Sound & Vision Drive-In Summer 2020

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Glasgow Film Festival and Electric Frog  Music and Movie Drive-In

30 July– 9 August, 2020

Two of Glasgow’s best loved festivals are joining forces to create a special movie and music drive-in taking place in July. Sound & Vision Drive-In is a unique collaboration between Scotland’s creative electronic music and film festivals: Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) and Electric Frog.

VENUE: Direct Parking, 55 West March Road, Paisley, PA3 1BF
(Nr. Glasgow Airport)


Due to take place at the Riverside Museum, the drive-in will host a series of events which will include iconic music movies, lesser-known GFF gems, live performances, DJ performances and also one or two classics from Glasgow Film Theatre, the home of Glasgow Film Festival. 

On-site food will be provided courtesy of the multi award-winning Big Feed.

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This event will be carried out in accordance with the government guidelines regarding distancing and safety.

Sound & Vision Programme

Drive-In’s headline act is our Sound & Vision film selection which celebrates the special relationship between music and film with a packed programme including: Stop Making Sense, revered as the king of concert films capturing Talking Heads live at the top of their game in 1983; GFF19’s Closing Gala Beats, the screen version of Kieran Hurley’s award-winning coming-of-age drama set in 1990s Scotland, as teenage best friends have one last big night before the Criminal Justice Bill puts an end to rave culture in Scotland; and timeless cult classic Purple Rain, easily one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time.

Full Sound & Vision programme: 
Beats (2019) 
Stop Making Sense (1984)
The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think (2012)
Studio 54 (2018)
Beats Rhymes and Life: Travels of a Tribe called Quest (2011)
Amazing Grace (2019)
Purple Rain (1984)

Summer Cinema Essentials 

Carefully selected by the programme team from Glasgow Film Theatre, Scotland’s original independent cinema, Summer Cinema Essentials features our top Drive-In movie picks across film genres. Making an appearance on the big screen is GFT summer favourite Jaws; visionary filmmaker Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman; and comedy classic from the 1990s celebrating its 25th anniversary, Clueless. The programme also includes the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window; John Carpenter’s supernatural horror thriller The Fog; and Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed horror thriller Get Out, for those looking for drive-in heebie-jeebies. Remember to lock your doors and windows.

Full Summer Cinema Essentials Programme:

The Fog (1980)
Casablanca (1942)
Rear Window (1954)
Aliens (1986)
Clueless (1995)
Get Out (2017)
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Carrie (1976)

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Family Favourites 
Last, but not least, the Family Favourites programme is a collection of films just crying out to be enjoyed by a new generation of cinema goers. The programme includes GFF 2018 Opening Gala Isle of Dogs following the tale of a boy in search of his lost dog on a quarantined island in Japan.

Full Family Favourites programme: 

Isle of Dogs (2018)

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

Matilda (1996)

The Princess Bride (1987)

Tickets to all film screenings go on sale at 12noon on Monday 13 July BUY TICKETS.

Full programme information

Dates & Titles

Thursday 30 July

  • Rear Window
  • Carrie

Friday 31 July

  • The Princess Bride
  • The Fog
  • The Chemical Brothers: Don’t Think

Saturday 1 August

  • Clueless
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Beats

Sunday 2 August

  • Isle of Dogs
  • Studio 54
  • Aliens

Thursday 6 August

  • The Princess Bride
  • Get Out

Friday 7 August

  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Stop Making Sense
  • Beats Rhymes and Life: Travels of a Tribe called Quest

Saturday 8 August

  • Matilda
  • Amazing Grace
  • BlacKkKlansman


Sunday 9 August

  • Casablanca
  • Jaws
  • Purple Rain


Sound & Vision Drive-In will take place at Direct Parking, 55 West March Road, Paisley, PA3 1BF.



Tickets cost £30 plus ticket site’s booking fee. Your ticket is valid for one film screening on the date and time shown on your ticket only, and is valid for one vehicle, driver and up to 4 passengers.

Tickets to all film screenings go on sale at 12noon on Monday 13 July BUY TICKETS.

Full programme information


Allison Gardner, Glasgow Film CEO and Co-Director of Glasgow Film Festival, said:

“We know lots of people have been missing watching films on the big screen while Glasgow Film Theatre, like all cinemas across the country, has remained closed during the health emergency.

“We are working hard to be ready to welcome everyone back when the restrictions are lifted and, meantime, this special collaboration between our brilliant film festival, GFF, and Electric Frog will give film-fans a taste of the movie magic they have been missing.”


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