Broadway Cinema & Theatre

Broadway Cinema & Theatre is one of the few remaining independent cinemas in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

This art deco cinema, designed by Bennett and Bidwell and built by Howard Hurst, originally opened its doors back in 1936. In recent years, the cinema has undergone extensive refurbishment programmes which included restoring and developing the cinema into a four-screen facility, to accommodate the increasing number of blockbusters released week on week and live cinema available.

In 2016 the Broadway also became a theatre following a multi-million pound development. The Broadway Cinema and Theatre is now a stand-out venue in the area for stage productions, musicians and comedy acts alike. 

The cinema has remained popular throughout its existence. Most notably, it was a venue for occasional rallies, speeches and live music from the likes of Acker Bilk and Marti Wilde, and even The Beatles were booked to play (but cancelled) before they were famous!

More recently it featured as one of the ‘pubs’ in the film The World’s End, starring Simon Pegg, which Director Edgar Wright filmed around the town. That made for a special experience for audiences who were able to sit and watch the film in one of the locations featured on screen.

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Broadway Cinema’s four screens always show the latest mainstream films and art house cinema, as well as live screenings of opera, ballet and theatre which regularly sell out all four screens at once. The Broadway Theatre hosts local and national productions that draws in audiences from far and wide. To find out about show times or to book tickets see our website.

Or get in touch with our box office:
Letchworth Garden City
SG6 3DD (open from 15 minutes before our first performance)
01462 681088 (lines open 3pm to 7:30pm)
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