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

thehobbitthebattleofthefivearmies72 The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (12A)
Friday 30th at 7.30pm
Doors open 6:45pm Starts 7:30pm

Saturday 31st at 7.30pm
Doors open 6:45pm Starts 7:30pm

Dir: Peter Jackson UK 2014 144 mins
Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
The epic trilogy concludes. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honour as Bilbo’s frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of the Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.

unbroken72 Unbroken (12A)
Friday 6th February at 7.30pm
Doors open 6:45pm Starts 7:30pm
Dir: Angelina Jolle USA 2014 130 mins
Cast: Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney
This epic drama follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII-only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp, An inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. The POWs find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment the film featuring Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as "The Bird."

nightatthemuseumsecretofthetomb72 Night at the Museum 3 Secret of the Tomb (PG)
Saturday 7th February at 3.30pm
Doors open 2:45pm Starts 3:30pm
Dir: Shawn Levy USA/UK 2014 90 mins
Cast: Robin Williams, Rebel Wilson, Dan Stevens.
Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry played by Ben Stiller spans the globe, uniting favourite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever "Secret of the Tomb" is pure fun with more than its share of surprises and action set-pieces as the crew had to London’s British Museum. The final part of the Museum Trilogy features the late great Robin Williams as Teddy.

stvincent72 St Vincent (12A)
Saturday 7th February at 7.30pm
Doors open 6:45pm Starts 7:30pm
Dir: Ted Melfi USA 2014 102 mins
Cast: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O'Dowd
Maggie (McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home with her 12-year old son, Oliver . Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbour, Vincent (Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.


For more films showing at The Picture Palace visit the Diary area of our website

February/March films now available to book please see the diary