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:

Christmas at Storyhouse

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


Cinema Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (12A)
Today 2.15pm, 5.15pm, 8.15pm

2hr 19 | Benoit Blanc returns to peel back the layers in a new Rian Johnson whodunit. This fresh adventure finds the intrepid detective at a lavish private estate on a Greek island, but how and why he comes to be there is only the first of many puzzles

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Cinema Triangle of Sadness (15) – Parent & Baby Screening
Tomorrow 11am

2 hr 20 | After taking on the art world in The Square, Ostlund turns his attention to high fashion and the super-rich in Triangle of Sadness.

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Cinema The Draughtsman’s Contract (15)
Tomorrow 3.30pm; Thu 8pm

1 hr 44 | The 40th Anniversary 4K reissue of Peter Greenaway’s stylised, erotic, and witty country house murder mystery.

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Cinema Three Minutes: A Lengthening + Recorded Q&A (12A)
Tomorrow 6.15pm

1 hr 40 | A short piece of found film becomes a fascinating journey into the past in Bianca Stigter’s haunting and moving documentary. 

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Cinema Call Jane (12)
Tomorrow 8.30pm; Thu 3.15pm

2 hr 1 | Chicago, 1968. When suburban housewife Joy’s pregnancy leads to a life-threatening condition, she must navigate a medical establishment unwilling to help.

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Cinema A Bunch of Amateurs (12A)
Thu 1pm, 6pm

1 hr 35 | A tribute to one of the oldest amateur film making clubs, a group of aging cinephiles attempt to save their club in a rapidly changing cinema landscape.

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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 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (12A)
Fri 2pm, 8pm; Sat 10.30am, 5pm; Sun 10.30am, 5pm; Mon 11am, 8pm + more times

2 hr 41 | Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation in the wake of king T’Challa’s death.

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Cinema Aftersun (12A)
Fri 5.45pm; Sat 8.15pm; Sun 8.15pm; Mon 2.30pm, 5.45pm + more times

1 hr 42 | AD | A haunting, thought provoking, and poignant drama that captures themes of coming of age, mental illness, and the bond between father and daughter.

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Cinema CBeebies Christmas Panto: Dick Wittington And His Cat (U)
Sat 2pm, 3.30pm; Sun 2pm, 3.30pm

1 hr | A unique adaptation of Dick Whittington and His Cat bursting with catchy songs, festive fun, and a host of CBeebies stars, making it a treat for the whole family.

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Cinema Alternative Christmas Film & Pop Quiz
The Kitchen

Join us for an Alternative Christmas Film & Pop Culture Quiz’, a fun trip through unconventional Christmas film faves, unusual chart toppers and some weird traditions

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Cinema Go (18)

1 hr 38 | In this anarchic cult classic, cash-strapped Ronna is working at a supermarket checkout at Christmas time when mistaken for a drug-dealing colleague.

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Cinema ROH Live: The Nutcracker (12A)

2 hrs 45 | Discover the enchantment of ballet with this sparkling festive treat for the whole family.

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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 Bones and All (18)

2 hr 10 | AD | The unusual coming of age love story about a shy young woman with a secret and a disenfranchised drifter as they embark on a 3,000-mile trip.

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Activities How The Grinch Stole Christmas (PG)
Garret Theatre, Garret Bar

3 hrs | Join us for an immersive cinema experience as we transform Storyhouse’s Garret Theatre into Whoville for a special screening of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

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Cinema Elf (PG)
The Kitchen

1 hr 33 | After discovering he is a human, Buddy – who was raised as an at the North Pole – decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.

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Cinema Fanny and Alexander (15)

3 hr 9 | Drawing heavily from his own memories, Ingmar Bergman’s dreamlike chronicle of an extended family in early 20th-century Sweden returns to cinemas in time for Christmas.

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Cinema She Said (15)

2 hr 8 | AD | The behind-the-scenes story of how two New York Times journalists, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, pieced together and broke the Harvey Weinstein story

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Cinema White Noise (15)

2 hr 15 | The dramatisation of a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries

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