Bristol Silents Events Calendar

This is where we’ll inform you about upcoming silent film (and silent film related) events in Bristol. If you know of any events not listed here don’t hesitate to get in touch, either by leaving a comment below, emailing us on or by messaging us via Twitter or Facebook.

Monday 4th August: BFI: A NIGHT AT THE CINEMA IN 1914
Location: Little Theatre Cinema, Bath: 6:30pm

Tuesday 5th August: Seventyseven Film Club: The Joyless Street (1925)
Location: The Arts House, 108A Stokes Croft, Bristol >: 8:00pm / £2

Wednesday 13th August: Bristol Silents Club Screening:
German Mountain Silent Film Night

Intro by Dr Horst Claus
Location: Lansdown Pub, Clifton: 7:30pm: Free Entry

Friday 29th August – Thursday 4th September:
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920): The Brand New Masters of Cinema New Restoration Edition

Location: Watershed, Bristol ; Times & Prices Vary (Please check Watershed website for more details).

Tuesday 2nd September: Seventyseven Film Club: Salt for Svanetia (1930) & Turksib (1929)
Location: The Arts House, 108A Stokes Croft, Bristol >: 8:00pm / £2

Sunday 14th September: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
With live Organ Accompaniment by Richard Lennox.
(Please note this is not a screening of the brand new restored edition of Caligari; please check details for that particular screening at the Watershed entry between Friday 29th August – Thursday 4th August)

Location: Curzon Community Cinema, Clevedon: 2:00pm / £5

Wednesday 10th September: Bristol Silents Club Screening: TBC
Location: Lansdown Pub, Clifton: 7:30pm: Free Entry

Wednesday 22nd October: Bristol Silents Club Screening: Afrika Eye Film Festival Special
Intro: TBC
Location: Lansdown Pub, Clifton: 7:30pm: Free Entry

Saturday 1st November: Afrika Eye: BREAKING THE SILENCE: SILIVA THE ZULU (Attilio Gatti / 1927)
Location: Watershed, Bristol: Time: TBC

Sunday 16th November: THE FOUR HORSEMAN OF THE APOCALYPSE (Rex Ingram / 1921)
Location: Watershed, Bristol: Time: 12:00pm
Intro by Kevin Brownlow

Sunday 16th November: THE BIG PARADE (King Vidor / 1925)
Location: Watershed, Bristol: Time: 3:25pm
Intro by Kevin Brownlow

Wednesday 19th November: Bristol Silents Club Screening: Rex Ingram Night
Intro by Mark Fuller (Bristol Silents)
Location: Lansdown Pub, Clifton: 7:15pm: Free Entry

  1. #1 by ray wilson on February 28, 2013 - 9:58 am

    You have some interesting
    programmes.Will you be showing
    any films with clara bow?
    As 2015 is the 50th anniversary
    of her death a commerative programme would be nice,
    but why wait till then

    • #2 by Bristol Silents on February 28, 2013 - 12:23 pm

      Hi Ray,
      We have been looking into another possible Clara event (after last years Slapstick event we had with Kevin Brownlow). In light of the BBC documentary, we might go back to her sometime early next year. Watch this space.

  2. #3 by John L. Howarth on March 20, 2013 - 4:38 pm

    Do you ever venture any further North ? Surely you can’t all be members of the Flat Earth Society.
    Ever hopefully yours John Howarth

  3. #4 by Bristol Silents on March 22, 2013 - 2:54 pm

    Hi John,
    Sadly not at the moment (in ref to the events further North; no comment in ref to the Flat Earth Society). We have had the odd event in Edinburgh over the years; but no plans to go any further North in the future. Apart from a one off Slapstick event sometime later in the next month or so. Will post something about that nearer the time.
    Bristol Silents

  4. #5 by Gill Kirk on November 29, 2013 - 1:39 pm

    Any chance of some daytime events? I have a Chaplin-obsessed toddler…thanks!

  5. #6 by Kris Cowell on December 15, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    Please note the Happiness (1934) has been rescheduled to Monday 13th Jan 8pm. We will also be screening Claude Friese-Greene’s early colour documentary of his travels from Lands End to John O’ Groats ‘The Open Road’ (1925) in a travelogue double bill with Andrew Kotting’s brilliant ‘Gallivant’ (1996) on 6th Jan 8pm and Herbert Ponting’s brilliant and deeming moving official record of Captain Scott’s legendary ill-fated journey to the South Pole ‘The Great White Silence’ (1924) on 27th Jan 8pm. See for more details. Thanks, Seventyseven.

  6. #7 by emmazuzu on February 26, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    Please excuse the shameless plug, but I wanted to let John Howarth know that the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema is further north – Bo’ness, Falkirk to be precise! This year’s Festival takes place 12th-16th March

  7. #8 by Kris Cowell on March 11, 2014 - 7:57 pm

    Please note that we are no longer based at Southbank Club which means our screening of By the Law (1926) will now be held at The Arts House, 108a Stokes Croft, BS1 3RU on Tuesday 8th April at 8pm. Could you update your calendar accordingly.

    We are also screening Karlheinz Martin’s radically stylised adaptation of From Morn To Midnight (1921) at The Arts House on Tuesday 6th May at 8pm


    Seventyseven film club.

  8. #9 by Kris Cowell on March 14, 2014 - 7:50 pm

    We are also screening The Late Mathias Pascal (dir. Marcel L’Herbier/1926) at 8pm Tuesday 3rd June at The Arts House, Stokes Croft.

    Many thanks,

    Seventyseven film club

  9. #10 by Kris Cowell on June 1, 2014 - 6:12 pm

    PLEASE REMEMBER that The Late Mathias Pascal on 3rd June starts at 7.30pm, not our usual time of 8pm. This is due to the length of the film.

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