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Hiding in Plain Sight: Leeds City Centre Cinema Audio Tour

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23 Jul 2021 - 31 Dec 2022

Welcome to the Hiding in Plain Sight: Leeds City Centre Cinema Audio Tour, presented by the Hyde Park Picture House, as part of our heritage lottery funded engagement project.

During the walking tour you will be guided around the city centre, where we’ll visit sites of our historic cinemas, learn about Leeds cinematic heritage, and discover the physical traces that can still be found, hiding in plain sight…

The tour is completely free and starts at the Leeds Train Station on City Square. It will take roughly 1 ½ - 2 hours (1.5 miles) and is at ground level throughout. You will need a mobile device and data connection to access the tour website.

To start your tour visit our Hiding in Plain Sight Walking Tour website and follow the instructions.

To find out more about the Hiding in Plain Sight project, please visit our Hiding in Plain Sight website, where you can discover the other lost cinemas of Leeds, see images and upload your own cinema-going memories.

We hope you enjoy the tour!

This audio tour and the Hiding in Plain Sight website is funded & supported by Leeds Inspired & Heritage Lottery.

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

This tour has been commissioned by the Hyde Park Picture House to increase an understanding of the cinematic history of Leeds, and to encourage and support the preservation of the cinemas that still survive, cinemas that are essential to our shared culture and community. Preserve cinema history by donating to the Hyde Park Picture House.  Donate now at

  • Wheelchair access
  • Audio Described

We’ve tried to make this tour as accessible and easy to use as possible. If you have any problems, please contact and we’ll be happy to help you.

  • The tour is at ground level throughout
  • There are many places to stop & take a break during the tour
  • If you would prefer to read the transcript during the tour, you can download the PDF here  
The Hyde Park Picture House
  • Free Event
  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Audio Described
  • Guided Tours
  • Heritage
  • Talk
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