Storyhouse Cinema

Storyhouse is the home of the best independent cinema in Cheshire! Your beautiful boutique city-centre cinema brings a hand-picked range of film to the heart of Chester’s former Odeon – including new release films from the best independent and international filmmakers, can’t miss movie blockbusters, cinema classics, family favourites, and more – chosen just for you!

Find our programme below, as well as additional types of screenings and seasons:

Accessible cinema – caption-subtitled, audio described and relaxed – find out more

Family Saturdays & Sunday Films – every weekend at 10.30am – find out more

Parent & Baby screenings – every Wednesday at 11am – find out more

Stage on Screen – theatre, opera, ballet and more streamed live to Storyhouse – see more

Cinema at Home – we’re continuing to work with independent UK film distributors. Rent a film from our channel and watch straightaway in the comfort of your own home – and support Storyhouse Cinema too! NEW to rent: Drive My Car (15) – visit Storyhouse channel

Seasons:

LGBTQIA+ History Month 2022 – Discover new release films, picks by the Storyhouse Young Film Programmers, and other events – find out more

The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2022 – The UK’s largest festival of Japanese cinema is back – find out more

Memberships:

Storyhouse card – 10% off cinema tickets (up to two per show) & more! – join here

Young Storyhouse card – £5 cinema tickets for any film! – join here

This organisation is supported by Film Hub North and funds from the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) – made possible by the National Lottery.

Cinema Licorice Pizza (15)

2hr 13 | AD | Licorice Pizza is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love.

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Cinema Boiling Point (15)

1hr 35 | AD | On the busiest night of the year at one of the hottest restaurants in London, head chef Andy balances along a knife’s edge as multiple personal and professional crises threaten to destroy everything he’s worked for.

Past event
Cinema The Tragedy of Macbeth (15)
Wed 6pm; Thu 6.15pm; Fri 2.45pm; Sat 6.30pm; Sun 3.15pm + more times

1hr 45 | AD | Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s bold and fierce adaptation; a tale of murder, ambition and wrathful cunning.

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Cinema Transfiguration: I Fall
Thu 10am
Online

The first of a trilogy of 10-minute dance films, exploring addiction and recovery, from Fallen Angels Dance Theatre.

Cinema Granada Nights
Thu 11am

A love letter to Granada that mixes documentary with fiction to create a real and authentic heartfelt examination on the process of self-discovery.

Cinema Titane (18)
Fri 8.45pm; Sun 8.45pm

1hr 48 | A young dancer, who suffered a terrible injury following a car crash when she was a child, embarks on a fantastical and violent odyssey.

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Cinema Ainbo: Spirit of The Amazon (PG)
Sat 10.30am; Sun 10.30am

1hr 24 | Born deep in the Amazon Rainforest, Ainbo strives to save her homeland from deforestation with the help of her animal spirit guides.

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Cinema West Side Story (12A)

2hr 36 | AD | Steven Spielberg brings this epic musical to the big screen in spectacular cinematic fashion, including timeless songs by Stephen Sondheim, to delight all-ages audiences this Christmas.

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Cinema The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (12A)

1hr 51 | AD | The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public’s perception of cats forever.

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Cinema There Is No Evil (15)

2hr 30 | Every Society that enforces the death penalty needs people to kill other people. Four men are faced with an unthinkable but simple choice.

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Cinema NT Live: Leopoldstadt

A passionate drama following the Merz family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, and the Holocaust.

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Cinema Belfast (12A)

1hr 38 | A warm and heartfelt chronicle of the life of a working class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital.

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Tom & Jerry: The Movie (PG)

1hr 41 | AD | One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited in this animated/live-action adventure.

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Cinema Memoria (12A)

2hr 36 | A calm, beautiful and transcendental film from the extraordinary mind of Palme d’Or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, starring Tilda Swinton. 

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Cinema Cow (12A)

1hr 34 | Academy Award-winning director Andrea Arnold returns with Cow, a compelling portrait of the life of a dairy cow called Luma.

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Cinema Rebel Dykes (18)

1hr 32 | Rebel Dykes follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and became artists, performers, musicians and activists in London.

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Cinema Nightmare Alley (15)

2hr 30 | AD | In 1940s New York, down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle endears himself to a clairvoyant at a carnival. Using newly acquired knowledge, Carlisle crafts a golden ticket to success by swindling the elite.

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Cinema Tomboy (U)

1hr 22 | A truly contemporary coming of age story exploring how children look at their identity while growing up and the world around them.

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Cinema Blue (12A)

1hr 47 | Humiliated by a thrashing given to him by a teenager, Tsuyoshi, decides to join a boxing gym and discovers a new passion for the sport.

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Cinema The Souvenir Part II (15)

1hr 47 | In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film.

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Storyhouse is a charity.
After the most challenging year in our history, we still need your support to help us recover.
Here’s how you can help support the future of Storyhouse.