Stage and Screen

It’s showtime!

The Alun Armstrong Theatre has welcomed hundreds of plays, shows and musical extravaganzas and now plays host to County Durham’s newest independent picture house.

Boasting state-of-the-art projection and sound systems, moviegoers will be blown away by Stanley’s big-screen experience.

Step into the future for sci-fi weekends or into the past for historical romps. Ride along with British spies and dodge bullets in gangster epics – Stanley Cinema will delve into cinematic history to bring viewers the best from Hollywood, Pinewood and Bollywood.

So, if theatre is your thing or movies are a must, check out what we have coming up.

Box Office

See what’s on, upcoming and book your seats today. Click here to visit our dedicated booking website.


Our cinema is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get – but what we can guarantee is that viewers will not be left disappointed.

Western weekenders to Christmas week weepies, sci-fi seasons to kids’ holiday classic screenings, we are a community cinema that will make you an offer you can’t refuse!

A “Community Cinema”

Funded by Stanley Town Council, Stanley Cinema is geared towards delivering what people want.

While we may not boast the latest blockbusters, we can offer an eclectic mix of movies, all in an informal setting.

And we will ask our viewers what they would like to see – what movies, genres, documentaries, programmes would you like to see on the big screen? Let us know and we will deliver it.