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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.


September films now booking

Now Showing

minions Minions (U)
Friday 7
th at 4pm
Saturday 8th at 3.30pm
Sunday 9th at 5pm

Dir: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin USA 2015 91 mins
Cast Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton
The hilarious little helpers finally get their own movie in this eagerly anticipated spin-off adventure. Since the dawn of time, the Minions have served a variety of masters. Unfortunately, due to their bumbling nature, the Minions have inadvertently bumped off each and every one of them! Fast-forward to the 1960s and the Minions are looking for a new master to serve. Their quest brings them to New York, where they discover the world’s first femal supervillain, Scarlett Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock).

LondonRoad London Road (15)
Friday 7
th at 7.30pm
Dir: Rufus Norris UK 2015 |92 mins.
Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Kate Fleetwood,
Anita Dobson
In 2006 the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street. The film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events, and is based on interviews conducted with the road's real residents. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.

slowwestMZF1OA Slow West (15)
Saturday 8
th at 7.30pm
Dir: John M.Maclean UK/New Zealand 2015 84 min
Cast Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee
At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious gruff and opportunistic sort, who takes the job of "chaperoning" Jay through the territory, ostensibly to make an easy buck—but there are truer, darker intentions lurking within him. Slow West serves as an impressive calling card for first-time writer-director John M. Maclean -- and offers an inventive treat for fans of the Western.