I work at the Cube and there’s nothing wrong with our sound system - don’t understand Chewy’s comment.
Although i can’t argue with the bit about dressing warm in the winter.
Fellow old-timers will remember this place as the Arts Centre, a venerable King’s Square establishment where at one time you could see two different nearly-new films in an evening. The cinema was approached at that time up a corridor past the kitchens of a Chinese restaurant. A change of ownership, coupled with a fire at the front of the premises, have left us with the present incarnation as the Cube Microplex. Seemingly run by film hobbyists, it tends to show the art-house scraps left over after the Watershed and Arnolfini have had their pick. It’s not the place to see a movie if you’ve got work in the morning as they always start late, and it can be a bit of a toss up whether they even show the film you’re expecting. The bogs are pretty awful, the auditorium very spartan and the clientele are mainly weirdos, but the loyalty card is an attraction as regulars soon get enough stamps for a freebie. Coffee and drinks are also available for taking in to the film, plus it’s a bit cheaper than other cinemas. Worth a go then if they’re showing something you really want to see.
There are some very good reviews here of The Cube, so rather than repeat what others have said I will merely offer some advice:
If you’re going in winter wrap up warm because the heating doesn’t always work and the auditorium is a large space to try and heat so it takes a while to warm up (usually 5 mins before the end of the performance!).
Sometimes it can be hard to hear films as the in-house PA system doesn’t seem to be that powerful, so my advice is to sit closer to the front or to get there early.
If you like independent film & underground music - whatever the genre, it will only be a short matter of time before there is something right up your alley @ The Cube.
The Cube is in the same league as the Watershed cinema, but has alittle something extra special as it is run pretty much entirely by volunteers. It host some really quirky and special films and has entire nights dedicated to certain genres (a couple of fridays ago they had a special Horror-fest running from 8pm to 8am!).
There is a bar with good priced nice booze, and all the staff are lovely as they are all passionate about the place. They also host some really good music events!
The cube is the most interesting venue that I've been to in Bristol, and is the place most likely to cheer me up if I'm feeling a little low and uninspired.
It is an independent organisation that is run mostly by volunteers (who are so independent that they make their own cola), and has had many incarnations; including being an old theatre and family run cinema. Because of this, it is the perfect backdrop for the many weird and wonderful things happening there. I've seen amazing small budget films, burlesque shows, talks, circus acts, and a plethora of quirky and talented bands. Only the mainstream could seem out of place at The Cube.
It isn't always open so check out their website first before you go. ( http://microplex.cubecinema.com/cgi-bin/diary/programme.pl ) This is especially important since the events are definitely not for everyone. But if you’re looking for somewhere different to go, if you’re tired of the same old types of bands in the same sticky-floored and soulless venues, then this is the place for you.
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