Hyde Park Picture House confirms it will be reopening in 2023

Opening April 2023.

Opening over 100 years ago, the cinema has been host to the heart of the Leeds community generations- and after nearly two years of careful renovations, the much-loved cinema space is back.

The long awaited return of Hyde Park Picture House has finally been announced.

This morning, HPPH took to social media to announce that the beautiful Grade II listed cinema will reopen to the public next year.

Bringing back the last remaining gas lit cinema in the country, doors will open in April 2023 following an extensive renovation to introduce modern amenities that bring the building into the 21st century whilst preserving and protecting its history for generations to come to appreciate.

Having taken just short of two years to complete the work comes after a successful £285,600 Capital Kickstart Fund award from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

The new renovations have included plans to repair and conservation of the unique gas-lamps that keep the cinema on the map; the Burmantofts tiled façade, original terrazzo flooring and Grade II listed exterior lamppost too. Then in addition to this, there will be a new ramped entrance, new 52 seat basement screen, plus accessible toilets and expanded foyer.

During the renovation period, builders have discovered far more than peeled paint and old pipes during the restoration- the building has uncovered nostalgic ticket stubs, sweets, even cigarettes from over 60 years ago.

Those wanting to get themselves through the door will have to wait four short months, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t plan out your next visit in the meantime.

It is expected that there will continue to be a range of film screenings from the venue’s On the Road film programmes, each based at a different venue in the city, known as Picture House Presents at Leeds University Union; Hyde & Seek at Heart Centre and Movie Nights at City Varieties Music Hall.

Movie nights at City Varieties. / Image: HPPH

And you can also bag yourself a membership in advance too.

Hyde Park Picture House has announced a brand new membership programme, from just £16 per year that will allow you to support the cinema space with an exclusive newsletter (containing offers) priority bookings and the first 500 people to sign up will also receive a limited edition pin badge.

There’s also the option to bag yourself some tickets in advance with a £35 or £70 membership which include 4 and 8 tickets respectively, as well as up to 15% off future bookings.

Those aged between 15 and 25 can also bag themselves free membership with £5 tickets.

We can’t wait to hear more about the reopening and find out more about what to expect from Hyde Park Picture House.

Feature Image- HPPH

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