Accordingly, the adaptive re-use of vacant commercial space has been a key part of our work since the cinema was founded in 2012 - firstly on the third floor of Yorkshire House and currently on Church Street - a celebration of the picture houses that have helped shape the cultural landscape of the town .
We run a regular programme of screenings throughout the year with the aim of bringing distinctive, exciting, affordable cinema to Dewsbury.
The New Picture House is a not-for-profit, self-built, volunteer-led community cinema in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. We offer a unique cinema experience for the screening of a diverse programme of feature and short films.
The closure of all five of Dewsbury’s cinemas - the Pioneer, the Essoldo, the Rex, the Tudor and the Playhouse - mirrored a broader decline across the town over the last forty years.
Our aim is to be an affordable and sustainable community cinema.
Tickets are currently £5 for adults, £4 for concessions and £3 for under 16s.
We run a scheme called Dewsbury Film Club - if you come to five screenings, a ticket to the sixth film is free. Please ask at the box office for more information.
Travel and Parking
We are located close to Dewsbury Bus Station and 200m from the Railway Station.
There is a taxi rank opposite the bus station.
Although we cannot offer private car parking, on-street parking in the town centre is typically free of charge after 6pm. Please refer to local parking terms and conditions before you leave your vehicle. We do not take responsibility for any penalties, loss, damage or theft of or from your vehicle. Please note that Heron Foods car park does not allow parking for cinema customers, and you will incur a fine if you park there.
We regret that due to the age of the building, the cinema is only accessible using two flights of stairs. We apologise for this, and we're working hard to make the cinema more easily accessible for everyone. However, if you have special accessibility requirements please get in touch with us and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
The New Picture House is on a short break.
We are undergoing a period of fundraising and renovation.
Over the next few months our aim is to not only improve the current facilities, but also add gallery / exhibition space.
If you would like to know more then please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hopefully see you all soon when our next season of films is in place.