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Watershed

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Address: 1 Canons Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
Phone Number:
+44 117 925 5100
Today
10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Watershed is a social enterprise and a registered charity. We occupy the...

Watershed is a social enterprise and a registered charity. We occupy the first floor of a historic Grade II listed building at the entranceway to Bristol's Harbourside. In the building you will find three cinemas, a large, light and airy Café/Bar, flexible conference and events spaces and the Pervasive Media Studio, our research space which brings together a network of over 100 artists, technologists and academics to explore the future of mobile and wireless media. With our customers, audiences and participation at the heart of our organisation we produce and present original ideas and content and curate a diverse programme of talent development, cinema exhibition, events and festivals.

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It was nice and cozy

We really had a nice time while we visited the place. We had a couple of vegetarian people and a young child with us. They were out of two main dishes at the beginning of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 6, 2016
Júlia K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

We really had a nice time while we visited the place. We had a couple of vegetarian people and a young child with us. They were out of two main dishes at the beginning of the evening which makes it a bit less excellent. The system is like that you have to order at the bar and then a waiter... More 

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Thank Júlia K
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this review

Hi JuliaK Thanks for your review - gald to hear you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

The cinemas always seem to be freezing cold, no matter what time of year I go. perhaps they should supply rugs at the door

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Thank CAW011
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this review

Hello CAW011 Thanks for your review. We do offer rugs to our customers - just ask the usher next time you visit us. If customers feel the cold, we suggest sitting nearer the front / middle, as in Cinema 1 it can be cooler underneath the air vents near the back. Thanks again for taking time to review us, we... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The noise from plant or air conditioning in Cinema 2 was sufficiently loud to intrude into the moments of silence of the particular film we watched last night. As an acoustic consultant I am somewhat surprised it allowed this situation to arise as it would not meet standards for a cinema. It is obviously not an issue with you typical... More 

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Thank MikeTheWhistle
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this review

Hello MikeTheWhistle, Thank you for taking time to review your recent visit to us and I'm sorry your enjoyment of In Pursuit of Silence was marred by the background noise from our air conditioning. We have a sign at Box Office advising our customers that the film is very quiet in places and asking that they consider not taking snacks... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Watershed is my fav cinema , and I am a big film fan. Rarely a bad film and always an interesting mix of semi mainstream films , art and foreign language films. I like the fact there is always a staff member there during the film so rarely have to deal with half wits who think it's ok to keep... More 

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Thank andypusey
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this review

Hello andypusey, Thank you for taking time to review your recent visit to us and I'm very glad that we are your fave cinema! We do have a range of wines on offer, including a standard glass of house wine at £4.40, and a small at £3.25, alongside more expensive wines. We hope to welcome you back here soon. With... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited as a little extra treat for my birthday having been for a meal in King's Street. It had a special wildlife film showing. This is a cinema that shows films others don't. Shamefully I have not visited before, stupid for a film buff. £6.50 for a 45 minute short film felt a little high but here is also... More 

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Thank AdeWotton
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this review

Hello AdeWotton, Thank you for taking time to review your recent visit to us and I'm very glad that you have discovered us now! Our matinee films are usually 90mins+ but you found us during the bi-annual Wildscreen Festival where some of the screenings were shorter. We hope to welcome you back here soon. With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Do not go to the Watershed very often, as it means a trip into the centre of Bristol, so try to combine with another thing that I am doing in the area - pre-booking would be advisable for anything popular and you want to guarantee a seat if you do have a fair distance to travel. Book directly through their... More 

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Thank Ann L
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this review

Hello Ann L, Thank you for taking time to review your recent visit to us and I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip. We hope to welcome you back here soon. With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager More 

South Wales
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147 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We only discovered Watershed a few months ago as we're not Bristol residents, but I'm delighted we did. We now have access to films I used to read reviews on but couldn't get to see in our local multiplexes. It's a lovely place with a great atmosphere. The cafe/bar has always been lively on our visits and seems very family... More 

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Thank ReviewerCB
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this review

Hello ReviewerCB, Thank you for taking time to review your recent visit and I'm delighted that you have discovered us. We hope to welcome you back here soon. With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager More 

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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This is hard to beat - small independent cinema with great screens and sound systems, good bar and restaurant and right in the centre of Bristol. A great selection of films that avoid the main blockbusters. Highly recommended.

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Thank Jonathan B
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this review

Hello Jonathan B, Thank you for taking time to review your recent visit to us and I'm very glad that you think we are the best cinema in Bristol! We hope to welcome you back here soon. With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Having moved to Bristol a short while ago it was great to discover this cinema. Seats were comfortable, sound was good quality without being deafening and we could even take a glass (as opposed to a plastic cup) of wine into the auditorium. The line-up of films looked excellent so I can see myself, and my partner, becoming regulars.

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Thank handel21
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this review

Hello handel21, Thank you for taking time to review your recent visit and I'm very glad that you have discovered us after moving to Bristol! We hope to welcome you back here very soon and that you'll become regulars. With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I go to the Watershed usually about once a week to see a film. They show films that are not shown in mainstream cinema's and the ticket prices are cheaper than showcase/odeon etc. Friendly staff and good cafe bar

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Thank Channa M
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this review

Hello hanzo80s, Thank you for taking time to review your recent visit to us and I'm very glad to hear that you are such a loyal regular. We hope to welcome you back here very soon. With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager More 

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