The Silence of the Lambs at Averys Wine Cellars

Doors open 18:45 | Film starts 19:00

Bristol Film Festival’s vintage screenings pair classic films with thematically linked wine tastings, all in the stunning setting of Averys Wine Merchants’ historic wine cellar. Following a sparkling wine reception, the film will be accompanied by a tasting of four carefully selected wines courtesy of Averys’ resident experts.

🎬 About The Film

1991 | 18 | 118 mins

FBI trainee Clarice Starling is hunting for a serial killer nicknamed “Buffalo Bill”. At the urging of her boss, she seeks insights on Bill’s psyche from the brilliant psychiatrist but notorious incarcerated cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter. However, Lecter is a master of mind games, and soon Clarice is embroiled in a dangerous and nightmarish case that threatens to engulf her.

Contains strong violence and gore, very strong language, sex references

📍The Location

Averys began in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK’s most pioneering wine merchants. Their historic wine cellar can be found beneath their shop on Culver Street, and is an atmospheric and intimate setting for our both our Screening Room and our popular Vintage Screenings series.

⭐ Exciting Extras

Pre-screening Tasting: Enjoy a brief introduction to wine tasting, sampling a white and a red as you’re talked through the key steps to understanding the aromas, flavours and characteristics of wine.

Deli box: A delicious deli box from local supplier Native Vine. Enjoy 3 cheeses, along with an artisan chutney and crackers; the perfect accompaniment to your wine tasting.

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult (General Admission) £26
Adult + Deli Box £41

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How to get there


  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

On the day

The nearest public parking is available at Frogmore Street car park, about a 1-minute walk from Averys Wine Merchants.

Averys Wine Merchants is approximately a short 5 minute walk from Bristol Hippodrome, if you are travelling into the City Centre by bus.

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

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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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