Leeds cinemas offer a wide range of choice for the film fan and movie aficionado. You’d expect the major cinema chains to be represented, and they are, with Showcase, Vue (situated in The Light shopping centre) and Odeon all showing the latest blockbusters.
However, that isn’t all that cinema in Leeds can offer. The Everyman cinema in the Trinity Leeds complex offers an upmarket take on movies, while, also in the city centre, Leeds Town Hall often shows a variety of more unusual films.
Then there’s the Hyde Park Picture House, opened in 1914 and remaining a focal point of the student area of Leeds. It retains many of its original features, including gas lighting, and screens a number of classic and cult movies with a 35mm projector as well as contemporary cinema. Hyde Park Picture House also hosts special events, such as family-friendly and bring-your-baby screenings.
As a contrast, it also shows many of the horror entries to the Leeds International Film Festival, including the Night of the Dead all-nighter.
Leeds is also benefited by the Cottage Road Cinema. It’s one of the oldest cinemas in the UK, continuously running as an independent since 1912. The mix of films includes a regular classic film night.