Picturehouse Cinemas

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Not to be confused with Picturehouse (company).
For other uses, see Picturehouse (disambiguation).
Picturehouse Cinemas
Traded as LSECINE
Industry Leisure, Entertainment & Refreshments
Parent Cineworld
Website www.picturehouses.co.uk

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.



The original Phoenix Picturehouse in Oxford.[5]
Location Name Screens Notes
Bath The Little Theatre Cinema 3
Bradford Picturehouse at the National Media Museum[6] 3 Includes the first IMAX screen in Europe
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[7]


Location Name Screens Notes
London - Shaftesbury Avenue Picturehouse Central TBC Due to open late spring 2015
London - East Dulwich Picture House East Dulwich TBC Originally Christmas 2014 but still not open

Industrial action[edit]

In 2014 Cineworld was subject to industrial action owing to its refusal to pay the London Living Wage to its staff.[8] The workforce attracted the support of Eric Cantona[9] and Terry Jones.[10]


  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. ^ "Cinema chain takes over operation of National Media Museum's three screens". 29 September 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Bury St Edmunds Picturehouse Cinema sold after competition ruling". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Cinema staff go on strike over London Living Wage". BBC News. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Rucki, Alexandra (10 June 2014). "Eric Cantona lends support to Ritzy Living Wage campaign". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Lusher, Adam (20 July 2014). "Nudge, nudge: Python supports ushers striking for the living wage". The Independent. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 

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