Cinemas in Bristol - The Ultimate Guide

Cinemas in Bristol - The Ultimate Guide

Posted on: 10 May 2016

Bristol is a city of movie lovers and we're spoiled for choice when it comes to watching whatever floats your cinematic boat. Whether you've a penchant for big budget modern blockbusters or an appetite for 60s French neo-realist existentialism, there's a cinema to suit every movie-going taste.


From epic multiplexes to offbeat outdoor screenings, here's our rundown of cinemas in the city.


Vue Cinema - Cribbs Causeway Leisure Complex, Merlin Rd, Patchway, Bristol BS10 7SR

Tel: 0871 224 0240


State-of-the art, 12-screen movie emporium with Digital Dolby Surround Sound in every auditorium, 1000 parking spaces, family film deals and food and drink.


Vue Cinema - Cribbs Causeway Leisure Complex


Scott Cinemas: The Orpheus Cinema -51 Northumbria Dr, Bristol BS9 4HN

Tel: 0871 230 3200


Screening everything from modern busters of block to live screenings, this retro-fitted 3-screen cinema is a nice change from the usual multiplex.


Scott Cinemas: The Orpheus Cinema


Showcase Cinema de Lux - Glass House, Cabot Circus, Bristol BS1 3BX

Tel: 0871 220 1000


Central multi-screen cinema with top of the range sound equipment, digital projection, a Director's Lounge, fully air conditioned and showing films in 2D and 3D.


Showcase Cinema de Lux - Cabot Circus


Odeon Cinema Bristol - Union St, Bristol BS1 2DS

Tel: 0333 006 7777


With tickets at a very pocket-friendly £5 throughout the week alongside other student and family deals, the Odeon still remains one of the best value movie houses around. 


Odeon Cinema Bristol - Union St


Showcase Cinemas  - Avon Meads St Phillips Causeway, Bristol BS2 0SP

Tel: 0871 220 1000


Contemporary multi-screen cinema chain with state-of-the-art sound and projection, surrounded by plenty of shops, restaurants and Tenpin Bowling.


Showcase Cinemas  - Avon Meads


Cube Cinema - Dove St S, Avon, Bristol BS2 8JD

Tel: :0117 907 4190


One of the more idiosyncratic cinematic venues in Bristol, this small, wonderfully quirky place presents a refreshingly eclectic mix of world and cult movies as well as regularly hosting cabaret nights and live music.


Cube Cinema - Dove St S


Cineworld Cinema  - Leisure Park Hengrove, Hengrove Way, Bristol BS14 0HR

Tel: 0871 200 2000


Out-of-town 12-screen cinema screening a good range of big and smaller budget movies in 2D and 3D, ensconced in a complex of restaurants.


Cineworld Cinema  - Leisure Park Hengrove


Vue Cinemas Longwell Green - Unit 2, Aspects Leisure Park, Avon Ring Road, Bristol BS15 9LA

Tel: 0871 224 0240


Multiplex with state-of-the-art facilities in every auditorium, regular family movie deals and the usual range of popcorn, food and snacks. 


Vue Cinemas - Aspects Leisure Park


Watershed - 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX

Tel: 0117 927 5100


Fantastic 3-screen arthouse cinema in a great spot on the harbourside that shows primarily lesser-known, indie and foreign films, and also hosts regular multi-arts events and festivals. 


Watershed - 1 Canon's Rd


Arnolfini - 6 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

Tel: 0117 917 2300


This iconic and world-renowned arts centre hosts diverse programs of art exhibitions, music, poetry and dance events, lectures, readings and a cinema. 


Arnolfini - 6 Narrow Quay


Cineworld Yate - Riverside, Link Rd, Yate, South Gloucestershire BS37 4FT

Tel: 0871 200 2000


Recently opened as part of the new Riverside Retail Park development, this 6-screen cinema boasts all the state-of-the-art visual and aural 2D and 3D bells and whistles you'd expect. 


Cineworld Yate - Riverside


Horts - 49 Broad St, Bristol BS1 2EP

Tel: 0117 925 2520


Besides being a cosy traditional yet contemporary pub with great drinks and delicious food, there's also a luxury 26-seat cinema - The Director's Cut - at the back which screens films and live sport. 


Horts - 49 Broad St


The Flicks Kino at 20th Century Flicks - 19 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BS

Tel: 0117 9742570


20th Century Flicks in Bristol, is a DVD shop and film library that have over 17,000 titles in stock covering just about every genre conceivable. They have a beautiful little cinema that you can hire to watch films with your friends and seats 11 people.  You can hire it out at 1pm, 3.30pm and 6.30pm. Special screenings at 10am (The Early Bird) and 9.30pm (The Night Owl) are also available.


The Flicks Kino at 20th Century Flicks


Bristol Sunset Cinema - Various Bristol Venues


Outdoor screenings of classic films at various venues around the city, upcoming flicks include The Goonies, Starship Troopers and The Matrix. Follow them on Twitter @BristolSunset or their Facebook page.


Bristol Sunset Cinema - Various Bristol Venues


And lest we forget Bristol's latest addition to the cinema scene - the Everyman on Whiteladies Rd - which opens its doors to the movie-going masses on Friday 20 May 2016.


the Everyman on Whiteladies Rd


So grab your popcorn, take a seat and immerse yourself in the darkened theatre of celluloid dreams. Happy viewing!

Article by:

James Anderson

Born and raised in the suburbs of Swansea, Jimmy moved to Bristol back in 2004 to attend university. Passionate about live music, sport, science and nature, he can usually be found walking his cocker spaniel Baxter at any number of green spots around the city. Call James on 078 9999 3534 or email