Everyone is welcome at Plymouth’s independent cinema. 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. We are passionate about films, and we want as many people as possible to experience cinema and feel inspired, challenged and thrilled by what they watch.
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 a charity. Your generosity helps us to make independent cinema accessible for all. It enables us to screen films from around the world that you cannot see anywhere else, host talks with special guests from the film industry, support local filmmakers, run archive film screenings, Bringing in Baby Events, Dementia and Autism Friendly, Relaxed Screenings, and maintain the Hearing Loop.
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.