An independent local cinema situated in the heart of bustling Hockley, Broadway has the best selection of independent and foreign films this side of Cannes. They do a reduced price student ticket for £6.50 or £4.50 for anyone under 25. Definitely check out the Paul Smith Screen. They also have a top-notch bar that means you can sip on a G&T with your French film.
14-18 Broad Street, NG1 3AL 0115 9526611
You know the drill with this one. The nation's favourite multiplex is situated in the Cornerhouse, so you can catch the latest J-Law film with an Ice Blast, and then make your way down to Fun Station for a quick round on the arcade games, or head to the Saltwater terrace for a posh cocktail. What more could you want, eh? Cinema tickets are £7.90 for students, or £6.90 before 5pm. Or you can do their unlimited deal for £17 a month.
The Cornerhouse, Burton Street, NG1 4DB 0871 2002000
If you’re on a date, this Art-Deco treat is an absolute must. Not only can you bask in the glory of your romance in one of their snug loveseats, but you’ll be treated to proper popcorn in a bucket, so you can awkwardly brush hands as you both reach in. Just like they do in the movies. Plus, you can bag a ticket to the latest blockbusters for about £4.50 a pop with an NUS card, if you’re so educationally inclined. And even if you’re a regular old simpleton of a citizen, it’s cheap n’ cheerful. Just don’t tell your date…
233 Derby Road, NG7 1QN. 0115 947 2580
As the name suggests, Screen 22 is a 22-seater cinema screen all on its lonesome. Just down the road from Broadway, the hole-in-the-wall venue is most recognisable by the painting of Jessica Rabbit on the outside. The space is mainly used for private screenings, so if you’re feeling fancy, you can hire out the whole venue and show one of your favourite movies for all your mates to enjoy. Keep your eye on their website, though, as the odd public screening does pop up from time to time.
25 Broad Street, NG1 3AP. 07891 832389
Screen 22 website
The classic cinema brings back fond memories of birthday parties as a kid, and Saturday morning movie sessions complete with film specific snack trays. You might be too old for all that now, but it’s still worth going for nostalgia’s sake. Plus, they have ridiculously fancy reclining seats and it’s got bowling, laser quest and a load of restaurants nearby if you've not gorged yersen on popcorn already.
Redfield Way, NG7 2UW. 0871 220 1000
Showcase Cinema website