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

birdman72 Birdman (15) Oscar Winner 2015 - Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Achievement in Cinematography
Saturday 28th February at 7.30pm
Doors open 6:45pm Starts 7:30pm
Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu USA 2014 119 mins
Cast Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton
Many rate Birdman as the highlight of Michael Keaton’s long career, borne out by his recent Golden Globe Award for best Actor. Playing a washed-up actor, reaching the heights as an iconic superhero, he must now overcome his ego and family troubles to try and rebuild his career. Supported by the excellent Edward Norton he takes a role in a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory. Look out for an accomplished performance from Emma Stone as his on-screen daughter.

wild72 Wild (15)
Saturday 28th February at 3.30pm
Doors open 2:45pm Starts 3:30pm

Sunday 1st March at 5.00pm
Doors open 4:15pm Starts 5:00pm

Dir: Jean-Marc Vallée USA 2014 115 mins Cast Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gabby Hoffmann
Wild finds director Jean-Marc Vallée and star Reese Witherspoon working at the peak of their respective powers. With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behaviour, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. WILD powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman.


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

Fresh from winning Four Academy Awards, the fabulous Birdman is the highlight of this weekend's double Oscar bill, with Reese Witherspoon's Wild also not to be missed.
New April screenings added in our
Diary section.