Our Story

Cinema City occupies Suckling House, the 16th-century home of Robert Suckling, Mayor, Sheriff and Burgess. The oldest surviving parts of the building date from the early 14th century. After falling into disrepair Suckling House was bought by Ethel Mary and Helen Caroline Colman in 1923. They restored it and added Stuart Hall, intended as a public space and equipped with a cinema projector and screen. In 1925 they presented Suckling House and the new hall to the City of Norwich to be used for "the advancement of education in its widest and most comprehensive sense".

The building was opened to the public by the Duke of York, later King George VI. Cinema City first opened in April 1978. Between 2004 and 2007 additional screens were added and public areas extended through a comprehensive programme of rebuilding and restoration. The cinema occupies Suckling House, a partly medieval merchant's house in St Andrews Street, named after the Suckling family who owned it in the sixteenth century. Suckling Hall was last used as a residence in 1915.

Cinema City
St Andrew's Street

Opening Times

The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.


Ticket Prices


Fridays from 17.00.
All day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Adult    £12.40

Member    £10.40

Retired    £11.40 

Retired Member    £9.40

Student    £11.40

Student Member    £9.40

Child    £7.90

Family*    £31.60 


Tuesday – Friday
before 17.00

Adult    £10.70

Member    £8.70

Retired    £9.70

Retired Member    £7.70 

Student    £9.70 

Student Member    £7.70

Child    £7.20

Family*    £28.80

Happy Mondays

Every Monday
(except Bank Holidays)

Adult    £7.70

Member    £5.70

Retired    £7.70 

Retired Member    £5.70

Student    £7.70

Student Member    £5.70

Child    £5.70

Family*    £22.80

Please Note:

*Family tickets are for four people, at least two of whom must be under 15. Not applicable to premium-priced screenings.

There is a £1.50 booking fee per transaction for telephone and online bookings. This fee does not apply to Picturehouse Members, or to tickets purchased in person at the cinema.

3D films cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses. These cost an additional 70p and can be purchased at the cinema if you do not have your own.

Have a question? We might have just the answer in our FAQs.


Travel Information

By Bus

We are a short walk from Norwich Castle Meadow Bus Terminal.

By Train

The nearest station is Norwich (15-minute walk).

By Car

For parking information please visit norwich.gov.uk.

Clubs & Groups

Cinema City Gallery

Cinema City Gallery