Local Independant Cinemas:


*Cottage Road– Headingly. The Cottage Road Cinema is the oldest cinema in Leeds and one of the few remaining independently run cinemas in the country.

*Hyde Park Picture House– Brudenell Rd, Headingly. ‘A vibrant heart within the thriving Hyde Park community.’ It shows interesting documentaries, world cinema along side new feature films and old classics. Also takes part in Light Night, and the International Film Festival.

*Howard Assembly Rooms– Grand Theatre, Leeds City Centre. ‘A rich programme of music, film, word and performance including unique collaborations and exciting new commissions, offers audiences many exclusive performances.’ Among its programme of events, The Assembly Rooms holds film screenings of classic arthouse cinema, artist films as well as video and sound installations.

* Mini Cine– Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills. ‘A non-profit film society operating in the smallest cinema in the north of England. We screen an eclectic mix of innovative and thought-provoking films, basically the sort overlooked or undervalued at the multiplexes. Each screening is preceded by a short film, tea and homemade cake and occurs every third Thursday of the month.’ Only 26 seats in this tiny cinema, membership available.

* Project Space Leeds– Whitehall Waterfront, Leeds City Centre. ‘Soup and Cinema is our regular programme of film screenings accompanied by delicious soup. We programme screenings via open calls or in collaboration with other organisations and curators.’


* Media Museum; Cubby Brocoli, Picture Ville– Bradford City Centre. ‘Three cinemas including an IMAX theatre showing the latest 3D films, and two other auditoria – Pictureville and Cubby Broccoli – which show films you won’tfind at your local multiplex.’ It also has a film festival and Neon Nights student evening where tickets are only £2.50.


* The Rex– Elland, Calderdale. ‘The Rex Cinema is one of the oldest purpose built cinemas in the UK, recently refitted with new seats throughout. Organ Concerts on our Conn 651 Theatre Organ on the third Sunday afternoon of each month at 2.30 – 4.30, everyone £4. Tea and biscuits in the interval and a short film novelty included.’


* Cornerhouse– Manchester City Centre. ‘Cornerhouse is Manchester’s international centre for contemporary visual arts and film. Located in the heart of the city and open seven days a week, we have 3 floors of contemporary art galleries, 3 screens showing the best of independent cinema, a bar, café and a bookshop.’ Regulary shows arthouse and foreign films.

* Savoy– Heaton Moor, Stockport, Manchester. The Savoy is a privately owned independent cinema.


* Picture House– Keighley. The Picture House cinema and two screens with Pullman seats and Dolby Stereo sound. Showing the latest releases together with films of a more specialised appeal.’


* Plaza Cinema– Skipton. ‘An original cinema with stalls and circle seating. We provide you with the best pick of releases, and family shows on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. We also show less commercial films, check showtimes for details.’


* Showroom– Near train station, Sheffield City Centre. Showroom is one of the largest independent cinema in Europe. It presents a lively programme of films from around the world, from contemporary film to classic cinema.’


* City Screen (Picture House)– City Centre. Small cinema in the centre of York that also holds comedy nights and gigs.

* York Student Cinema– Physics Department, York University. Student run, small scale cinema, membership open to students and the general public. Tickets only £3!