Glasgow Film Festival has announced special anniversary event screenings for three cult classics in The Lost Boys, The Princess Bride and Secretary. These special screenings will take place across Glasgow throughout the 2017 festival, with further titles set to be announced in January.
Teen vampire chiller The Lost Boys – celebrating 30 years since its 1987 release – screens as the GFF “secret location” event on Friday 17 February in association with Empire magazine. Audiences will be bussed from Glasgow Film Theatre to a mystery pop-up cinema – vampire fangs will be provided, although audiences are advised to bring their own garlic. The event follows the sell-out success of last year’s “secret location” screening of Con Air, which took place in an airplane hangar on the outskirts of Glasgow before an audience kitted out in orange jumpsuits.
Also marking 30 years since its release is Rob Reiner’s irresistible adventure The Princess Bride, packed with quotable lines and derring-do. GFF will toast this all-time family favourite with a screening event that will include swashbuckling live sword fighting and a fiendish treasure hunt for all ages to enjoy.
Being celebrated in a unique style is the 15th anniversary of the release of the sweetest BDSM film ever made, Secretary, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. Following the screening, the audience is invited to an after-party hosted in association with legendary London fetish club Torture Garden, featuring TG performers, dancers and a specially curated playlist.
“We are excited about this year’s special events programme, and thrilled to be able to announce these events in advance,”said Allison Gardner, co-director of Glasgow Film Festival. “We can honestly say that GFF is continuing to create unique cinemas events around some of our audiences best-loved films in terms of events venues, content and reach. There truly is something for everyone in this year’s programme – from kids favourites to cult classics – all across the city!”
Tickets for The Lost Boys and Secretary will go on sale at 12.00pm on 15 December at glasgowfilm.org/festival. Tickets for The Princess Bride will go on sale with the main festival programme on 23 January 2017.