Our Story

Nestled in the 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 1AX

Opening Times

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

Ticket Prices


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

Adult    £12.90 

Member    £9.90 

Retired    £11.40 

Retired Member    £8.40 

Student    £11.40 

Student Member    £8.40 

Child    £8.40 

Family*    £31.60 

(four people, including at least two children)


Tuesday to Friday before 17.00. 

Adult    £11.10 

Member    £8.10 

Retired    £9.60 

Retired Member    £6.60 

Student    £9.60 

Student Member    £6.60 

Child    £7.60 

Family*    £28.40 

(four people, including at least two children)

Happy Mondays

All day Monday (excluding Bank Holidays)

Adult    £8.20 

Member    £5.20 

Retired    £8.20 

Retired Member    £5.20 

Student    £8.20 

Student Member    £5.20 

Child    £6.20

Family*    £23.60 

(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.

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

Clubs & groups

Watch with Baby   

Regular ticket prices apply.

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

Watch with Baby takes place on Tuesdays, Babies go free. Adults are only admitted if accompanying a baby. 

Kids' Club  

Tickets are £3.30 for all.

Screenings take place on Saturday mornings and some Sunday mornings, find upcoming screenings here.

Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.

Toddler Time   

Tickets are £3.30 for children, free for accompanying adults.

Join us Monday to Friday 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.


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.


Tickets are £3.30 for all.

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

Discover / Rediscover 

Both 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 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.



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 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.