What is it about the cinema? Come rain or shine, it always feels such a treat! Comfy chairs, the smell of fresh popcorn, and a viewing experience you can never recreate at home.
Devon is home to some of the most breathtaking cinemas – from one held on deckchairs, to another crafted from a converted 14th century barn. Whatever the weather, when you stay in Devon, we can guarantee a magical time in one of our local cinemas.
Exeter Picturehouse provides an eclectic mix of arthouse, world cinema, family, indie and mainstream. Exeter Picturehouse sits within the city walls on the site of a 1930s bus garage. During exploration prior to redevelopment, the ground was found to contain Roman artefacts. Architects Burrell Foley Fischer designed a stylish, modern cinema in sympathy with its historic location, and which had to take into account its position on a steep hill. The light and airy first-floor café-bar offers sweeping views over the Devonshire countryside.
Croyde Deckchair Cinema
A quirky and fun way to spend and afternoon or evening in Croyde. This unique hidden gem offers everything a seaside cinema should – homemade popcorn, family-friendly films and, if you get there early enough, you can even bag yourself a double deckchairs – bliss!
Plymouth Arts Cinema
This independent cinema is passionate about films and want as many people as possible to experience cinema and feel inspired, challenged and thrilled by what they watch. Screen the best in new independent films from around the world, you can expect a warm welcome at their brand new, custom built 118 seat cinema.
Barn Cinema, Totnes
An independent cinema with community at its heart. A converted 14th century barn set in a medieval courtyard gives this cinema a stunning space to share their passion for film. The team believe in film’s ability to move us; comfort us; energise and provoke us; and they believe that this is an experience at its best when it’s shared.
The Blue Walnut Cafe & Cinema, Churston
The Blue Walnut is a relaxing, fully licensed Café Bar & Cinema with a dog friendly suntrap courtyard garden at the rear. They host regular film screenings, live music, performance poetry, comedy, craft and community groups, and they feature selected art by local artists on their walls. Bookings are advised as we have limited space.
Kings Cinema, Kingsbridge
Located in Kingsbridge’s former town hall, this fully covered space offers three screens and shows everything from new releases to live streams from stage to screen in their Event Cinema.The bar offers a wide range of drinks and snacks.
Palace Theatre, Paignton
A friendly and fun community theatre in the heart of Torbay: drama, live music, comedy and so much more is on offer. This place is so much more than just a theatre, they host workshops classes, private parties, conferences and exhibitions in the Theatre and in Stage Left, it is always worth checking in to see what they have on offer.
There has been cinematograph entertainment in Lynton and Lynmouth since the time of the great war. The grade II listed former Methodist Chapel makes for an intimate modern picture palace, seating only 68 persons, comfortable seats with plenty of leg room are provided, Dolby SR sound, full air conditioning in the summer months and full central heating in the winter, running as near release films as possible and special presentations throughout the year. Full disabled access and toilet is provided.
Lynton with its population of 2,000 people is as far as they know, the smallest town in the country to have a full time cinema.