Our Story

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Chester Northgate, wander your way into Chester Picturehouse: a treat of a cinema boasting six screens and a café-bar, not to mention a stunning mural created exclusively for us by artist Murugiah that'll greet you when you arrive. The cinema's dazzling interior design, in enviable shades of pink and blue, gently nods to the perfectly pastel-hued worlds of one of our favourite filmmakers, Wes Anderson – and we've paid just as much careful attention to our Chester home as he does to all his films.

Escape into the very best cinema old and new in our comfortable seats, grab a barista-made coffee or a slice of fresh pizza to enjoy in our cosy spaces, and bring the whole family along with offers and Memberships to make the trip sweeter for cinema-goers of all kinds.

Chester Picturehouse
Unit 10
Hunter Street

Opening Times

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

Ticket Prices


Tuesday to Friday after 17.00. All day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Adult    £9.99 

Member    £6.99

Retired    £9.99

Retired Member    £6.99

Student    £9.99

Student Member    £6.99

Child    £7.99

Family*    £29.99

(four people, including at least two children)


Tuesday to Friday before 17.00.

Adult    £9.99 

Member    £6.99

Retired    £9.99

Retired Member    £6.99

Student    £9.99

Student Member    £6.99

Child    £7.99

Family*    £29.99

(four people, including at least two children)

Happy Mondays

All day Monday (Excluding Bank Holidays)

Adult    £7.99

Member    £4.99

Retired    £7.99

Retired Member    £4.99

Student    £7.99

Student Member    £4.99

Child    £5.99 

Family*    £23.96

(four people, including at least two children)

Please note that peak or altered pricing may apply for certain films, special events and holiday periods. More information on pricing is available in our FAQs and Terms & Conditions.

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 may cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses (you can buy these at the cinema for an extra £1, free for Members, 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.

Clubs & Groups


Tickets are £3.30 for all.

Our Autism-Friendly screenings take place on the third Sunday of the month.

At these screenings, we strive to create an environment that is welcoming for people with a range of conditions such as autism, learning disabilities and cognitive disorders.

Watch with Baby

Regular ticket prices apply, free for accompanying babies.

The Watch with Baby club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old.

Watch with Baby takes place on Thursdays at 10.30.

Adults are only admitted if accompanying a baby.

Kids' Club   

Tickets are £3.30 for all.

The Kids' Club is every Saturday at 10.30. Doors open at 10.00.

Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.

Toddler Time  

Tickets are £3.30 for children, free for accompanying adults.
Join us every Tuesday at 11.00 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.


Tickets are £4.30 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.

Discover / Rediscover   

New and classic films on the big screen where they belong.

Silver Screen   


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 Mondays-Fridays before 14.00.

Non-members are welcome - the usual ticket prices apply. 

Click here for upcoming screenings.

Screen Arts   

Ticket prices vary.

Bringing world-class productions of theatre, ballet, opera and live music to the big screen.



U25 is for anyone ages 16–25. Signing up to U25 is FREE.  Members have access to discounted tickets at any time Monday to Thursday when booked online and via the Picturehouse App only.


Travel Information

By Bus

The Chester bus exchange is just a 10 minute walk away from the cinema.
Don't forget to plan ahead.

By Train

The Chester train station is a 20 minute walk away from the cinema.

By Car

The nearest car park is The New Chester Market Car Park and includes 800 parking bays. Electric vehicle charging points are available also.

Up to 1 hour £3.50
1 - 2 Hours £5.00
2 - 4 Hours £6.50
4 - 5 Hours £9.50
Over 5 Hours £13.50
Evening rate from 6pm £4

Cheshire West and Chester residents that hold a Blue Badge with a microchip can park in the new car park for up to four hours without charge.

For more information visit the Cheshire West and Cheshire website

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