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Pictureville Cinema at the National Science and Media Museum, including IMAX, is currently temporarily closed.

To ensure a safe and comfortable experience, we are operating a phased reopening of our museum and cinemas. Our Pictureville screen will reopen on Thursday 17 September 2020, and the IMAX and Cubby Broccoli screens will open on Friday 2 October.

Our ticket on sale date will be announced soon. Please sign up to our cinema newsletter to be one of the first to hear.

You can continue to support us during our temporary period of closure by purchasing a Pictureville membership. You’ll be a member right away, but your 12 month period won’t begin until we reopen. This means that you will still get a whole year of amazing membership benefits.

Buy your membership now

Love cinema? Be part of the action. Pictureville offers a membership scheme that works for you.

Pictureville is the new name for cinema at the National Science and Media Museum. Following a successful five-year partnership with Picturehouse, we’ve returned to an independent cinema operation. We’re working with INDY Cinema Group to bring you a diverse and exciting programme.

Along with our new name, we’ve launched a brand-new membership scheme that works for you.

Membership benefits

Pictureville membership comes with a variety of great benefits we know you’ll love. For just £30 a year, you’ll get:

  • Two free film tickets—IMAX premium included (worth up to £30)
  • £2 off cinema tickets
  • Priority booking on selected films
  • 10% off food and drink
  • 10% off in the museum shop

Buy your membership online now.

If you have an existing Picturehouse Membership, your benefits will be unaffected for the duration of the scheme. Simply transfer your details to us at the box office—you’ll need your Picturehouse Membership Number to hand, and please allow a few minutes before the start of the film to process the transfer.

FAQ for existing members