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

Book now
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).

Book now
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.

Book now
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.

Book now
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

Book now
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

Book now
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.

Book now
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.

Book now
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

Book now
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

Book now
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.

Book now
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

Book now
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

Book now
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

Book now
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

Book now
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

Book now
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.

Book now
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

Book now
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.

Book now