Outside of the Southsea Cinema on Palmerston Road

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Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre - home to Portsmouth Film Society - is where you can see great films in a social environment. Meet like-minded film fans, chat about the latest releases and watch great movies that you might not otherwise get a chance to see.

Southsea Cinema Café is open from 12pm to 7pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 7pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Annual membership rates are available, allowing you to see films at a great price-per-film, and gives members the chance to suggest the films that will be shown in the future.

Southsea Cinema and Portsmouth Film Society are not-for-profit, and all money from membership fees goes towards promoting the society and booking films and events for members to enjoy.

For a full programme of Southsea Cinema's events and upcoming screenings see the what's on guide.

You can also find out how to become a member on the Southsea Cinema website.

As well as its cinema in Southsea, Portsmouth Film Society also brings the best in brand new cinema, cult movies, and classic films to venues across the city. Don't miss the Outdoor Screenings, held at amazing venues throughout Portsmouth. Previous Outdoor Screening venues have included Victoria Park, Southsea Castle and the gardens of Cumberland House Natural History Museum.

The cinema also hosts regular exhibitions from local and national artists. The programme is ever-changing so be sure to keep an eye on the Southsea Cinema website to see what's on display now and what is coming up soon.

Christmas Programme

Sunday 10
Die Hard (1988) 15

Wednesday 13
White Christmas (1954) U

Saturday 16
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) U
1pm and 3pm
Joy Ride (2023) 15

Sunday 17
It's A Wonderful Life (1946) U
12.30pm (black and white) and 3pm (colour with English subtitles)
Scrooge (A Christmas Carol) (1951) U

Tuesday 19
The Grinch (2018) U

​​​Wednesday 20
Meet Me In St Louis (1944) U

Thursday 21
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) PG
Violent Night (2022) 15

Friday 22
Elf (2003) PG

Saturday 23
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)​​​ U
Scrooge (1970) PG

Sunday 24
Surprise Family Christmas Film - PG

Wednesday 27
The Red Shoes (1948) U
3pm and 6pm

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket prices vary by film.



  • Wheelchair user accessible

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - Parking spaces available in the nearby streets, or in the Waitrose car park.


Map & Directions

Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre


Portsmouth Film Society, 1-3 Palmerston Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3QQ
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Tel07528 808400

Opening Times

Southsea Cinema & Arts Centre (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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