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More than just a cinema!

We are dedicated to the love of cinema and showing the best new releases, classic screenings, world cinema, documentaries and special events.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre cinema is more than just a place to watch movies. It’s a haven for art lovers, a platform for storytelling, and a conduit for inspiration. Our cinema is a gateway to the vast world of culture, allowing you to explore new perspectives, challenge your beliefs, and experience the power of stories on a whole new level.
  • With a 112-seater auditorium we were the first independent cinema in Wales to offer live satellite broadcasts of opera, theatre and dance, which now forms a substantial part of our programme.
  • We are committed to continuing to offer a wide variety of specialist and non-specialist films and events with a programme that demonstrates our diversity and popularity.

What sets us apart is not only our exceptional film offerings, but also our commitment to fostering a sense of community.


Partnering on the delivery of the WOW (Wales One World) Film Festival, which showcases the latest eye-opening, engaging stories made by powerful women, indigenous filmmakers, and the most compelling storytellers from around the world creates a unique opportunity to connect with inspirational people.

Every year our Abertoir: Wales’ International Horror Festival, attracts people from all over the UK and beyond.  Mingle with the horror community and expand your knowledge with insightful talks from industry experts. You might even have the chance to meet your favorite horror icons and learn about their craft first-hand – an opportunity that’s not for the faint of heart!

We also host the Kotatsu Japanese anime festival; the IRIS prize films showcasing work from LGBTQI+ filmmakers and other important specialist work.

Festivals and special events in our cinema aren’t just about movies; it’s an opportunity to come together as a community, to learn, and to be moved by the power of film.

Widening access

Widening access is also an important part of our programme, with digital developments supporting regular provision of Audio Described and Subtitled films. We offer screenings for Families, Relaxed Screenings and a programme of daytime and afternoon screenings as well as evenings. We are the only cinema provider of accessible film content (Hard of Hearing and Audio Description) within an hour’s drive of Aberystwyth, and the only venue within this catchment area committed to year-round provision of diversity and inclusivity in our film programme.

Our cinema

Our cinema is a meeting place for cinephiles, engaging in discussions and sharing insights with fellow enthusiasts. Join us for post-screening Q&A sessions, Film Festival gatherings, and exclusive events that allow you to mingle with like-minded individuals who share your passion for the big screen.

What’s On

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