26 Jan 2017

Underground Cinema launches in Redcliffe Caves

March 10-12th sees Bristol Film Festival return to Redcliffe Caves with the launch of the Underground Cinema – a programme of cult, controversial and previously banned films, each with bespoke introductions from a range of Bristol’s film industry authorities providing social context.

From Psycho to Fight Club, from A Clockwork Orange to Seven – the ten films selected cover a broad range of cinema from the last six decades.

The Caves will be transformed into a Cold War-style bunker, creating a unique immersive experience, and the site will also operate a cash bar courtesy of Wickwar Brewing, the festival’s 2017 beer partner.

Bristol Film Festival hosted two successful Horror In The Caves series at Redcliffe Caves last year, and the Underground Cinema will be an exciting new twist on the event cinema that the festival offers at the historic location.

Owen Franklin, director of Bristol Film Festival, says:

Redcliffe Caves are a truly special venue in the heart of Bristol’s Harbourside, and it’s a pleasure to host events there. After twenty horror movie screenings – from classic shockers to comedy horror – in the Caves last year, Bristol Film Festival is looking forward to expanding our programming even further and screening some famous – and infamous – cult classics. It’s literally and metaphorically an ‘underground cinema’, and we can’t wait to see how the audience respond to the new theming and our film selections.”

Previous reviews of the festival’s Redcliffe Caves screenings:

In occupying Redcliffe Caves for the Halloween weekend, Bristol Film Festival has had a stroke of genius worthy of Victor Frankenstein himself. Already dark, clammy and spooky, all it takes is a little clever lighting, some dry ice and a scary ghost story to put a film audience in the mood for a fright.” – Ken McCormick, Bristol Post

The screening was perfectly placed; sound and lighting were spot on, giving us the ability to be sucked into the film. The claustrophobic nature of being underground really added atmosphere and intensity to the situation.” – Emma Daniels, ScareTOUR

Redcliffe Caves played host to one of the scariest and most fun things you could do this Halloween weekend […] let’s hope they continue to offer us this truly unique experience – a real must for horror fans.” – Craig Jones, Bristol Post

You can check out the full series listings here.