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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

womaningoldqRNUhPWoman in Gold (12A)
Saturday 23rd May at 3.30pm
Doors open 2.45pm Starts 3:30pm
Sunday 24th May at 5.00pm
Doors open 4.15pm Starts 5:00pm

Dir: Simon Curtis | USA/UK | 2015 | 109 minsCast | Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl
Based on the true story of a woman trying to get her properties back more than 50 years after leaving her homeland because of Nazi persecution, the “Woman in Gold” offers an idea of how difficult it is to fight the big guys, without making the film a complex courtroom drama or diluting every element to make it overly sentimental. A satisfying and entertaining movie.

darkhorseDark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance (PG)
Saturday 23rd May at 7.30pm
Doors open 6.45pm Starts 7:30pm

Dir: Louise Osmond| UK| 2015| 85 mins
Cast | The Dream Alliance Syndicate
An inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Louise Osmond unfolds her story in real time using a mix of interviews, reminiscences, TV footage and amateur video, but the story is so compelling that some of the rougher bits merely add to the gritty reality of the tale.


For more films showing at The Picture Palace Download our latest listings.

Just booked in - CINDERELLA (U) Saturday 6th 3.30pm and AVENGERS: Age of Ultron (12A) Saturday 27th 7.30pm Book now!