There's Something About Mary at The Observatory

DOORS: 17:00 | FILM STARTS 17:20

The historic Clifton Observatory plays host to Bristol Film Festival Spirit Of Cinema screenings, which pair classic films with great gin-based drinks in partnership with our friends and local distilling legends Six O’Clock Gin. Join BFF in this intimate setting overlooking the Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge, and (weather permitting) enjoy the stunning views day and night on the rooftop terrace before the film begins.

Your ticket includes a Gin & Tonic on arrival, as well as a gin-based cocktail served during a brief interval in the film. If you’ve got to drive, or gin isn’t to your taste, we offer non-alcoholic ticket option – enjoy the drinks with a premium non-alcoholic spirit alternative!

This March BFF are celebrating two cult comedies that are both turning 25 in 2023, starting with the outrageous romcom There’s Something About Mary. Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz shine as the former high school sweethearts driven apart by fate; their efforts to reunite will have you simultaneously laughing out loud and watching through your fingers…!

1998 | 15 | 97 mins

Eighteen-year-old Alex works in a Pittsburgh steel mill, but she dreams of being a dancer. Encouraged by her boss, who has taken a romantic interest in her, she decides to apply for a prestigious ballet school - but can Alex overcome her challenges and achieve her dreams?

Contains strong language and sexual references


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. Over the past few years. 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+

General Admission (Alcohol Option) £25.50
Adult £25.50
Concession (Student | Over 65 | Blue Light Card) £22.50
Group of 6 (Enjoy exclusive access to the historic Camera Obscura with a private area for welcome drinks (weather permitting, on the roof terrace). Each group member will receive a Two Belly Deli Box to enjoy during the film, which includes a selection of premium cheeses with crackers and chutney. Your group’s reserved seating will mean you can enjoy the film from the best seats in the house!) £210
General Admission (Alcohol-Free Option) £25.50
Additional Group Member (Must be bought in addition to existing group) £35
1x Ticket & Two Belly Deli Box (Enjoy 3 different cheeses, along with an artisan chutney and crackers, as a perfect complement to your wine tasting.) £40.50

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How to get there

Yuup extras

  • 1x Gin & Tonic and 1x gin-based cocktail


  • 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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