Watch a Movie in York - Let Ready

Watch a Movie in York

We know how important it is to see all the new film releases, and of course your classic film favourites, on the big screen. So, we have decided on the top 5 cinemas in York to make sure you can see all the biggest films on the best screens. So take a look at our picks, head on down to the cinema and grab yourself a pick and mix in the city birthplace of British sweets!

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York’s Everyman cinema is highly impressive with its elaborate wall panelling and colourful tiered seating. At the Everyman, you can watch the big blockbusters from the comfort of a cosy sofa with a blanket wrapped around your knees. Unlike at home, however, food and drink can be delivered right to your seat! They have a bar menu including pizza, sharing plates, cookie dough and cake. Your favourite cinema treats and snacks are available too! Fancy a dessert - have one of Everyman’s amazing ice cream sundaes. The Spielberger Menu has some fantastic burgers on offer, which can also be ordered via Deliveroo! Enjoy cocktails or whatever alcoholic beverage you desire either in the bar or while relaxed during the film.

Film at the Folk Hall

Film at the Folk Hall is a cute, independent, not-for-profit community cinema. It is run by volunteers and is funded by the City of York Council, Rowntree Foundation, New Earswick Residents Forum and the British Film Institute. Films are shown at Folk Hall on the last Friday of every month and occasionally collaborative events are hosted and classic kids films are screened. Folk Hall boasts a large 16 foot HD screen, a licensed bar, popcorn and ice cream. With half-time intervals, this is the perfect place to take your kids to see the latest films and the £5 tickets make a cinema trip far more affordable. You can even become a member for just £5 and have your tickets discounted by a further £2.

City Screen Picturehouse

Inside the converted Yorkshire Herald press building, this cinema is situated on York’s pretty riverside. With modern industrial style decor and exposed brick, this cinema has a trendy vibe, distinguishing it from big chain cinemas. The City Screen Picturehouse has its own Riverside Cafe-Bar with an outdoor terrace making it the perfect place for a cinema trip on a late summer evening. Best time to go? On Mondays, tickets are cheaper for “Happy Mondays”, on Fridays there’s Toddler Time and on Sundays, classic vintage films are brought back to the big screen. The City Screen Picturehouse also hosts Dementia Friendly screenings and streams productions of theatre, ballet and opera too. There’s even an over-60s cinema club and a ‘Discover’ film of the week!

  • 13-17 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL

  • 0871 902 5747



1331 is an eclectic establishment which functions as a cafe-bar, grill, venue, air b n b and cinema! This cinema is not your usual open to the public, showing the new releases type of cinema. It is located on the top floor of 1331 and available to hire for private parties! It seats 24 people, has 7.1 surround sound and a fully licensed bar so you can drink while you watch! Private bookings include a choice of meal and a bottle of wine or three beers or soft drinks per person. You can also hire out the Tiffany Room for a sit-down meal before or after your cinema screening if you want to make the evening really memorable.

York Student Cinema

This is a cheap, student-affordable cinema for all those university students in York. They show 3 films per week and tickets are £4 each - or become a member for only £5 and each cinema trip is discounted to £3. Membership also entitles you to 10% off food and drink, a free film ticket and access to the YSC member’s club. Refreshments are on offer and new suggestions for both snacks and movies are welcomed! York Student Cinema shows all the latest releases plus those from a few months back in case you missed them!