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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

thesecondbestexoThe Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG)
Tickets still available for
Friday 17th April 7.30pm

shaunthesheepShaun The Sheep (U)
Friday 3rd April at 5.00pm
Doors open 4.15pm Starts 5:00pm

Saturday 4th April at 3.30pm
Doors open 2.15pm Starts 3:00pm

Dir: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak UK 2015 85 mns
Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalli
When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and theflock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. Well done to Aardman for making one of 2015’s most enjoyable, entertaining and amusing films so far.


fiftyshadesofgreyFifty Shades of Grey (18)
Friday 3rd April at 7.30pm
Doors open 6.45pm Starts 7:30pm

Saturday 4th April at 7.30pm
Doors open 6.45pm Starts 7:30pm

Dir: Sam Taylor-Johnson USA 2015 125 mins
Cast: Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle
When Anastasia Steele, a literature student, goes to interview the wealthy Christian Grey as a favour to her roommate Kate Kavanagh, she encounters a beautiful, brilliant and intimidating man. The innocent and naive Ana starts to realize she wants him. Despite his enigmatic reserve and advice, she finds herself desperate to get close to him. Not able to resist Ana’s beauty and independent spirit, Christian Grey admits hewants her too, but on his own terms.


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