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‘The streets are awash with drugs you can have for unhappiness and pain, and we took them all.’ 

Grab a limited edition Irn Bru cocktail from our bar and join us outdoors for a 25th anniversary celebration of one of the most influential (and controversial) British films of all time. 

In an underbelly of Edinburgh that the city fathers never dreamt of, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and his so-called friends throw themselves into the nothingness of heroin. After one too many brushes with the law and a near-fatal overdose, Renton kicks the junk and moves to London in an attempt to escape a self-destructive lifestyle. 

But when his old friends Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle) and Spud (Ewen Bremner) arrive at his doorstep on the trail of a big score, Renton must decide whether or not he really wants to choose life...

Please see our current Visitor Guidelines. MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund. Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here.