Your Local Cinema

Royal Cinema in St. Ives
Royal Square, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2ND

Cinema Prices

15 years & over
£ 6.00
Adult with a Movie Magic Card (at all times)
15 years & over
£ 3.50
Children/Senior Citizen
14 years & under/60 years & over
£ 5.00
Children/Senior Citizen with a Movie Magic Card (at all times)
14 years & under/60 years & over
£ 3.00
Mini Merlins
Include junior popcorn & a drink for £2 extra
£ 1.99

Event Cinema Pricing

Prices vary for each individual event showing, please see individual screenings.

Meerkat Movies

The Meerkat Movies 2 for 1 film deal is accepted at all Merlin Cinemas.

Terms of Admission

To find out more about film ratings and accpeted forms of ID, click herePlease note proof af age may be requested for 12A, 15 and 18 certficiate titles. 

Purchasing your ticket is a confirmed booking - Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Children 3 years plus require a cinema ticket. Children 2 years and below are only admitted at management discretion.

Tickets can also be purchased in advance from the Box Office, Online or via our Telephone Booking service.

Telephone Booking & Online Booking closes 30mins prior to the performance time
Telephone Booking & Online Bookings incur a booking fee of 70p per ticket up to a ceiling price of £3.50 
This booking fee charged is for providing and maintaining the online and telephone service.

We are pleased to accept payment by Cash and most major Debit/Credit cards.

The doors to the theatre generally open 5 to 10 minutes prior to the advertised programme time.

There are mostly, but not in all cases, around 20 minutes of commercials and trailers that will start first at the stated showtime.

The use of recording devices is strictly forbidden.

Please switch off all mobile phones as soon as the lights dim, and please do not bring food and drink purchased outside of the premises into the theatre.

Cinema Information

Open The cinema opens roughly 20 minutes before the first film
3 Screens
Snacks & Drinks


The Royal Cinema is situated at the bottom of The Stennack in Royal Square, opposite the Co-op. The Malakoff bus station and St Ives railway station are a few minutes walk from the cinema if you go down Tregenna Hill and turn left at the Nat West bank. Most buses stop in Royal Square or at the bus station. There is a large car park two minutes walk from the cinema, up the Stennack, the car park entrance is next to a launderette and the St Ives Health Centre.

Disabled Facilities

The Royal Cinema is situated on the first and second floor of the building.

Wheelchair Access - The Royal Cinema in St Ives has wheelchair spaces in Screens 2 and 3. Screen 2 has plenty of wheelchair spaces and screen 3 requires the wheelchair user to transfer into a cinema seat. Access to the building is still only possible via stairs although the side entrance only has a few stairs. Screen 1 is not accessible to wheelchairs.

Wheelchair/carer spaces cannot currently be booked online, so please contact the cinema's box office during normal opening hours to enquire about seat reservations and/or other accessible facilities on 01736 796843.

Disabled Toilets - Disabled toilets are not available, however the main toilets are accessed on the ground floor.

Infrared Hearing Aid/Induction Loop - The infrared hearing aid/induction loop is not available in any auditoriums at present.

Infrared Audio Description - Infrared audio description is available in Screen 1 only at present.

Merlin Cinemas participate with the CEA card which is a national concessionary card developed by the UKCA for UK cinemas. This allows people with disabilities to obtain one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema. The aim of the CEA Card is to provide a consistent voluntary approach to the provision of complimentary tickets for people with disabilities. To find out more at the CEA Card website click hereCEA Cards are accepted for films on general release and event cinema, some restrictions may apply on private screenings.