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 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 Crouch End Picturehouse 4
London Clapham Picturehouse 4
London East Dulwich Picturehouse 3
London The Gate 1
London Greenwich Picturehouse 5
London Hackney Picturehouse 5
London The Ritzy 5
London Stratford East Picturehouse 4
Norwich Cinema City 3
Oxford Phoenix Picturehouse 2
Southampton Harbour Lights Picturehouse 2
Stratford-Upon-Avon Stratford-Upon-Avon Picturehouse 2
York City Screen 3
London - Shaftesbury Avenue Picturehouse Central 7


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 Opening Notes
Durham - Millennium Place Durham Picturehouse 4 November 2016 Announced May, 2015. [8]
Ealing - Uxbridge Road TBC - Filmworks 8 2019 Announced July, 2014 [9]
West Norwood - Nettlefold Hall West Norwood Picturehouse 4 2017 Announced March, 2016
Chester - Northgate Development Chester Picturehouse 6 2019 Announced August 2016

Industrial action[edit]

In 2014 Cineworld was subject to industrial action owing to its refusal to pay the London Living Wage to its staff.[10] The workforce attracted the support of Eric Cantona[11] and Terry Jones.[12]

Industrial action resumed in October 2016 over the issue of the London Living Wage, and as of March 2017 has spread to five Picturehouse cinemas, making it the biggest strike action ever by cinema workers in the UK.[13]


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