The Cube

The Cube

Independent cinema which also hosts regular gigs and music.


The Cube is a real asset to Bristol, an independent cinema run by volunteers with original programming. In addition to films and live music the 105 seat cinema is also used for workshops and discussions.

In essence The Cube shows the films you actually want to see, avoiding pure 'arthouse' programming. Expect to find Hollywood's (occasional) decent offerings listed alongside quality foreign and independent films as well as a few cult classics. Wednesday mornings (11am) is BabyCinema where babies are welcome while Wednesday evenings is BlueScreen - a sort of open mic night but for short films.

While often folk or indie based, gig listings for The Cube can really vary. The level of crowd interaction at the Cube can make it a great venue to catch one off shows from electronica producers to experimental artists.

For film times check www.cubecinema.com

What's On At The Cube

Smoke  8pm at The Cube
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film screening film
Earth Ball + Chris Corsano + Support at The Cube
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experimental noise jazz
Mohammad Syfkhan, Said Anazoure & Omar Akbar at The Cube
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world classical traditional folk
Love Lies Bleeding  6pm at The Cube
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lgbtq+ film screening film
Plot and Bothered at The Cube
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open mic theatre comedy spoken word poetry
Hellfire Video Club presents ZARDOZ at The Cube
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film screening
Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry  6pm at The Cube
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comedy film screening film
Tropical Malady  8pm at The Cube
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lgbtq+ film screening film
Gloom Index + Fool's Spring + Bigloo at The Cube
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noise rock psych dark wave singer-songwriter experimental
Leila and the Wolves  8pm at The Cube
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world film screening film
Absurdist A/V JUMBLE SAIL #5 w/ mr_hopkinson+more at The Cube
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experimental drone comedy film exhibition
Liquid Library Presents: at The Cube
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alternative pop experimental pop psych drone noise
ETN & Earworm w/ Pale World, Distraxi + more at The Cube
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experimental drone industrial noise
Donna Summer Solstice Party at The Cube
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disco theatre film screening film cabaret
Alex Dover, Ilaina Lowe at The Cube
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country blues folk singer-songwriter
TOILET FEST 4 at The Cube
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experimental noise lgbtq+ spoken word festival
Chime School Lande Hekt and Silk Cuts at The Cube
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alternative pop art pop indie pop indie rock art rock
The Magic Lantern at The Cube
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folk jazz

Get a feel for The Cube

Our recent recommendations for The Cube

Fresh gloom service from rising Bristol two-piece slinging murky goth dirge on an electric blues platter. Think Nick Cave meets John Lee Hooker meets This Mortal Coil. Gloom Index + Fool's Spring + Bigloo at The Cube.

Sell out warning! A potent cinematic cocktail of Holy Mountain and Return to Oz; Zardoz is a rare and strange gem of fantastical art house complete with post-apocalyptic world-building, metaphysical red herrings and Sean Connery’s unforgivable red mankini (once seen it cannot be unseen). Hellfire Video Club presents ZARDOZ at The Cube.

Ecstatic triple bill of Middle Eastern and North African maestros playing electrifying calls for unity in a divided world. Headed by Mohammad Syfkhan’s bouzouki and drum-machine fuelled Kurdish wedding dabkes, guaranteed to ignite fans of Omar Souleyman, Omar Khorshid, Nass El Ghiwane. Mohammad Syfkhan, Said Anazoure & Omar Akbar at The Cube.

Mind-melting triple bill of kinetic free improv for noise weirdos in search of jazz ecstasy. Earth Ball’s no-wave cvlt psych damage will have you scuzz-ing out to fresh dimensions + incendiary solo drum-cendance from the legend Chris Corsano (of Flower-Corsano Duo, Joe McPhee, Björk infamy). Mandatory elevation FFO: Wolf Eyes, Sun Ra, Taj Mahal Travellers, The Flying Luttenbachers. Earth Ball + Chris Corsano + Support at The Cube.

Argento-indebted lurid giallo feast tinged with UK folk horror thrills, Imogen’s a new DIY cinema delight from Keith Tippett's go-to saxman / flautist Kevin Figes. Presented with Q&A and live music from local movers and players. a folk-horror short film premier, plus Q&A session, live music and other shorts.