Films will begin being screened at Royston Picture Palace from the end of June, after the cinema was saved from immediate closure.

A petition to keep the not-for-profit community cinema open was launched last month, after it was announced that the last day of screening would be May 28.

Saffron Screen, which has managed Royston Picture Palace for over three years, initially withdrew over declining ticket sales, which has worsened since the pandemic.

They have since reached an agreement with Royston Town Council that films will still be screened until October 15.

However the council is still looking for a long-term plan for the cinema's future.


Films will be screened from June 30 to October 15, with tickets available to book online at

You can also book via the reception at the town council office, and walk-ins are welcomed when availability of seats allow.

A spokesperson for Royston Town Council said: "Many thanks to our partners at Royston First BID, the duty managers, cinema volunteers and Saffron Screen for their support.

"A long term solution is actively being investigated and thanks to all those who have come forward with ideas for the future of this community facility."