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Escape from New York

Underground Cinema

Saturday 30th March 2019 | Doors: 11:00 | Film Start: 11:15 | Approx. End: 12:45

Venture underground into the Redcliffe Caves this March – it’s an unforgettable way to discover, or rediscover, some of the silver screen’s hidden gems, sleeper hits and genre favourites. Step 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…

Please make sure that you have read the guidelines contained in the Important Information tab above before booking your tickets.



1981 | 15 | 95 mins

In an alternate timeline, where Manhattan has been turned into a prison island fortress, the U.S. President is flying to a summit to end a vicious global war, when his plane is brought down over Manhattan. The President escapes the wreck but is now trapped in the notorious superprison – with limited time to avert a global catastrophe, a former Special Forces convict is coerced into undertaking a daring rescue mission in exchange for his freedom.


STARRING: Kurt Russell | Lee Van Cleef | Ernest Borgnine | Donald Pleasance | Isaac Hayes | Harry Dean Stanton

DIRECTED: John Carpenter

WRITTEN: John Carpenter | Nick Castle

PRODUCED: Larry Franco | Debra Hill


THEY SAY: “John Carpenter is offering this summer’s moviegoers a rare opportunity: to escape from the air-conditioned torpor of ordinary entertainment into the hothouse humidity of their own paranoia. It’s a trip worth taking.” – Richard Corliss, Time, 1981

WE SAY: The first of our matinee screenings celebrating one of the most prolific genre directors of all time – to be honest it’s difficult to know where to start, but Kurt Russell swayed us on this one…


  • 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.
  • Doors for this event will open at 11:00. The film will commence at approximately 11:15. The event will conclude at approximately 12:45.
  • 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 suitable containers (no glass). 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.
  • This film will be screened without subtitles,
  • Escape from New York was awarded a BBFC rating of 15: Contains strong violence, brief sexual threat
  • For more information, please refer to our FAQ section or CONTACT US.






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