The Cinema

Welcome to Hebden Bridge Picture House (HBPH), a thriving, independent, not-for-profit single screen cinema proudly owned and managed by Hebden Royd Town Council.

Built in 1921, we are more than just a cinema; we’re a cultural hub dedicated to celebrating cinema and filmmaking in all its diversity, and our aim is to bring the community together through the medium of film.

At HBPH, you can experience the latest blockbusters, independent gems, and timeless classics for all the family. We also bring the best world class arts to the big screen with live broadcasts from The National Theatre and the Royal Opera House in London.

As the first Cinema of Sanctuary, we are committed to creating a welcoming space for all. Our diverse programming reflects our belief that everyone should have the opportunity to experience film in a friendly social setting.

Our dedicated team of film enthusiasts carefully curates our screenings, ensuring a diverse and entertaining range of offerings. We also host monthly screenings tailored for parents with babies, autism friendly audiences, and those affected by dementia. Additionally, we collaborate with a variety of partners throughout the year, such as the Hebden Bridge Film Festival, Hebden Bridge Arts, BANFF, and Happy Valley Pride, to bring exciting and inclusive events to our community. We also help support The Hebden Bridge Film Club; an informal group of Picture House attendees formed in 2022.

We have over 500 seats, and the auditorium offers comfortable stalls seating with our (highly praised) ample legroom! Our kiosk includes a range of locally baked treats, Yorkshire ice cream and nostalgic tubs of popcorn. We serve tea and coffee in proper mugs, or you can enjoy alcoholic beverages, including locally brewed Vocation beer.

Our Membership scheme provides free cinema tickets, and money off all film entry and live arts screenings, discounts on food and drink and exclusive Member benefits. Join us!