Outdoor flicks at Bristol Zoo Gardens

Film fans can watch popular flicks outdoors surrounded by lions, gorillas, meerkats and lorikeets this summer.

In collaboration with Summer Screens,we're hosting five open-air cinema screenings in the heart of the Zoo from Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 1 September.

Family favourites include Bohemian Rhapsody, Mamma Mia and Jurassic Park, as well as recent Oscar-winning blockbusters Green Book and Black Panther.

Screenings take place on the main lawn and audiences can relax on beanbags and deckchairs while enjoying BBQ food, snacks and refreshments.

Guest services manager, Tom Tanner, said: “We have been running these events for a number of years now and they are always very popular. There’s something really special about watching a movie in the open air, especially inside the Zoo.

“The film screenings are the perfect way for families, couples and groups of friends to enjoy warm summer evenings in a unique and relaxing environment.”

He added: “We always have staff on hand to ensure sounds are carefully monitored and don’t exceed levels that are comfortable for our animal residents.

“Tickets are expected to sell fast, so check your diary, and book early. Get your loved ones together to enjoy a film screening like no other.”

Tickets provide access to the Zoo's top terrace and main lawn; however animal houses will be closed so as not to disrupt evening routines.

Bristol Zoo Gardens is one of only a handful of select venues running Summer Screens across the UK. The events always go ahead, whatever the weather.

Ticket prices start at £10.50 for children (5-17 years). People can also select single or double beanbags and deckchairs that guarantee a prime position and come complete with a complimentary drink, popcorn and chocolate.

Click here to find out more and book your tickets.

Bristol Zoological Society, which operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project, is a conservation and education charity and relies on the generous support of the public not only to fund its important work in the Zoo but also its vital conservation and research projects spanning five continents. 

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