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The Terminator

The Terminator at Bristol Museum

Thursday 19th March | Doors: 23:10 | Film Start: 23:35 | Approx End: 01:30

Who said that museums are for kids? Join us this March for another late night screening in Bristol Museum & Art Gallery! Enter this magnificent space after hours and explore a selection of the galleries pre-show, pick up a themed cocktail from the pop-up bar, enjoy our live performers and then take your seat in the Rear Hall to watch the film among the exhibits. There’s also an opportunity to visit the Museum’s temporary exhibition Do You Believe In Magic? for a small additional fee (see below – please note that numbers are limited per screening).

Our theme for March 2020 is Time Travel, and we’ll be following Arnie from 2029 back to 1984 as he searches for Sarah Connor in The Terminator



The Terminator

1984 | 15 | 107 mins

Nightclub waitress Sarah Connor leads an innocuous existence, until she is attacked by a mysterious assailant. She is rescued by a futuristic soldier who explains that her would-be assassin is a cyborg, sent from the future to kill her in order to change the course of history and doom humanity to an apocalyptic fate…


STARRING: Arnold Schwarzenegger | Linda Hamilton | Michael Biehn | Paul Winfield | Lance Henrikson

DIRECTOR: James Cameron

PRODUCER: Gale Ann Hurd

WRITTEN BY: James Cameron | Gale Ann Hurd

THEY SAY: “A blazing, cinematic comic book, full of virtuoso moviemaking, terrific momentum, solid performances and a compelling story […] Schwarzenegger is perfectly cast in a machine-like portrayal” Variety, 1985

WE SAY: Easily one of the most recognisable – and quotable! – sci-fi films of the past 40 years, this franchise-spawning debut from director James Cameron launched his illustrious career. Arnie didn’t do too badly from it, either… Also a welcome chance to see Michael Biehn and Lance Henrikson collaborating on a Cameron film together, two years before they reunited for Aliens.


  • Doors for this event will open at 23:15. The film will commence with a short talk at approximately 23:40. The event will conclude at approximately 01:30.
  • Bristol Museum is accessible for disabled guests. Further information about accessibility can be found on Bristol Museum’s website
  • Licensing restrictions do not allow for external food and drink to be brought into the venue for this event – however, there will be an opportunity to purchase cinema snacks and drinks before the film.
  • Exhibition Admission: admission to the Magic! exhibition is available as an add-on extra. If you have purchased exhibition admission, further information will be sent to you prior to the event.
  • This film will be screened without subtitles.
  • For more information, please refer to our FAQ section or Contact Us.


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