Avoid That Sinking Feeling … last call for your ‘Bill In The Botanic’ cinema tickets

By Ian Marland at

Just a few days remain for film fans to buy tickets for this summer’s Bill In The Botanic open-air cinema experience.

The Glasgow Botanic Gardens will soon be transformed as the backdrop for four nights of Bill Forsyth classic cinema.

Bill In The Botanics

Popcorn: A second round of tickets has just been made available for the screenings. Photo credit: Robert Perry

Four nights, four movies and four opportunities to immerse yourself in the work by one of Glasgow’s most-loved directors.

The first round of tickets has sold out, and now a second round has been released.

But hurry because they are bound to go fast.

David Howat, chairman of Byres Road & Lanes Business Improvement District, said: “The response from Glasgow to Bill in The Botanics has been incredible.

“We’ve been really overwhelmed by the love for these classic films.

“It’s struck a nerve within the hearts and minds of Glaswegians and we’re really getting excited to celebrate Bill Forsyth cinematography on a massive screen.”


All films will be shown at 9pm each evening and run from Thursday, August 17 until Sunday, August 20.

The cinema shows are the latest in the series of programming to connect the community with the businesses and people of Glasgow.

The events are organised by the Byres Road & Lanes Business Improvement District which is running the Visit West End campaign.


That Sinking Feeling 1979 – 21.00, Thursday August 17

Comfort and Joy 1984 – 21.00, Friday August 18

Gregory’s Girl 1981 – 21.00 Saturday August 19

Local Hero 1983 – 21.00, Sunday August 20

* Tickets cost £3. Head to or purchase from the Visit West End office located at 61 Byres Road.