Buffalo Trace to create pop-up film festival at Edinburgh Fringe

Bourbon brand Buffalo Trace will host a pop-up film festival at this year's Edinburgh Fringe, screening a range of classic western movies.

The 'High Noon Theatre & Saloon' will take over Lucky Liquor bar on Queen Street
The 'High Noon Theatre & Saloon' will take over Lucky Liquor bar on Queen Street

The 'High Noon Theatre & Saloon' will take over Lucky Liquor bar on Queen Street at Edinburgh Fringe for a week of screenings between 8-14 August. Movies will include The Magnificent Seven, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, cult comedy Blazing Saddles, and acclaimed Quentin Tarantino film The Hateful Eight.

Guests will be encouraged to come along in costume and will be greeted by actors in full western gear. At key points during the screenings, the actors will interact with the films, including the saloon scenes integral to the genre, when authentic Buffalo Trace cocktails will be served to the audience.

Tickets cost £15 and include two cocktails, bourbon samples and popcorn during the screening.

Tim Giles, Buffalo Trace UK brand manager, said: "The High Noon festival celebrates the Buffalo Trace Distillery’s roots in the pioneer days of the west in a way that will engage and entertain visitors to the Edinburgh Festival.

"The team at Lucky Liquor are working on a range of Buffalo Trace cocktails that reflect the drinks being served in the films – so if Sarsaparilla is being served on screen, we’ll hand out a Sarsaparilla cocktail. There will also be some barrel-aged cocktails, as well as some of the limited edition top-end bourbons from Buffalo Trace including the Antique Collection."

The 2016 Fringe takes place across Edinburgh from 5-29 August, and will feature more than 3,000 events.

Event wrote last week about how Jim Beam has partnered with London jazz bar Kansas Smitty's to create a pop-up bar at this year's Edinburgh Fringe festival.

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