Picturehouse Cinemas

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Not to be confused with Picturehouse (company). ‹See Tfd›
For other uses, see Picturehouse (disambiguation).

Picturehouse Cinemas is a network of art house cinemas in the United Kingdom, operated by Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd[1] and owned by Cineworld.[2] The company also runs its own film distribution company, Picturehouse Entertainment.[3]

The first cinema, Phoenix Picturehouse, opened in Oxford in 1989, but many of the others in the chain operated independently before then:[4] the Duke of York's Picture House in Brighton, for example, opened in 1910 and is Britain's longest continually operating cinema.

In 2014 Cineworld was subject to industrial action owing to its refusal to pay the London Living Wage to its staff. The workforce attracted the support of Eric Cantona



The original Phoenix Picturehouse in Oxford.[5]
Location Name Screens Notes
Bath The Little Theatre Cinema 3
Brighton Duke of York's Picturehouse 1
Brighton Duke's at Komedia 2
Cambridge Arts Picturehouse 3
Edinburgh The Cameo 3
Exeter Exeter Picturehouse 2
Henley-on-Thames Regal Picturehouse 3
Liverpool Picturehouse at FACT 4
London Clapham Picturehouse 4
London The Gate 1
London Greenwich Picturehouse 5
London Hackney Picturehouse 4
London The Ritzy 5
London Stratford East Picturehouse 4
Norwich Cinema City 3
Oxford Phoenix Picturehouse 2
Southampton Harbour Lights Picturehouse 3
Stratford-Upon-Avon Stratford-Upon-Avon Picturehouse 2
York City Screen 3


Location Name Screens Notes
Aberdeen The Belmont Picturehouse 3 Sold in 2014 to the Centre for the Moving Image
Bury St Edmunds The Abbeygate Picturehouse 2 Sold June 2014 to Abbeygate Cinemas[6]


  1. ^ Picture House Corporate site Linked 2013-08-23
  2. ^ "Cineworld buys Picturehouse in cinema chain takeover". BBC. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Picturehouse Entertainment: About Picturehouse Entertainment Linked 2013-08-23
  4. ^ White, Debbie (January 24, 2013). "Jericho cinema to mark centenary". The Oxford Times. p. 29. 
  5. ^ "Cine-files: The Phoenix Picturehouse, Oxford". The Guardian. October 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bury St Edmunds Picturehouse Cinema sold after competition ruling". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 

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