Storyhouse Cinema

Your independent boutique city-centre cinema brings a hand-picked range of film to the heart of Chester’s former Odeon – including new release cinema from the best independent and international filmmakers, unmissable big screen blockbusters, cult classics, family favourites, documentaries, and more!


Cinema ticket prices:

£8.55 / £7.65 for screenings before 5pm (Non-members: £9.50 / £8.50 )
Under 16: £6.30 (Non-members: £7)
Young Storyhouse card: £5


Cinema Highlights:

Accessible cinema screenings (Relaxed, audio-described, and caption-subtitled screenings)

Family Saturdays & Sundays (Every weekend at 10.30am, tickets from £3.60)

Parent & Baby screenings (Every Wednesday at 11am, tickets from £7.65)

Silver screenings (Every Tuesday & Thursday before 5pm, tickets from £5.40)

Stage on screen (Live streamed and recorded theatre productions, ticket prices vary)

Season Highlights:

Storyhouse Queer — 24-26 Feb

Women in Sport Film Season — 28 Feb – 14 March

Chester International Film Festival 2023 — 3 – 10 March

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023 — 15-28 March


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

     

Cinema Enys Men (15)
Today 12.30pm, 6pm

1 hr 32 | AD | A mind-bending Cornish folk horror set in 1973. A wildlife volunteer’s daily observations of a rare flower take a dark turn into the strange and metaphysical

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Cinema TÁR (15)
Today 2.45pm, 8pm

2 hrs 38 | AD | A psychological drama set in the world of classical music, the film traces the life and downfall of Lydia Tar (Cate Blanchette).

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Cinema The Fabelmans (12A)
Tomorrow 2pm, 5pm, 8pm; Sat 2pm, 5pm, 8pm; Sun 2pm, 5pm, 8pm + more times

2 hr 31 | Spielberg’s deeply personal portrait of an American childhood. Growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, young Sammy Fabelman aspires to become a filmmaker.

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Cinema Tad the Lost Explorer & The Curse of The Mummy (U)
Sat 10.30am; Sun 10.30am

1 hr 30 | AD | When Tad accidentally unleashes an ancient spell endangering the lives of his friends, he has to embark on an adventure to reverse the curse and put things right.

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Cinema Chester Film Society – 50th Anniversary Season 22/23
Garret Theatre

Chester Film Society offers the people of Chester and surrounding areas the chance to see some of the finer films of world cinema in a relaxing and appreciative atmosphere.

Cinema All The Beauty and The Bloodshed (18)

1 hr 58 | An epic, emotional story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews

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Cinema Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (PG)

1 hr 57 | AD | When Matilda’s parents send her to an oppressive school run by the awful Miss Trunchball, she dares to take a stand and to change her life with miraculous results

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Cinema ROH Live: The Barber of Seville (12A)

3 hr 45 | With vocal fireworks, scheming lovers and one very busy barber, Rossini’s comic opera is packed with fun and mischief.

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Cinema Mädchen in Uniform (PG)

1 hr 28 | Manuela is a rebellious teenager who is enrolled in an all-girls boarding school where she develops an intense crush on her kind teacher Fräulein von Bernburg.

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Cinema Puss In Boots: The Last Wish (PG)

1 hr 40 | AD | Puss In Boots has burned through eight of his nine lives with his taste for danger and getting them back sends him on his grandest quest yet

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Cinema Women Talking (15)

1 hr 44 | AD | Do Nothing. Stay and Fight. Or leave. These are the choices that a colony of Mennonite women are faced with after years of violence by male members of their community

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Cinema NT Live: Othello (12A)

3 hrs | An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton) and Rosy McEwan.

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Cinema The Whale (15)

1 hr 57 |AD| A delicate and moving drama about love, grief, and mortality. The story of a reclusive English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter

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Cinema Blue Jean (15)

1 hr 37 | England, 1988 – Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government are about to pass a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians, forcing Jean, a PE teacher, to live a double life

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Cinema Joyland (15 )

1 hr 42 | As the Rana family eagerly anticipate the birth of a baby boy, Haider takes up a job at an erotic theatre where he is drawn to a trans starlet

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Cinema HEDDA (after Ibsen) + Q&A with David Hoyle (14+)

1 hr 45 | The iconic avant-garde performer David Hoyle is HEDDA in this one-person, cinematic theatre reimagining that moves past the obvious to create a darkly surreal show

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Cinema Whip It (12A)

1 hr 51 | The story of 17-year-old indie-rock girl Bliss , who is made to compete in pageants by her mother but hope of escape comes in the form of a roller-derby

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Cinema Queeriosities From The Archive – Reclaim The Frame Short Film Night (18) + Q&A

1 hr 40 | With this curated programme of short films we say goodbye to what is expected of us when it comes to intimacy, partnership and sexuality.

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Cinema Preview: Full Time (Cert: TBC)

TBC | The fantastic Laure Calamy, superbly portrays the frustration, anxiety and determination that accompany the struggle to balance the conflicting demands of the workplace and family

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Cinema Preview: Lunana A Yak In The Classroom (PG)

1 hr 49 | A teacher struggling for inspiration is sent to the remotest school in the world. It takes being so far away to understand the importance of his work.

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