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City Screen Picturehouse

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13–17 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL
  • Box office 0871 902 5726
  • Bar open Mon–Sat 11am–11pm; Sun 11am–10.30pm.
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André Rieu's Maastricht Concert

André Rieu's Maastricht Concert

Legendary annual Maastricht concert which features the maestro in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests.

Sat 1 Aug
Sun 2 Aug

Exhibition On Screen: Frida Kahlo

  • 1h 30min
  • Directed by: Ali Ray

This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, Exhibition on Screen uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy.

"Seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo…"

Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world renowned Kahlo curators, this film explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo. Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.

We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?

Mon 13 Jul

The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h
  • U
  • Directed by: Jacob Schuh
  • Cast: Voices of Helena Bonham Carter, James Corden, Robbie Coltrane

The cinema version of Julia Donaldson's clever and colourful book about a resourceful mouse and, of course, the terrible Gruffalo. Featuring a veritable feast of famous voices.

Fri 24 Jul

The Gruffalo's Child

The Gruffalo's Child
  • 2011
  • UK / Germany
  • 27min
  • U
  • Directed by: Uwe Heidschötter, Johannes Weiland
  • Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Shirley Henderson, Robbie Coltrane

Star-studded follow-up. A young Gruffalo goes in search of the Big Bad Mouse, despite warnings from her father.

Fri 23 Oct

The Jungle Book

Jungle Book
  • 1967
  • US
  • 1h 18min
  • U
  • Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman
  • Cast: Bruce Reitherman, Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, Louis Prima, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway

Growing up in the jungle, young Mowgli learns from the animals around him. Enjoyable Disney, a long way from Kipling's book, but the songs are wonderful.

Fri 7 Aug

Messy Goes to Okido

Messy Goes to Okido
  • 2016
  • U
  • Directed by: Liz Whitaker
  • Cast: Adam Buxton, Kate Harbour, Shelley Longworth, Rob Rackshaw

Educational comedy adventure, following a curious, lovable monster called Messy.

Fri 2 Oct

National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, this comedic farce set in 1940s Britain follows pilot Jack Absolute's quest for win the heart of his old flame, Lydia.

Thu 23 Jul
Tue 11 Aug

Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness

  • 2017
  • 25min
  • Directed by: Edmunds Jansons

A charming animation short about a little girl who plans to send her baby brother and grandma to the moon.

Fri 4 Dec

Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom
  • 2012
  • UK
  • 25min
  • U
  • Directed by: Jan Lachauer/Max Lang
  • Cast: Simon Pegg, Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Timothy Spall, Martin Clunes, Sally Hawkins, David Walliams

Charming kids' tale about a witch who lets too many creatures onto her broom, much to the annoyance of her cat.

Fri 30 Oct

Royal Shakespeare Company Live: The Comedy Of Errors

Royal Shakespeare Company Live: The Comedy Of Errors

A live screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company's A Comedy of Errors, a farcical comedy about two sets of twins. Mistaken identities abound in a typical Shakespearean manner, of course.

Wed 15 Jul
Wed 5 Aug

Royal Shakespeare Company Live: Pericles

Broadcast of the Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of Pericles.

Wed 23 Sep
Wed 14 Oct

Sarah & Duck: Creative Collaborations

New animated short featuring Sarah and Duck.

Fri 13 Nov

Sarah & Duck: Firm Friends

Sarah and Duck do it again.

Fri 11 Sep

School Of Roars: Sleepover

New adventure by School of Roars.

Fri 9 Oct

The Snail and the Whale

  • 2019
  • 26min
  • Directed by: Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon
  • Cast: Diana Rigg, Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon

A charming short animation film based on Julia Donaldson's children's book.

Fri 18 Sep

Stick Man

Stick Man
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 27min
  • Directed by: Jeroen Jaspaert, Daniel Snaddon
  • Cast: Martin Freeman, Jennifer Saunders, Sally Hawkins, Rob Brydon

Stick Man (Freeman) gets carried away from the family tree, and has to make it back for Christmas.

Fri 18 Dec


  • 2018
  • UK
  • 27min
  • Directed by: Max Lang, Daniel Snaddon
  • Cast: Kit Harington, Hugh Skinner, Rob Brydon

An accident-prone dragon goes to Dragon School.

Fri 28 Aug
City Screen Picturehouse

Built on the riverside site of the Yorkshire Evening Press buildings, the City Screen Picturehouse has three auditoria each with their own character - one is clad in stone, one in zinc and one in timber. There are screenings of opera, ballet and theatre recordings, as well as the usual Picturehouse mix of classic films and new releases and a film club for students. The underground Basement Bar hosts live music and comedy shows on selected evenings.

All areas are the building are accessible by wheelchair and adapted toilets facilities are available.

Car parking is limited next to the cinema and can be difficult in central York, but disabled persons with orange badges can park in St Helen's Square, Parliament Square and Davygate.

The nearest railway station is York Station which is a ten minute walk away via Station Avenue.

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