Southsea Community Cinema will come back after September 2021!

Currently, we stopped our indoor cinema screening and engaging with outdoor cinema events.

Outdoor cinema tickets are available:

  • Online by visiting   Our Covid-19 rules are also at this same page.  Upon arrival a volunteer will confirm your purchase.
  • At the box office. Payment by contactless card or phone is encouraged, but failing that chip & PIN is an option. If electronic payment is not possible then you may pay with cash but please have the correct sum ready.

A volunteer at the door will confirm that seats are available and ensure that you are COVID compliant and before directing you to your seats.

  • You must wear a mask or have proof that you are exempt.  The wearing of a face mask is required until you exit the premise.  It should be removed only while eating and drinking then replaced immediately.  Free masks are available on our box office table next to sanitising station.
  • Disinfect your hands.
  • Complete the NHS Test and Trace on your mobile or complete the NHS Test and Trace contact sheet.

Please observe the one-way path marked out on the floor.

One of our catering volunteers will soon visit you to ask whether you would like any drinks or sweets brought to you.  They will be able to take payment at the seat – ideally using contactless payment but failing that exact change is acceptable.

Please remain seated unless you need to visit the lavatory.  If you do, please maintain social distance from others.  As you leave please remember to leave the cubicle door open and turn the card that is hanging on the door over to display the red ‘awaiting disinfection‘ sign.

All seats are 1.6 meters away from other rows and separated from adjoining groups by a table.  Air conditioning will be on 100% in the venue because of the government recommendation.  

After your visit you are invited to add a post to our Facebook page to record how safe you felt.  If there is anything, we can improve please email us

Southsea Community Cinema

Welcome to Southsea Community Cinema

In anticipation of the Government’s loosening of COVID restrictions in December, Portsmouth Film Society is pleased to announce the winter season of the Southsea Community Cinema at the Portsmouth Pyramids Glass House.

Films will be shown on Friday and Saturday after 3rd of December 2020 within 3 month long winter program.  Southsea Community Cinema will deliver world class films providing a much-desired cultural outlet following COVID-19 guidance. We will wait to see what the Government plans further and  we will adapt ourselves with the regional tier requirements.

Family-focused programming will favour rich and educational film examples rather than the run-of-the-mill blockbuster films. Film-making workshops will encourage students to produce their mini stories and share them with the public.  At the Glass House we will resume the I AM ONLY HUMAN II class for 17 young adult students telling stories on film about how crime in Portsmouth affects them and their peers. The class is being conducted in partnership with the Hampshire Constabulary. Southsea Cinema will also set a regular online film watching program with and kids film club with

All events are open to the public with screenings free for people who work in NHS as a career. Tickets: £5 or £6 each, can be purchased here:


First two weeks film program will be announced soon.
Covid-19 rules:
We are following social distancing and hygiene guidelines. Attendees need to comply with the current regulations around face coverings.
Masks are required to be worn for the duration of time in the venue.

Your details will be collected for track and trace on arrival. You will have your temperature checked on entry.
If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, high temperature, loss of taste and/or smell,
or a new continuous cough then you should refrain from attending. 

Southsea Community Cinema wishes to thank our loyal film audience, volunteers and organizations who have supported us over the years to make this dream a reality. In particular, the University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth City Council, BFI FAN Film Hub South West and The Lottery Fund.


We will run a part time cinema with 40 seats and  educational activities for all ages. Our screenings will be Friday and Saturday evenings and our educational activities will be Saturday afternoon for winter season. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Along with many other community cinemas across the country who have been working successfully with local councils, universities, schools and community groups across the UK, Southsea Community Cinema will deliver world class films providing a much-desired cultural outlet following COVID-19 guidance. We will wait to see that the Government plans further and  we will adapt to regional tier requirements. Our tier system/ lockdown systems in the regions of the UK and how cinemas are affected here: 

Please share this with your friends and Southsea residents. Thank you very much.

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