Edinburgh Filmhouse: Group sets up screening of iconic Christmas film Gremlins to raise money to save cinema
A screening of a legendary Christmas film is hoping to raise funds to save the Edinburgh Filmhouse.
A group looking to raise funds to save the Edinburgh Filmhouse have set up a screening of a classic Christmas movie. Gremlins will be shown at St Peters Scottish Episcopal Church in Newington this Sunday.
On the ticket page, the group explains: “We're fundraising to Save the Edinburgh Filmhouse - what better way than a cool 80s Christmas movie?! Enjoy a screening of Joe Dante's black comedy horror, GREMLINS (1984).
“Tickets are on a donation basis and all proceeds go towards the fund to Save the Edinburgh Filmhouse building, home of the Edinburgh International Film Festival! Suggested ticket donation is £10. Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase on the night.”
In October, it was announced that the Filmhouse in Edinburgh and the Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen would both stop trading, as the charity backing them collapsed. Actors including Brian Cox and Sam Heughan have spoken out, urging action to save the cinemas, and with them, the Edinburgh Film Festival.
The film will start at 7 pm on Sunday, and tickets can be purchased here.