Nottingham cinemas: where to go on a rainy day and the best deals for families

If you are stuck for something to do in Nottingham on a rainy half term or Easter break then why not head to the cinema?
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The weather is set to be a bit of a mixed bag this weekend with some sunny spells but a lot of grey, overcast and rain in there too. It’s not a great forecast for a Spring half term which may leave you wondering what to do with the kids as they are off school and bored.

Nottingham has some great cinemas dotted throughout the city, and a few beyond. Here are a few of the best and how to go to see a film for less.

1 - Broadway

Broadway is a Nottingham institution in the middle of Hockley on Broad Street. The arthouse cinema showcases a great mix of the new, the classic and the alternative which means it truly has something for everyone. Ticket prices are usually around £10 for an adult and £5 for anyone under 25.

However, it’s worth noting that Broadway is currently offering a £5 deal on Mondays meaning all films can be accessed for less. A good excuse to catch that film you’ve been meaning to see. If you have young children then the cinema also offers a ‘bringing up baby’ session which can be accessed for £6 and gives new parents a chance to get out and socialise in a safe space.

2 - Savoy

Savoy can be found on Derby Road which means a short bus ride with weather like this. At the weekends, Savoy operates a kids club which means a parent and child can visit the cinema for £2.15 each. While this is normally just Saturday and Sunday, they run this throughout the week during half term with lots of different movies on offer.

Older cinema fans should keep an eye on the special events that the cinema holds including screenings of live theatre performances such as the hit show Fleabag, Eurovision 2023 and classic nights such as the upcoming showing of The Warriors from 1979.

3 - Cineworld

Cineworld can be found at Cornerhouse in Nottingham along with lots of different businesses which offer crazy golf, arcade amusements and axe throwing. Although admittedly, axe throwing is not suitable for children!

As part of the Cineworld chain, you know what to expect when it comes to the design, layout and pick and mix. There are several different options for parents at Cineworld including the family ticket, movies for juniors and baby screenings which have low light, dimmed sound. Tickets for the movies for Juniors option are just £2.50 per ticket for both adults and children.

If you are a frequent visitor then investing in a Cineworld card for just £16 per month means you can go as often as you would like.

4 - Showcase

The showcase means a short drive out to Lenton but it’s worth it to sit in the comfortable leather recliners. The huge cinema has a huge snacks station and an upstairs bar. There are several options for tickets including a family of four pass which starts at £32.00.

5 - The Arc

The Arc is a new addition to Nottingham’s cinema scene but its become one of many reasons to pop out to Beeston. The Arc plays host to a local film festival, The Beeston Film Festival which runs from the 13th to the 16th of April this year with tickets available from £5 per session.

The cinema offers a family ticket which means two adults can accompany two or more children on a cinema trip and everyone pays the £7.50 price.