Wirksworth was without a cinema from 1967, when the original town cinema (now Stone’s Builders Merchants) closed its doors for the last time. We thought that was long enough.
The Northern Light Cinema brings back the glamour of the big screen to our town, providing a cinema fit for Wirksworth – charming, quaint, quirky, friendly, sometimes challenging but always good fun.
Got a few minutes to spare? Click Here to watch local film-maker Gavin Repton’s short film about the making of The Northern Light Cinema.
Monday: 6pm – 11pm
Tuesday: 6pm – 11pm
Wednesday: 11am – 11pm
Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday: 11am – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 11pm
You can ring to book tickets or drop in during the hours when the cinema is open. We always try to answer right away, but if we don’t get to the phone please leave us a message with your name and number and a staff member will call you back.
Our seating is allocated so you will have a seat number with your booking. Please retain the details of your seats and arrive in time to ensure you are able to find your seat.
From September 2019 tickets no longer need to be purchased in advance, and we can now accept ticket sales on the door.
We regret that tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
Oh, and don’t forget to check out our membership packages for some nice discounts…
- Adult: £9.50
- Seniors 60+: £8.50
- Students: £7.50
- Under 18’s and Unwaged: £5.50
- Premium Armchairs: £12.50
- Sofas to Share: £38 (with a free bottle of wine)
DAYTIME FILMS (BEFORE 5PM):
- Adult: £7.50
- Seniors 60+: £6.50
- Students: £5.50
- Under 18’s and Unwaged: £5
- Premium Armchairs: £12
- Sofas to Share: £24
EVENT CINEMA (National Theatre, Royal Opera House etc.)
- Adult: £16
- Seniors 60+: £15
- Students: £14
- Under 18’s and Unwaged: £12
- Premium Armchairs: £20
- Sofas to Share: £50.00 (with a free bottle of wine)
All our films are subject to entry restrictions set by the classification given by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) or others. We are required to refuse admission to anyone who is below the minimum age required by the relevant classification.
– Anyone can be admitted to films classified as U or PG
– Children under 12 can be admitted to films classified as 12A but only if accompanied by an adult (18+).
– Nobody under the age of fifteen can be admitted to films classified as 15
– Nobody under the age of eighteen can be admitted to films classified as 18
As we’re a licensed premise, children under 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (aged 15 or over) at all times.
If you make a mistake, let us know. We will issue full refunds. But we WILL REFUSE ENTRY to anyone who fails to prove their age if challenged to do so.
Wirksworth is tucked away in the Derbyshire Dales, a bit off the beaten track – but that’s the way we like it.
From Derby take the A38 coming off at the Allestree island for Matlock A6. Continue on this road for 2 miles turning left at the lights just before Duffield, signposted Wirksworth, on the B5035. Continue on this road for 8 miles, entering the town on Derby Road.
We ask everyone to abide by our Good Neighbour Policy, so PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON NORTH END. This will ensure we minimise any impact onto our street, which is a mix of residential as well as commercial properties.
There are Pay & Display car parks on the Market Place and Barmote Court, FREE parking on Wood Street, onroad parking along Harrison Drive and Coldwell Street and daytime parking at the railway station.
The cinema is found on North End, on the right hand side as you approach from the CO-OP, just across the road from the best little pub in Derbyshire, The Royal Oak.
Perfect for that post-film debrief….
The delights of the big screen should be accessible to all.
That’s why The Northern Light has invested in providing wheelchair access into the building, with a platform step lift to access the raised ground-floor level and an inclined platform stair lift to access the main auditorium. There is ample space for 5 wheelchair users, almost 10% of the audience capacity! Access to the front of the auditorium and to the raised stage area will be assisted.
Fully accessible toilets are provided as well as baby changing facilities. An induction audio loop has been fitted, and easy grip cutlery, crockery and plate guards, high chairs, baby food warming facilities and other equipment are available on request prior to your visit, to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the experience.
Our Sponsors & Supporters
We wouldn’t be where we are today without the support and contribution of all our friends and sponsors. All our vintage 1930s cinema seats, two-seater sofas and armchairs were sponsored by local businesses and individuals to help fund the cost of the re-upholstery and too many to mention friends and supporters gave their time to sand, paint, prime, plumb, drill saw and hammer!