The following selection of events are a mixture of films and live cinema events.


Films include a mix of blockbuster features and world cinema, all shown in The Chelmsford Picture House at the Cramphorn Studio. Each season at The Chelmsford Picture House features a selection of audio-described films – please see the full list for more information.


The live cinema events are screenings from venues around the world, including The Royal Opera House, Bolshoi Ballet and Royal Shakespeare Company, shown right here in the Cramphorn Studio. This way, you can enjoy world-class ballet, opera and other fantastic performances from some of the most prestigious venues around the world, from the comfort of your local cinema – The Chelmsford Picture House.


Please note rows A & B of the Cramphorn Studio are not tiered seating. 


I, Daniel Blake


Tuesday, 6 December 2016 - 8:00pm

Heartfelt and emotional yet with great warmth and humour, this brutally moving drama follows the struggle with the red tape of welfare bureaucracy and the benefits system of modern day Britain.

Fire at Sea

Fire At Sea (12A)

Friday, 9 December 2016 - 8:00pm

This powerful and poetic documentary from award-winning filmmaker Gianfranco Rosi provides an unsentimental insight into the despair of migrants arriving on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa

A Hologram for The King

A Hologram For The King (12A)

Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 8:00pm

Golden Globe-nominated director Tom Tykwer presents this romantic comedy about an American businessman who travels to Saudi Arabia, hoping to sell a new IT system to a wealthy king.

Love and Friendship

Love and Friendship (U)

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 - 8:00pm

Oscar-nominated British director Whit Stillman presents this hilariously self-aware period comedy-drama based on the lesser known novel by Jane Austen.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (15)

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 - 8:00pm

The hugely popular UK TV hit is back, and this time on the big screen

The Tempest

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 7:00pm

A perfect introduction to Shakespeare for young theatregoers and families.