It’s a gargantuan venue more accustomed to hosting fun-seeking skiers, snowboarders and ice-climbers.  However, Snow Factor Braehead, Scotland’s only indoor real snow facility is set to use its sub-zero real snow setting to put the chill in dozens of horror film-fans when it hosts a one-off screening of John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ as part of the 13th Glasgow Film Festival (GFF17).

Running from 15-26 February, the Glasgow Film Festival will see 310 events and separate screenings of films from 38 countries shown across the city. Organised by Glasgow Film Theatre, it’s one of the UK’s largest film festivals.

On 23 February, movie-goers to the pop-up Snow Factor ‘cinema’ venue will be encouraged to wrap-up warmly for the special 35th anniversary screening of the 1982 film The Thing. Set in an Antarctic research station, the sci-fi horror stars Kurt Russell.

Penny Dunn, Business Development Manager, Snow Factor Braehead is looking forward to Snow Factor bringing the movies to the slopes: “Snow Factor Braehead is very proud to be a part of the Glasgow Film Festival 2017.

“As one of Scotland’s six snow-sport resorts, we are used to offering our customers chilly fun.  However, this is the first time we will play our part in creating a distinctly chilly atmosphere as guests take their seats for a screening of The Thing.  It’s fantastic to offer our permanently snow-covered slopes as a setting for what is a renowned horror film.  It is definitely one of the more unusual events we will have hosted!”

To book tickets, please visit the Glasgow Film Festival website – sales open to the general public on Monday 23rd January.

Screening information:

  • The Thing at Snow Factor (18).
  • 23 February 2017. 7pm
  • Duration: 1hr 46min
  • Thanks to: Universal / Film Mobile

For all media enquiries regarding The Thing, please contact the Glasgow Film Festival. Tel: 0141 332 6535 /