Streaming films is easily done on Prime, Netflix and other popular services, but there’s something extra special about seeing a movie on the big screen.

Swansea has plenty of cinemas to choose from too. From small, independent cinemas to the big chains, our guide to Swansea cinemas offers plenty of ways to see films the way they’re meant to be seen.

So, whether you fancy seeing a blockbuster with famous faces like Robert Downey Jr or Michael Caine, or something a little more independent – we’ve got you covered.

Cinema & Co

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Address: 17 Castle St, SA1 1JF

Cinema & Co is an independent cinema in Swansea city centre. This cinema has a cosy vibe with comfortable double seats and fairy lights in the cinema rooms. They show a variety of movies, and even host some other events such as sports matches and games nights. Sometimes they even do movie nights with pizza, so it’s definitely a cinema to check out! There’s a bar and cafe too, so you can level up your experience at this Swansea cinema. You can see everything they’re hosting on their website.

Vue Cinema

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Address: York St, SA1 3LZ

Every city has a Vue cinema, so of course the one in Swansea had to make the list. This one is also in the city centre, so it’s really convenient to get to. Their cheapest tickets can start at around £5, but VIP tickets can go up to £8. They generally play all the latest releases, which are available in 2D,3D and Sony 4K picture quality. Check out their website to see what else is on!

Taliesin

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Address: Swansea University Singleton Campus

Taliesin is on the Singleton campus, so it’s the perfect Swansea cinema for students. Downstairs there are seats for people to chat or study, and then upstairs there is a cafe. Taliesin is actually a theatre, so they host a variety of events. This includes movie showings, plays, and live talks! Whatever you’re going there for, the atmosphere is always amazing, and it’s definitely somewhere you should go visit if you have the chance. You can see everything that they’re hosting on their website!

Odeon

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Address: Quay Parade, Parc Tawe, SA1 2BA

Odeon is usually a go-to cinema in Swansea, as it often tends to be the cheapest. It’s a short walk from the city centre, and is also right next to an arcade! Tickets prices vary, but they usually start at around £5, and obviously get more expensive if you want a premium seat. They sometimes run student deals, but if you’re a regular film fan, the myLIMITLESS might be worth it. To see everything that’s on, go to their website!

As you can see, Swansea has a variety of cinemas for you to experience. If cinemas aren’t your thing and you’re looking for other things to do, read our article on 10 cheap things to do in Swansea for students!