Broad range of classic films to be shown across iconic Bristol venues in autumn

PUBLISHED: 18:00 05 September 2019

Airplane! will be shown beneath the wings of Concorde. Picture: Bristol Film Festival

Airplane! will be shown beneath the wings of Concorde. Picture: Bristol Film Festival

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Classic films will be shown at iconic locations over the next two months.

All aboard Brunel’s SS Great Britain to watch Titanic. Picture: Bristol Film FestivalAll aboard Brunel’s SS Great Britain to watch Titanic. Picture: Bristol Film Festival

Bristol Film Festival returns to the city for its autumn season, which will run from September to November.

It is the UK's largest immersive film festival and various locations such as Aerospace Bristol, the old police cells at The Island, in Nelson Street, and Bristol Museum will host special screenings of more than 40 films.

The Descent will be screened in Redcliffe Caves. Picture: Bristol Film FestivalThe Descent will be screened in Redcliffe Caves. Picture: Bristol Film Festival

Owen Franklin, director of the festival, said: "We're very excited for this season, and thrilled to be working with some of our favourite venues across the city again.

"We've got a great mix of horror-themed films around the Halloween period, but also complementing these with some classics from across the genres."

Bristol Museum will show films throughout the autumn season. Picture: Bristol Film FestivalBristol Museum will show films throughout the autumn season. Picture: Bristol Film Festival

Kicking things off on September 20 will be the vintage screenings series at Averys Wine Merchants, with a special 50th anniversary showing of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

In October, there will be a return to Arnos Vale Cemetery for an evening of spooky cinema, with a double-bill of the family-friendly Addams Family Values and Ghostbusters, while for the brave, The Woman In Black screens as a late-night adult-only event.

Addams Family Values. Picture: Bristol Film FestivalAddams Family Values. Picture: Bristol Film Festival

Audiences will have the chance to board Concorde before enjoying a screening of Airplane! beneath the wings of the iconic plane.

Bristol Museum will host a supernatural extravaganza to coincide with its magic exhibition.

Acrobatics performed at Bristol Museum. Picture: Bristol Film FestivalAcrobatics performed at Bristol Museum. Picture: Bristol Film Festival

On Halloween night, it will play host to Hocus Pocus, The Witches and an adult-only late evening screening of The Conjuring.

From October 25-27, the festival heads to Redcliffe Caves for its annual horror in the caves series.

Arnos Vale Cemetary will screen Ghostbusters. Picture: Bristol Film FestivalArnos Vale Cemetary will screen Ghostbusters. Picture: Bristol Film Festival

Guests will venture deep into this unique landmark to enjoy a programme ranging from Bride of Frankenstein, The Descent, and last year's hit, Hereditary.

Making a return after last year's success is Titanic at Brunel's SS Great Britain on November 17.

To close the season, Bristol Cathedral hosts an atmospheric screening on November 20 as award-winning composer Dr David Bednall performs an improved organ accompaniment to silent horror film, Nosferatu.

For a full programme of events and to purchase tickets, log on to www.bristolfilmfestival.com

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