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An American In Paris

An American In Paris: Vintage Screening

Saturday 4th July 2020 | Doors: 18:45 | Film Start: 19:00 | Approximate End: 21:30

Vintage Screenings combine fantastic films with themed wine tastings in Averys Wine Merchants’ wine cellars. Step into this historic space beneath Park Street for a glass of arrival bubbly, bread and cheese, then take your seats and enjoy a film accompanied by a mouth-watering selection of wines picked by Averys resident experts.

This 4th July, we’re screening the Gene Kelly-Leslie Caron musical comedy An American In Paris. Averys’ team will be selecting French and American wines to accompany this Gershwin-scored classic.

We are delighted to be working with the incredible FLOWERS & THORN, a Bristol-based independent chocolatier. Pre-order a beautiful box of their handmade Rose and Dark Chocolate Hearts below – each box contains 4 artisan hearts, made with 70% dark Ecuadorian chocolate and a touch of Persian rose essence.

An American In Paris

1951 | U | 111 mins

Former GI and Second World War veteran Jerry Mulligan decides to settle in Paris in order to pursue his dream career as a painter. As his paintings attract the attention of a wealthy heiress, Jerry finds himself falling for a beautiful local – who happens to be engaged already…

STARRING: Gene Kelly | Leslie Caron | Oscar Levant | Georges Guétary | Nina Foch

DIRECTOR: Vincente Minnelli

PRODUCER: Arthur Freed

WRITTEN BY: Alan Jay Lerner



THEY SAY: “Metro [Goldwyn Meyer] has another box office winner in An American in Paris. The film is one of the most imaginative musical confections turned out by Hollywood in years […] A masterpiece of design, lighting, costumes and colour photography” – Variety, 1951

WE SAY: The dancing is entrancing, and Gershwin’s score’s sublime – this Oscar-winning musical has stood the test of time!


  • This event is strictly for over 18s. Photographic ID may be required prior to entry. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anybody who is unable to produce appropriate ID. We are unable to offer refunds to guests refused entry for this reason.
  • Red Carpet Club tickets are for members of the Red Carpet Club only – when booking, please use the member’s name as the lead booking name. Non-members in possession of a Red Carpet ticket will be liable to pay the difference in price.
  • Doors will open for this event at 18:45. We cannot guarantee access to the screening room before this, so recommend arriving no earlier than 5-10 minutes before doors are due to open. The screening will commence at 19:00 and conclude at 21:30.
  • Guests will receive a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, followed by four wines (2 whites and 2 reds) during the film. Water will be available throughout the evening. A selection of breads and cheeses will also be available.
  • Averys’ cellar is suitable for disabled access; however, we do ask any guests who have accessibility queries or concerns to contact us directly. We remind guests that there are some uneven areas of floor in the cellar.
  • The film will be screened in English, without subtitles.
  • The BBFC have assigned this film a U rating. Read more about what this means.
  • For more information, please refer to our FAQ section or CONTACT US.
  • CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 06.03.20: Currently all of our events are proceeding as scheduled and we are operating a “business as usual” approach. We are monitoring the current coronavirus outbreak carefully, and will continue to follow the advice from Public Health England, the World Health Organisation and local government.
    We encourage all of our staff and visitors to follow the advice regarding personal hygiene measures to assist in preventing the spread of disease, and would strongly advise anybody exhibiting symptoms to self-isolate and contact NHS 111.
    We have a contingency in place to reschedule our screenings for later in the year, in the event of a wide-scale ban on large public gatherings; however, currently this is not the case.
    We look forward to welcoming our guests over the coming weeks and will update our policy accordingly should advice from authorities give reason to do so.


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