Outdoor Cinema The big screen is coming to Bristol Zoo!
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We are hosting a cinema experience with a difference!

Bring your family and friends to the Zoo next week to enjoy a choice of two iconic blockbusters on the big screen in the open-air. Choose from the classic family animation, Lion King, or 80’s hit movie, Back to the Future, on Saturday July 29th. Bring a blanket, cushion or chair and enjoy these amazing films in the beautiful botanic gardens of Bristol Zoo. While you’re here, visit our Dinomania exhibition and get up-close to our amazing roaring, hissing and water-spraying animatronic dinosaurs. Fancy a bite to eat? We will fire up the BBQ for some delicious food and our food outlets will be open. A cinematic experience wouldn’t be completed without popcorn, ice cream, sweets and drinks, so don’t worry, we’ve got that too!

What's On:

The Lion King

Date: Saturday 29th July

Time: 17:30pm (Zoo entry from 15:30pm)

Running Time: 1 hr 28 mins minutes.

Prices from £9  (includes Zoo admission)

Join us and take your place in the circle of life for Disney classic, The Lion King. If you really ‘just can’t wait to be king’ book your ticket online. Remember to bring something to sit on! And why not experience more of the animal kingdom as you explore the Zoo from 3:30pm as part of your ticket price.

Back to the Future (PG)

Date: Saturday 29th July

Time: 20:30 (Zoo entry from 18:00)

Running time: 1 hr 56 min

Prices from £9 (Includes Zoo entry)

As the sun sets over the Zoo, get ready to be transported at 88mph to 1985, as we screen the ultimate 80’s classic, “Back To The Future”. Experience the thrills of Marty and Doc’s adventure as you enjoy some delicious food and drink in one of the most unique big-screen locations Bristol has to offer. Before you join the duo on their journey to the past, enjoy late entry from 18:30pm and see the Zoo in a whole new light.

Please note: Tickets include Zoo entry (including Dinomania) between the times listed and grant access to the designated film showing. The films will be shown undercover in the Zoo grounds and guests are invited to bring a blanket, cushion or chair, as these will not be provided. 


  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.  
  • Showing of The LIon King: Zoo entry from 15:30pm, film at 17:30pm (running time 1 hour 28 mins).
  • Showing of Back To The Future: Zoo entry from 18:00pm, film at 20:30pm (running time 1 hour 56 mins).
  • Chairs will not be provided.
  • All money raised from these events will be spent supporting Bristol Zoological Society’s charitable objectives.

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