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Wednesday, 21 August 2019


Picture House Heritage Open Day

Saturday, 14 September sees the annual open day at the Hebden Bridge Picture House, featuring a history talks, poster sale and guided tours.

At 10am we throw open the doors to the cinema, and allow you to nosey around our main public spaces with the lights on for once! 

Join a bookable history tour with the Manager to see the balcony, along with backstage (behind the screen), the old orchestra pit and the Projection Box. Tours start in the foyer at 10.15am and 12.00pm prompt –  please email with all party members' names, an email address and a mobile phone number and the tour you wish to join to gain places on a tour, which are limited.

Kate Higham, joint-author of the history book ‘Hebden Bridge Picture House: The Life and Times of a Local Treasure’ (on sale for £10; why not get it autographed!), will present a talk from 11am to 11.45am (please take a seat at the front of the stalls pre 11am) on the theme “Over a century of Hebden Bridge at the Movies”.

You’ll also be able to browse a history of the cinema display in the foyer, look through old film posters which the Friends of the Picture House will have for sale (bring cash!), think about sponsoring a cinema seat, sign up to pur Picture This film lovers scheme, and sit down with a nice hot drink and a homemade cake whilst looking over our cinema programme.

Tours 10.15am-11 & 12 midday-12.45, Talk 11am-11.45

Pre-booking: Required

Please book on one of the two tours before the day as they always fill up!
Booking Contact: Duty Manager
Call: 01422 842807
Email: info@hebdenbridgepicturehouse.co.uk
Booking closes: 13 September 2019 20:00


NB Regretfully, the behind the scenes tour is not wheelchair accessible, as it takes in the balcony, projection room and backstage, all of which require stair climbing. General vistors: The stalls, foyer, toilets are fully wheelchair accessible. Easy wheelchair access is provided on the right hand side of the building, please use the RADAR facility to alert staff of your arrival. We have one accessible parking space to the park side of our building which is available on a first come first served basis. An accessible toilet is located in the foyer. There are 8 wheelchair spaces in cinema.

Additional Information

Max 18 people per tour/session. Tour around the cinema, including backstage and the projection box take approx 45 minutes. No need to book if you’re popping in to look round, sitting in on Kate’s talk (11am to approx 11.45am) or browsing posters for sale or the history display. You do need to book in advance if you’d like to join a behind-the-scenes tour – spaces are limited to 18 per tour. Contact for the day: Rebekah 01422 842807