Plymouth Arts Cinema
Plymouth Arts Cinema
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5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
About
Welcome to Plymouth's only independent cinema. Plymouth Arts Cinema is passionate about films, and we want as many people as possible to experience cinema and feel inspired, challenged and thrilled by what they encounter. Plymouth Arts Cinema has an established history in the city since 1947. In early 2019 we moved from our original home of Plymouth Arts Centre on Looe street, to Plymouth College of Art’s main campus at Tavistock Place. You can expect a warm welcome at our brand new, custom built 118 seat cinema. From foreign and arthouse films to more mainstream fare, the Plymouth Arts Centre Cinema programmer Anna Navas picks the best of what’s around, along with the occasional classic to enjoy on the big screen. So take a glass of wine, beer or a hot drink from the café-bar into the cinema, relax into the comfy seats, and enjoy the film!
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onyx p
Bristol15 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Would leave a Zero if I could. Turned up to see Jaws on Saturday place deserted. Had been cancelled no call no email no refund. Shoddy treatment. 2 days later still no communication- if they can email tickets why can’t they email to let you know any other information. Wasted parking fee and had a really nice meal to prep for the event wasted money!! Avoid as most unprofessional.
Written 14 August 2023
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Jannerbloke
Plymouth, UK12,533 contributions
Sep 2019
Never warmed to the summer schedule of outdoor screenings, despite the notion that Tinside and RWY are somehow unrivalled settings. Also had slight misgivings about the Art College venue but we have now been three times and it was OK if a little precious and significantly more expensive than elsewhere. The cafe set up is now operating and you can have your food before or after the first screening and before the second. You can but don’t have to preorder because you can just go to the counter. The food is on the good side of middling and if you are hungry but don’t fancy the choice there are a couple of very good takeaways -Thai box etc within 2 minutes walk. And afterwards it’s worth noting that the eccentric back street pub in Gibbon Lane has just reopened.

We’re pleased that the Arts Cinema has resurrected and the regular emails are upbeat as well giving a useful insight into current film offerings as well as the occasional classic art house stuff but for us it’s a often a case of whether we want the upheaval of coming down into town, streaming into our home or getting hold of a blue ray from the excellent BFI shop.

I would recommend the Arts Cinema if you are marooned in Plymouth alone perhaps through work, as a couple maybe for a romantic but stimulating evening or perhaps as a group of friends outing followed by a couple of jars.
Written 19 September 2019
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Gerry P
Tavistock, UK206 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
A little nostalgia for the old venue is inevitable, but the Arts Centre cinema continues to offer a great selection of films, with increased seating, better & more convenient loos & the same friendly helpful staff. Sharing premises with the College of Art & Design seems to have caused a few timetabling issues. E.g. Weds 6th March " Can you forgive me?" Was rescheduled from 5.45 to 6.30 & actually started later than this. For folk relying on public transport this is a significant delay. Also an advertised Saturday matinee showing of The Aftermath was cancelled. Hopefully these are teething problems which can soon be resolved.
Written 7 March 2019
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10ruthieg
Plymouth, UK67 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Lovely and cosy, very civilised the way you can take your glass of wine and coffee into the auditorium. A lovely atmosphere, I hope the theatre does well.
Written 12 February 2019
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Jannerbloke
Plymouth, UK12,533 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
More details please! Couldn’t find enough information on the website or other links as to the practical details of the move, the new offerings and what if anything will remain. Having been a loyal supporter for roughly half a century it would be good to know a bit more.
Written 1 January 2019
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Sandy W
Plymouth, UK21 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
A small arts centre with lots of corners and turns. Cinema great! The gift shop is very nice with a small selection to buy. Service is very good. No good if you are disabled.
Written 24 November 2018
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Loveday2016
Saltash, UK78 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Plymouth Arts Centre is housed in a lovely old building on Looe Street, with a coffee shop, small cinema and exhibition space.

Reception area with unusual cards for sale, with brochures giving details of upcoming films and exhibitions.
Written 16 November 2018
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Mary Tavy, UK225 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a small place, you either love or loathe these places, I go out of my way to these little gems and so should you.
Written 4 November 2018
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Charlie B
Plymouth, UK40 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
I went with my toddler to a creative arts session, but it was sadly the last one. Shame as it was so lovely for him. Hope they fund the funding they need. The arts centre itself is small and has a cafe and cinema. It manages to do rather a lot despite the limitations of the space.
Written 21 October 2018
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Jannerbloke
Plymouth, UK12,533 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
I attach the photo we saw on the locked door when we came along today 16 August. It doesn’t set the start and finish of the summer closure which is hopeless. Two years ago when we last saw something like this they did at least have confirmation of the end date.
Written 16 August 2018
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Plymouth Arts Cinema is open:
  • Tue - Fri 17:00 - 20:30
  • Sat - Sat 13:00 - 20:30