A one-off screening of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, based on the Irvine Welsh book of the same name, is set to take place on Wednesday 2 February at the Royal Scottish Academy, followed by an exclusive exhibition held at Ingleby Gallery - two key locations which feature in the cult British classic.
The film, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, is the third free event in Volkswagen’s See Film Differently series. It follows original location screenings of An American Werewolf in London which was held inside ZSL London Zoo and gangster classic, Get Carter, shown at Newcastle Racecourse; both notable locations featured in the classic films.
The immersive cinema experience will turn the camera on the original Edinburgh film locations and is designed to provide a behind the scenes-style insight into the BAFTA award winning favourite.
Fans of the movie will be able to watch the film in the Royal Scottish Academy, an iconic building which features in the background of the unforgettable opening chase scene which sees Renton, played by Ewan McGregor, being chased down Princes Street.
After the screening, local film fans will be invited to follow Renton’s route to the Ingleby Gallery on Calton Road, where the chase ends abruptly after Renton is hit by a car.
The exclusive exhibition held at the Ingleby Gallery will feature rare stills, original promotional material and photography, along with a live DJ set featuring music from the film.
Tickets for the event are free and available courtesy of Volkswagen through an online ticket draw. For the chance to win tickets, film fans should log on to www.seefilmdifferently.com, and register their interest. Tickets will be available from Wednesday 12th January until midday on Friday 28th January and all lucky winners will be informed on Friday 28th January. Tickets will be allocated at random.
Those fortunate enough to attend will enjoy luxury seating and complimentary high-end cinema style food.
Film fans can find out more about Volkswagen’s campaign and share their views on the events by visiting the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/seefilmdifferently.