City Screen Picturehouse to slash prices for Summer Sizzler film season from Monday

Summer Sizzler season on its way to City Screen Picturehouse, in Coney Street, York

CITY Screen Picturehouse, in York, is reducing ticket prices from July 25 to September 2 in a Summer Sizzler discount offer.

General admission will cost £7.99 – down from the standard £12.50 – for all films; £4.99 for Picturehouse Members.

“This offer includes all the best new blockbusters and family movies, as well as Picturehouse’s curated arthouse line-up and regular screenings of vintage classics,” says general manager Cath Sharp. “We’re also extending these great prices for our weekend of Outdoor Cinema at York Museum Gardens from August 5 to 7. With an unmissable summer of cinema approaching, this offer arrives at the perfect time.”

Among the summer releases heading for City Screen are Where The Crawdads Sing, Olivia Newman’s dramatic adaptation of Delia Owens’ novel, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, from Friday; David Leitch’s action-thriller Bullet Train, starring Brad Pitt, from August 5, and Jordan Peele’s blockbuster horror movie Nope from August 12.

Daisy Edgar-Jones in Where The Crawdads Sing, opening at City Screen, York, on Friday

The Outdoor Cinema programme will show Ridley Scott’s 40th Anniversary release of Blade Runner (cert 15) on August 5; Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (12A) on August 6 and a Sing-A-Long screening of Disney’s Encanto (U), directed by Jared Bush and Byron Howard, on August 7, all starting at 7.30pm.

In an opportunity to revisit film history, look out for Picturehouse’s reDiscover strand, celebrating the work of German filmmaker Wim Wenders; the Kids In America season, dedicated to 1990s’ American teen movies, and European Summers, a timely toast to the joy of summer holidays on screen in timeless continental favourites.

The Summer Sizzler reductions will extend to families: children’s tickets will be £4.99 and City Screen will continue to offer its Family Ticket deal, where adults pay children’s prices when visiting in a group of four. 

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story: City Screen Outdoor Cinema screening in York Museum Gardens

Admission to City Screen’s mid-morning Kids’ Club shows and a selection of family films over the summer will remain at £3, as will Toddler Time, City Screen’s unique programming strand screening 30 to 40-minute programmes for toddlers. Check listings for more details, advises Cath. 

Annual Picturehouse Membership gives visitors up to ten free cinema tickets, along with ten per cent off all food and drinks, invitations to special previews and priority booking for the most popular films and events.

“City Screen also boasts a lively cafe bar with outdoor seating on the river and our menu is bursting with innovative home-made offers, many of them vegan and vegetarian,” says Cath. “The menu can be found on our website.”

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