Tomorrow night (Thursday, 23 February) will see Snow Factor Braehead, Scotland’s only indoor real snow facility transformed into a pop-up ‘cinema’ when it hosts a one-off screening of John Carpenter’s The Thing as part of the 13th annual Glasgow Film Festival (#GFF17).

All tickets are sold out for the special 35th anniversary screening of the 1982 film, The Thing. Instead of snowboarders and skiers enjoying the slopes, it will be movie buffs who are wrapped up warmly in sub-zero temperatures for the chilling sci-fi horror movie set in an Antarctic research station and starring Kurt Russell.

Penny Dunn, Business Development Manager, Snow Factor Braehead confirmed the final touches are being made by the venue and the organisers to transform the gargantuan indoor snow-sports facility into a cinema: “The tickets are sold, the seating is in place and the projector is ready to roll.

“All the staff at Snow Factor are really proud to be part of Glasgow Film Festival 2017 and we promise a suitably chilly and fun atmosphere for film fans to sit back and enjoy the renowned horror movie.”

Bar Varia, Snow Factor’s Bavarian styled Bier Halle and Restaurant will also be giving film fans the chance to tuck into the likes of brockwurst hot dogs and fries before the film gets underway.

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. /