Why join the Aylsham Picture House mailing list?

You’ll get film notes and an introduction to each film via regular newsletters. Mailing list subscribers will also get early notification of upcoming films and events.

You can suggest films for us to screen. You’ll be part of a community cinema.

Does it cost more than an ordinary cinema?

It’s cheaper! Compare our £5 price with the cost of other cinemas.

Where does Aylsham Picture House screen?

At the TOWN HALL, Market Place, Aylsham NR11 6EU.

Comfortable seats, a great sound system and top screening facilities. Before and after you can buy drinks and snacks.

Special events not in the standard programme may be screened from time to time. Further information will be given once sponsorship is secured.

How often are films screened?

Monthly at 7pm. Doors open approx 30 mins before screenings to allow people to meet friends and enjoy a drink and snack prior to the film starting.

The annual season runs from September to June/July of the following year.

Why September to June/July? Many film societies don’t operate over the summer months – this is because it’s peak holiday season so generally fewer people would be able to attend.

How do I go about purchasing tickets?

You can purchase tickets for Aylsham Picture House in three ways:

1). IN PERSON from Barnwell’s Newsagent in the main Market Place of Aylsham.

2). AT THE DOOR. We will have tickets available on the door but these are subject to availability.  If in doubt, always pre-book!

3). ORDER ONLINE. PLEASE NOTE that once you have purchased your tickets, you will need to print off your receipt and pick up your tickets from Barnwell’s Newsagent at 33 Market Place, Aylsham.

How can I help Aylsham Picture House?

Aylsham Picture House is run entirely by volunteers. If you would like to help out with the running of Aylsham Picture House please see a member of our team at the end of a screening or email us and we’ll get back in touch with you.

You can certainly help us out simply by spreading the word about our screenings or by bringing friends along.

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What are the film ratings?

According to the British Board of Film Classification

In order to protect children from unsuitable and even harmful content in films and videos and to give consumers information they might need about a particular film or video before deciding whether or not to view it, the British Board of Film Classification examines and age rates films and videos before they are released. This independent scrutiny prior to release ensures the highest possible level of protection and empowerment.

All films shown at Aylsham Picture House follow the guidelines of the BBFC.

The U symbol stands for Universal. A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over. However, it is impossible to predict what might upset a particular child, especially at this lower end of the category range.

PG stands for Parental Guidance. This means a film is suitable for general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Parents should consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

12 & 12A
Films classified 12A and video works classified 12 contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child. To help them decide, we recommend that they check the BBFCinsight for that film in advance.

What’s the difference between 12A and 12?
The 12A requires an adult to accompany any child under 12 seeing a 12A film at the cinema. This is enforced by cinema staff and a cinema may lose its license if adult accompaniment is not enforced for children under 12 admitted to a 12A film. Accompanied viewing cannot be enforced in the home, so the 12 certificate remains for DVD/Blu-ray, rather than the 12A. The 12 is also a simpler system for retailers. It means they cannot sell or rent the item unless the customer is over the age of 12.

No-one under 15 is allowed to see a 15 film at the cinema or buy/rent a ‘15 rated video. 15 rated works are not suitable for children under 15 years of age.

Films rated 18 are for adults. No-one under 18 is allowed to see an 18 film at the cinema or buy / rent an 18 rated video. No 18 rated works are suitable for children.

What time does the Cinema open?

Unless stated otherwise, the opening times are as follows :

Cinema Opens at 6.30pm. Main film starts at 7pm or 7.30pm depending on full programme (including shorts)

Can I purchase refreshments at the Cinema?

A limited range of drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the bar/kitchen area inside the Town Hall.

We hope to run special themed events from time to time, when we will provide a wider selection of food and drink.