Tickets for Bristol IMAX's Michael Mann double bill are running low

Tickets for Bristol IMAX's Michael Mann double bill are running low

Posted on: 16 Sep 2022

Film Noir UK are screening an action-packed double bill of films by the celebrating director, featuring both Thief (1981) and Heat (1995).


The showing will take place at the recently recommissioned Bristol IMAX this Sunday 18 September.


This amazing event comes not long after the release of Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner’s recent novel, Heat 2 – a thrilling piece of crime fiction that acts as both a sequel and a prequel to the director's critically acclaimed masterpiece.


Tickets can be found here.



Thief, the director's first feature, will open the double bill with a screening at 14:00 on Sunday. Released in 1981, the neo-noir heist film is inspired by the novel The Home Invaders: Confessions of a Cat Burglar by Frank Hohimer. 


The film features James Caan as Frank, a crack jewel thief who wants to from his dishonest trade and settle down for a normal life, however, his attention is piqued by the opportunity to do one last big heist. Thief is rated 18.


Both films are ticketed separately, buy yours for Thief here.

At 17:30, Mann's pièce de résistance, Heat, will then take to the 19m x 15m screen. Hitting cinemas all over the world in 1995, this epic is a surprisingly beautiful action film, extensively researched and superbly acted, Heat includes standout performances from Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Val Kilmer among others.


LAPD detective Vincent Hanna (Pacino) attempts to capture meticulous - and brutal - thief Neil McCauley (De Niro) after a murderous heist on an armoured van. The two adversaries become obsessed with one another, causing an epic cat and mouse chase across the twilight urban landscape of LA. Heat is rated 15.


Tickets for this screening are available here

The event space, the former Bristol IMAX cinema, is located within the walls of Bristol Aquarium and has recently begun to host regular screenings again for the first time in more than a decade. The cavernous auditorium looks to be the perfect venue for this Sunday's thrilling visual experience!


This event is presented by Film Noir UK. Launched in 2021 by cinema enthusiasts South West Silents, the non-profit organisation is the first dedicated film organisation in the UK that celebrates the everlasting influence of film noir. To find out more, head to the South West Silents website.


Tickets to these screenings on Sunday 18 September are sold separately and can be found on the event page.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.