Metropolis at Bristol Cathedral

Price
£15.50 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs 30 mins
Child, Concession and Registered Carer prices also available

What you'll do

DOORS: 19:30 | FILM STARTS: 20:00

Bristol Cathedral hosts an atmospheric screening of Fritz’s Lang’s seminal silent film Metropolis, restored to almost its original length, on Wednesday 9th March. Join us after dusk in this magnificent building to watch this piece of cinema history come to life. The film will be accompanied by a live, entirely improvised organ recital by the award-winning composer Dr. David Bednall, blending silent cinema with live music to create a unique performance that promises to bring the film to life in a dramatic new interpretation.

Lang’s pioneering dystopian sci-fi epic has become a pop culture milestone, influencing countless films, artists and musicians over the years. After decades of the original cut believed lost forever, a negative print of the original was discovered in an Argentinian museum in 2008. This extra 25 minutes of footage has been painstakingly recovered and almost completely restored, meaning that we can present the film almost as it would have been originally viewed at its premiere.

Please note that there will be a 20 minute interval during this screening.

ABOUT THE FILM 1927 | PG | 150 mins

In the futuristic city of Metropolis, the wealthy and the successful live in luxurious skyscrapers while the workers toil beneath the surface to operate the machines that keep the city functioning. When the heir to the city Freder follows the beautiful Maria back to the lower levels of the city, his experiences set in motion a chain of events that will lead to a major clash between the two factions of Metropolis.

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What you'll do

DOORS: 19:30 | FILM STARTS: 20:00

Bristol Cathedral hosts an atmospheric screening of Fritz’s Lang’s seminal silent film Metropolis, restored to almost its original length, on Wednesday 9th March. Join us after dusk in this magnificent building to watch this piece of cinema history come to life. The film will be accompanied by a live, entirely improvised organ recital by the award-winning composer Dr. David Bednall, blending silent cinema with live music to create a unique performance that promises to bring the film to life in a dramatic new interpretation.

Lang’s pioneering dystopian sci-fi epic has become a pop culture milestone, influencing countless films, artists and musicians over the years. After decades of the original cut believed lost forever, a negative print of the original was discovered in an Argentinian museum in 2008. This extra 25 minutes of footage has been painstakingly recovered and almost completely restored, meaning that we can present the film almost as it would have been originally viewed at its premiere.

Please note that there will be a 20 minute interval during this screening.

ABOUT THE FILM 1927 | PG | 150 mins

In the futuristic city of Metropolis, the wealthy and the successful live in luxurious skyscrapers while the workers toil beneath the surface to operate the machines that keep the city functioning. When the heir to the city Freder follows the beautiful Maria back to the lower levels of the city, his experiences set in motion a chain of events that will lead to a major clash between the two factions of Metropolis.

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Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Refreshments available
  • Child friendly (0-16)
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

All guidelines in place at the time of your experience will be adhered to.

On the day

Public parking is available at Millennium Square and on St George's Street, behind the council buildings. Nearby street parking is also available.

Bus service numbers 8 and 9 run from Bristol Temple Meads Station and drop off by the Cathedral.

Please contact Bristol Film Festival for further information about accessibility at this venue.

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.

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
£15.50 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs 30 mins
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.