Casablanca at Royal West of England Academy

Price
£30 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 45 mins
Age restrictions
18+
Location
Clifton, Redland & Cotham
Host available in
Bristol
Concession and Registered Carer prices also available

What you'll do

DOORS: 18:45 | FILM STARTS 19:30

On 26th November 1942, Casablanca premiered at the Hollywood Theater, NYC. Exactly 80 years later, Bristol Film Festival invites you to join them for a special anniversary screening of one of the greatest films of all time.

For the first time since 2019, BFF is returning to the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) after its stunning renovation project. There will be live music and a welcome drink before the film, as well as an opportunity to explore the galleries and view the RWA’s 169 Annual Open Exhibition. After an introduction from Festival Director Owen Franklin, you can sit back and enjoy this timeless classic, which has been beautifully restored in time for this milestone anniversary.

ABOUT THE FILM

1942 | U | 102 mins

Humphrey Bogart stars as Rick, the owner of a nightclub in Casablanca during its Vichy France-Nazi occupation in the Second World War. He claims to be an apolitical man, but the chance arrival of his former lover Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) and her resistance fighter husband forces Rick to consider his loyalties and confront his unresolved feelings for Ilsa.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

DOORS: 18:45 | FILM STARTS 19:30

On 26th November 1942, Casablanca premiered at the Hollywood Theater, NYC. Exactly 80 years later, Bristol Film Festival invites you to join them for a special anniversary screening of one of the greatest films of all time.

For the first time since 2019, BFF is returning to the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) after its stunning renovation project. There will be live music and a welcome drink before the film, as well as an opportunity to explore the galleries and view the RWA’s 169 Annual Open Exhibition. After an introduction from Festival Director Owen Franklin, you can sit back and enjoy this timeless classic, which has been beautifully restored in time for this milestone anniversary.

ABOUT THE FILM

1942 | U | 102 mins

Humphrey Bogart stars as Rick, the owner of a nightclub in Casablanca during its Vichy France-Nazi occupation in the Second World War. He claims to be an apolitical man, but the chance arrival of his former lover Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) and her resistance fighter husband forces Rick to consider his loyalties and confront his unresolved feelings for Ilsa.

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Yuup extras

  • Welcome drink!

Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

On the day

There is no visitor parking available at the venue - the closest available is on-street, pay-and-display parking in the surrounding area, as well as multi-storey car parks on Jacob’s Wells Road and Trenchard Street.

Close to several city centre bus routes - the 1, 2, 8, 9, 41, 42 and 43 all stop a short distance away on Queens Road. Clifton Down station is a 10-15 minute walk from the venue.

Wherever possible, we encourage walking the use of public transport when travelling to our events.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Bristol Film Festival

Bristol Film Festival was started by director Owen Franklin in 2015. The Festival provides an alternative experience for lovers of film and cinema, and celebrates the cultural landscape of his home city, Bristol.

The concept is simple: to bring classic films back to the big screen, in some of Bristol’s most iconic and interesting venues, including Bristol Museum, Clifton Observatory, Bristol Cathedral, and Redcliffe Caves.

The films and locations are carefully matched together, and involve unique immersive elements - whether it's live performers, tours of venues after hours, or themed wine tastings, you can expect to leave one of our events having had a film experience unlike any other!

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Price
£30 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 45 mins
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.