Welcome to Plymouth Arts Cinema. We screen the best independent cinema, film festivals, events and Open Air Cinema. Community is at the heart of everything we do, and you will always find a friendly, inclusive atmosphere.
We screen the best in new independent cinema from all around the world, and a few classics too, along with festivals, events, and special guests from the film industry. Our programme is hand picked by our Director and Film Programmer Anna Navas.
Community is important to us and you can always expect a friendly, inclusive atmosphere where everyone is welcome.
We want to share in making Plymouth a vibrant cultural city, engaging and stimulating our visitors.
Plymouth Arts Cinema is Plymouth’s only independent cinema and has an established history in the city since 1947. In early 2019 we moved from our original home of Plymouth Arts Centre on Looe street, to our new, custom built 118 seat cinema at Plymouth College of Art’s main campus on Tavistock Place.
Cinema is one of the most easily accessible artforms. It allows windows into other worlds and new perspectives on a world we think we are familiar with. A truly independent cinema should show films which comfort us, challenge us, delight and surprise us.
So take a glass of wine, beer or a hot drink from the café-bar into the cinema, relax into the comfy seats, and enjoy the film!
“Whether with a group or going solo, even a film novice will feel like they’re part of something special in this beautiful venue… friendly staff make this one venue in the city that people keep returning to.”
“If Plymouth Arts Centre didn’t exist then we would have to invent it. I never cease to be intrigued.”
Friend of Plymouth Arts Centre
“Fantastic evening watching Dirty Dancing at the Royal William Yard. Awesome atmosphere very well run can’t wait to do it again!!”
“Bringing in Baby has been the highlight of my maternity leave and I cannot recommend it highly enough if you are in need of a treat (which… let’s face it, you probably are!)”
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