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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 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 10:30
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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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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Great venue

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandypylos
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 24) the ticket then got me and extra 30% off of the meal I picked... More 

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Thank Mary Kathleen H
berkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 watershed.

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Thank barking
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank bigtony888
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this review

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 More 

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is a local for us and we like coming here. There is always a film worth watching - usually fringe - and a clientele who don't rattle crisp bags or chatter annoyingly once the film has begun. I enjoy reading what other people have written about films on the pin-board and there is a good bar with reasonable snacks.

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

Hello Sarah C Thank you for your great review - I'm delighted to hear about your visits and that you enjoy reading our audience comments on the noticeboard. See you again soon. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing Manager More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Comfortable quiet cinema with a really good sound system and day time screening at reasonable prices (discount for elderly on benefits etc...) Shows current films I saw Manchester by the Sea (also shows some vintage and arthouse) followed by a really wonderful aubergine and coconut curry , If you go to the cinema on Tuesday there is a cinebites 30%... More 

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Thank 21912345
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this review

Hello 21912345 Thank you for your recent review - I'm pleased to hear you enjoy your visits here and love our curry. See you again soon. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

As a purveyor of fine cinema...kidding, but still an excellent screening. Wouldn't visit specifically for the bar or cafe but a great waterside experience

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Thank pab210
Watershed M, Public Relations Manager at Watershed, responded to this review

Hello pab210 Thank you for your review - I'm pleased to hear you enjoy your cinema visits. See you again soon. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing Manager More 

Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Comfortable quiet cinema with attentive staff. Particularly liked that you can take drinks in from the bar and the attention to detail - free popcorn boxes to avoid the rustling of bags.

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

Hello Matthew H Thanks for your thoughtful review - I'm glad you enjoyed your recent visit. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing Manager More 

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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Absolute love all aspects of the watershed; the cinema, bar and restaurant. Plenty of vegan options available on the menu, great prices and the vibe of the cinema.

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

Hi MayFisherr Thank you for your great review - I'm delighted to hear that you love us! Please come back again soon. With best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing Manager More 

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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Visited twice on a weekend in Bristol. 1st time we had a guest beer which was good and a mulled wine which could have been sweeter and more robust. On the 2nd visit we just had filter coffee which was disappointing as it was tepid. Good atmosphere and food coming out looked really good. Staff were struggling to cope with... More 

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

Hi JulieR Thanks for your review and I'm glad you visited us twice on your weekend trip. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best wishes, Cat Watershed Marketing More 

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