Picturehouse at National Media Museum, Bradford
National Media Museum
Little Horton Lane
Box Office Number: 0871 902 5756 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge)
General Manager: David Jane
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Find us in the heart of Bradford with the route signposted from both train stations (approximately five minutes away from Bradford Interchange and 15 minutes from Bradford Forster Square station).
Bradford Interchange is served by all main bus companies in the area. The Free City Bus passes the Museum as it follows a circular route around the city centre.
You can come by rail straight into the city centre at both Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square stations.
One of the main routes by car is from the M62 motorway. Exit at junction 26 onto the M606 and follow the tourist signs on your approach to Bradford city centre.
The nearest car parks are at Sharpe Street and Radwell Drive, at the rear of the Museum. The nearest multistorey car parks are located on Hall Ings and Thornton Road (New Southgate). Please be aware that charges apply; details can be found on the Bradford Metropolitan District Council website.
There are a drop-off / pick-up point and three spaces for Blue Badge holders at the front of the Museum.
The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.
Our telephone lines are open from 9.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week. Please call 0871 902 5756 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge).
You can book tickets online by clicking on the time of a film.
Admission is subject to our Terms Of Admission.
Picturehouse Members enjoy the following benefits and discounts:
*3D shows carry a supplementary charge of £2, or £1.30 if you are reusing glasses. Free tickets cannot be used for premium-priced events. See our Terms And Conditions for details.
**With Member Plus you can bring up to three guests to any performance at the Members' price. You also get an additional Membership card, so a significant other in your life can make use of the account too!
Available to those who are over 60 and retired. You must bring proof of status to the cinema.
Available to those in full-time or part-time secondary or higher education (age 15+), including mature students. You must bring proof of status to the cinema. Find out more
For full details, and to buy or renew your Membership, call 0871 902 5756 or visit your local Picturehouse.
Members can call a dedicated helpline for anything concerning their Picturehouse Membership. Whether you want to find out when your Membership expires, check how many free tickets you have left or simply discuss your benefits and renewal options, we are here to help on 020 7733 2229.
Please note that you can renew your Membership but you cannot book tickets on this number. To book tickets, please call 0871 902 5747 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company’s access charge).
Your Picturehouse at National Media Museum Membership also entitles you to the following discounts and offers:
Local business offers are subject to change. Please present your Membership card to take advantage of the offers.
Join to receive free tickets, discounts and much more. It's a no-brainer!
Student Picturehouse Members enjoy the following benefits and discounts:
Student Picturehouse Membership is available to those in full-time or part-time secondary or higher education (age 15+), including mature students. You need to have valid photo student ID to be eligible.
Call 0871 902 5747 or visit your local Picturehouse for more details. Buy online now and pick up your new Membership card upon presentation of your NUS or student photo ID card at the cinema.
Every month E4, in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas, screens a free film exclusively for students. From previews of the biggest new blockbusters to old-school classics, E4 Slackers Club shows the best movies around.
To become a member, you just need to take your NUS or student photo ID card to any Picturehouse Cinema and sign up for free. If you become a Student Picturehouse Member, you will automatically gain membership of E4 Slackers Club.
New for students! Two tickets for £10 on Picturehouse Screen Arts shows. See the best in theatre, dance and opera for the measly sum of £10, and take a mate with you! Screen Arts brings world-class arts productions to your local cinema, in glorious high definition on the big screen.
Only available on the day of the screening. Tickets must be booked in person. This offer is subject to availability.
Our Gift Cards can be used to buy anything for sale in any Picturehouse Cinema – whether it's a ticket or two for a cracking film, or a cup of coffee in one of our café bars.
They're simple, flexible and top-up-able!
Using Gift Cards at the cinema
You can use your Gift Card to purchase anything for sale. The exact amount will be taken off the card, and any money left over will remain on the card for another time. If there isn’t enough money on the card to cover your purchase, just pay the difference by another method. There are no time limits on the card.
Gift Cards can only be used at the Box Office and cannot be used over the phone or online.
Mon-Fri from 5.00pm; all day Sat & Sun
Matinees & Late-night Shows
Mon-Fri to 5.00pm
For the over-60s. Membership is free, and members can enjoy a free tea or coffee and biscuits at the weekly Silver Screen shows. Silver Screen members’ tickets are £4.50 for Silver Screen shows. Non-members are also welcome – the usual ticket prices apply.
The unemployed can purchase a ticket at child ticket prices Tuesday to Thursday before 4.00pm.
For parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Membership is free and valid until the baby’s first birthday. Tickets are at the usual matinee prices, babies come free. Only customers with babies will be admitted.
Peak Tue-Fri from 5.00pm; all day Sat & Sun
Off Peak Tue-Fri before 5.00pm, all day Monday
Upgrade to our premier seating for only £2.00
Treat yourself and settle into our premier seats for the best, most comfortable view in the house! Only £2.00 extra.
A £1.00 supplement applies to all tickets for IMAX 3D screenings
Please contact Melanie.Race@nationalmediamuseum.org.uk for details of the schools education programme on offer
Student tickets are available to those in full-time secondary or higher education.
Retired tickets are available to those over 60 who are retired.
Child tickets are available to those under 15.
Family tickets are for four people, at least two of whom must be under 15. Not applicable to premium-price screenings.
You may be asked for proof of age, which needs to be photographic ID with your date of birth. Suitable proof includes a passport or a CitizenCard (details of which are available from the Box Office).
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.
*Includes Silver Screen and Slackers Club members, as well as paid-for Members.
Picturehouse Cinemas make every effort to maximise access for disabled people.
Advance booking is always a good idea so that our staff can readily provide assistance if required. Accompanying carers are eligible for a free ticket. We will be pleased to reserve wheelchair spaces or seats in any particular part of the auditorium if this is helpful. Please contact us in advance.
Customers with limited mobility
Access to the Museum from the front of the building is via a level entrance and automatic barrel doors.
Access from the car parks at the rear of the building is via push-button automatic doors, which open into a short link connecting to the main Museum building and Pictureville Cinema. The doors leading into the Museum from this link are locked until the Museum opens.
Access around the building is via the open-plan main staircase or via the public lift, which has audio announcements and Braille and/or raised buttons.
In this large open-plan area you will find the Picturehouse Cinema box office to the left of the main entrance as you enter the building. The control/security room (where visitors with an appointment must sign in) is located to the right of the main entrance, near the IMAX queuing area. All counters are open-plan and accessible for wheelchair users.
Next to the control/security room, either side of the IMAX entrance, you will find the ground-floor toilets, including easy access. Baby-changing facilities are available for all.
Access to the IMAX theatre from the ground floor is via a staircase in a darkened queuing area. Inside the auditorium, stairs provide access to the seating area – please bear in mind that these stairs are fairly steep and extra care should be taken, particularly once the adverts have begun and the lights are dimmed.
There is an additional entrance on the fifth floor for visitors with easy access requirements. Access to this entrance is via the public lift and locked door, which requires a code. Please let the Box Office know that you need to use this entrance, and allow extra time in your schedule due to demand for the public lift.
We have single spaces for wheelchair users which are situated on the balcony (access via the fifth level).
A hearing system is fitted in the theatre for guests with hearing impairments. Please ask at the Box Office.
Booster seats are available if required – please ask a member of staff.
Drinks and snacks can be purchased from The Media Café (during the day) and Pictureville Bar (all day and evening). You may take drinks and snacks into the cinema, but glass or crockery is not permitted in any of our auditoria.
Access to Pictureville Cinema is through the link which connects the main building to Pictureville, and via a short staircase with wheelchair lift. Please inform the Box Office or another member of staff if you need to use this lift.
Pictureville Cinema has audio description and subtitling for selected screenings. Please check the latest listings for screenings with subtitles. To find out which films are available with audio description please call the Box Office on 0871 902 5756 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge).
There are two spaces for wheelchair users, and booster seats are available – please ask a member of staff.
Pictureville Bar is open every day, serving a selection of hot and cold beverages including beers, wines and spirits. Food and cinema snacks are also available. You may take drinks and snacks into the cinema, but glass or crockery is not permitted in any of our auditoria.
Cubby Broccoli Cinema
Access to the cinema entrance is by stairs or the public lift. Please note that if you are visiting the cinema after the Museum has closed, the lift will be off and you will need to inform a member of staff if you require lift access.
From the cinema doors, there is a ramped entrance to the auditorium and seating for four wheelchair users.
Cubby Broccoli Cinema has a hearing system and booster seats are available – please ask a member of staff if you need to use these facilities.
Visually impaired customers
Assistance dogs are welcome. If you wish to take your dog into a performance, please let us know when booking so that we can arrange an aisle seat. Our staff will be happy to provide drinking water for your dog. Large-print film schedules are available on request.
Customers with impaired hearing
Induction loop systems are fitted in each of the four auditoria. To access the system, you will need to turn your hearing aid to the 'T' position. Certain performances carry subtitles and these are clearly indicated in the programme.
There is a drop-off / pick-up point and three spaces for blue badge holders at the front of the Museum.
There is a wheelchair-accessible adapted toilet on the ground floor. There is an alarm cord inside should you need to summon a member of staff.
Toilet facilities are available on the fifth floor, including easy access (inside the Animation Gallery). You must inform an usher if you wish to use the toilet facilities so they can let you back in to the auditorium through the fifth level IMAX door.
Male and female toilets are situated down a short staircase, and easy access toilets are situated in the waiting area.
There are no toilet facilities in this area – the nearest are on the ground floor. Please note that if you are watching a film during the day and you leave to use the toilet facilities, the door will shut behind you. It requires a code to be opened from the outside, so you must speak to a member of staff who will let you back in. This is a measure to prevent other Museum visitors walking into the auditorium during the film.
The CEA Card is accepted in all Picturehouse Cinemas.
However it is our policy to issue a complimentary ticket to any customer who requires a support worker to attend with them, and we ask for no proof from any card scheme.
Customers who have a disability that means that they need a companion with them in the cinema can bring them to any Picturehouse Cinema for free.
You can sign up for a Carers Card which will automatically discount one of your tickets, and which you can use – without a booking fee – when buying tickets in person, online or by telephone. The card will also mean that you don’t have to explain your situation every time you visit the cinema.
Ticket prices for customers with disabilities are according to their circumstances (e.g. adult, Member or student); the free ticket applies to their companion. The card must be used in conjunction with a paid-for ticket or a Member’s free ticket.
Signing up for a card is not required, but we hope it will make buying tickets easier. It is personal to you, and may not be used by other people.
To apply for a Picturehouse carer card, please take proof of eligibility to your nearest Picturehouse and a member of the team will set up your card. If you need additional information or advice please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our customer service hotline on 020 7326 2649
The eligibility criteria are kept under review and may be updated from time to time; currently, people who receive one of the following benefits are eligible:
Additionally, limitations placed on Cinemas by their local licenses require children and young people under 8 years of age to be accompanied by a responsible person; consequently, applications for cards can only be considered for people who are 8 years of age or older.
Open daily until 9.00pm, the Pictureville Bar is the perfect hidden spot to meet up with friends or enjoy a pre- or post-film drink. There’s a wide range of fair-trade coffees, delicious wines, spirits, local beers, soft drinks and snacks for you to savour in our pleasant bar, surrounded by vintage film posters and iconic photographs.
Besides traditional cinema snacks and crisps, the Pictureville Bar offers lovely organic home-style cakes from Honeyrose Bakery, and a selection of award-winning ice cream flavours and frozen yoghurt from Jude’s Ice Cream – the perfect summer treat!
A good cup of coffee should be as exciting as a quality blockbuster and as interesting as an art-house movie. To ensure a flavoursome delight, the Pictureville Bar offers our very own Picturehouse coffee blend. Tea lovers can try a cup of peppermint, green leaf or red berry tea, or pick the more traditional flavours of English Breakfast and Earl Grey.
Working closely with our friends at Bibendum we have curated our own wine list, based on a mountain of research and a lot of tasting – so that you can savour your favourites and discover hidden gems. This year we’re encouraging you to experiment and explore, which is why we’re happy to let you try before you buy. Our staff are trained to help you pick a fantastic glass of wine.
Picturehouse at National Media Museum Members get a 10% discount on all snacks and drinks at the Pictureville Bar.