Our Story

Cinema City occupies Suckling House, the 16th-century home of Robert Suckling, Mayor, Sheriff and Burgess. The oldest surviving parts of the building date from the early 14th century. After falling into disrepair Suckling House was bought by Ethel Mary and Helen Caroline Colman in 1923. They restored it and added Stuart Hall, intended as a public space and equipped with a cinema projector and screen. In 1925 they presented Suckling House and the new hall to the City of Norwich to be used for "the advancement of education in its widest and most comprehensive sense".

The building was opened to the public by the Duke of York, later King George VI. Cinema City first opened in April 1978. Between 2004 and 2007 additional screens were added and public areas extended through a comprehensive programme of rebuilding and restoration. The cinema occupies Suckling House, a partly medieval merchant's house in St Andrews Street, named after the Suckling family who owned it in the sixteenth century. Suckling Hall was last used as a residence in 1915.

Cinema City
St Andrew's Street

Opening Times

The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.

Ticket Prices


Tuesday to Friday after 17.00. All day Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Adult    £12.40

Member    £9.40

Retired    £11.40 

Retired Member    £8.40

Student    £11.40

Student Member    £8.40

Child    £7.90

Family*    £31.20

(four people, including at least two children) 


Tuesday to Friday before 17.00. 

Adult    £10.70

Member    £7.70

Retired    £9.70

Retired Member    £6.70 

Student    £9.70 

Student Member    £6.70

Child    £7.20

Family*    £28.00

(four people, including at least two children)

Happy Mondays

All day Monday (Excluding Bank Holidays)

Adult    £8.20

Member    £5.20

Retired    £8.20 

Retired Member    £5.20

Student    £8.20

Student Member    £5.20

Child    £6.20

Family*    £23.60 

(four people, including a least two children)

Please note that peak or altered pricing may apply for certain films, special events and holiday periods. More information on pricing is available in our FAQs and Terms & Conditions.

We add a 70p booking fee per ticket (excluding tickets for Picturehouse Members) to bookings made online or over the phone. This fee doesn't apply to tickets you buy in person at the cinema.

3D films may cost £1.30 extra per person, not including 3D glasses (you can buy these at the cinema for an extra £1, free for Members, or bring your own).

Ticket prices may vary for certain films and performances, such as live events, theatre, and opera. We also offer different price points on different days, such as our cheaper tickets all day every Monday.

*Family tickets are for four people, at least two of whom must be under 15. Not applicable to premium-priced screenings.

Clubs & Groups


Tickets are £3.30 for all.

Our Autism-Friendly screenings take place on the third Sunday of the month.

At these screenings, we strive to create an environment that is welcoming for people with a range of conditions such as autism, learning disabilities and cognitive disorders.

Watch with Baby

Regular ticket prices apply.

The Watch with Baby club is for parents and guardians with babies under one year old. Watch with Baby at Cinema City, Norwich takes place on Thursdays at 11.00.

Babies go free. Adults are only admitted if accompanying a baby. 

Kids' Club

Tickets are £3.30 for all.

The Kids' Club is every Saturday at 11.00. Doors open at 10.30. Adults are only admitted if accompanying a child.

Toddler Time

Tickets are £3.30 for children, and free for accompanying adults.

Join us Tuesdays at 10.30 for 30 minutes of episodes for preschool children and their parents and carers. A great way to introduce your toddler to the experience of the cinema! Adults are only admitted if they are accompanying a child.


Tickets are £4.30 for all.

Our Dementia-Friendly screenings are open to all but cater especially for people living with dementia. Free tea/coffee and biscuits are served before the film, and there's also a short interval.

Click here for upcoming screenings.

Discover / Rediscover

New and classic films on the big screen where they belong.

Silver Screen


Silver Screen is a free-to-join club for the over-60s. Enjoy discounted tickets and a free tea or filter coffee at our Silver Screen shows. Annual membership is free.

Silver Screen runs Monday-Friday, all screenings before 12.00 (except Tuesday at 10.30 and Thursday at 11.00). Non-members are welcome - the usual ticket prices apply.

Click here for upcoming screenings.

Screen Arts

Ticket prices vary.

Bringing world-class productions of theatre, ballet, opera and live music to the big screen.



U25 is for anyone ages 16–25. Signing up to U25 is FREE.  Members have access to discounted tickets at any time Monday to Thursday when booked online and via the Picturehouse App only.


Travel Information

By Bus

We are a short walk from Norwich Castle Meadow Bus Terminal.

By Train

The nearest station is Norwich (15-minute walk).

By Car

For parking information please visit norwich.gov.uk.

Cinema City Gallery

Cinema City Gallery