Storyhouse Cinema

Your beautiful 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 Highlights:

Accessible Cinema Screenings (Relaxed, audio-described, and caption-subtitled screening)

Family Saturdays & Sundays (Every weekend at 10.30am)

Parent & Baby Screenings (Every Wednesday at 11am)

Silver Screenings (Every Tuesday & Thursday before 5pm)

Stage on Screen (Recorded and live streamed theatre productions)

Cinema at Home (Rent a film via the Storyhouse Channel)

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

Cinema True Things (15)
Today 11am

1 hr 42 | Bored by the daily tedium of her office job, Kate is sleepwalking through life when a chance sexual encounter with a charismatic stranger awakens her.

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Cinema Downton Abbey 2 – A New Era (PG)
Today 1pm, 3.30pm, 8pm; Tomorrow 1pm, 4pm

2hr5 | AD | Downton Abbey: A New Era sees the Crawley family go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa. 

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Cinema Tosh (PG)
Today 6pm

1 hr 15 | This is the definitive portrait of John Toshack. Welsh, Liverpool and Swansea legend, and one of football’s most inspirational figures.

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Cinema ROH Live: Swan Lake
Tomorrow 7.15pm

3hr 20 | The Royal Ballet’s version of this classic love story mixes spectacle, mystery and passion.

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Cinema Benediction (12A)
Fri 12pm, 8pm; Sat 1pm, 8.15pm; Sun 1pm, 8.15pm; Mon 11am, 5pm; Tue 12.15pm, 8.15pm + more times

2 hr 20 | Benediction explores the turbulent life of First World War poet, Siegfried Sassoon, through the eyes of the revered filmmaker Terence Davies

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Cinema Wild Men (15)
Fri 3pm; Sat 6pm; Sun 6pm; Mon 2pm + more times

1 hr 44 | Martin’s version of a mid-life crisis looks a little different than most in this razor-sharp, Coen Brothers-esque, black comedy from Denmark.

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Cinema The Velvet Queen (12A)
Fri 6pm; Sat 4pm; Sun 4pm

1 hr 32 | High up on the Tibetan plateau amongst unexplored and inaccessible valleys lies one of the last sanctuaries of the wild world, where rare and undiscovered fauna lives.

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Cinema The Bad Guys (U)
Sat 10.30am; Sun 10.30am

1 hr 40 | AD | A crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws must try to become model citizens or face the consequences.

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Cinema Happening (15)
Mon 8pm; Tue 6pm

1 hr 39 | France, 1963, Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees her opportunities disappearing.

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Cinema Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts (12A)

1 hr 29 | Elizabeth: A Portrait In Parts is a unique and inventive feature documentary about the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Cinema NT Live: Straight Line Crazy

Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.

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Cinema Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (PG)

2 hrs 1 | When the manic Dr Robotnik returns to Earth with a new ally, Sonic and his new friend are all that stand in the way.

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Cinema The Innocents (15)

1 hr 57 | A disturbing psychological horror, Ida moves into a housing block with her autistic elder sister Anna and becomes fast friends with Ben and Aisha.

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Cinema Everything Everywhere All At Once (15)

2hrs19 | AD | A hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman who is the unlikely hero in a bizarre multiverse challenge to save the world.

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Cinema Bergman Island (TBC)

1 hr 53 | AD | An American filmmaking couple spend a summer seeking inspiration on Fårö island, where Bergman lived and worked.

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Cinema Top Gun: Maverick (12A)

2 hr 11 | After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot.

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Cinema Cheshire West on Film – Encore Event

1 hr 38 | An evening of archive film from the Chester city and surrounding area over the last 100 years from the Edwardian era to the 1970s.

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Cinema George Michael Freedom Uncut
Movie Theatre

2 hrs | This career-spanning documentary marks the final work from the internationally renowned superstar and features incredible, unseen archival and private home footage.

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Cinema The Deathless Woman (15)

1hr 29 | Let the ghost of a Roma matriarch lead you on a journey through archives and landscapes as she tells the story of what she witnessed during WWII, and how this affects Roma people today.

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Cinema NT Live: Prima Facie (15-TBC)

2 hrs | Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play. 

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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.