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SOLD OUT: The Pink Panther (1963)

The Pink Panther: Vintage Screening

Saturday 14th March 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.

Our March double bill concludes with the original version of the beloved crime caper, The Pink Panther. We’ll be accompanying the film with French wines to celebrate that most hapless of detectives, Inspector Jacques Clouseau!

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.

The Pink Panther

1963 | PG | 110 mins

Notorious jewel thief ‘The Phantom’ has set his sights on a new prize: the legendary Pink Panther diamond. However, the heist grows increasingly complicated due to his growing feelings for its owner, the presence of his foppish nephew, and the bumbling French detective hot on his tail…

STARRING: David Niven | Peter Sellers | Robert Wagner | Capucine | Claudia Cardinale

DIRECTOR: Blake Edwards

PRODUCER: Martin Jurow

WRITTEN BY: Maurice Richlin | Blake Edwards


Sincerite Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Loire

Domaine St Laurent Provence Rose 2018, Languedoc

Pino Noir by Jeff Carrel 2018, Languedoc

Clarendelle Medoc 2014, Bordeaux


THEY SAY: “Quite apart from the general air of bubbling elegance, [The Pink Panther] is intensely funny” – Variety, 1964

WE SAY:  It spawned a dozen films, animated TV series, Christmas specials and even video games – and of course that theme tune… Peter Sellers is the real thief here, stealing the limelight whenever he’s onscreen, but that’s not to say that his fellow cast are bereft of wickedly funny one-liners and mishaps themselves.


  • 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 PG 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.


What is a Vintage Screening like?

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