A guide to the main cinemas in Leeds
Starting in the very centre of Leeds we have the Ster Century Cinema.
This cinema is based in the newest building called the Light, which is located on the Headrow. Cinema has a large number of screens mainly showing the lastest big films. The seating is very good as you would expect for a venue which only opened in the past year.There are a number of restaurant here if you want to eat first. Ticket prices start at £4.50 for adults before 5pm and £5.50 after. Child/student prices are £4.20 although Tuesday is cheap day for students with prices of £3.00, senior screens are £2.50 and Kids Club is £1.00 for selected films. Ster also does a family ticket for £16.80.
Parking is available in the light carpark this is chargeable at an hourly rate, and also at the nearby NCP carpark which has a charge of £1 for an evenings parking
Working out we have Warner Village Cinemas at Cardigan Fields on Kirstall Road. Again the cinema shows mainly the lastest cinema blockbusters. There are about ten screens at this venue again seating is good and opened roughly 3-4 years ago. This is just outside the centre it is workable but catching a bus, 15, 33, 670, 732, 733, 736, 757 and 760, is advisable.
There is a large free carpark at this site.
Also at the site are a number of restaurants as well as a bowling Alley, Virgin Active Gym and Creation Night Club. Ticket prices range from £4.70 to £5.50 for adults, £4.10 for students and OAPs, Children £3.10 - £3.90. (although these prices vary between cinemas and showings and are not generally given on the website until you book)
On the Outskirts we have the Showcase Cinema. This cinema is at the junction of the M62 and M621, again this is surrounded by restaurants. The cinema has been open for a long time and shows the main blockbuster films. could be considered an out of town industrial type cinema. Again tickets prices are not shown on the website until you book. Adults £4.00-£5.25, Children/ Senior Citizens £4.00 - £4.20.
Again there is a large free car park.
Finally we have the Leeds/Bradford Odeon. Located on the Thornbury roundabout, off Leeds Road, opposite MacDonald's. This cinema is about as far out of Leeds and Bradford as you can get so if you're in the centre or east of Leeds then this isn't really the place to go. No comment on the feel of this cinema is available at this time. Although they do not show just the lastest movies (ie currently showing Top Gun).
Prices on the website start at £2.00 but seem to be mainly £2.95. So if you can get there appears to be value for money
Again there is a large free car park at this cinema
The Lounge and Cottage Road
These two cinemas in are the north of Leeds in Headlingly also known as Student Vill.
They have a joint website. A few interesting facts about the lounge, its one of the oldest purpose built cinemas still in operation, but it has been recently refurbished. It is also the only cinema with a licenced bar! However do to the size they don't have a large range of films on offer.
Cottage road has more of a choice, and has been showing films since 1912, however it only has a single screen with 468 seats. Prices start from £1.50 for children and £3.50 for adults.
There are no dedicated parking faciliates at these cinema need to be careful of parking restrictions on the local roads.
Please note that all the prices quoted are correct at time of writing 1st Oct 2003