning film Joker will be screened with the accompaniment of a live orchestra at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Thursday 14th October!

Find out about Joker Live in Concert - The Film with Live Orchestra on What's On Glasgow
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi with Live Orchestra

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi with Live Orchestra

30th November 2021

Watch Return of the Jedi, the thrilling conclusion to the original Star Wars trilogy, with an orchestral score performed by a live orchestra at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall!

Find out about Star Wars: Return of the Jedi with Live Orchestra on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Bond In Concert

Bond In Concert

23rd October 2021

To commemorate the release of the 25th Bond film Entertainers proudly presents Bond In Concert at The Town House Hamilton on Saturday 23rd October 2021!

Find out about Bond In Concert on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Halloween at The Parking Lot Social: Glasgow

Halloween at The Parking Lot Social: Glasgow

30th October 2020 - 1st November 2020

The Parking Lot Social brings the ultimate drive-in Halloween party to Glasgow! They've created a spook-tacular event space and packed it full of chills, thrills, tricks and treats!

Find out about Halloween at The Parking Lot Social: Glasgow on What's On Renfrewshire
The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Glasgow

The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Glasgow

16th December 2020 - 24th December 2020

The magic of Christmas lives on at The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival... featuring pantomimes, huge Christmas parties, festive movie screenings, fireworks, comedy, food trucks & more!

Find out about The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Glasgow on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Schemers

Schemers

24th September 2020 - 1st October 2020

Set in Dundee c.1979, Schemers is the inspiring true-life story of how a local teen set his town's music scene alight.

Find out about Schemers on What's On Stirling
David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet

28th September 2020 - 4th October 2020

Honest, revealing and urgent, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet is a powerful first-hand account of humanity’s impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations.

Find out about David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet on What's On Stirling
Film Screening: Blue Heart

Film Screening: Blue Heart

6th October 2020

The battle to save the “blue heart” of Europe remains little known, this film is sure to change that. Join Transition Stirling in watching it at home and in the discussion afterwards.

Find out about Film Screening: Blue Heart on What's On Stirling
Three Tenors: Voices For Eternity - 30th Anniversary Event

Three Tenors: Voices For Eternity - 30th Anniversary Event

6th October 2020

It's been 30 years since Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and Plácido Domingo made their historic debut. Celebrate the emotional highlights of the first concert and the sequel in Los Angeles!

Stirling Science Festival 2020

Stirling Science Festival 2020

15th October 2020 - 17th October 2020

Stirling is hosting its very first Science Festival, which will explore the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths) from 15th to 17th Ocotber.

Find out about Stirling Science Festival 2020 on What's On Stirling
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together

17th October 2020 - 18th October 2020

The world’s ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are ‘Back Together’ and set to delight cinema audiences at Macrobert Arts Centre in October!

Find out about Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together on What's On Stirling
Halloween Lockdown Drive In Movies

Halloween Lockdown Drive In Movies

30th October 2020

Halloween Lockdown Drive-In is coming to Falkirk! Have a fun filled night and help make a difference to sick children across Scotland.

Find out about Halloween Lockdown Drive In Movies on What's On Stirling
Christmas Lockdown Drive In Movies

Christmas Lockdown Drive In Movies

11th December 2020 - 13th December 2020

Christmas Lockdown Drive-In is coming to Falkirk! Have a fun filled night and help make a difference to sick children across Scotland.

Find out about Christmas Lockdown Drive In Movies on What's On Stirling

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Santa’s Grotto at Dobbies Edinburgh
Bring your little ones along to Dobbies Edinburgh for an exciting festive experience at Santa's Grotto!
The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival Edinburgh
The magic of Christmas lives on at The Parking Lot Social Winter Festival... featuring pantomimes, huge Christmas parties, festive movie screenings, fireworks, comedy, food trucks & more!
EIFF and Unique Events present: Drive In Movies
Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events have teamed up with Edinburgh Airport to produce a new monthly event for cinema fans throughout the rest of 2020!
Five Sisters Zoo Autumn Nights
The Five Sisters Zoo will be beautifully illuminated every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Friday the 9th October to Sunday 15th November.
Harry Potter Movie Marathon at Vue Cinemas
Wands at the ready as Harry Potter returns to Vue Cinemas across the country for an epic movie marathon fortnight as all eight instalments of the series are back on the big screen!

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Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre