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16 Awesome Films You Can See In Unique Locations In Bristol



Bristol Film Festival is hosting loads of awesome films around Bristol

Bristol Film Festival has been running in Bristol since 2015 when it was founded by Owen Franklin, who was looking to provide a unique experience for fellow film lovers in Bristol.

Running throughout the year they create an immersive experience with each event, creating an alternative experience for film lovers with a big programme of events across Bristol.

From SS Great Britain to the Bristol Cathedral, check out 16 awesome films you can see across Bristol this year.

1. Monty Python – Life of Brian | Friday 15th November, 6.30pm at Clifton College

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its release, Monty Python – Life of Brian is being shown at Clifton College Pre School Hall, which just happens to be the college that John Cleese went to.

Tickets available from £9 – £15

2. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs | Saturday 16th November, 6.20pm at The Planetarium

You can watch Sony’s great animated movie at the Planetarium next to We The Curious.

Tickets available from £9 to £15

3. Interstellar | Saturday 16th November, 8.45pm at The Planetarium

Hosted immediately after Cloudy, one of the most incredible films of the last few years and sure to be epic within the Planetarium.

Tickets available from £9 to £15

5. Titanic | Saturday 17th November, 5.45pm at SS Great Britain

This immersive black-tie evening takes place on the SS Great Britain, with Titanic screened in the First Class Dining Saloon. Also featuring live music and canapes!

Tickets available from £35 to £40

6. Nosferatu | Wednesday 20th November, 6.30pm at Bristol Cathedral

The iconic Nosferatu from 1922, will be shown at Bristol Cathedral, complete with a live organ accompaniment from Dr. David Bednall.

Tickets available from £9 to £15

7. Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone | Wednesday 18th December, 7.15pm at Clifton College Chapel

In the run up to Christmas, you can see the first Harry Potter at the historic Chapel of Clifton College.

Tickets available from £9 to £15

8. Die Hard | Thursday 19th December, 7pm at Averys Wine Merchants

Is Die Hard a Christmas film? Absolutely. What better way to watch Die Hard then at Averys Wine Cellar. You’ll get a sparkling wine reception with the film being accompanied by a tasting of American and German wines.

Tickets available from £25

9. Arthur Christmas: Sunday 22nd December 10.15am at the Passenger Shed

The Passenger shed is going to be transformed into a circus-themed Big Top for an immersive experience with a host of different movies this Christmas. First up is the brilliant Aardman hit, Arthur Christmas.

Tickets available from £7.50 to £10

10. How The Grinch Stole Christmas | Sunday 22nd December, 12.45pm at Passenger Shed

The next addition at the Big Top is the Jim Carrey version of the Grinch.

Tickets available from £7.50 to £10

11. Elf | Sunday 22nd December, 3.15pm at Passenger Shed

One of the best Christmas movies out there, Elf continues the show at the Big Top.

Tickets available from £7.50 to £10

12. The Greatest Showman Singalong | Sunday 22nd December, 6.15pm at Passenger Shed

The final addition at the Big Top, is the singalong hit – The Greatest Showman.

Tickets available from £7.50 to £10

13. The Princess Bride | Sunday 29th December, 9.15pm at Bristol Museum

Celebrating Bristol Museum’s latest exhibition, Magic, where a host of fantastical films are taking place. First up is the brilliant Princess Bride.

Tickets available from £9 to £15

14. The Muppet Christmas Carol | Monday 30th December, 11.30am at Bristol Old Vic

In my opinion, this is the best Christmas film with the best Christmas songs. The Muppets Christmas Carol will be shown in the Old Vic’s Auditorium – the first film screening there.

Tickets available from £9 to £14.5

15. The NeverEnding Story | Sunday 29th December, 7.10pm at Bristol Museum

It’s back to the Bristol Museum for the Magic exhibition and this time it’s a special screening of The NeverEnding Story.

Tickets available from £9 to £15

16. The Wizard of Oz | Monday 30th December, 3pm at Bristol Old Vic

Finally, it’s the ultimate classic with the Wizard of Oz being shown at the Bristol Old Vic.

Tickets available from £9 to £14.5



Sam Gillies, the founder and editor of Best of Bristol. Purveyor of numerous Bristol posts, lists, stories, videos and Bristol photos. Sam Gillies spent years in Bath looking enviously at how good Bristol was, before moving to Bristol in 2011 and converting to a Bristol obsessive. Most likely found attempting to find interesting street art across Bristol and other cities.


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