Our Story

Opened in January 2000, City Screen was a major conversion of the landmark Yorkshire Herald press building situated on the riverside within York's city walls. The strong character of the original facade was retained and the riverside aspect enhanced with a public walkway.

Adjoining the building is the cinema café-bar, a contemporary area finished with zinc, timber and polished concrete. This architectural pairing of the old and the new celebrates the history and tradition of the Herald press while bringing twenty-first-century design to the riverside space.

City Screen Picturehouse
13–17 Coney 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    £12.60 

Member    £9.60 

Retired    £11.20 

Retired Member    £8.20 

Student    £11.20 

Student Member    £8.20 

Child    £8.10 

Family*    £30.00 

(four people, including at least two children)


Tuesday to Friday before 17.00.

Adult    £11.00 

Member    £8.00 

Retired    £9.70 

Retired Member    £6.70 

Student    £9.70 

Student Member    £6.70 

Child    £7.40 

Family*    £28.40 

(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 at 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).

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

Have a question about our prices? We might have the answer in our FAQs.

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 City Screen takes place on Fridays 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, free for accompanying adults.

Join us on Fridays and Sundays at 11.30 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 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.

Silver Screen runs on Thursdays before 17.00. 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 accessible by bus. Plan your journey at firstgroup.com.

By Train

York Railway Station, once the largest in the world, is just a ten-minute walk over the River Ouse in the direction of York Minster.

By Bike

York is a bike-friendly city. We have bike racks outside the City Screen. To help plan your route go to itravelyork.info.

By Foot

We are located on York’s premier shopping street - Coney Street which is pedestrianised during the day. City Screen is behind the church of St. Martin le Grand notable for the landmark of its huge clock which hangs over Coney Street.

By Car

There is limited parking in the area. For more information, visit york.gov.uk

Food & Drink at City Screen, York

Food & Drink at City Screen, York