Game of Thrones Screening and Panel DiscussionN/C 18+

Dates Showing:
Thursday 21 February
Show Times:
18:30 [ see showings ]
Since first airing in 2011, HBO’s Game of Thrones has taken the world by storm. Transcending genres and preconceived notions of fantasy television, this show has earned countless awards and unanimous praise from both critics and the public.

To celebrate the 4 March release of the second season on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download, we will be holding a special screening of Neil Marshall’s epic season two episode Blackwater. Following the screening will be a panel discussion with members of the cast, looking at the making of the most popular show on television right now.

Free but ticketed, tickets available from GFT box office on the day. Check back here for  updates on this event.

Actor Rory McCann, The Hound in Game of Thrones, will participate in the Panel Discussion.

Neil Marshall
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Charles Dance
Running Time:
1h 30m

Comments (71)

  • 17 January 2013, 09:50

    I want to go!!!!!!!! if you really love me, you'll want to go with me!!! x x x x

  • 20 January 2013, 14:46
    Alan S

    The Blackwater episode will be awesome on the big screen. Peter Dinklage plays Tyrion Lannister so well, you would think George Martin had him in mind when writing the novels... Cant wait!

  • 05 February 2013, 23:10

    What time on that date can we pick up tickets? I definitely want to catch this one!

  • 06 February 2013, 10:37
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Kerri,

    Tickets can be obtained at 10.30am when the box office opens.



  • 06 February 2013, 23:16

    Any info on what cast members will be appearing?

  • 07 February 2013, 11:34

    Is there any way to reserve/get tickets if you arent from Glasgow? Ill be at uni that day and cant come at 10.30am.

  • 07 February 2013, 14:58
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi there,

    Ben: Cast members have not yet been confirmed. They will be announced on this page, however, when we have confirmation.

    Laura: Unfortunately, you can only get tickets from the box office on the day. The box office will be open all day, from



  • 07 February 2013, 16:29

    Hi there,

    My husband will be working till 5pm so if I came to get a ticket at 10, could I get 2 tickets?

  • 08 February 2013, 16:06


    How many tickets will be available? I can imagine this will be pretty popular! Also, how many tickets per person are we allowed?

  • 08 February 2013, 16:26
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi guys,

    Tickets are limited to four tickets per person.



  • 11 February 2013, 08:02
    Laura Smith

    Hi Jane

    When I emailed the box office last week, I was told I would be able to pick up 5 tickets, but for any more than 6 tickets you had to let the box office know? I need 5 tickets, but are you now saying I'll only be able to get 4? Many Thanks!

  • 12 February 2013, 13:23
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Laura,

    Sorry about the conflicting information regarding this. We will of course honour five tickets since that is what you were told at the box office. These tickets will have to be collected on the day, however, as there is no pre-booking for this event.



  • 14 February 2013, 01:19
    Suzanne Brown

    Sorry, does the box office open at 10am or 10:30am? I'll be standing waiting anyway, but just to clarify!

  • 14 February 2013, 10:39

    Indeed, if you could confirm the time, that would be great - I'll be coming across from Edinburgh first thing, so I'll be seeing you standing at the door, clutching my Starbucks. Hope the weather is bright and sunny like today!

    Do you know when you might be announcing who the guests will be?

    Thank you!

  • 14 February 2013, 12:27
    Suzanne Brown

    @Pixel, we can stand being cold and clutching Starbucks together lol!

    One of the guests is Rory McCann, it was announced last night on twitter. :)

  • 14 February 2013, 13:50

    I'll be waking up obscenely early to get tickets. I'll be there with my coffee :D

  • 14 February 2013, 17:17
    Lando Calrissean

    How early do you reckon we'll need to get there in order to ensure tickets?

  • 15 February 2013, 10:35
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi Everyone,

    The box office opens at 10.30am and the guest is Rory McCann (The Hound).



  • 15 February 2013, 11:19

    Thank you, Jane!

    Double shot in my Starbucks that morning, I feel.

    Delighted that Rory will be there - I suspected as much.

    The description says "members of the cast" - are we anticipating others or is he flying solo? Not that he's not perfectly capable of spinning more than a few tales from the Thrones set and all the other projects he's worked on.

    Thank you!

  • 15 February 2013, 11:48
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi there,

    I think it will only be Rory McCann who will be attending the panel discussion. You can check guest updates on the Programme Updates page:



  • 15 February 2013, 12:02

    Great to hear that Rory will be attending. I'm also aware that Daniel Portman (Pod) was also keen to attend. Fingers crossed he can make it too!


    ps. love your spam checker, he even has a Game of Thrones link or is it a clue to another guest? ;)

  • 16 February 2013, 00:33
    Alan Scott

    Hi Jane
    I was wondering reading comments that some people are looking for 5-6 tickets at a time. I plan to come into Glasgow for tickets on the day, however only need one or two at the most. If people are being allocated four to six at a time they will go quickly. Can I register my interest for at least one on the day?
    Alan Scott

  • 16 February 2013, 11:11
    Janet Campbell

    I cannot get into Glasgow on the day due to work committment. It seems unfair that you can only pick tickets up from the box office. Can there not be a certain amount available by phone on a first come first serve basis?

  • 16 February 2013, 12:37
    Jane Hartshorn

    Hi there,

    Free events are ticketed at GFF and GFT with a standard procedure of ticketed on the day, first come first served, in person at the box office. We have tried ticketing such free events in many different ways and giving tickets away in advance always results in empty seats which we cannot fill once tickets are issued. The other option mentioned of taking names for some or all of the 400 seats is hugely time-consuming for free events and given the level of business during the film festival our staff are too busy taking bookings and answering queries for paying events so from our own experience we know it’s impossible to manage and again unfair if we allowed only a few people to book in advance. This has been proven to be the best way for us to manage free events and at the same time ensure that every seat is occupied!

    Our festival box office will be open from 10.30am each day and all tickets for free events are available from this time onwards.



  • 16 February 2013, 15:12
    Alan Scott

    Hi Jane

    Thanks for your reply and understand the logistics of ensuring a full house rather than empty seats on the day of a free event. I appreciate your fair stance on a first come first served policy, however as I am registered as disabled I am unable to stand and queue for long. I will turn up on day at 10.30am and hope the box office is not too busy.
    Alan Scott

  • 19 February 2013, 16:31
    Tyrion Lannister


    Many thanks for being so kind to host this event at your wonderful theatre. Despite being an individual who is large of personality I am a man short stature and therefore I ask you kind folks at the GFT to provide a booster seat or something similar in order to ensure that I am able to see the screening. Perhaps I could sit atop of Rory McCann's giant man shoulders if that would be easier? The dog is well trained and I'm confident he'd be happy to be of service for a bag of silver. If you cannot provide me with a suitable viewing spot then I can provide you with instructions of how to craft a booster seat which is the replica of the Iron Throne. Would you like me to drop this off when I collect my tickets on Friday?

    I am most looking forward to your evening and I hope that there will be wine and wenches a-plenty at the event. You're the toast of Casterly Rock Jane!

    Kindest Regards,

    Lord Tyrion Lannister

  • 19 February 2013, 16:44
    Robb Stark

    Dear Jane,

    What's the GFT's policy on animals? Can I bring my Direwolf?

    Also, can my 20,000 legion of knights, bannerman and free riders park their horses on the nearby Sauchiehall Street?

    Robb Stark, King of the North.

  • 20 February 2013, 17:19
    Laura Tomlinson

    which members of the cast are going to be there?

  • 20 February 2013, 22:11
    James Mc

    Rory McCann - The Hound

    and by the looks of the two comments above yours Laura, Peter Dinklage and Richard Madden!

  • 20 February 2013, 22:49
    Craig Glover

    I wonder if James Cosmo will be there. Hopefully the "Old Bear" has stayed north of the wall after his Q&A last Saturday night.

  • 20 February 2013, 23:36

    My mother was at James' talk last week and asked him if he would be there, but unfortunately he has obligations elsewhere.

  • 21 February 2013, 08:48

    Alan Scott,

    Hi. I'm in the queue just now and its already lengthy but I'm only getting 2 tickets so would you like me to pick one up for you? Can meet you outside the GFT when u get here after out opens.


  • 21 February 2013, 09:20
    Jan De Corte


    How long is the queue now? Is it still worth to come over?

  • 21 February 2013, 09:26

    It looks reasonably long but I'm bad at estimating. I'd say at this time it's worth coming but I don't know for how much longer.

  • 21 February 2013, 09:32
    Jan De Corte


    Thanks. On my way.

  • 21 February 2013, 09:53
    Daeneyrs's Horse

    The queue is all the way down Rose Street across Sauchiehall Street and on from there up the other side of Rose Street. And there's still half an hour before the box office opens!

  • 21 February 2013, 10:38


  • 21 February 2013, 10:49

    Clearly a really popular event judging by the queue,easily 150 people turned away. Hope they have more of these in the future. My only gripe is that it sold out 5 mins before the box office was supposed to open. If I'd known it was opening earlier I'd have arrived even earlier than I did.

    "Our festival box office will be open from 10.30am each day and all tickets for free events are available from this time onwards."

  • 21 February 2013, 10:51

    Ridiculous effort from GFT. So many people missed out on tickets due to work commitments. Those fortunate enough to get their tickets had to spend 1-2 hrs of their day in a bloody queue. Feel the most for people who were able to queue yet still missed out. So poorly organised. Whatever happened to a box office and a small fee to cover costs/ensure people would show? Yes I am bitter but I don't care. Day ruined.

  • 21 February 2013, 11:01

    Was in queue for over 2 hours only to be turned away with less than 10 people infront of me :( if anyone has 2 spare tickets please let me know I would even be willing to give money for them, will pick them up from you or meet at the venue thanks. My email is

  • 21 February 2013, 11:07

    Really disappointed not to get tickets after being in the queue so long. I know it's hard to judge how popular these things will be beforehand but probably a mistake to allow people to take 4 tickets each, there are a lot of people like me who spent a very cold morning queuing who now aren't going to be able to go.

  • 21 February 2013, 11:16
    Julie Cathcart

    We apologise to those who are disappointed to have missed out; we are contractually obliged to screen Game of Thrones this evening for free. Free events are ticketed at GFF and GFT with a standard procedure of ticketed on the day, first come first served, in person at the box office. There were people queuing since 6.30am this morning, which is why our box office opened a few minutes early.

  • 21 February 2013, 11:22
    Not In Glasgow

    Any chance the panel discussion will be podcast?

  • 21 February 2013, 11:22

    Extremely annoyed at GFT's handling of this event. My partner arrived well before 1030 this morning - the time the box office was SUPPOSED to open - only to find that people in front of her were going away with MORE THAN 4 tickets, the maximum per person we were told on this site.

    Why tell us the box office opens at 1030 if you are going to open it earlier anyway? The tickets were all gone BEFORE 1030. It says it on this page and we asked in person the night before.

    We are told details on this page which changed on the day, resulting in a lot of disappointed people. There is no way the number of people in front of my partner could have taken all tickets if they were each limited to 4.

    This would have been my first visit to the GFT, this has not left a good impression.

  • 21 February 2013, 11:28
    Viserys Targaryen

    Dear GFT,

    How dare, how DARE you deny The Dragon a ticket to this event.

    I was at "work" commandeering a Dothraki hoard to ride to Glasgow and ensure my ticket but no, it sold out. I am enraged to miss out on this and you have now AWOKEN THE DRAGON!!!!

    Burn in dragon fire of the seven hells,

    Viserys Targaryen

    (disclaimer: this isn't a violent threat, I'm just keeping in character akin to my Robb Stark and Tyrion posts above. Gutted not to get a ticket)

  • 21 February 2013, 11:30

    Any Chance of another showing, even without the panel discussion afterwards?

  • 21 February 2013, 11:43
    Strong Belwas

    Strong Belwas was disappointed to not see panel, but he not think GFT was bad. Though Strong Belwas think maybe GFT should have made two ticket per person maximum.

  • 21 February 2013, 11:44

    GF was gutted not to get a ticket this morning after being in the queue for ages. On slight chance anybody cant go and wants to sell 2 tickets then please email me

  • 21 February 2013, 11:50

    very poor opening the box office early is a joke regardless of when people were waiting from they knew the time and people leaving with more than the four tickets we were told would be the maximum on this web page was ridiculous very disappointed in GFT for this

  • 21 February 2013, 12:17

    i have a nice x large game of thrones t shirt its new swap for 2 tickets if interested
    lost out on tickets gutted buy some if selling

  • 21 February 2013, 12:19
    Jan De Corte

    If anyone can miss 1 ticket for a Belgian Game of Thrones fan. Hit me up please:+44 7449 801 571 (whatsapp/iMessage)

  • 21 February 2013, 12:19
    Julie Cathcart

    We cannot admit latecomers and all audience members who collected tickets this morning were informed that if they are not in their seats by 6.30pm, we will have a returns queue to ensure we fill all the seats in the cinema. However, this will be strictly limited.

  • 21 February 2013, 12:23

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    lost out on tickets e- mail or 07974313604

  • 21 February 2013, 12:25

    Waited in the queue for two hours and frustratingly was only a few people away from the box office when we were told it was sold out. The box office was even opened early which is unfair. Extremely disappointed to see people walking away with clearly more that the maximum number of tickets (which was supposed to be four, we seen a girl with SIX tickets). If anyone has any spare tickets I would be much obliged to make a deal with you! My email:

  • 21 February 2013, 12:26

    Was in queue for over 2 hours only to be turned away with less than 10 people infront of me :( if anyone has 2 spare tickets please let me know I would even be willing to give money for them, will pick them up from you or meet at the venue thanks. My email is

  • 21 February 2013, 12:59
    Hear me Roar!

    Ah the smell of capitalism! good to see there are a few Lannisters out there.

  • 21 February 2013, 14:10

    Stephanie and Alicia, you must have been only a few people in front of me in the queue. I had just got into the foyer when it sold out. Really disappointed as we arrived at half nine. I understand why it was done this way and on the whole it seems fair. I knew it'd be busy, so I got down at a time I thought would be early enough. Alas, it wasn't. I'll take that on the chin. However, I don't think that the maximum tickets per person should have been 4. That seems too many to me. 2 would have been much fairer as it would have meant those who took the time to queue were more likely to be rewarded for their efforts. I'd be really disappointed if people were getting more than 4 tickets per person as some posters are suggesting.

  • 21 February 2013, 14:29

    GFT -Poor handling of this whole fiasco , I was in the foyer with about 10 in front of me when a member of staff shouted that there were no tickets left .I saw someone with a handful of tickets ,clearly more than 4 .
    Yet when a member of staff was asked what the ticket allocation was ,he replied "2" ,...clearly if the staff on the day can't get it right what chance have we got !!
    A complete waste of time ,bad management from all aspects ..not impressed !

  • 21 February 2013, 14:33
    Lord Miceal OLachtnain

    I am the leader of the Young Wolf Bandits. Our group of 300 men & 2dwarves, all on horseback currently remain in a state of guerilla warfare with the enemies of House Stark.

    We are willing to march immediately on Glasgow Film Theatre to defend its honour. I call on ALL bannermen of the GFT to rally to its cause.

    Together we will defeat these Lannister complainers who dont understand the concept of first come first served!

    *note, attempt at humour. to those who queued, I feel your pain but it was just a hugely popular event.

  • 21 February 2013, 14:41
    Ser Gregor Clegane

    OLachtnain, if you and your group have the testicular fortitude I challenge you to a battle on the slopes of Garnethill!

    Sandor, once we dispense of these rebels we are coming for you!

  • 21 February 2013, 14:49

    I knew it would be queued down the street and sell out quickly...thats why I took a days holiday from work and got into town at my normal time of 8am. Didnt think many folk would be there at that time but there were! So i joined the queue. They only opened the box office about 10 mins early so it didnt make a huge difference!! Its the nature of queuing people! Frozen but worth it!!

  • 21 February 2013, 14:49

    Lord Miceal Olachtnain, that's not the point. I completely understand that it is first come first serve and I don't have a problem with that. The point is, they weren't following their own rules - by giving some customers more than 4 tickets, others have missed out.

    I saw more than one person leaving with clearly more than 4 tickets. Did the GFT just do this (and open the box office early) to get the ticketing out of the way faster? Am I to think that the GFT cares more about getting it out of the way than fairness?

  • 21 February 2013, 14:53

    I think some people are exaggerating the time they waited, I was there for just after 9 and had my tickets by 10:15, so I question how anyone could of waited 2+ hours and not got one.

    I think opening the box office was a wise call considering the size of the queue and that it was at one point so large is was restricting access for fire engines onto Sauchiehall Street, and even if it did open at half 10, it wasn't going to make a difference to those who missed out, you'd have only found out later that you'd missed out.

  • 21 February 2013, 15:15

    Evan , you must have been just in front of me as i arrived just after 9 too ,the point is that if the GFT had stuck to this 4 person allocation then there would have been less people turned away .
    I took time off on the basis of what I read ie 4 per person ,this was clearly not the case !
    I think 2 tickets each would have been a fairer allocation .
    The Queue was quickly moved so not causing any restrictions as far as I could see .
    We have been given a raw deal here based on innacuracies and bad management .
    We all understand about the first come first served basis ,but frankly this just did not work fairly

  • 21 February 2013, 15:35


    Oh, wait...wrong page.

    Sorry Weseteros.

    Legolas Greenleaf, Mirkwood

  • 21 February 2013, 15:49

    Don't understand what all the fuss is about, it was a free showing of the best episode of Game of Thrones with a Q&A with Rory McCann, it was always going to be busy early doors, hence I was there at 8:15 just to be sure I got tickets and was 20 from the front. Also how do you know people got "6 tickets", I waited outside for 10 minutes afterwards and never seen anyone waving their tickets in the air. Everyone before me that I seen got between 1 and 4 tickets.

  • 21 February 2013, 16:09

    Darren ,
    I can assure you that the some people were given more than 4 tickets today .

    I set out to get there earlier than 9 but got caught up in road works ,not anyone's fault ,these things happen.
    The ticket allocation was grossly unfare that's what the fuss is about or have you not been reading earlier posts ? Doh !

  • 21 February 2013, 19:11

    Adding to what everybody said, the problem does not come from the first come first serve basis, it comes from the misleading information given by the staff on this website as well as this morning. First it was 4 tickets per person, then on the day we were told by the GFF director that the box office was supposed to deliver only 2 tickets per person (when we clearly saw people waving 4 or more in their hands!). Someone who came to the GFT on Monday to get some info was even told that it was 1 ticket per person ... In my opinion, this will only gets the GFF bad press. The bad organisation that was displayed this morning really discouraged me to try and get in for one of their other events ...

  • 21 February 2013, 20:43
    Lord Miceal OLachtnain

    Alrite, after we cleaned house with Gregor Clegane and company it freed up some seats so they had to go outside and get randoms to fill up the seats.

    Then Peter Dinklage turned up as surprise special guest!

  • 21 February 2013, 22:54

    I have contacted the Director today and spoke with her regarding this poorly managed situation , misleading info , ticket allocation etc .
    She did convey her apologies ,but said they did not envisage that this would be an event with such great demand ??? (Can't quite get my head round that )
    She has taken on board the problems with ticket allocation and agrees that 2 tickets per person would be more realistic .This hasn't changed anything for today but hopefully will improve things for future productions .
    I hope the evening went well , I contented myself with watching the Game of Thrones on DVD .Look forward to the next series 1/4/13 :)

  • 21 February 2013, 22:59
    Alan Scott

    Hi Morrigan
    Just noticed your post today and thanks for the offer of picking me up a ticket.
    I managed to get dropped off at the GFT well before 9am and had a fold up camping seat with me to wait in the queue. My I did get some strange looks from the passing motorists! Thank goodness was one of the lucky ones and got my ticket. I was sorry for the guys behind me that waited in the cold morning to be turned away, that was my worry. One thing I did notice was that some people were turning up and joining the queue where there friends were standing, rather than going to rear, which was not really fair on the others who lost out!
    I believe some people got in on the night due to ticket returns.
    Saying that was a very good night and privileged to see it on the big screen, was superb and Big Rory was entertaining as well.

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