Cinemas

Multiplex
Cineworld (Hengrove)
Longwell Green
Showcase Cinema (Avon Meads)
Warner Brothers (Cribbs Causeway)
Arts
Arnolfini
Arts Centre Cinema
Watershed
Local
ABC Whiteladies Road
Cannon Henleaze
MGM Whiteladies Road
Odeon Broadmead

ABC Whiteladies Road
Whiteladies Road, BS8
0117 973 3640 (recorded message), 923 8420, or 973 0679 (booking)

A big three-screener through which most of the big, big American movies pass, along with the occasional 'student' surprise hit. Good sound and vision in the large screen, less so in the smaller ones. It is customary for patrons to adjourn to The Dog and Duck next door before or after the movie. There is a computerised booking service, and student reductions, but no wheelchair access.

Arnolfini
Narrow Quay, BS1.
0117 929 9191

Down by the docks you'll find the city's superlative arts complex. It includes a decent art house cinema, favouring popular European fare and second runs of American flicks. Tickets are 3.80 or 2.50 with a student card, all the time. There is easy wheelchair access and ticket concessions for people with disabilities. Look out for the free posters - they are great for covering bland hall walls.

Arts Centre Cinema
4 King Square, BS2.
0117 924 0195 (info) or 942 2110

A completely independent cinema offering second-run screenings of the better American and European films in studio-style surroundings. Tickets are only 2.50 with a student card, except for Saturdays and late night screenings (3.80). The is no easy wheelchair access, but the management are eager to help.

Cannon Henleaze
Northumbria Drive, Henleaze
0117 962 1644 (info), or 0117 962 3301.

Three small screens filled mostly by first-run popular films. No late nights, but Friendly staff, but no wheelchair access at all.

Cineworld
Hengrove Park
Tel:

Giant, luxurious 14-screener.

Longwell Green
Longwell Green
Tel: N/A

13-screen, 2,800 seating cinema planned for the end of 1999.

MGM
Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8
0117 973 3640


Odeon
Union Street, Broadmead, BS1.
Tel 929 0882 (booking and info)

Luxurious modern cinema with three screens, some of the most comfortable seats in the city, and all the hits as they happen. There are late night showings on Saturdays, a bar, and seats are credit card bookable in advance. Wheelchair access possible, with help from doorperson.

Showcase Cinema
Bath Road, Avon Meads, BS4.
Tel: 972 3800 (info), 972 3434 (adv. ticket line).

The first cinema multiplex in Avon. This is cinema in a big way: 14 screens with no less that 3600 arm chair-like seats between them. Any mainstream movies are bound to be playing here. 1500 car parking spaces, Hollywood Bowl and even a TGI Fridays. Although slightly out of town the Bath Road is well served with bus routes.
Booking office opens from 11:30am.

Warner Village
The Venue, Cribbs Causeway
Film Info 0117 950 0050

12 screen multiplex, exclusive double seats, digital stereo surround sound and premiere size screens. Next door to some excellent eateries such as TGIs.

Watershed
Cannons Road, BS1.
0117 925 3845

This splendid media and communications centre on the harbour-front has two screens. Screen One is the best first-run art house in the city (one of the best in the country); the much smaller Screen Two specialises in timely retrospective screenings and adventurous programming. Within the complex is a trendy modern bar and cafe overlooking the harbour. Wheelchair access is fairly easy and the staff are very helpful.
Watershed also provides a range of facilities for photographers, from the beginner to the professional, working in both chemical and digital photography. There are three chemical darkrooms for hire.
Watershed also has digital facilities for those interested in digital imaging, multimedia and graphic design.


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