Early Bird tickets already sold out for open-air summer film series at Queen Square

Early Bird tickets already sold out for open-air summer film series at Queen Square

Posted on: 02 Feb 2023

Adventure Cinema, the UK’s biggest outdoor cinema tour, is coming to central Bristol in August to present a mix of sing-along musicals and 2022 blockbusters.


Between Friday 4 and Sunday 6 August six massive films are set to be screened at Bristol’s historic Queen Square.


Audiences of all ages will be able to join in the fun with Matilda The Musical, The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia and Encanto while older viewers can be spellbound by Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis and the eagerly anticipated Top Gun: Maverick.


Tickets for the individual screenings can be found on the Adventure Cinema website.



At 2 PM on Friday 4 August attendees both young and old will delight in the retelling of a Roald Dahl classic. Matilda the Musical follows a young girl (Matilda) who lives with her unappreciative brother and parents. After discovering she has telekinetic abilities, she uses them to get back at her cruel and violent principal with the help of a kind-hearted teacher. 


Starring the likes of Emma Thompson and Stephen Graham and jam-packed with dazzling songs, this is not to be missed. Grab your tickets here.



At 8 PM it’ll be time for one of the most eagerly anticipated sequels of recent times - Top Gun: Maverick. Even after 30 years of service, Maverick is still at the top of his game, however, he is forced to face his past when he trains a group of elite TOPGUN graduates for a high-profile mission.


Tom Cruise is joined by Miles Teller, Tom Cruise, Jon Hamm and many more in this blockbuster smash hit. Grab your tickets here.



Moving on to Saturday 5 and a sing-along screening of The Greatest Showman at 2 PM. Charting the birth of show business, the 2017 musical classic follows P T Barnum as he becomes a worldwide smash-hit thanks to his imagination and innovative ideas.


With Hugh Jackman, Zac Effron and Zendaya taking the main roles, this is a musical phenomenon the whole family can get behind. Grab your tickets here.



Then, at 8 PM, ABBA fans can ‘Lay All Their Love’ on the smash hit sensation Mamma Mia. Based on the songs of the legendary Swedish group, the musical rom-com will transport viewers to a fictional Greek island where bride-to-be Sophie has invited all her potential fathers to her wedding – with disastrous consequences.


Mamma Mia stars Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried with a supporting cast that includes Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Julie Walters – you will not be disappointed. Grab your tickets here.



The final day of the event (Sunday 6 August) is kicked off at 2 PM by Disney’s 2021 hit Encanto. This animated musical treat follows The Madrigals, an extraordinary family who live amongst the mountains of Colombia. All the children of the family are blessed with a unique gift – except young Mirabel.


Now a TikTok sensation with hits such as ‘La Familia Madrigal’ and ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’, Encanto is a true contemporary Disney classic. Grab your tickets here.



Finally, at 7 PM audiences will be delighted by Baz Luhrmann’s opulent tale of The King of Rock and Roll. ‘Elvis’ explores the life of music icon Elvis Presley from his childhood to becoming a rock/movie star and his complex relationship with manager Colonel Tom Parker.


With star turns from Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as the Colonel, this high-octane, comic strip-esque retelling of one of America’s biggest stars is sure to draw in the crowds. Grab your tickets here.



Screenings will take place on the lawn within the historic Georgian square with hot food and snack stalls as well as an onsite bar. Picnics are also welcome although alcohol must only be purchased onsite. Find out more here.

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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.