The IMAX Experience in Bradford

Pictureville Cinema at National Science and Media Museum

Pictureville - where cinema lives. Set inside the National Science and Media Museum, Pictureville boasts three screens showing everything from blockbusters to arthouse in Bradford, UNESCO City of Film.

The National Science and Media Museum has a long history of cinema firsts. The museum is also home to a world-class sound and vision collection, including the camera that shot the world’s first moving images.

When it opened in 1983, our IMAX theatre was the first in Europe; it’s still the biggest screen in the region. In 2015 it was upgraded with state-of-the-art digital projection and premium seating—a truly mind-blowing way to experience the movies.

Pictureville theatre opened in 1992 and was described by film producer Lord David Puttnam as ‘the best cinema in the world’. The beautiful auditorium is equipped with the latest 4K digital projection system and 7.1 surround sound, as well as its famous, deeply curved screen. It’s also one of only three public venues in the world that can still show 3-strip Cinerama.