Top Gun to be shown drive-in theatre near airport

Top Gun at the drive in.
Top Gun at the drive in.
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MOVIE fans are to get the chance to watch Top Gun from their cars on the world’s biggest LED screen with a live action backdrop of Edinburgh Airport’s runway at a special St Valentine’s drive-in.

The 1986 film, starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis, will be shown on February 14 and 15 at the west end of the airport, on land owned by the Royal Highland Centre, so the audience can see aircraft landing and taking off at the same time.

There will be a separate screening of romantic film The Notebook, featuring Ryan Gosling.

Event firm Itison, which is organising the drive-in, said the films would be shown on a 100 square metre LED screen, which it claims is the world’s biggest. The soundtrack will be broadcast on FM so viewers can hear it via their car radios.

Tickets are £26 per car. Itison said: “More than 30,000 people have enjoyed Itison drive-in movies in Glasgow following two sell-out events and now we’re bringing the movie experience of a lifetime to Edinburgh.”

Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar said: “Edinburgh Airport really does provide the perfect backdrop for an iconic movie experience.”