About Hyde Park Picture House
Established in 1914, the Hyde Park Picture House is one of the UK’s oldest cinemas. They screen the very best independent, art-house and repertory films from around the world for the folk of Leeds and beyond to enjoy.
Now a not-for-profit charity, the cinema is run for, and by, people who are passionate about film. Whether it’s live musical accompaniments to silent classics, thoughtful artists’ moving image works, or the latest creation from Herzog, Denis and Lynch, the Picture House is a place where people come together to celebrate film in all it’s wonderful forms. Alongside regular films screenings, the cinema also runs partnership events with local organisations and festivals, from filmmaker Q&As and insightful introductions, to live music and comedy events.
Their Grade II listed building is also an important piece of heritage for the city, housing many period features including an ornate balcony, gas lighting and fully operational 35mm projectors. And it has been brought into the 21st century with state of the art digital projection, comfy red seats, and a well-stocked kiosk serving local treats and tasty craft beers.