Cinema in Huddersfield
Written by Rebecca Haslam
Journalism BA(Hons) student
Located next door to the John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield’s most popular cinema destination is the Odeon. Famous for its big and numerous screens, the Odeon complex offers cinema lovers the perfect night out.
Odeon offers student rates for all showings making the cinema an affordable night out. Better still, Odeon has regular offers available on O2 Priority moments including; free popcorn, free hot dogs and 45% off tickets at certain times throughout the month. Cinema goers can also take advantage of Orange 2 for 1 tickets on a Wednesday evening or even make a night of it with a 2 for 1 Pizza Hut before a film.
For regular cinema goers, it’s worth thinking about investing in an Odeon Club Card. For a small upfront fee, points can be collected with Odeon purchases, which can then be redeemed on future tickets as well as food and drink.
Huddersfield hosts several annual film festivals throughout the year. Whilst they may not compare to the glitz and glamour of the Cannes festival, they certainly compare in terms of passion for film. Such noteworthy festivals include:
- Holmfirth Film Festival
- Festival of Film
- Huddersfield Contemporary Film Festival
The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival also hosts several film based performances. Student work has previously featured in such festivals so if you are a budding Scorsese or Tarantino, look out for the festivals taking place throughout the year.
For those wanting to maximise (literally) their cinema experience, Odeon Manchester is only a 50-minute train ride away. Boasting an enormous IMAX screen at 18.8 meters high and 26.3 meters wide, the journey and extra expense is definitely worth it for blockbuster films.
The UK only has five fully IMAX screens so Huddersfield students are lucky to be able to enjoy the IMAX experience at close proximity. With the IMAX situated in an Odeon Cinema, club card holders can collect points that can be used in any Odeon cinema including the one in Huddersfield.
If you fancy a day trip out Leeds is only a 20-minute train ride away and the Vue complex located in Leeds city centre is a fantastic multiplex cinema leaving you spoilt for choice. Why not catch a matinee and some food and make a day of it.
Boasting to be the home of IMAX cinema in the UK, the National Media Museum located in the heart of Bradford aims to be the best museum in the world for inspiring people to learn about, engage with and create media.
The museum is home to over 1.5 million items of historical cinematic significance and organises three major film festivals annually. Entry to the exhibitions and galleries is absolutely free meaning it’s a fantastic day out with the only expense being the cost of a train ticket.
With huge blockbusters hitting the big screen each year, why not do the films justice by seeing them in all their beautiful, big screen glory at the home of UK IMAX.
The Rex Cinema, located in Elland offers something a little different to your modern day cinema experience. Claiming to be one of the oldest purpose built cinemas in the UK, The Rex prides itself on delivering an authentic and nostalgic cinema experience for cinema lovers of all ages. Film showings range from old to new with the likes of the 1948 film ‘Oliver Twist’ going through to the 2012 blockbuster ‘Breaking Dawn’.