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Royston Picture Palace
The Royston Picture Palace is a community cinema run by the people of Royston and surrounding villages. Although staffed by volunteers, the audience will experience state-of-the-art digital projection onto a 7m screen supported by a 17 speaker digital sound system.

The cinema is located in Royston Town Hall, which has undergone a complete refurbishment in preparation for its new role in the community.

Wheelchair and disability access
Royston Picture Palace has what we hope is a good provision for the differently-abled. The front entrance is ramped with handrails either side; there is a toilet for the disabled on the ground floor; we have a lift between the ground and first floors; there is provision within our ticketing plan for up to three wheelchair users with carers. To book a wheelchair space please contact Simon on info@roystonpicturepalace.org.uk

Because we have to change the layout of the seating to give access, at present wheelchair users should contact us via email. Please indicate which film you wish to attend and whether you wish to bring a carer (who will be offered a complimentary seat in the vicinity of the wheelchair space). You will then be contacted to confirm your booking. Payment will be taken at the Box Office on the night. For more information about how to obtain a free ticket for carers click here.

The CEA Card
The CEA Card is a national concessionary card developed by the Cinema Exhibitors Association for UK cinemas in order to allow people with disabilities to obtain one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema. Click here to obtain your card.

Tickets are sold online via a secure link from this website. They can also be purchased in person from Royston Library (click here for location details and opening hours) or on the night from the Box Office in the cinema foyer (subject to availability).

Ice creams, popcorn, drinks and sweets are available at reasonable prices from the refreshments area in the cinema foyer.

Find out more about the film classifications and an explanation of what they mean.

Anyone wishing to volunteer their time to assist with running the cinema should use the “Volunteer” link from this page. Other enquiries or offers of assistance should be forward to the General Manager using the Contact button.


Now Showing

To see all films showing at The Picture Palace click here or visit the diary page

kungfupanda3yPu6KA Kung Fu Panda 3 (U)
Saturday 7th May at 3.30pm
Dir: Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh| USA 2016 95 mins
Cast Jack Black, Bryan Cranston
Jack Black (School of Rock) is back as the Kung Fu Panda known as Po. When Po’s panda father returns, the reunited duo travel to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when supernatural villain Kai (Cranston) begins to sweep China defeating all the Kung Fu masters, Po must do the impossible; learn to train a village to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas. This will be one of the best family movies of 2016.

trumbovynMau Trumbo (15)
Saturday 7th May at 7.30pm
Dir: Jay Roach USA 2015 124 mins
Cast Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren
Join Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Helen Mirren (The Queen) for this biopic about the film screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. In 1947 Trumbo (Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. This film relates how Dalton used words and wit to win Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from columnist Hedda Hopper (Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.