Where to Find Bristol’s Festive Outdoor Cinemas 2019

If it’s one thing that makes the winter months feel festive, it’s a snuggle under a blanket with a hot chocolate and your favourite Christmas film. And this year, Bristol’s host to a number of indoor and outdoor cinema showings of Christmas classics. Here’s where to find them.

Don’t forget to check out Your Guide to Christmas Markets in Bristol.

FREE Outdoor Cinema

We The Curious Big Screen – At The Movies

It’s winter, and that means just one thing – FREE Christmas films on the Big Screen at We The Curious! Head over to Millennium Square to soak up the atmosphere of the interactive light installation, complete with the big wheel, BUMP roller disco, Aprés Ski Bar, food cabins – all while you watch the film! With capacity for 300 people to view the film comfortably, seating will be limited so its recommended to arrive early and bring your own blankets/deckchairs/beanbags.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Saturday 30th November / 12:00
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The Grinch (2018 Animation)
Sunday 1st December / 12:00
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Wednesday 18th December / 19:00
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We The Curious Outdoor Cinema. Image source: www.bigscreenbristol.com

TICKETED Indoor Cinema

Arnos Vale Indoor Screenings

Friday 6th December / 18:00 / £10.00
Saturday 7th December / 18:00 / £10.00

Friday 6th December / 20:100 / £10.00
Saturday 7th December / 18:00 / £10.00

Die Hard
Saturday 7th December / 20:10 / £10.00
Friday 20th December / 19:45 / £10.00

Nightmare Before Christmas
Sunday 8th December / 18:00 / £10.00
Thursday 19th December / 18:00 / £10.00
Thursday 19th December / 19:45 / £10.00

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Arnos Vale

Arnos Vale After Dark Image source: Arnos Vale

Stoke’s Croft Beer Garden

All tickets are £5 with popcorn on arrival.

Sunday 1st December / 17:00

Love Actually
Sunday 8th December / 17:00

Home Alone
Sunday 15th December / 17:00

The Grinch
Sunday 22nd December / 17:00

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Christmas at the Museum

Bristol Film Festival are returning to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery this Christmas for an evening of feel-good favourites for the festive season. Enter the museum after hours, be enchanted by live performers, and prepare to be drawn into the magic like never before in the incredible setting of the main hall.

The NeverEnding Story
Sunday 29th December / 18:45
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he Princess Bride
Sunday 29th December / 21:00
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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to show venue appearance for outdoor cinema

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Image source: Bristol Museums

Christmas Pop Up Cinema

The Bristol Film Festival and The Passenger Shed have teamed up once more to bring you a host of festive screenings – taking place at The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station on 22nd December 2019. Tickets start from £7.50.

Sunday 22nd December / 15:15
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How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Sunday 22nd December / 12:15
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Arthur Christmas
Sunday 22nd December / 09:45
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The Greatest Showman Singalong
Sunday 22nd December / 18:00
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The Passenger Shed, Bristol interior view to show space for outdoor cinema

The Passenger Shed. Image source: Visit Bristol

Vintage Screenings

The Bristol Film Festival team have paired up with wine connoisseurs Avery’s for an extra special showing of Die Hard. The tickets are charged at £25 to include a sparkling wine reception, and post-film tasting of German and American wines.

Friday 20th December / 20:45

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Avery’s Vintage Screenings. Image credit: Bristol Film Festival

Ad Hoc Screenings

And last but by no means least, Bristol Film Festival have festive screenings in two further iconic locations.

Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone
Clifton College Chapel
Wednesday 18th December / 18:30
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The Muppet Christmas Carol
Bristol Old Vic
Monday 30th December / 11:00
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