See Trainspotting Differently

15 years ago, Danny Boyle established himself as a formidable directing talent with his adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting. To celebrate, those lovely people of Volkswagen’s are throwing a rather special party. And you can be there. For free. Wild eh?

A one-off screening of Trainspotting is set to take place on Wednesday 2 February at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, followed by an exclusive exhibition held at Ingleby Gallery – two key locations which feature in the cult British classic. This is the third free event in Volkswagen’s See Film Differently series, a set of location based events that seeks to ‘Turn the Camera on Locations’. Trainspotting follows the 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.

The days proceedings will the lucky winners attend the screening in the Royal Scottish Academy, an iconic building which features in the background of the unforgettable opening chase scene which sees Renton (Ewan McGregor) being chased down Princes Street. And if you thought that was kinda’ cool, the best is still to come: after the screening, the happy punters will be invited to follow Renton’s route to the Ingleby Gallery on Calton Road (the location at which the chase ends abruptly when Renton is hit by a car) for an exclusive exhibition featuring rare stills, original promotional material and photography, along with a live DJ set from Paul Daley of Leftfield.

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 See Film Differently, 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 (ooooooh). To find out more about Volkswagen’s campaign and share their views on the events by visiting the Facebook page.

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