About Us

Box Office:

Our usual box office opening times are:

- Monday 9am - 2pm

- Thursday 9am - 2pm


Our box office is also usually open during shows/performances:

- Matinees: normally 2pm - 4pm (usually Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday)

- Evenings: normally 7:30pm - 9pm (usually daily)

NB: Please check our home page for details of shows/performances on a particular day.


About Us:

Built as the Assembly Hall for Penistone in 1914, the Penistone Paramount celebrated its 100th year entertaining audiences in November 2014. It is still owned by Barnsley Metropolitan Council but operated by Penistone Town Council, and run by a team of dedicated staff. 


We are a single screen cinema with 344 seats, but behind our screen is a large stage from which we present our live events. This icludes a whole range of entertainment; from tribute and original musical acts, pantomimes, ballets, choir, band and dance school events, comedy shows and local community theatre!


Our auditorium comprises of the Circle which is upstairs and the Stalls which is downstairs. This also includes the Bar in the Stalls area, where we provide a range of refreshments.

There are approximately 25 steps leading to the circle. However, due to the age and layout of the building, we don't have a lift. We do, however, have level access into the stalls and 6 positions for wheel chairs.


The Auditorium was refurbished in summer 2020, and now benefits from new seating, carpets and decoration. The house lights have been upgraded and are now LED with far more colour options, and the front steps restored to their former glory.


The cinema is also home to the Mighty Compton Paramount Cinema Organ, which has been with us for over two decades, and has it's own vast and colourful history. Maintained by the Penistone Cinema Organ Trust, led by Kevin Grunill, we're proud to have such a fine piece of history within our walls. All concert dates can be found under the Live tab.






Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
The Matrix - 25th Anniversary
Penistone Summer Fun Afternoon
The Shawshank Redemption
The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert
Meerkat Movies
Penistone Paramount, Shrewsbury Road, Penistone
Box Office: 01226 767532
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