Our Story

Opened in January 2000, City Screen was a major conversion of the landmark Yorkshire Herald press building situated on the riverside within York's city walls. The strong character of the original facade was retained and the riverside aspect enhanced with a public walkway. Adjoining the building is the cinema café-bar, a contemporary area finished with zinc, timber and polished concrete. This architectural pairing of the old and the new celebrates the history and tradition of the Herald press while bringing twenty-first-century design to the riverside space.

City Screen Picturehouse
13–17 Coney Street

Opening Times

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

Ticket Prices


Tuesdays - Friday from 17.00.
All day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Adult    £12.20 

Member    £10.20 

Retired    £11.20 

Retired Member    £9.20 

Student    £11.20 

Student Member    £9.20 

Child    £7.70 

Family*    £30.80 


Tuesday – Friday
before 17.00

Adult    £10.40 

Member    £8.40 

Retired    £9.40 

Retired Member    £7.40 

Student    £9.40 

Student Member    £7.40 

Child    £6.90 

Family*    £27.60 

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 

Please Note:

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

There is a £1.50 booking fee per transaction for telephone and online bookings. This fee does not apply to Picturehouse Members, or to tickets purchased in person at the cinema.

3D films cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses. These cost an additional 70p and can be purchased at the cinema if you do not have your own.

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


Travel Information

By Bus

We are accessible by bus. Plan your journey at firstgroup.com.

By Train

York Railway Station, once the largest in the world, is just a ten-minute walk over the River Ouse in the direction of York Minster.

By Bike

York is a bike-friendly city. We have bike racks outside the City Screen. To help plan your route go to itravelyork.info.

By Foot

We are located on York’s premier shopping street - Coney Street which is pedestrianised during the day. City Screen is behind the church of St. Martin le Grand notable for the landmark of its huge clock which hangs over Coney Street.

By Car

There is limited parking in the area. For more information, visit york.gov.uk

Food & Drink at City Screen, York

Food & Drink at City Screen, York