The Devil's Backbone at Arnos Vale Cemetery

Price
£15 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restrictions
15+
Child and Concession prices also available

What you'll do

Join Bristol Film Festival in Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol’s very own necropolis, for two nights of screenings dedicated to two of the great directors of dark fantasy, Guillermo Del Toro and Henry Selick! Enter this fascinating space after hours, get a drink from the pop-up bar, then make your way to the beautiful Anglican Chapel to take your seat, and enjoy the show in this unique venue.

Next on Friday is Del Toro’s chilling but poignant horror film The Devil’s Backbone, which turns 20 this year.

This film is screened in the original Spanish with English subtitles.

ABOUT THE FILM 2001 | 15 | 103 mins

During the final year of the Spanish Civil War, a young boy called Carlos is sent to live in a remote orphanage. The orphanage is full of rumours – hidden gold, a mysterious disappearance, a still-ticking bomb. As Carlos explores the grounds, he realises that there is a supernatural presence that suggests a terrible secret has yet to be uncovered.

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.


If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

What you'll do

Join Bristol Film Festival in Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol’s very own necropolis, for two nights of screenings dedicated to two of the great directors of dark fantasy, Guillermo Del Toro and Henry Selick! Enter this fascinating space after hours, get a drink from the pop-up bar, then make your way to the beautiful Anglican Chapel to take your seat, and enjoy the show in this unique venue.

Next on Friday is Del Toro’s chilling but poignant horror film The Devil’s Backbone, which turns 20 this year.

This film is screened in the original Spanish with English subtitles.

ABOUT THE FILM 2001 | 15 | 103 mins

During the final year of the Spanish Civil War, a young boy called Carlos is sent to live in a remote orphanage. The orphanage is full of rumours – hidden gold, a mysterious disappearance, a still-ticking bomb. As Carlos explores the grounds, he realises that there is a supernatural presence that suggests a terrible secret has yet to be uncovered.

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Facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 guidelines

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

On the day

No parking at Arnos Vale Cemetery unless disabled access required. Nearby street parking may be available.

Bus services 1, X39, 57, 178 and 349 stop outside the Bath Road gates.

Bike racks can be found by the East Lodge and by the café in the Spielman Centre.

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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How to get there

Any questions?

Ask your question directly to Bristol Film Festival.

Upcoming dates

This experience is extremely popular

Existing dates have all sold out, but you can book now and schedule later and you'll be the first to hear when new dates are released.

If you're not yet ready to book we'll happily notify you about any remaining places when new dates are released.

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Price
£15 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs
Age restriction
15+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.