AN EVENT to celebrate cinema in the Granite City is to return with three unconventional venues for 2015.
Aberdeen Film Festival made its debut in October last showing 30 screenings at Cineworld Queen’s Links and Union Square.
But this year will see popular city centre nightspots Bos’n on Belmont Street, Six Degrees North on Littlejohn Street and The Tunnels receive the red carpet treatment.
A tapas bar might not be the most obvious choice when going to see a film, but it is hoped the more unusual settings will help make the festival a success.
Artistic director for the festival, Peter Watt, said: “Last year we used a big cinema and while it was good to have that backing, using a multiplex cinema was not really suitable for what were showing. Using somewhere a bit non-traditional fits in better with the festival ethic.
“I think with a big cinema, people are expecting to see blockbusters. Also Cineworld required a specific format for the films which was a long process to sort out.”
It is hoped that the new venues will encourage a better turn out this year to firmly put the event on Aberdeen’s cultural calendar.
The festival, which will run from October 23 to 28, has also paired up with Aberdeen Cyrenians this year with a contribution from every ticket sale going towards the charity’s work.