Cineworld Barnsley hosts exciting gala celebration and opens to the public

We've got exciting news. Cineworld Barnsley has opened to film fans following a glitzy and exciting celebratory gala.

On September 22, the local community turned out in style to Cineworld Barnsley. We were thrilled to host a private screening of Tom Cruise's magnificent Top Gun sequel Top Gun: Maverick and the newly released thriller Don’t Worry Darling, starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles.

The new Barnsley cinema, located in The Glass Works, features 13 state-of-the-art screens including an IMAX with Laser auditorium, a multi-sensory 4DX extreme cinema experience and ScreenX, which is a 270-degree wrap-around screen that surrounds you in your seat.

Want to find out more? Of course you do. Scroll down to discover more about the cinema itself and all the thrilling ways you can watch the latest blockbusters at Cineworld Barnsley.

How did Cineworld Barnsley celebrate its gala opening?

We invited some very special guests down to mark this special occasion.

In attendance at the gala were three of the four local artists who helped honour the cultural legacy of Barnsley in a campaign ahead of the opening:

  • David ‘Dai’ Bradley - Highly regarded actor known for playing Billy Casper in the acclaimed cult film Kes, directed by Ken Loach and shot in Barnsley in 1969
  • Graham Ibbeson - Professional artist known for realistic and figurative sculptures such as Stan and Ollie as well as the Barry Hines Kes tribute statue in the town centre
  • Lee Hinchcliffe - Social media personality, YouTube star and CBBC television presenter

Scroll down to check out some slick behind-the-scenes shots of David, Graham and Lee at the packed event.

Cineworld Barnsley gala opening

Cineworld Barnsley gala opening

And here are a couple of snaps of the thronging auditorium on the night itself, indicating how the local community turned out for the event.

Cineworld Barnsley gala opening

Cineworld Barnsley gala opening

No doubt you want to know more about what's on offer at Cineworld Barnsley itself? Scroll down to get all the essential details.

What is IMAX at Cineworld Barnsley?

With its enlarged screen ratio, expansive scope and immersive 12-channel sound technology, IMAX is a bold and extraordinary way of experiencing your favourite blockbusters.

The experience is set apart by its next-generation dual 4K laser projection system which features a new optical engine and a suite of proprietary IMAX technologies that delivers 100% greater brightness and five times more contrast compared to industry norms, displaying the most distinct, exotic colours ever available on-screen.

Here is a snap of your massive new IMAX with Laser auditorium at Cineworld Barnsley.

Cineworld Barnsley IMAX

Currently on release in IMAX at Cineworld Barnsley: the re-release of James Cameron's mighty Avatar, the aforementioned Top Gun: Maverick and Steven Spielberg's seat-gripping masterpiece Jaws, which has made its IMAX debut this very year.

Find out more about IMAX in the following video.

What is 4DX at Cineworld Barnsley?

4DX is a thrilling multisensory experience unique to Cineworld cinemas in the UK and Ireland. Moving seats combine with wind, rain, scents and other effects to put you in the heart of the action.

Here's a shot of your seriously awesome new Cineworld Barnsley 4DX auditorium.

Cineworld Barnsley 4DX

4DX movies currently on release at Cineworld Barnsley: Avatar and Top Gun: Maverick. Coming soon: the 40th-anniversary re-release of horror classic Poltergeist and the 20th-anniversary re-release of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Watch the following video to learn more about the immersive capabilities of 4DX.

What is ScreenX at Cineworld Barnsley?

State-of-the-art ScreenX, a Cineworld UK exclusive, uses 270° projection, expanding the parameters of a given movie onto the side walls of the auditorium for a truly atmospheric experience.

Here's a snap of Cineworld Barnsley's majestic ScreenX auditorium in all its 270° glory.

Cineworld Barnsley ScreenX

You can currently experience Spider-Man: No Way Home, Bullet Train, Elvis and Top Gun: Maverick in ScreenX at Cineworld Barnsley.

Delve into the secrets of ScreenX in the following video.

What else do I need to know about Cineworld Barnsley?

Want to take your favourite snacks into the movie? Tuck into freshly popped popcorn, Baskin Robbins Ice Cream, Rollover hot dogs and Nachos and ICEE frozen drinks.

Movie fanatics can also take advantage of a range of offers at Cineworld Barnsley including discounted Movies for Juniors screenings for just £2.50 on Saturdays, Sundays, and school holidays, as well as the Cineworld family ticket where adults pay kids’ prices, and Student NUS discount. The cinema will also be available for private venue hire.


What about Cineworld Unlimited members?

For only £15.99 per month, Cineworld Unlimited members get (you guessed it) access to an unlimited amount of movies. The question is: what will you watch?

Additionally, your Unlimited card unlocks discounts on cinema snacks, access to advance screenings, and no online booking fees.

All Cineworld Unlimited members will also get access to a free tastecard as part of their membership, which lets cardholders tuck into 2-for-1 meals or 50% off food at thousands of restaurants as well as saving up to 50% off tickets to attractions, aquariums, theme parks and more.

Not yet part of the club? Click here to sign up to Cineworld Unlimited.

Where can I find out more about Cineworld Barnsley?

Visit our Facebook page and stay up to date on Twitter @Cineworld.