Buying Tickets

Buying tickets is easy via this website if you have internet access and you must have if you are reading this! All purchases go via secure connections through our Ticketsource partner and there is no extra cost to you providing you can print your own tickets. There are links for purchasing on the home page against individual film listing.

Tickets are priced at £8.50 (Adults), £7.50 (Seniors aged 65 and over) with concessionary pricing at £5.00 for people in receipt of Pension Credit, Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Personal Independence Payments (PIP), Income Support or Job Seekers allowance, Students, Under 25’s and disabled people.

Our policy on refunds and exchanges can be seen here and our policy on late arrivals is here.
The Management reserves the right to refuse admission.


All screenings are distanced and only 29 bookable seats are available in our 68 seat auditorium for each film screening. For the reduced seating screenings, in the diagram (March 2022 onwards), the orange seats shown are available to book. Note that this plan is NOT TO SCALE and seats are not perfectly aligned with each other but has been carefully calculated to ensure at least 1m distance from anybody else – in front, behind and diagonally. Please use your allocated seat for viewing the film and do not move elsewhere without consulting a steward. There are reasons for this permutation of seating! This plan consists of 29 seats in total and comprises 9 singles and ten pairs. Please avoid booking one seat of a pair unless there are no singles left. In such cases, seats will be reallocated nearby on the day to maintain necessary distancing. Where possible, there are at least three screenings of each film. Check other dates and times which may have more seating available.

Unless otherwise indicated, screenings will start at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on weekdays and 2.00pm on Saturdays.

Customer Guidelines for 2022

Things will be a little different due to the continuing presence of the Covid virus. So here are some guidance points to take into account when booking tickets and attending the cinema:

From the end of December 2021, all films will be socially distanced.
The cinema entrance will be via the main library entrance as before, but please arrive between 30 mins and 5 mins before the film start time – no earlier or later.
Please follow social distancing guidelines – you must wear masks for the protection of yourself and your fellow patrons.
The Arts Bar will open from 7pm for every evening film, and the Box Office will open from 30 mins before each film start (afternoon and evening). Ticket purchase online will be available until 2.5 hours before the individual film starts.
Please refrain from leaving the cinema during the screening if possible to avoid close contact with others.  We regret we cannot admit latecomers after the feature start.
At the end of the film, please remain seated until the film credits have finished and the lights have gone up, and then leave row by row, rather than move past other patrons.
In consideration of other customers we strongly encourage you to wear a face mask when attending screenings at the David Lean Cinema, unless you are medically exempt. Don’t come to the screening if you feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms. If you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms please take a test and only attend if you have a negative result.

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