Peterborough Arts Cinema

It is a communal theatre set on the 1st floor of the Central Library used by others for lectures and plays as well. The cinema is run by the Peterborough Film Society, est. 1947. Its remit was to show films that challenged and could include "bad" movies.

We are all volunteers and a registered charity. We show 42 films per year of which 39 are accessible by all. We occasionally develop special events to mark occasions such as the 1st World War. We have a ticket system of £4 members £6 non-members and £5 concessions per show. Our mission logo is "films that make you think". We prefer to show non-commercial films in the main, but pay attention to winners of festivals such as Cannes, Berlin etc. Our usual season has on average 4-6 sub-titled films.

We feel there is a niche for film goers who want a communal experience of films and are directed to see movies that ask more than to just entertain.