The Orpheus in Westbury Park, Bristol, is Adam Hart-Davis favourite cinema. He still remembers the pub just in front of the entrance

Adam Hart-Davis: "The Orpheus is the best cinema I've ever gone"
Adam Hart-Davis
The Orpheus in Westbury Park, Bristol. Courtesy of The CTA Archive
The Orpheus in Westbury Park, Bristol. Courtesy of The CTA Archive

«My favourite cinema is also my local: the Orpheus in Westbury Park, Bristol – Adam Hart-Davis says. – It’s only a mile from home – so almost walkable. There’s a pub opposite and… It isn’t particularly attractive, but you can at least get a drink before or after (or even in the middle of the film if its awful. We’ve had to do this once!)»

The pros and cons

The supermarket car park next door is freely available, and therefore convenient.

Queueing for tickets on the stairs is uncomfortable, however, and cold in winter. But I guess that’s part of the charm of the modern British fleapit.

The best film

«One of my best outings at the Orpheus was when I went to see Sense and Sensibility –  Adam says. – I was with my lover, her children, her husband, his lover, and her mother. We all sat in a row, in that order, and had a wonderful time».

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