Our Story

Nestled in the brand new Elwick Place complex, Ashford Picturehouse opened its doors in December 2018.

Elwick Place sits on the former site of Ashford's historic Cattle Market and the original gates have been restored to form part of the main entrance.

Ashford Picturehouse boasts 6 screens showing an eclectic mix of mainstream, independent and classic cinema - and an impressive restaurant and café-bar. Come on in!

Ashford Picturehouse
Elwick Road
TN23 1AE

Opening Times

Our doors open 30 minutes before the first and close around 22:00.

Ticket Prices

Evening, Weekends & Bank Holidays

Films starting from 17.00 onwards on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and all day on Saturday & Sunday.

Adult    £12.40

Member    £9.40

Retired    £11.40

Retired Member    £8.40

Student    £11.40

Student Member    £8.40

Child    £7.90

Family*    £31.60

(four people, including at least two children)


Films starting before 17.00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Adult    £10.60

Member    £7.60

Retired    £9.60

Retired Member    £6.60

Student    £9.60

Student Member    £6.60

Child    £7.10

Family*    £28.40

(four people, including at least two children)

Happy Mondays

All day on Monday (excluding bank holidays)

Adult    £7.90

Member    £4.90

Retired    £7.90

Retired Member    £4.90

Student    £7.90

Student Member    £4.90

Child    £5.90

Family*    £23.60

(four people, including at least two children)

We add a 70p booking fee per ticket (excluding tickets for Picturehouse Members) to bookings made online or over the phone. This fee doesn't apply to tickets you buy in person at the cinema.

3D films cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses (you can buy these at the cinema for an extra 70p, or bring your own).

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

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

Clubs & groups

Big Scream   Regular ticket prices apply
The Big Scream club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. The Big Scream takes place on Tuesdays at 13.00. Babies go free. Adults are only admitted if accompanying a baby.

Kids' Club   Tickets are £3 for all
Doors open at 9.30. Every Saturday at 10.00. Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.

Toddler Time   Tickets are £3 for children, free for accompanying adults.
Join us Monday-Wednesday and Fridays at 10.15 for 30 minutes of episodes for preschool children and their parents and carers. A great way to introduce your toddler to the experience of the cinema!  Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.

Dementia-Friendly   Tickets are £4 for all
Our Dementia-Friendly screenings are open to all but cater especially for people living with dementia. Free tea/coffee and biscuits are served before the film, and there's also a short interval. Click here for upcoming screenings.

Autism-Friendly   Tickets are £3 for all
Our Autism-Friendly screenings are open to all but cater especially for people living with Autism

Discover / Rediscover   Tickets only £5 for Members (£8 general admission)
Both new and classic films on the big screen where they belong.

Silver Screen   £7
Silver Screen is a free-to-join club for the over-60s. Enjoy discounted tickets and a free tea or filter coffee at our Silver Screen shows. Silver Screen runs Thursdays before 17.00. Non-members are welcome - the usual ticket prices apply.

Screen Arts   Ticket prices vary
Bringing world-class productions of theatre, ballet, opera and live music to the big screen.


Travel Information

By Bus

The following bus routes run close to the cinema: A, AD, B, C, D, G, 113, 515, 2A, WS2. Don't forget to plan ahead.

By Train

The nearest station is Ashford International railway station (9-minute walk). High-speed trains to Ashford International from St Pancras International take as little as 37 minutes.

By Car

The Elwick Place car park includes 260+ parking bays, 14 designated disabled bays and 4 electric charging bays.

You can park your car for free with a valid cinema ticket. Simply collect your parking token from the cinema box office and display in the window of your car. Valid for 4 hours before 3pm every day. The car park is free for all from 3pm daily.

For more information visit the Ashford Borough Council website.