Where to watch festive films in Bristol

Where to watch festive films in Bristol

Posted on: 06 Dec 2019

Get that festive feeling with a classic flick. 


With the recent release of Last Christmas (starring Emilia Clark) and Frozen 2, there’s lots to be excited about when it comes to festive film.


A great way to get into the Christmas spirit, festive films give you the chance to kick back, take a break from the bustle of the holiday season and enjoy something truly feel-good.


And of course, we’ve all got our favourites: It’s A Wonderful Life, Elf, Love Actually - (well, that’s if you agree it’s a Christmas film). So, why not catch a screening in and around Bristol? Here’s where you can enjoy a festive flick in the city. 


Everyman Cinema


From now until 24 December, Whiteladies Road’s plush cinema, the Everyman, is serving up several seasonal screenings.


See 80s Christmas hit Gremlins or a late-night showing of Love Actually. Then, sink right into Christmas with a Christmas Eve showing of It’s A Wonderful Life.

Everyman Cinema on Whiteladies Road

The Redgrave Theatre 

Situated in the heart of Clifton, The Redgrave Theatre is fast-becoming one of the city’s best spots for theatre.


So, why not catch a festive flick here? They’ve got a screening of Die Hard happening on Saturday 14 December. (Let's hope it snows like in the picture below!)

The Redgrave Theatre in Clifton

Stokes Croft Beer Garden 


Outdoor heaters, thick blankets and festive drinks: Stokes Croft Beer Garden is hosting some cosy Christmas screenings in the coming days.


Love Actually, The Grinch and Home Alone, see what’s happening via their Facebook page.

Stokes Croft Beer Garden

Various venues with Bristol Film Festival 


Bristol Film Festival have teamed up with venues across Bristol to bestow the magic of festive film on the city. 


Catch screenings of Elf at the Passenger Shed or immerse yourself in Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone with a screening at the historic Clifton College Chapel. 


Due to high demand, they’ve added an extra vintage screening of Die Hard (which comes with a sparkling wine reception, too!)

Clifton College

we the curious 


What’s better than a seasonal screening? A free seasonal screening, of course! On the runup to Christmas, we the curious is putting on free screenings in Millennium Square. 


On 18 December, catch Scrooged and on 22 December, head down for a secret title.

Outside we the curious

Arnos Vale Cemetery 


It’s festive screenings-galore at Arnos Vale Cemetery’s Chapel; from Die Hard to the Nightmare Before Christmas. Bring a torch, wrap up warm and get ready to feel festive.

Arnos Vale Cemetery


Watershed will also host some Christmas films this December, including a relaxed screening of Elf. Don't forget, Under 25s qualify for £5 cinema tickets! 

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Article by:

Kate Hutchison


Kate Hutchison, Content Editor of 365Bristol.com

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