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Watershed

1 Canons Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
+44 117 925 5100
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Far better than the average cinema

A really good independent cinema. I've seen some great films here. The atmosphere is cosey... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
E1ean0r
,
Bristol, United Kingdom
Entertainment full on !

Visited on a June summer evening, lively entertainment centre, lots for everyone to see and do... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
rkyme
,
Bath, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great cinema” (13 reviews)
“cafe bar” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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1 Canons Road | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX, England
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+44 117 925 5100
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

A really good independent cinema. I've seen some great films here. The atmosphere is cosey & intimate, with small audiences and very comfortable seats. Staff are very friendly and welcoming. You can bring a drink into the cinema from the bar, which adds to the...More

Thank E1ean0r
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Visited on a June summer evening, lively entertainment centre, lots for everyone to see and do although perhaps best suited for the young at heart, we visited the cinema which had its own resturant. Easy safe car parking, 10/10, well lit and signage that ensures...More

Thank rkyme
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hello rkyme, Thank you for taking time to review us and I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit. I hope we can welcome you back soon. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing Manager

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Myself and friend who was visiting for the weekend went to Watershed Cinema 3, throughout the film we were subjected to the smell of cooking fried onions, garlic and general horrible stick to your clothes type smells...it made the whole experience uncomfortable and very unenjoyable...More

Thank A5741HMLinda
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Hello A5741HMLinda, Thanks for taking time to review your experience and I'm sorry to hear your visit to Cinema 3 was marred by cooking smells. I'm delighted to hear you were pleased with your full refund after the film had ended. I'm afraid that cooking...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Yesterday evening I had the Brocolli pakora and fries in the bar. The fries were Ok but the pakora was inedible and really awful. It was nothing like a pakora but just 4 bits of brocolli that were overcooked and soggy and covered in a...More

Thank Opqrt
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hello Opqrt, Thanks for your review and I'm sorry to hear your pakora was not enjoyable. We would have gladly replaced your meal at the time. I hope we can welcome you back for a better experience soon. With best wishes Cat Watershed Marketing Manager

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place is great, the cinemas are comfortable and afterwards you can sit at the bar and enjoy some food/drink. The atmosphere is a lot nicer than more mainstream cinemas and the prices are much more reasonable.

Thank Julia M
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hello Julia M Thank you for your review - I'm glad to hear you like our special atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon, Best wishes - Cat Marketing Manager

Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I love coming here. I have a friend who lives in Bristol and I always try and make sure that I fit in a visit here. I have seen the likes of The Selfish Giant, The Imitation Game, A United Kingdom and An Education. The...More

Thank MancTeacher
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Hello MancTeacher, Thank you for your great review and I'm delighted to hear you enjoy your visits here and love our tasty food. Yes, we are an independent cinema and we show independent film from all across the world. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent hangout for a drink, food and art house cinema. You can just have a drink and the cafe is large so good chance of finding a table to while away an hour or two

Thank Sandypylos
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Hello Sandypylos, Thanks for your great review - so glad you enjoy hanging out here. We hope to welcome you back again soon. With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Had an absolutely great experience going to the cinema and watching 20th Century Women here. When I went to buy a ticket I found out I was eligible for a cheaper ticket (score!) then what I was originally going to get (because I was under...More

Thank Mary Kathleen H
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Hello Mary Kathleen H, Thanks for your wonderful review - so glad you enjoy your recent experience here. Our Cinebites Meal Deal and Under 25 tickets do offer excellent value. We hope to welcome you back again soon. With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager

Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great cinema experience,they have a cafe/bar and you can take a drink into the cinema.was£9 for an adult ticket.good thing was no one was allowed to look at their phone during the film as there were ushers on hand to stop this happening.well done the...More

Thank barking
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Hello barking, Thanks for your great review - so glad you enjoyed watching a film here. Our Ushers keep an eye out at every screening. We hope to welcome you back again soon. With best wishes, Cat, Watershed Marketing Manager

Reviewed 16 February 2017

I am very impressed with the cinema, the three screens always show top class films, whether they be popular or foreign and independent films. The seating is extremely comfortable,as someone who is very tall I find this a great bonus.

Thank bigtony888
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Hello bigtony888 Thanks for your wonderful review - I'm delighted you enjoyed your recent visit and find us to be comfortable. See you again soon hopefully, With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing Manager

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