Posted on 27 September 2016

The Picture House team would like to take the opportunity to thank the community and the businesses who helped with the recovery and refurbishment of the cinema after the 2016 December floods.

Special thanks for the support and generosity to Wood & Wire, Sarah Mason Photography, Paul Ashton Electrical Ltd, John Lambert, Verismart Heating, Alan Gardner, Rogue Robot and Factorylux.


Posted on 8 August 2016

Competeition Closed
Calling all creatives! Hebden Bridge Picture House is inviting you to create an eye-catching original image of our beloved cinema to adorn the cover of an upcoming book about the cinema’s history.

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Posted on 29 April 2016

We have some exciting news! From Tuesday 3rd May, for around 2 weeks, access to the cinema will be via the front of the stalls as we will be refurbishing the foyer. However, we are still very much open!

Simply follow the signs, walk past the gallery shop, then down the access ramp where you will find the Box Office just inside the black doors. We will have a pop-up kiosk at the rear of the stalls but there will be no hot drinks served (cold drinks are unaffected).

Please note there will be no wheelchair accessible toilet.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Posted on 1 October 2015

Dear Picture House Supporters

It’s not often I pen an email to you all, but we’d really like to hear your views on a couple of issues we’ve been considering for a while: card payment facilities and advanced / online booking.

We know we’re quite unusual as a cinema in having neither credit card machines nor a computerised box office, and overall we are happy with the way we work (we’ve been doing it this way for a long time!), but we’d like to know what you think, because every once in a while we’re asked why we do things as we do, and whether we will be changing our systems in the future.

I’ve written a very short survey of just 9 multiple choice questions and we’d be grateful if you could take a couple of minutes of your time to give us your feedback. Simply click on the link below.

If you want to make any additional comments, not covered by the survey questions, please feel free to email me, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Thanks for your continued support.

With best wishes,

Rebekah Fozard
Picture House Manager

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Posted on 21 June 2015

We’re pleased to announce we have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award!

Now in its fifth year, the award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Hebden Bridge Picture House and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Marketing Officer, Lisa Murdoch. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”


Posted on 8 June 2015


Ahead of the fantastic screening of Sing-a-long-a Sound of Music on Friday 3rd July Hebden Bridge Arts Festival and the Picture House are inviting YOU and your friends to pack the Picture House steps on Saturday 13th June at 1pm for our nun photo call!

How many nuns can we fit on the Picture House steps? 40? 50? 100? Don your habit, release your inner nun and let’s find out!

Guess the correct number of nuns and you can win a ticket to the show! Email your answers to

Half Term Screenings

Posted on 11 February 2015

Join us for a feast of family friendly entertainment including live broadcasts, weekday and weekend matinees. See below for all our holiday screening dates and times.

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Posted on 7 March 2014

We are holding our first Autism Friendly screening (AFS) of The LEGO Movie (U) to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day. An AFS differs from a normal screening as we will leave the house lights on low, the sound will be turned down slightly, people are free to move around and make noise and there will be a ‘chill-out’ space provided if people wish to leave the screening for a break.

Sat 5th April The LEGO Movie (U) at 5:00pm (doors 4:15pm and no trailers will be played)

Standard ticket prices apply for this Autism Friendly screening.

Please see our Access page for info on accessibility

Parent & Baby Screenings

Posted on 25 September 2013

We offer Parent & Baby screenings at the Picture House, with one screening a month on a Tuesday morning exclusively for parents and their babies aged under 12 months. With the lights turned up a little (and the sound down a notch or two), we will help to create a stress-free environment exclusively for parents and guardians to enjoy films with their babies.

Tickets are at the reduced rate of £6.50 and include a free tea/coffee or glass of squash. We have installed baby changing facilities in the disabled toilet in the foyer and the seats benefit from lots of leg room for baby car seats, bags etc. Level access is available via the emergency door to the right hand side of the cinema for those with prams and pushchairs, and we have plenty of storage at the back of the auditorium to store your pushchairs during the film.

Screenings will either be a U, PG or 12A certificate film. Please note that 12A films are not suitable for very young children, so please consider this if you are bringing toddlers along. Full guidelines on the 12A certificate are available here BBFC website

If a film has subtitles provided we will screen the film with subtitles on so you can follow the dialogue even when it gets a little noisy in the cinema! If a film is supplied without subtitles we will still screen it for Parent & Baby – films are selected based on the age certificate and the general subject matter.

Please note only adults with babies can be admitted to this screening.

If you would like to be added to our database and kept informed about these screenings, please email the Picture House Marketing Officer- * email marketing( at ) *


Posted on 25 June 2013

A year ago Hebden Royd Town Council embarked on its most ambitious project ever – taking a transfer of the ownership of the Hebden Bridge Picture House from Calderdale MBC – raising the funds needed from our annual precept. We did this following a widespread consultation which attracted over 1500 responses –
overwhelmingly in favour of the project.

Twelve months down the line the Picture House is going from strength to strength despite a year which brought us a challenge we could not have envisaged: the devastating floods of summer 2012.

Download our annual report here