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The Polar Express

On Location

Sunday 23rd December 2018 | Doors: 10:00 |Film Start: 10:30| Approx. End: 12:15

This Christmas, come with Hype and Bristol Film Festival, and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination. Meet us at the gates and present your ticket, then see how the iconic Passenger Shed at Temple Meads is magically transformed into the ultimate land of make-believe: a wintery Wonkyland!

Immersive yourself in this stunning, fully-themed space, and enjoy a range of festive and family classics – including the gorgeously animated adventure The Polar Express – on the big screen once more. We’re delighted to be teaming up with Hype for a second year to bring you a jam-packed programme to tide you through the holiday season!

NB: tickets include the option to pre-order popcorn and drinks; children receive free popcorn on arrival

The Polar Express

2004 | U | 101 mins

One Christmas Eve, a young boy is doubting the existence of Santa Claus. Struggling to get to sleep, he is disturbed by the arrival of a steam train, the Polar Express, and embarks on a magical journey to the North Pole.

Starring: Tom Hanks | Leslie Zemeckis | Eddie Deezen

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Screenplay: Robert Zemeckis | William Broyles Jr. 

Producer: Steve Starkey | Robert Zemeckis | Gary Goetzman | William Teitler 


THEY SAY: A movie for more than one season; it will become a perennial, shared by the generations. It has a haunting, magical quality because it has imagined its world freshly and played true to it, sidestepping all the tiresome Christmas cliches that children have inflicted on them this time of year.” – Roger Ebert, 2004

WE SAY: Gloriously animated, brilliantly voiced by Tom Hanks, and with a great soundtrack to boot, The Polar Express has an ethereal, wondrous quality to it that perfectly captures the magical spirit of Christmas through a child’s eyes.



This event is hosted in partnership with Hype Agency.