Sidcup Storyteller Cinema is Now Open

Sidcup (London, UK) ( June 15, 2023 ) -

Sidcup Storyteller, the town’s first cinema in 23 years opened its doors fully on Thursday 15th June. The new multi-screen cinema, with cafe, bar, co-working space and library, has opened in time for this summer’s blockbuster hits.

Tickets are now on sale for a wide selection of films to watch: The Flash, Spider-man: Across the Spider-verse and The Little Mermaid. The cinema will screen a range of film titles from new releases, family favourites, classic titles, event cinema screenings, and arthouse specials. Over the summer there will be a range of big hits including Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and the return of Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny.

Built on the site of an old Blockbuster Video shop, the venue is a partnership between London Borough of Bexley and independent operator, Really Local Group. Really Local Group is the team behind Catford Mews, Reading Biscuit Factory, Ealing Project and Peckham Levels. Similarly to Really Local Group’s other venues, Sidcup Storyteller will be more than your usual high street cinema, as the space will available to be used for co-working, a wide range of events, grabbing a coffee or drink at the fully stocked bar and cafe, catching up with friends or for local groups to use as they need.

Sidcup Storyteller is excited to be bringing affordable cinema back to the Sidcup community. Cinema tickets will cost £11.95 (peak) / £8.95 (off-peak) for an adult and £6.95 (peak) / £5.95 (off-peak) for a child tickets. There will be concessions tickets available for over 60s, NHS/Blue Light Card Holders and students and, an affordable family ticket. Every Tuesday, all film tickets will be only £6.50.

Founder and CEO of Really Local Group, Preston Benson, says “Sidcup Storyteller has been in the works for a number of years, so we are excited that we will finally be opening our cinema doors on 15th June. Built on the site of a former Blockbuster Video, the venue is going full circle to open as cinema, which will bring a wide range of film and culture to the local community. We’re very proud of the space we’ve created and we look forward to Bexley locals enjoying the new space and rich programme of films and events that it will offer.”

London Borough of Bexley’s, Cabinet Member for Growth, Cllr Cafer Munur said:

“Once again we have a cinema in Sidcup High Street. This is excellent news for the local community and for local businesses. I’m sure that visitors to the new cinema will think that it has been worth the wait. I’m looking forward to seeing people of all ages coming in to enjoy this great new asset for the Borough.”

Sidcup Storyteller is offering a membership programme for only £50 (for an adult membership) and £40 for a concessions membership. The annual membership includes 4 free film tickets, 15% off film tickets, a free popcorn on your first visit, invites to free member events, 3 months free trial of MUBI, plus other great perks throughout the year.

Tickets and memberships are available to purchase at Follow Sidcup Storyteller on Instagram (@sidcupstoryteller), Facebook (Sidcup Storyteller) and Twitter (@sidcupstorytllr).

Sidcup Storyteller Membership Terms & Conditions

Full price membership will be available from 00:00 on Thursday 15th June. Full price membership will cost £50 (adult) / £40 (concessions)
Concessions memberships are available with valid proof of ID for over 60s, NHS/Blue Light Card Holders and students
Membership includes:
4 x free cinema tickets
15% off cinema tickets for an entire year
1 x free medium popcorn on your first visit
Invites to free member events
3 months free trial with MUBI
Plus, other great perks throughout the year
Really Local Group reserves the right to amend or remove this offer at any time
For full T&Cs, see

About Really Local Group

Founded in 2017, Really Local Group creates and restores cultural infrastructure by ‘putting the heart back into the high street’, which will act as a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the local area. The company will provide inclusive and affordable venues for communities, uniquely designed to reflect their locality and act as a community ‘hub’.