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Cape Fear (1962)


Saturday 10th March | Doors: 11:00 | Film Start: 11:15 | Approx. end: 13:00

Join us for another season of cult cinema classics, screened deep within the Redcliffe Caves – it’s an unforgettable way to discover, or rediscover, some of the silver screen’s hidden gems, sleeper hits and genre favourites. Venture underground into one of the most unique locations in Bristol, themed like a military bunker specially for the occasion. Treat yourself to a beer onsite from our festival partners, Wickwar Wessex Brewing, and forget the outside world for a couple of hours…

Our 2018 Underground Cinema season includes two matinee screenings at special discount price – Saturday’s showing is the original Cape Fear, a spine-chilling tale of wrongdoing and revenge…

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Cape Fear

1962 | 15 | 102 mins

Lawyer Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck) is horrified when Max Cady, a vicious criminal he helped incarcerate, is released from jail and returns to terrorise Bowden and his family. With little concrete proof of Cady’s malevolence and increasingly dwindling legal options, Bowden is drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse that puts everything he holds dear in peril.

Starring: Gregory Peck | Robert Mitchum | Uma Thurman | Martin Balsam | Polly Bergen
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Screenplay: James R. Webb
Producer: Sy Bartlett

THEY SAY: “A cold-blooded, calculated build-up of sadistic menace and shivering dread is accomplished with frightening adroitness” – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, 1962

WE SAY: Scorsese’s 1991 remake may be the better known version, but J. Lee Thompson’s masterpiece has lost none of its shock value. With a stellar ensemble cast and a gripping score by Bernard Herrmann, Cape Fear grips you tight and doesn’t let go until long after its infamous climax.



  • Our stewards reserve the right to refuse entry to those who they believe to be under the appropriate age for each film’s BBFC certification who cannot produce photographic ID. Refunds will not be issued if somebody who fails to produce ID is subsequently refused entry to the venue. Please bear in mind that the Caves are an intense environment and may not be suitable for younger children, even if the film is PG rated – parental discretion is advised.
  • Due to the cave’s status as a protected environment, no food is permitted into the venue. Drinks will only be permitted into the venue in plastic containers. Personal alcohol supplies may not be brought into the Caves; the onsite bar will be selling several ales from the Wickwar Wessex range. Please bring ID as our stewards will operate a Challenge 25 policy.
  • Please be aware that drunken or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated in the caves. If an individual appears to be under the influence of alcohol, or is acting in a manner deemed inappropriate by our staff, they may be removed from the venue.
  • It is advisable to wear warm, weather-appropriate clothing in the caves as well as sturdy, appropriate footwear. The caves can be cold, particularly at night, and are uneven underfoot in places. Seating is provided, but guests are welcome to bring additional cushions and blankets if they wish, although it is worth noting that they may get dusty!
  • Please follow the instructions of onsite stewards at all times, and remain on the clearly designated paths. Failure to do so may result in your removal from the premises. In the case of an emergency, the event stewards are fully briefed and will instruct you on the necessary actions to take.