Our Story

So named by Danish settlers, Greenwich (Anglo-Saxon equivalent Grenewic) means the green place on the bay (vig, wich) or near the mouth of a river (similarly, Sandwich). Greenwich is notable for its royal connections and maritime history, giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. 

The Greenwich Cinema was a modern purpose-built three-screen cinema designed by Howard and Unick. Opening in 1989, the cinema did solid business until multiplex competition caused it to close in 2002. A few years later, Picturehouse arranged a lease with the Royal Borough of Greenwich to rescue the cinema, extensively refurbishing it and adding extra screens and a bar.

Greenwich Picturehouse
180 Greenwich High Road
SE10 8NN

Opening Times

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

Ticket Prices

Weekend &
Bank Holidays

Fridays from 17.00.
All day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Adult    £14.50

Member    £12.50

Retired    £13.50

Retired Member    £11.50

Student    £13.50

Student Member    £11.50

Child    £8.30

Family*    £33.20


Tuesday – Thursday
from 17.00

Adult    £14.10

Member    £12.10

Retired    £13.10

Retired Member    £11.10

Student    £13.10

Student Member    £11.10

Child    £8.10

Family*    £32.40


Tuesday – Friday
before 17.00

Adult    £11.50

Member    £9.50

Retired    £10.50

Retired Member    £8.50

Student    £10.50

Student Member    £8.50

Child    £7.50

Family*    £30.00

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

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.

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

Tickets for Discover and Vintage Sundays screenings are £5 for Members (£8 general admission).

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


Travel Information

By Bus

The following bus routes run close to the cinema: 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386, U6.

By Train

The nearest train station is Greenwich (5-minute walk, Southeastern, DLR and Thameslink)

By Car

Please note there are limited car parking facilities are available in Greenwich. Pay and Display parking is available behind the cinema off of Stockwell Street.

For more information please visit royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

Greenwich Gallery

Greenwich Gallery