Leiston Film Theatre


general information

General Information

Theatre Info

Leiston Film Theatre, or Leiston Picture House as it was originally named, opened in October 1914 and has traded continuously for 101 years. Following a decline in cinema attendances in the 1970's, the venue was saved from closure in 1976 by Leiston Town Council, who have invested in carefully updating the building to meet the expectations of today's cinema audiences. Despite being Suffolk's oldest surviving purpose built cinema, this versatile venue boasts a very comfortable 252 seat auditorium, with a choice of standard, cuddle or premier seating and features Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround EX sound and the very latest in digital projection, including the superior Dolby 3D experience.

Booster seats for movie juniors.!!

Opening Times:


10:00 - 13:00
19:00 - 21:00


19:00 - 21:00




Cinema Admission Prices

  • Adult: £7.75 (aged 15 and over)
  • Child: £4.95 (aged 14 and under)
  • Senior: £6.75 (aged 60 and over)
  • Family Ticket: £22.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children)
  • A £1.80 surcharge is applicable for all tickets for 3D screenings and includes returnable Dolby 3D glasses.
  • Please ask or the correct ticket type at the time of purchase, as errors cannot be amended once tickets are issued.

Premier and Cuddle Seats

Premier seats are available for customers aged 18 and over and are subject to a £2.00 surcharge. These popular chairs are positioned at the rear of the auditorium, offering unrestricted viewing and are wider, with higher backs, a table for your movie munchies and a generous one meter of legroom. Alcohol may be purchased and consumed within the 'premier' section for films. Proof of age may be requested.

Cuddle seats are available as pairs, to customers aged 16 and over and are subject to a £2.00 surcharge per seat. These chairs are the width of two standard seats without the central armrest and are perfect for couples who wish to 'snuggle' up and enjoy a film. Under 16's may use the cuddle seats, at the managements discretion, when accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 years and over.

Advance Bookings

Advance bookings may be made for all films and live shows in person at the box office, by telephone during box office opening hours on 01728 83054901728 830549 and online by clicking here. Please note a booking fee of 50p per ticket is applicable to all telephone and online bookings. If you wish to book a wheelchair space then please contact the box office as these are unavailable for online booking. Online bookings for films and live shows closes one hour prior to show times.

CEA Card and Seating for the Disabled

The CEA card entitles the holder to one complimentary ticket for their accompanying carer. For further information, please visit the CEA card website at: www.ceacard.co.uk. We currently have three wheelchair spaces situated on the right of the auditorium. To book these spaces, please contact the box office on 01728 83054901728 830549 and we will be pleased to book the seats next to the wheelchair spaces if required.

Meerkat Movies - Our new 2 for 1 Ticket Offer

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STEP 1: Download the MEERKAT MOVIES app or visit comparethemarket.com.

STEP 3: Present your 2 for 1 voucher code at the Box Office before purchasing tickets.

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Services Available

  • Online bookings for all films and live shows.
  • Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround EX sound system.
  • Digital projection and Dolby Digital 3D.
  • High Frame Rate 2D and 3D.
  • Premier and cuddle seats.
  • Comfortable 252 seat auditorium with generous legroom.
  • Induction loop system for the hard of hearing.
  • Easy access and facilities for the disabled.
  • Booster seats for movie juniors.
  • Free car parking - evenings and Sunday only.
  • Movie munchies and Theatre Showbar.
  • Costume hire available - viewing by appointment only 
  • Gift vouchers - the ideal gift - ON SALE NOW!
  • Theatre hire available - please ask for details
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    • Indoor Activities
    • Special needs discounts
    • FREE carer passes


Pre-Schoolers (3-5), Juniors (5-13)


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