Bristol’s week in film: July 17-23 2020

Week two of Bristol’s gradual reopening and cinematic comfort food dominates the menu once again. Literally so in the ‘big’ release: Notting Hill bakery romance Love Sarah.

Elsewhere you’ll find loads of old musicals and romcoms (both Four Weddings and Notting Hill – they do spoil us), but there’s a smattering of stronger fare amid the reissues, including Trainspotting, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Shining and Aliens.

Also back this week are encore screenings of some of the most successful recent event cinema shows, including three National Theatre Live performances and that 25th anniversary Riverdance hooferama.

Follow the links below for more information and screenings times, and go here for our comprehensive film listings.

New Releases

  • Film / Drama

    Love Sarah

    Formulaic romantic drama about a bunch of women who open a bakery in Notting Hill

  • Film / Comedy

    Saint Frances

    Appealing comedy about an aimless young woman who lands a job as a nanny

    Multiple theatres: Wednesday, Aug 5 2020 - Thursday, Aug 6 2020

2020 Releases Still Going Strong

  • Film / Animation

    Onward

    Two elf brothers embark on a quest for magic in Pixar's heart-warmer

    Multiple theatres: Wednesday, Aug 5 2020 - Thursday, Aug 13 2020

  • Film / Horror

    The Invisible Man

    Elisabeth Moss stars in Universal's latest remake of the tale of Mr. See-Through

    Multiple theatres: Wednesday, Aug 5 2020 - Thursday, Aug 13 2020

  • Film / Animation

    Trolls World Tour

    Unexpectedly history-making sequel to Dreamworks' primary-coloured animation

    Multiple theatres: Wednesday, Aug 5 2020 - Wednesday, Aug 12 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Little Women

    Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson star in Greta Gerwig's take on the Louisa May Alcott yarn

  • Film / Art House

    Parasite

    Oscar winning Hitchcockian home invasion flick with lashings of social satire

  • Film / Drama

    Queen & Slim

    Tense and timely road movie putting a 'black lives matter' spin on the Bonnie and Clyde-style drama

  • Film / Animation

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Unusually-hued spiny mammal finally reaches the screen after a long delay

    : Thursday, Aug 6 2020 - Wednesday, Aug 12 2020

  • Film / Drama

    1917

    Sam Mendes's thrilling WWI counterpart to Dunkirk, inspired by a family story

  • Film / Comedy

    Dolittle

    Robert Downey Jr talks to the animals

    : Wednesday, Aug 5 2020 - Tuesday, Aug 11 2020

Pre-millennial classics

  • Film / Science Fiction

    Jurassic Park

    Spielberg's original, ground-breaking 1993 dino-rimp

    Showcase Cinema De Lux: Thursday, Aug 6 2020

  • Film / Horror

    The Shining

    Heeeeeere's Jack - back to cheer you up post-lockdown

    : Thursday, Aug 6 2020 & Wednesday, Aug 12 2020

  • Film / Drama

    Reservoir Dogs

    Tarantino's heist-gone-wrong classic that made Gerry Rafferty synonymous with torture

  • Film / Drama

    Dirty Dancing

    Nobody puts Baby in the corner during a global pandemic

    Showcase Cinema De Lux: Saturday, Aug 8 2020

  • Film / Comedy

    Trainspotting

    Danny Boyle's '90s cult classic, adapted from Irvine Welsh's sprawling novel

  • Film / Comedy

    Back to the Future

    1985 comedy time-travel classic whisks us back to a virus-free 1955

    Multiple theatres: Friday, Aug 7 2020 - Monday, Aug 10 2020

  • Film / Science Fiction

    Donnie Darko

    Cult science fiction classic described as "a John Hughes movie directed by David Lynch"

  • Film / Action

    Aliens

    James Cameron directs a rare example of a sequel that's better than the original film

    Showcase Cinema De Lux: Sunday, Aug 9 2020

  • Film / Musical

    Grease

    Bawl along with the middle-aged musical

    Showcase Cinema De Lux: Saturday, Aug 8 2020

  • Film / Fantasy

    Labyrinth

    The late David Bowie in his silliest film performance

  • Film / Animation

    Princess Mononoke

    Hayao Miyazaki’s hit animated epic about the twilight of the gods in medieval Japan

  • Film / Drama

    Pulp Fiction

    Tarantino classic returns to lighten your lockdown

    Multiple theatres: Wednesday, Aug 5 2020 - Sunday, Aug 9 2020

  • Film / Action

    The Matrix

    21st anniversary return of the Wachowskis' cyberpunk classic

    : Friday, Aug 7 2020 & Tuesday, Aug 11 2020

Event Cinema

21st Century Hits