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. 


Midnight Special

Midnight Special (12A)

Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - 8:00pm

This narratively satisfying and visually striking film follows a father and son who desperately run towards a looming date with destiny that could change everything.


Dheepan (15)

Friday, 7 October 2016 - 8:00pm

From the BAFTA-winning director of Rust and Bone and A Prophet comes this bold and powerful story of a Sri Lankan warrior who is forced to flee to France to escape the civil war.

Where to Invade Next

Where To Invade Next (15)

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 8:00pm

This expansive and subversive comedy calls for America to realise that there is much they could learn from other countries.

The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys (15)

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 8:00pm

Award-winning director Shane Black presents this action comedy drama about two chalk and cheese investigators trying to uncover a conspiracy

Sing Street

Sing Street (12A)

Monday, 24 October 2016 - 8:00pm

Sing Street is an electrifying, heart-warming, coming-of-age film.

Tale of Tales

Tale of Tales (15)

Monday, 31 October 2016 - 8:00pm

A far cry from the fairy tales you would have been told as a child, Tale of Tales is a seductive and macabre adaptation of Giambattista Basile’s classic Italian fairy tales.

Embrace of the Serpent

Embrace of the Serpent (12A)

Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 8:00pm

Colombian director Ciro Guerra presents this enthralling, politically tinged, intoxicating and historical adventure film set in the Amazonian jungle.

Notes of Blindness

Notes On Blindness (U)

Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 8:00pm

Following the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, the feature version of Notes on Blindness takes a creative approach to the documentary form

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