Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) helped to create a little movie magic last night – when St. Enoch Subway Station was transformed into a unique cinema venue as part of the ninth annual Glasgow Film Festival.
It was a fantastic night. I would never have thought a Subway station would make a good movie theatre, but it was great and really added to the atmosphere.”
More than 50 film fans packed the station for the Secret Subway event, which saw participants buy tickets for the screening without knowing the film they were going to see. The choice of film – cult classic The Warriors – was a huge hit with the audience, who were treated to goodie bags of popcorn, jelly beans and sweets.
Engineer Lisa Harriet, who is a regular at the Film Festival, said:
“It was a fantastic night. I would never have thought a Subway station would make a good movie theatre, but it was great and really added to the atmosphere. The popcorn and treats were the icing on the cake, and I’d love to see more events like this in the future.
“After seeing a film in a Subway station, the local cinema’s going to seem a bit dull in comparison!”
SPT Chair George Redmond added:
“I’m delighted the Subway was able to play its part in the Film Festival with this special screening of The Warriors. Everyone had a great time, and I’m looking forward to SPT hosting more events like this in the future.”
The Glasgow Film Festival runs until 24th February.