Bristol Film Festival’s March 2023 programme

Bristol Film Festival’s March 2023 programme

Posted on: 13 Mar 2023

The much-loved multi-venue film festival is returning once again in this month with a busy and diverse programme of classic cinema.


As always, Bristol Film Festival organisers have a busy month planned with a special selection of family favourites, 50s classics and modern masterpieces all screened at stunning locations around Bristol.


Visit the Bristol Film Festival website for a comprehensive rundown.



Bristol Film Festival’s next screening comes on Wednesday 15 March at the beautiful, converted church, The Mount Without - a real festival favourite venue. Muppets fans of all ages will be flocking to St Michael’s Hill for the much-loved puppet ensemble’s take on Treasure Island.


Muppet Treasure Island is the Muppet’s take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s swashbuckling pirate adventure and features appearances from Billy Connelly, Jennifer Saunders and Tim Curry as Long John Silver. Grab your ticket for this 6 PM screening HERE.

Also screening at The Mount Without on Wednesday 15 March at 7.45 PM is a second swashbuckling adventure, this time aimed at a slightly older audience, in the shape of Peter Weir’s Master and Commander.


Starring Russell Crowe as Captain Aubrey in this thrilling take on Patrick O’Brian’s acclaimed novels about life at sea during the Napoleonic Wars, this is a perfectly dramatic movie to be screened amongst the divine beauty of The Mount Without with its Grade II listed nave and stunning stained glass. Secure your ticket HERE.

On Thursday 16 March at 6.45 PM, Bristol Film Festival will be returning to Avery’s Wine Merchants for their ‘Screening Room Series’. These intimate screenings will celebrate a range of films carefully selected, from genre highlights to foreign cinema, underrated classics to indie gems.


March selection In The Heat Of The Night, is a neo-noir murder mystery tackling racism in 60s America with acclaimed performances from Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger – who won an Oscar for his portrayal of a racist police chief. These screenings are partnered with an arrival drink and an introduction so sit back and enjoy! Grab tickets HERE.

Friday 17 March sees vintage classic The Ladykillers screened at Avery’s Wine Cellars, at 7 PM. This wickedly funny 1955 crime caper features an all-star comedic cast and is seen by many as one of the finest British films ever made.


Like all screenings in this historic cellar, the film will be accompanied by a wine-tasting themed around some of the key characters and the setting is nothing short of majestic. Secure your tickets HERE.

The next two screenings in Bristol Film Festival’s March programme are taking place at Loco Klub – but with a twist. The stunning space beneath Temple Meads will become a subterranean speakeasy-style cinema, showing two great films set in the Jazz-soaked era of the Roaring Twenties. There will even be performers and a private bar pre-film!


First up is the screwball comic caper Some Like It Hot on Sunday 19 March at 3.15 PM. This wickedly funny story follows two cross-dressing jazz musicians on the run from the mob, breaking the infamous morality rules of the Hays Code in the process. Enjoy a swinging soundtrack and Marilyn Monroe at her very best! Secure tickets HERE.

The second Loco Klub screening on Sunday 19 March is a glitzy modern take on a classic 1920s novel. Baz Luhrmann’s opulent, Oscar-winning version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is full of grandiose spectacle as well as emotional roots lying within Leonardo DiCaprio’s acclaimed performance. Buy tickets HERE.


Finally in March is a screening of the Tom Cruise starring Top Gun: Maverick at Aerospace Bristol. This is sure to be a special event, however, all tickets are SOLD OUT.

For a comprehensive look at what's coming up at Bristol Film Festival 2023, visit the website now.

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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.