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Your independent boutique city-centre cinema brings a hand-picked range of film to the heart of Chester.

New release cinema from the best independent and international filmmakers, unmissable big screen blockbusters, cult classics, family favourites, documentaries and more!

Storyhouse Cinema is supported by Film Hub North with National Lottery funding on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network.



Storyhouse Members
£8 before 5pm / £8.90 after 5pm
Under 16s: £6.65

£8.90 before 5pm / £9.90 after 5pm
Under 16s: £7.40

Young Storyhouse Card Members
£5 for all screenings

Silver Screenings (Over 60s) – Every Tuesday & Thursday before 5pm
£5.40 (Members) / £6 (Non-Members)

Family Saturday & Sunday Screenings
£3.60 (Members) / £4 (Non-Members)

What’s On

Pics of the Week

Event info for The Holdovers

The Holdovers

11 – 12 Mar 2024
Rating 15
At Storyhouse Cinema
Event Info & Tickets
Event info for The Iron Claw

The Iron Claw

23 – 29 Feb 2024
Rating 15
At Storyhouse Cinema
Event Info & Tickets

Family Cinema Screenings

Accessible Cinema Screenings

What’s On – Access

Follow the links below to find an accessible screening for you!

Audio Described Films

Captioned Screenings

Relaxed Screenings

Community Cinema Groups

Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust

Carers living in Cheshire West and Chester are welcome to meet for a monthly relaxed film screening.

People’s Choice Group – Cinema & Review Club

For anyone 16+ with a learning disability, difficulty or autistic spectrum condition.

Vision Support – Audio Described Cinema Group

A monthly dedicated audio descriptive screening in partnership with Vision Support.

Season Highlights


Storyhouse Gems

Unlikeable Female Characters 

Storyhouse Gems is a monthly strand of hand-picked, one-off cinema screenings; featuring a range of cult, classic, and contemporary film favourites with a focus on the unique and unusual, specially curated by a member of your Storyhouse Cinema Team.

Go back to school with our latest season of Storyhouse Gems and discover a hand-picked selection of black comedies that invite audiences to explore girlhood through the lens of unlikable female characters.


Chester International Film Festival 2024

A remarkable global selection of recent feature films and preview screenings that share stories and experiences from a wide array of countries ranging from Ireland to Japan.

All tickets are £6 or £5.40 for Storyhouse and Chester Film Society members.

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2024

Unforgettable: Memories, Times and Reflections in Japanese Cinema

The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema, The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme (JFTFP24), returns with its biggest showcase ever!

Chester Film Society at Storyhouse

Seasons, festivals, and special screenings hosted by the Chester Film Society in partnership with Storyhouse.

For more information, please visit the Chester Film Society website:

Stage on Screen

As well as mainstream blockbuster, independent, classic films and world cinema, Storyhouse screens productions from The National Theatre, The Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet, Royal Shakespeare Company, Berliner Philharmoniker and more, bringing some of the finest the finest drama, opera and ballet to the heart of Chester.

Stage On Screen


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Storyhouse is a MUBI GO Partner Cinema.

Get one hand-picked cinema ticket every week on selected films with MUBI GO.

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Storyhouse is a Reclaim The Frame Partner Cinema

#ReclaimTheFrame champions marginalised perspectives in cinema, and connects with audiences through community building and conversation.

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