Hyde Park Picture House

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Date
31st December - 12.00am
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We now have a range of gifts, including mugs, postcards, tote bags, tea towels, vouchers, vinyl records and gift membership.

You can buy these from the cinema's kiosk, and now online via our big cartel page!

hydeparkpicturehouse.bigcartel.com

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Renewing Our Historic Cinema For All

Date
12th August - 7.00am
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Opening on the 2nd November 1914, just three months after the commencement of the First World War, the Hyde Park Picture House is one of only a handful of early cinemas still operating today. Our rich 102 year long history has been full to the brim of on and off screen drama including two world wars, closure threats, celebrity guests and more than a few changes to the way audiences watch and enjoy films. We’ve seen marriage proposals and weddings, we’ve been a location for film and TV and we’ve been the formative cinema experience for scores of young audiences as they discover the world through the medium of film.

At the heart of our good fortune sit two key things, our beautiful Grade II listed building and the film-loving community of Leeds, who have helped to ensure we are still a vibrant and relevant venue more than a century after we first opened our doors. But we’re not complacent and know that our continued survival relies on more than goodwill, but an ambitious plan for a bright and sustainable future. It is for this reason that we are thrilled to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund have agreed to support our exciting regeneration project: “Renewing Our Historic Cinema For All”. This invaluable support brings £2.4million of lottery investment, including £122,000 in development funding, to help us to protect and restore our existing building, and find a bold and innovative way to ensure it continues to thrive over the next 100 years.

As we now enter an exciting development phase we will be able to search out solutions to the many challenges we face as a period building in a modern world, and identify how we can best serve the community of Leeds. It is our hope that the scheme will not only lead to restoration of our existing building but brand new accessible facilities, making the cinema truly open to everyone. This includes fully accessible toilets, a second screen in the basement to allow us to host even more fantastic film events, a café-bar so audiences don’t have to queue in the rain, and a vibrant learning and heritage programme to allow us to explore and share the many stories our beautiful building and its patrons have to tell. We are more than a little thrilled to start work on this project and there are still many questions we need to answer, but together we will ensure the Hyde Park Picture House is in the best shape for the journey ahead, and ready to inspire, educate and entertain the audiences of Leeds for many years still to come.

 

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Philosophy & Film

Date
18th July - 6.00pm
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Upcoming titles in this season:

Elle
Tue. 18th July – 6.00pm
FR/DE/BE, 2016, 130mins, 18

The Third Man
Bank Hol. Mon. 28th August – 2.00pm
UK, 1949, 104mins, PG

Inherent Vice
Sun. 17th September – 1.30pm
US, 2014, 149mins, 15
Format: 35mm

The Exterminating Angel – TBC
Tue. 21st November – 6.30pm
ME, 1962, 95mins, 12A

A Canterbury Tale
Sun. 10th December – 3.00pm
UK, 1962, 124mins, U

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FURTHER AHEAD AND TO BE CONFIRMED:

January - The Matrix
February - Paris, Texas
March - Aliens

 

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Philosophy & Film is an ongoing series, held at the Hyde Park Picture House, in partnership with the University of Leeds, exploring philosophical questions raised by some of cinema’s most intriguing films.

Each month Dr. Joe Saunders (University of Leeds) invites an academic philosopher to select a film and provide a short talk following its screening, exploring philosophical themes raised in the work. Discussion then opens up the audience, who can put questions to the speaker and contribute their own thoughts on the film.

Creatures of the Night

Date
25th August - 11.00pm
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COMING SOON:

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learnt to Stop Worrying & Love the Bomb
Sat. 29th July – 10.00pm

It Comes at Night
Sat. 12th August – 10.30pm

The Ghoul
Fri. 25th August – 11.00pm

 

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Whether you’re a dedicated cinephile, a cultural explorer or a random insomniac, CREATURES OF THE NIGHT is dedicated to screening those truly unforgettable films, from the best new horror to revered and sometimes obscure cult classics, in those most magical of late-night hours.

HYDE & SEEK

Date
26th August - 12.00pm
Price
£1.50 for kids, £5 for adults
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Upcoming Screenings

Chicken Run
Sat. 15th July – 12noon
UK/US/FR, 2000, 84mins, U
EXTRAS: Free craft workshop from 11.00am

AUTISM FRIENDLY: Smurfs – The Lost Village
Sun. 16th July – 11.00am
US/HK, 2017, 90mins, U

Rock Dog
Sat. 22nd July – 12noon
CN/US, 90mins, PG
EXTRAS: Free table-top games from 11.00am (TBC)

LIAF Animated Special
Sat. 29th July – 12noon
Various, 2017, 70mins, cert TBC 
EXTRAS: Pick-up an activity sheet when you arrive

The Jungle Book (1967)
Sat. 05th August – 12noon
US, 1967, 78mins, U
EXTRAS: Enjoy a short film picked by our staff

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Sat. 12th August – 12noon
US/UK, 2017, 129mins, PG
EXTRAS: Free craft workshop from 11.00am

Up
Sat. 19th August – 12noon
US, 2009, 96mins, U
EXTRAS: Pick-up an activity sheet when you arrive

AUTISM FRIENDLY: Up
Sun. 20th August – 11.00am
US, 2009, 96mins, U

Ratatouille
Sat. 26th August – 12noon
US, 2007, 111mins, U
EXTRAS: Free craft workshop from 11.00am
 

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Discover a world of family Friendly films, every Saturday at 12noon.

Tickets are just £1.50 for kids and £5 for adults.

If you really love films why not join the HYDE & SEEK club! Membership is totally FREE and when you join you get a special badge, a free ticket for a grown up and a child, information about family friendly films sent directly to your door and much more! Membership forms can be filled out at the cinema, or for more information call us on 0113 275 2045 and a member of staff will be happy to help.

We also host Autism Friendly screenings of some of our HYDE & SEEK titles on the third Sunday of every month at 11am. These screenings feature raised lighting levels, prompt start times and customers are free to move more freely around the cinema. For more details please visit our website or speak to a member of staff.

 

Coming Soon...

Date
1st September - 12.00am
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England is Mine
From Fri. 04th August
UK, 2017, 94mins, 15

England is Mine, the feature debut of Oscar-nominated short film director Mark Gill (The Voorman Problem), charts the early years of singer-songwriter Steven Patrick Morrissey in 1970s Manchester. Young Steven writes letter after letter to the New Musical Express and whiles away his days in a dull job at a tax office which he takes to support his family. Full of youthful arrogance but also shy and insecure at times, rising star Jack Lowden brilliantly brings to life this complicated artist on the cusp of finding himself and his place in the musical world.

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A Ghost Story
From Fri. 11th August
US, 2017, 92mins, 12A

With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

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The Odyssey (L'odyssée)
From Fri. 18th August
FR, 2016, 122mins, cert TBC

Featuring a gleaming French cast including Audrey Tautou, director Jerome Salle takes us on a voyage through the life of legendary French oceanographer, environmentalist and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau. Taking in locations from across the globe, The Odyssey is no hagiography; Salle gives us a flawed Cousteau, a visionary who struggled to reconcile his boundless ambition with his role as a father and husband. Cousteau’s stormy relationship with his son Philippe is married to breathtaking scenes captured underwater, a glimpse of the world that fired Cousteau’s pioneering passion and spirit.

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Detroit
From Fri. 25th August
US, 2017, 143mins, cert TBC

From Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, comes Detroit - a gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked America during the summer of ‘67. Featuring impressive performances from an emerging and exciting generation of young actors, including BAFTA Rising Star award-winners John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) & Will Poulter (The Revenant) – the film is a powerful and tense account of one of the bloodiest incidents in American civil history

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God's Own Country
From Fri. 01st September 
UK, 2017, 104mins, cert TBC

Captivating and broodingly beautiful, God's Own Country is the award winning debut feature from writer/director Francis Lee. Bracingly open hearted, this is a thrillingly romantic story set in the heart of rural Yorkshire. Both poignant and moving, this finely crafted British film features a host of standout performances, marking it out as an absolute must see.

Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) works long hours on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. But when a handsome Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu) arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly finds himself having to deal with emotions he has never felt before. As they begin working closely together during lambing season, an intense relationship starts to form which could change Johnny’s life forever.

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Here are all of the great films coming soon at the Hyde Park Picture House!

Exact times for these films are confirmed the Monday before the week they are showing. It is at this point that they appear as listings on our website and tickets can be purchased from the cinema or pre-booked online. 

Why not sign up for our weekly listings email? As soon as times are confirmed every Monday we'll send you a helpful little email, so you never miss a thing. It only takes a jiffy! 

BYOBaby

Date
6th September - 11.00am
Price
£5.50
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Upcoming Screenings:

The Beguiled
Wed. 19th July – 11.00am

Dunkirk
Wed. 26th July – 11.00am

Kedi
Wed. 09th August – 11.00am

A Ghost Story
Wed. 16th August – 11.00am

The Odyssey
Wed. 23rd August – 11.00am

Detroit
Wed. 30th August – 11.00am

God’s Own Country
Wed. 06th September – 11.00am

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BYOBaby screenings are a chance for the parents and carers of babies up to 12 months old, to get to the cinema without leaving the little one at home. With raised lighting levels, reduced volume and baby changing/bottle warming facilities, we aim to make these screenings as comfortable for you as possible.

Tickets are £5.50, which includes a free tea or coffee. If you want to come down early and catch up with friends, doors open at 10.30am and the film starts around 11.15am.

Due to limited space, we advise people to bring babies in slings or car-seats where possible. Numbers are limited for BYOB showings, so it is advisable to book in advance, particularly for the more well known films.

To join the BYOB mailing list, please email: admin@hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk or call 0113 275 2045 to speak to a member of staff.