Raging Bull at Clifton Observatory

Doors open 20:00 | Film starts 20:20

The historic Clifton Observatory plays host to Bristol Film Festival's Spirit Of Cinema screenings, which pair classic films with great spirit-based drinks. This unique setting overlooks the Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge, and (weather permitting!) you can enjoy the stunning views from the terrace before the film begins.

Your ticket includes a gin and tonic on arrival, as well as a gin-based cocktail served during a brief interval in the film.

🎬 About The Film

1980 | 15 | 129 mins

Based on Jake LaMotta’s controversial memoir, Raging Bull charts the rise and fall of the notorious boxing champion, detailing both his exploits inside the ring and his turbulent personal life.

Contains strong violence, domestic abuse, sex references, very strong language

📍The Location

Established in 1766, Clifton Observatory is an iconic landmark and an integral part of the Bristol landscape. The Observatory has had a long and varied history, but one thing has remained consistent over the centuries: the spectacular and unforgettable views of Bristol, Avon Gorge, and the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

In 2015, the Observatory underwent a major restoration. Today, it’s home to the 360 café, a museum featuring a rare Victorian-era Camera Obscura, and the atmospheric and mythical Giant’s Cave.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult £25.50
Adult - Non-alcoholic option £22.50

Available dates

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How to get there


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

On the day

  • On street parking is available near the Observatory in Clifton Village and the Clifton & Durdham Downs.
  • The Clifton Observatory is a 30 minute walk from Bristol City Centre. Bus service numbers 8 & 9 run from Bristol Temple Meads, stopping in central Bristol (Cabot Circus, Nelson Street, Bristol Hippodrome).
  • 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 28 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 28 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.

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