Hundreds of Glasgow films fans braved temperatures of -5C to attend a special movie screening as part of the city’s Film Festival.

The well wrapped-up ticket holders headed for Snow Factor at intu Braehead on Thursday for a sold-out 35th anniversary screening of James Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’.

Those who were lucky enough to get their hands on extension tickets arrived early and hit the slopes for some short sledging sessions and enjoyed cocktails in the ice bar while waiting for the remaining audience members to arrive.

A quiz was also hosted in in the foggy Bar Varia before the audience took to their seats out on the dark and freezing slope.

Festival co-director Allison Gardner - accompanied by a real-life husky dog - announced the winner of the quiz before introducing the classic 1982 horror which tells the story of how a research facility in Antarctica happens upon an alien force that can transform itself into anything it comes into close contact with.

The unique event came just a week after nine bus loads of film buffs were escorted by a gang of bikers from the Glasgow Film Theatre to a secret location for a special screening of ‘The Lost Boys’.

The screening took place at M&D’s Theme Park which made for a suitable alternative for Santa Carla, the amusement site from the 1987 film which features prominently throughout.

The Glasgow Film Festival will be running until Sunday, having featured more than 300 separate events, showcasing some 180 films from almost 40 countries.