Cinema City

  • About
    City Screen was formed in 1989 to challenge the multiplex cinema model and provide cinemas in city centre locations that serve their local communities. Independent (or "arthouse") films have always been core to the Company's profile but each cinema is programmed in response to its local audience and most of the cinemas have at least some mainstream blockbusters in the mix. The Company's first cinema was the Phoenix in Oxford which was bought as a going concern when the previous owners retired. In 1992 the Company opened its first custom built cinema, Clapham Picturehouse and since then the Company has grown steadily through a mixture of new builds and acquisitions, particularly in university cities such as Oxford, Cambridge, London, Brighton and York.

    Our philosophy includes:

    * building architecturally interesting cinemas in city centre locations, providing maximum access to the communities they serve
    * providing cafe-bars as an integral part of the cinema going experience
    * employing staff who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about film
    * screening a wide range of films spanning arthouse and independent, classics and world cinema including Hollywood blockbusters. Programming is tailored to each cinema individually
    * providing printed programmes and electronic communications which inform, educate and encourage planned entertainment
    * running active membership schemes involving diverse groups such as young mothers, teenagers and the elderly
    * generating and partnering on educational work and courses which develop appreciation and understanding of film

    Central to the Company philosophy is maintaining the individuality of each cinema.
  • Address
    St Andrew's Street
    Norwich
    NR2 4AD
  • Tech Contact
    07504 356378
  • Website

Members of The Mandy Network who have worked for Cinema City