When planning the 88 seat cinema and our new second screen for Northampton, we spoke to a lot of people and visited a lot of cinemas, many recommended by friends, colleagues and audiences members through social media. We wanted to know what people liked or disliked about their local cinema, which cinemas they would rush back to, and what made these film houses special. Rarely did anyone speak about the films. They talked about the seats, the bars, the food, the passionate staff, the glassware.
In short, they valued being treated as grown-ups. We value this too.
All our seats are premium seats and our accessible spaces for wheelchairs have a great view too.
We sourced our luxury leather seats and side tables from Skeie in Norway, and our architects, One 17, and main contractor, Elite Systems, have worked closely with our acoustic engineers to ensure that the sound is as good as it can be. As with the elegant cedar wood clad exterior, the interior of both of the screens is deceptively simple, but works hard to ensure a quality sound and vision experience.
We offer a small menu of delicious and quiet(er) snacks. We considered not selling the cinema classic, popcorn, as it is too often disappointing and noisy. However, having decided that it is an essential part of the film going experience, we sell sweet and salted varieties.
Each of our two screens has a bar at the rear of the auditorium, typically opening 30 minutes before each advertised film start time. Drinks, served in glass or crockery, can be enjoyed from your seat (plastic cups are available too though). As well as excellent wines, bottled beers, juices and spirits, we stock Warner Edwards Gin, Gallones ice-cream, a range of coffee and Fritz Kola soft drinks.
You should expect a warm welcome every time you visit. Our programme includes screenings exclusively for parents and their babies, and silver screenings for our more mature visitors.
Finally, a few words about our ‘start times’. This is the time that we aim to start the main feature (give or take five minutes), however, we strive to open doors to the auditorium and bar 30 minutes earlier. During this period we will be showing adverts and trailers and serving drinks and snacks. But, we promise not to plunge you into darkness until the actual film begins.
We aim to make the Northampton Filmhouse experience available to all. For information on Access, please click here.
We really look forward to welcoming you very soon, to enjoy both a great experience AND a brilliant film.
NORTHAMPTON FILMHOUSE PRICING
Prices for the Northampton Filmhouse are:
Concessions: (students, senior 60+, jobseekers and disabled) £8.50
Child: (14 and under) £7
Peak Screenings (Fri & Sat eve screenings from 6pm) £10.50 full, £9.50 conc,
£7 child (14 and under)
Silver Screen matinees: £7 (for those aged 60+)
Parent/carer and baby screenings £8.50 (these screenings are for babies aged up to one year in age – baby aged under one goes free)
Live Broadcasting screenings £17, £15 concessions, £12 for child.
Non-Live Premium screenings: £15, £13 concessions, £11 child
Become a Northampton Filmhouse Member and enjoy three free tickets per member, per year (excluding Live Broadcasts and Non-Live Premium screenings), £1 off all subsequent tickets purchased for the members’ use and 10% off the members’ food and drink purchased from the Northampton Filmhouse bar.
Single membership: £25
Joint membership £40.
For more information or to sign up for a membership for yourself, click here to purchase online, call Box Office on 01604 624811, or visit us in person. For a gift membership, read below under Gift Vouchers.
When a membership is purchased, customers will be sent the membership card and a letter via post to confirm all of the membership details.
The perfect gift for a friend or loved one, Northampton Filmhouse gift vouchers can be used to purchase tickets for all of our screenings.
Click here to purchase a gift voucher.
To purchase a membership as a gift for someone else, call Box Office on 01604 624811, or visit us in person.
It is possible to hire a screen for private screenings, small conferences and presentations. To discuss your requirements and receive a competitive quote, please contact 01604 655729 or email us.