Our Story

First opened in 1937, the Regal cinema was redeveloped as a two-screen ABC movie theatre in 1972 and operated as such until it closed in 1997. The site was taken on by Wetherspoons and reopened in 1999, with a pub on the ground floor and the three-screen Arts Picturehouse taking over the remaining space. The opening of the Arts Picturehouse coincided with the closure of the Arts Cinema in Market Passage, which had previously been the home of art-house cinema in Cambridge. Since then the Arts Picturehouse has championed art-house and repertory film, and plays host to the annual Cambridge Film Festival.

Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge
38–39 St Andrew's Street

Opening Times

The cinema will open 30-minutes before the start of the first film each day. Mon-Sat: 09.30, Sun: 10.30.

Ticket Prices

Weekend &
Bank Holidays

All day on Saturday & Sunday,
17.00 onwards on Friday & bank holidays.

Adult    £13.10 

Member    £10.10 

Retired    £12.10 

Retired Member    £9.10 

Student    £12.10 

Student Member    £9.10 

Child    £8.40 

Family*    £33.60 

(four people, including at least two children)


Films starting from 17.00 onwards
on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Adult    £12.70 

Member    £9.70 

Retired    £11.70

Retired Member    £8.70 

Student    £11.70

Student Member    £8.70 

Child    £8.20 

Family*    £32.80
( four people, including at least two children)


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

Adult    £11 

Member    £8 

Retired    £10 

Retired Member    £7 

Student    £10 

Student Member    £7 

Child    £7.50 

Family*    £30
(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)

3D films may 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


Tickets are £3 for all.

Our Autism-Friendly screenings are open to all but cater especially for people living with autism. 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 tickets prices apply.

The Watch with Baby club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Watch with Baby takes place on Mondays at 12.00-13.00.

Babies go free. Adults are only admitted if accompanying a baby.

Kids' Club  

Tickets are £3 for all.

The Kids' Club is every Saturday at 11.00. Doors open at 10.30. Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.

Toddler Time 

Tickets are £3 for children, free for accompanying adults.

Join us Monday-Saturday at 10.00 and Sundays at 10.30 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 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   

Free for Members (£8 general admission).

Classic films back on the big screen where they belong. Click here for upcoming shows.

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 Tuesdays & Thursdays before 17.00. 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.


Travel Information

By Bus

The following bus routes run close to the cinema: Trumpington Park & Ride, Madingley Road Park & Ride, 7, 8, 1, 3, 75.

By Train

The nearest train station Cambridge railway station (20-minute walk).

For up-to-date travel information, please visit nationalrail.co.uk.

By Bike

Cycling in Cambridge is one of the best ways to see the city.

To plan your route to our cinema by bike, please see the Official Cambridge Cycling Map.

By Car

Only multistorey car parks and nearby paid street parking are available.

Arts Gallery

Arts Gallery