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Empire Cinema, Sunderland

Empire Cinema, Sunderland

Empire Cinema is a large multi-screen cinema showing all the latest movie releases. It is located in the popular Sunniside Complex where there is a choice of popular restaurants such as Frankie and Benny's and Nandos and Tenpin bowling. There is free parking available - simply validate your ticket in the machine before you leave.

Each of the twelve screens have at least one wheelchair accessible space.

IR - Infra-red audio description system (please ask for a headset at box office).

Movies Currently Showing

Information on current film releases can be found here.

Empire Juniors
Bring the whole family to Empire Jnrs. With tickets at pocket money prices (all tickets are £1) for some of the greatest classic family films and recent releases every Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am at Empire Cinemas nationwide, this truly is an offer that's too good to miss. 

VIP Boxes

A private box with its own sound system can be booked for groups or booked as individual seats, perfect for a movie-themed party.

Ticket Prices

Adult prices: £7.25 / 8.25

Concessions: £6.25

Family: £25 (either 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)

Saverday Tuesday: Tickets are priced at £5 all day.

Where applicable, tickets can be upgraded to a 3D performance for an additional £1.50. 3D glasses are required for 3D movies and can be purchased from the Box Office for £1 (glasses are reusable).

FREE Parking at Sunniside Car Park.
Validate your Parking Ticket in the cinema when you purchase your tickets and get FREE same day parking at Sunniside Car Park.


Sunniside Leisure, 4 Lambton Street, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 1TP

2.37 miles  
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