belmont filmhouse

Enter an enchanted world, a space to escape, a fantastic fairyland within the city centre. A place to dance with drama, to unwind in an alternate universe, to waltz with wonders. The magic of film inspires all the above. From education to enlightenment, from entertainment to intellectual ecstasy. Find it all at the Belmont Filmhouse.

The Filmhouse began its life in 1896 as a trades hall. However two years later the first film was shown, and from 1910 the building was a permanent filmhouse through various incarnations until it finally closed in 1953. Not forgotten, local film enthusiasts were instrumental in securing its reopening in September 2000. Today known as the Belmont Filmhouse, since 2014 it has been managed by the Centre for the Moving Image.

The stunning entrance hall depicts a kaleidoscope of film imagery. Skip down a cinematic memory, and enjoy an adventure in art.

artwork on wall of Belmont Cinema

The Belmont acts as a gateway to the globe, showing international and UK films alike. As an arts cinema, here you can enjoy both mainstream, independent and alternative films. It is also involved in local community projects:

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