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

We add a £1.50 booking fee per transaction to bookings made online and over the phone. This fee doesn't apply to Picturehouse Members, or 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

Autism-Friendly   £2.50 per person   
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.

Big Scream   £8.70
The Big Scream club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. The Big Scream at Cinema City, Norwich takes place on Thursdays at 11.00.

Kids' Club    £2.50 per person
The Kids' Club is every Saturday at 11.00. Doors open at 10.30.

Toddler Time   £3 (accompanying adults free)
Join us Tuesdays 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!

Dementia-Friendly   £4 per person, with free tickets for accompanying carers.
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.

Vintage Sundays   £5 Members / £8 general admission
Classic films back on the big screen where they belong. Click here for upcoming shows.

Discover   £5 Members / £8 general admission
Discover stunning cinema. Each week the Picturehouse film team champion one must-see film. Click here for upcoming shows.

Silver Screen   £6.70
A free-to-join club for the over-60s. Members can enjoy a free tea or coffee and biscuits at the weekly Silver Screen shows. Silver Screen runs Monday-Friday, all screenings before 12.00 (except Tuesday at 10.30 and Thursday 11.00). 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

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