Edinburgh set for £10m boost from Avengers blockbuster

Filming on the new Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster in Edinburgh is set to spark a £10 million boost for the capital's economy - more than is usually generated from a whole year's worth of productions.
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Filming for the new Avengers film is underway in Cockburn Street Edinburgh. Picture: W Marr/Deadline News

Avengers stars show off stunts on Cockburn Street

PICTURES from on location filming of the new Avengers movie in Edinburgh show a stuntwoman flying through the air and into a shop window.

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Davie Bain, director of Calton Athletic, in Renton's bedroom. More than 300 items from T2 Trainspotting will go under the hammer to raise money for two charities, including Calton. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

T2 Trainspotting sets and props up for charity auction

It’s a unique opportunity to own a part of one of the biggest films ever produced in Scotland.


Filming schedule for new Avengers film revealed

The timeworn streets of the Old Town are about to be transported into a superhero-studded world of action as explosive scenes are filmed for the next instalment of Hollywood blockbuster the Avengers.

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Edinburgh's Festival of Ireland

Festival of Ireland launches on St Partick’s Day

A LITTLE bit of Ireland comes to town from Friday - St Patrick’s Day - as Edinburgh’s Festival of Ireland presents more than 20 events throughout the Capital over the next nine days.

Tom Hiddleston stars in Kong: Skull Island.

Cinema: Tom’s creature feature is much more than just a monster movie

Tom Hiddleston is proving difficult to pin down. He’s just been asked whether he believes creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster really exist.
Clint Eastwood drew the crowds to the Cameo cinema in Tollcross in 1990.

Digital treasure trove lifts lid on 70 years of Edinburgh's film festival

It is the event that has brought the world’s biggest movie stars to the Capital for the last 70 years.

La La Land is set for a one off screening accompanied by a 60-piece orchestra.

La La Land Live set for Edinburgh

DESPITE becoming the focus of the biggest faux pas in Oscars’ history, or perhaps because of it, everyone is talking about La La Land, a movie that has been described as ‘the film of its generation’ and that has captured hearts around the world.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark will be backed by a live orchestra at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

RSNO to perform Indiana Jones score at Edinburgh film festival

Scotland’s flagship classical orchestra will provide a live soundtrack to the first Indiana Jones adventure at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.

Tammy Watchorn who has built the Dominion Cinema out of Lego. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Capital resident recreates Dominion Cinema out of Lego

NEARLY 70 years after it was first put on sale, Lego continues to enthrall children and adults around the world.

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Jimmy (Andrew Linnie) and Jimmy's Da (Kevin Kennedy), photo credit Johan Persson

Capital Buzz: 10 Great things to do this week

To have your event considered for Capital Buzz e-mail entertainment editor Liam Rudden at

Andrew Lincoln, left, and Keira Knightley are expected to appear in the  charity short film. Picture: Contributed

Love Actually ‘set for TV sequel’

Love Actually, the popular Christmas film, is to get a television sequel of sorts, it has announced.

Capital Sci Fi Con cosplayers visit Rachel House

Capital Sci Fi Con 2017 comes to Meadowbank

WORLD’S collide at Meadowbank Stadium this weekend when Capital Sci-Fi Con 2017 beams into the sports venue for a two day celebration of all things science-fiction.

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The Biscuit Factory art space

Student Arts Festival back for a third year

THE third Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) is currently underway, running at venues across the Capital until 3 March.

Richard Gere and Julia Roberts
 in Pretty Woman

Romantic drive-in screening of Top Gun set to take your breath away

AS Valentine’s Day approaches, what could be more romantic than hopping in the car with your loved one and heading to a good old-fashioned drive-in movie?

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Harry Benson: Shoot First screens at the Filmhouse

From The Beatles to Trump, Harry Benson has shot them all

HE toured America with The Beatles in 1964, documenting their ground-breaking tour and today, at the age of 86 is still going strong. The work of renowned Scottish photographer and self-confessed workaholic Harry Benson is celebrated in the film Shoot First, being screened at the Filmhouse tonight and tomorrow.

The Caley Picture House on Lothian Road. Pic: Liam Rudden

Liam Rudden: The Caley Picture House is the main feature

MANY moons ago, back when Espionage was called Nicky Tams, a plea went out for glass collectors.

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Cirque Berserk

Inspire Me: 10 great things to do this week

If you have an event you’d like considered for Inspire Me, e-mail entertainment editor Liam Rudden at

Pne of Scotland's best-loved paintings which plays a key role in the new Trainspotting film. Picture: PA

Classic Scots painting gets new lease of life in T2 Trainspotting

An autographed reproduction of one of Scotland’s best-loved paintings, which plays a key role in the new Trainspotting film, is set to go under the hammer at a charity auction.

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Jonny Lee Miller. Pic:  James Gourley/Rex

Liam Rudden: On the T2 trainspotting orange carpet

ORANGE. The red carpet was orange. Robert Carlyle was shorter than I expected. Actually, not one of the stars of Trainspotting was as tall as I thought they would be, so I was in good company.

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