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City Screen Picturehouse

Contact Us

City Screen Picturehouse, York
13–17 Coney Street

Box Office Number: 0871 902 5726 (calls cost 13p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge)

General Manager: Tony Clarke
Marketing Manager: Dave Taylor
Basement Manager: Dave Parker.


City Screen is located in the heart of York, on the main shopping street, overlooking the River Ouse, and is easily accessible by public transport.
Address: 13–17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL

By Rail

We are a ten-minute walk via Station Avenue from York railway station. To plan your journey or for up-to-date travel information, please visit the National Rail website

By Bus

We are accessible by bus. Plan your journey using the First Group website

On Foot

Click here to find us at

By Car

Please note we are in a location that is ‘footstreets’ during the day, and there is limited parking space in the area. For more information please visit the City of York Council website

Box Office

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 5726 (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.


To found out Membership prices and to purchase, visit

Picturehouse Members enjoy the following benefits and discounts:

  • Free film tickets (four for Individual Members, eight for Members Plus and two for Student Members)*
  • £2 discount on further tickets for a year (the discount is for the Member only, not the whole party)**
  • 10% off the Member’s food and drinks (25% off for Student Members)
  • Picturehouse publications posted to your home (worth £8) (not included in Student Membership)
  • Discounts at all Picturehouse Cinemas nationwide
  • No booking fees

*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!

  • A three month subscription to MUBI to watch films online.
  • 25% off your total bill at Gourmet Burger Kitchen (up to four people, excludes Bluewater)
  • 50% off membership of Shooting People, the network for independent film (new sign ups only)
  • 10% off an annual subscription to Little White Lies movie magazine
  • 10% off your total bill at Hotel Chocolat (in store only)
  • 20% off food at Giraffe, all day Monday – Friday and after 6.00 on Sunday (excludes Castleford, James Street London, King's Cross Station and airports; Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Bank Holidays. One card per table. Not valid for set menus)

Retired Member:
Available to those who are over 60 and retired. You must bring proof of status to the cinema.

Student Member:
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 5736 or visit your local Picturehouse.

Terms and Conditions

Local Partners

Your City Screen Picturehouse Membership also entitles you to the following discounts and offers:

10% discount on all chocolates at Monk Bar Chocolatiers
1 Goodramgate, 01904 672 963

10% discount on food (except on Saturday evening) at The Grange Hotel and Restaurants
1 Clifton, 01904 644 744

20% discount on food plus monthly offers at Kennedy’s Bar & Restaurant
1 Little Stonegate, 01904 620 222

10% discount at Monkey Puzzle Jewellery
19 High Petergate, 01904 653 443

10% discount on cut and blow-dry (Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Toni & Guy Hairdressers
12 Blake Street, 01904 643 535

5% discount on full-price clothing at Maude & Tommy
1 Grape Lane, 01904 675 897

Local business offers are subject to change. Please present your Membership card to take advantage of the offers.

£20 Student Membership

Join to receive free tickets, discounts and much more. It's a no-brainer!

Student Picturehouse Members enjoy the following benefits and discounts:

  • Two free film tickets
  • Up to £2 discount on film tickets for a year
  • 25% off the Student Member’s food and drinks
  • Discounts at all Picturehouse Cinemas nationwide
  • Membership of E4 Slackers Club, which gives you access to free monthly previews
  • Plus additional Membership benefits

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.

Full Terms and Condition
Call 0871 902 5726 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.

E4 Slackers Club

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.

Head over to or Facebook for screening dates and competitions.

Students Screen Arts Offer

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.

Gift Cards

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 by another method. There are no time limits on the card.

Gift Cards can only be used at Box Office and cannot be used over the phone or online.

Ticket Prices

Tue-Fri from 5pm; all day Sat & Sun

  • Adult £12.20
  • Member £10.20
  • Retired £11.20
  • Retired Member £9.20
  • Student £11.20
  • Student Member £9.20
  • Child £7.70
  • Family £34.80

Matinees & Late-night Shows
Tue-Fri before 5pm

  • Adult £10.40
  • Member £8.40
  • Retired £9.40
  • Retired Member £7.40
  • Student £9.40
  • Student Member £7.40
  • Child £6.90
  • Family £29.60

All day Monday
Except Bank Holidays

  • Adult £7.50
  • Member £5.50
  • Retired £7.50
  • Retired Member £5.50
  • Student £7.50
  • Student Member £5.50
  • Child £5.50
  • Family £21.00
  • Silver Screen Club

    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 £6.20 for Silver Screen shows. Non-members are also welcome – the usual ticket prices apply.

    Big Scream

    For parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Membership is free and valid until the baby’s first birthday. Tickets are £8.20 (Picturehouse Members £6.20), babies come free. Only customers with babies will be admitted.

    Toddler Time

    For preschool children and their parents and carers. Tickets are £3.00 for children, free for accompanying adults. No adult unaccompanied by a toddler will be admitted.


    The unemployed can purchase a ticket at child ticket prices Tuesday to Thursday before 5.00pm

    Kids' Club

    For children aged three to 12. Tickets for children and accompanying adults are £2.00 each. No adult unaccompanied by a child will be admitted.

    Discover Tuesdays / Vintage Sundays

    Tickets are £8.00 (£5.00 for Members)

    Autism-Friendly Screenings

    All tickets for Autism-Friendly Screenings are £3.00

    Schools' Screenings

    Schools’ screenings are £3.50 per pupil, or £4 for premium films. Accompanying teachers come free. To request information on our schools' programme or to organise a trip, please contact Cinema Plus.

    3D Screenings

    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.

    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 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 Memberships.

    Disabled Access

    This section explains our accessibility facilities to help you plan your visit.

    All public areas of the building are accessible to customers with limited mobility. There is a wheelchair-accessible lift to the right as you enter the main foyer, which serves all floors and the basement areas. The Box Office and bar all have adapted counters and accessible levels for transactions.

    To avoid disappointment we recommend booking wheelchair spaces in advance; this will help us to allocate the adjoining seats to your companions, if required. However, we will make every effort to accommodate customers who have not made an advance booking.

    The lift is fitted with a voice commentary and tactile aids. It has an intercom and an alarm should you need to contact a member of staff in an emergency.

    We welcome guide dogs at City Screen and can accommodate them in the auditoria and bars. Please book in advance so that we can allocate the most appropriate seating. We are able to provide drinking water for your dog, and we will be happy to look after your dog during the screening.

    Stair rails have embossed tactile aids underneath which indicate the number of steps approaching each level. Three bumps mean that you are on the third step from the landing, two that you are on the second step, and so on.

    The main customer toilets, which include a separate fully accessible toilet, are in the basement. There are also additional accessible toilets on the lower-ground floor and the second floor; these toilets have National Key Scheme (Radar) locks, and a key is available at the Box Office or from the usher. There are emergency call-points in all our disabled toilets should you need to summon assistance. Baby-changing facilities are also available on the lower-ground and second floors.

    Weekly listings are available in large print from the Box Office. Large-print menus are available in the bar.

    Audio Description and Enhanced Soundtrack
    All our auditoria are equipped with a system that delivers Audio Description (AD) or an enhanced soundtrack through a headset or a portable hearing loop. The AD runs every time a film with Audio Description is shown, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset.

    We show films with AD whenever the necessary files are made available by film distributors. Like a narrator telling a story, AD gives an additional commentary describing body language, expressions and movements. It gives information about things which are not made clear through the soundtrack.

    AD screenings are indicated in the weekly listings. Enhanced soundtrack is always available.

    To reserve a headset or a portable hearing loop, please email us, call us on 0871 902 5726 or ask at the Box Office.

    Subtitled Access Screenings
    We aim to show films with some subtitled screenings whenever possible. Films available with subtitles are indicated in our weekly printed cinema times, on our website and in our weekly email newsletter (click here to sign up). Our programme also contains many foreign-language films with English subtitles. These may also be suitable for d/Deaf or hearing-impaired customers

    Disabled Parking
    Car parking in central York can be difficult. However, if you have a Blue Badge and a Time Clock, and as long as there are no loading bans, you may park in areas with yellow lines for periods of up to three hours. Local streets where you can do this are Lendal, Blake Street, Goodramgate, St Helen’s Square, King’s Square and Colliergate. Vehicles may drop passengers outside the cinema before 10.30am and after 5.00pm seven days a week. Setting down is best done by pulling up alongside St Martin-Le-Grand in Coney Street. There are parking spaces in St Helen's Square, Parliament Square and Davygate for Orange Badge holders.

    Our staff will be happy to call a taxi if that would help you.

    In the Event of Fire
    Wheelchair users and other mobility-impaired patrons will be evacuated by trained staff using evacuation chairs placed at or near the top (or bottom, if in the basement) of staircases.

    If you require any further information please ask a member of staff, telephone us on 01904 612 940 or email us.

    Bookings and General Enquiries
    Wheelchair spaces and Carers tickets are bookable online. (For Carers Tickets please see Carers section). Alternatively to book wheelchair spaces or carer tickets by phone, or for all other accessibility enquires, please call our dedicated accessibility hotline 02072 947908 (Text Relay call 18001 02072 947908).


    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.

    All customers for 3D screenings – including those using free tickets – will need to buy a pair of 3D glasses. These can be reused if you keep them.

    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 an annual Carers Card, visit any of our cinemas, call us on 0871 902 5747, or email

    Food and Drink

    The Riverside: with its spectacular setting, our licensed bar and café-restaurant is the ideal place to relax and enjoy anything from a cup of tea to a full meal.

    Picturehouse Members enjoy a 10% discount on all food and drink at the Riverside Café-Bar – please show your card when ordering (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer).

    Our standard range of coffee is organic and fair trade. Our gourmet coffees are also fair trade, and are sourced direct from the growers, so will generally be organic. We serve three real ales from local breweries in our bar, and a glorious selection of wines from Bibendum. In addition to our teas, coffees and soft and alcoholic drinks, our diverse and inspired food menu has helped to generate City Screen’s reputation as one of York's most appealing venues at any time of the day.

    Bar Service Times:
    Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 11.00pm
    Sunday 10.30am – 10.30pm

    Food Service Times:
    Brunch menu served 10.30am – 1.00pm Saturday and Sunday only Full menu served 12.00 noon – 9.00pm every day

    Provenance: at Riverside, we only use free-range eggs. We source our pork, bacon, sausages and free-range chicken locally from Sykes House Farm, and our beef from Wolds Select. Our fish is sustainably sourced from Burnholme Fisheries, and we buy bread locally from Bluebird Bakery and Via Vecchia.

    All our food is made to order on the premises, so please consider this when ordering.