Light House Media Centre, a registered charity, is the Black Country’s only independent cinema, housing two screens, 3 galleries and a café bar within the iconic Victorian architecture of The Chubb Buildings. Light House offers the city an eclectic packed programme of 21st century culture. It’s a meeting place of the curious, lively, friendly minds of Wolverhampton – a place to feel at home, relax, take in a film, knit or read a book with a coffee or bottle of wine – a hidden gem reflecting the best of our city and the world.

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Box Office & Gallery opening hours:

9am - 8.30pm
Sat & Sun
Open 45mins before first screening - 8.30pm

Highlights from our Blog

  1. 28 Jan

    David Bowie Celebration Day

    In 2013 we held a David Bowie party following the live screening of the V&A’s ‘David Bowie is Happening Now’ exhibition, which was a great success. In the wake of losing this influential artist, many customers have asked us to hold a follow up celebration of his life, through music, imagery and film. This will […]

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  2. 27 Jan

    Willard Wigan: Homecoming

    Willard’s exhibition at Light House opens to the public on Sunday 13th March, running until Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May. About Willard Wigan Willard Wigan MBE was raised in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton. He creates microscopic pieces of art, magnified for display. Typically theses are small enough to fit within the eye of a needle or on […]

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  3. 13 Jan

    Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain

    Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain will be screening at Light House on Friday 18th March. From directors Paul Sng and Nathan Hannawin, this film is part band documentary/part ‘State of the Nation’, and follows Sleaford Mods on a tour of the UK in the run up to the 2015 General Election. As they toured, the […]

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  4. 08 Jan

    Blog: Cinema and the tear-jerker

    Visitors to our matinées will be familiar with the Light House tissues – the official box which gets handed around the rows when we have a particularly emotional film. New Wolverhampton resident and Light House’s newest ambassador Ron Moy examines the tear-jerker in his latest blog: That “Little Tommy” moment: or the semiotics of tearful […]

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  5. 04 Jan

    Top Films of 2015

    Looking back over the past 12 months at Light House, we asked our reviewers and staff for their favourite films screened at Light House in 2015. From Mark Brennand of Light House Film Club 1. Selma (March) 2. Force Majeure (April) 3. The Theory of Everything (January) 4. Mad Max; Fury Road (June) P 5. […]

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  6. 01 Jan

    Silver Screen Year 2016

    2016 marks 25 years of Light House in The Chubb Buildings and 30 years since it started as a joint Council and Polytechnic initiative. In 1987, Light House Media Centre was named and formally opened, with films, exhibitions and educational events established at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. It moved to The Arena Theatre in 1989, then […]

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  7. 20 Dec

    Blog: To the Light House (or adventures in culture by a Virgin Woolf-frunian)

    To the Light House (or adventures in culture by a Virgin Woolf-frunian). A blog from new Wolverhampton resident, Ron Moy. It is a truth often acknowledged that long-term residents of any location are those least well equipped to appreciate its merits, or even to know what their area has to offer. This has certainly been […]

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  8. 12 Oct

    Doreen-The Movie

    Doreen, the first person ever to be diagnosed with Lazy Cow Syndrome, became an overnight comedy sensation when her monologue “Doreen’s Story” went viral on YouTube with over a million hits. Then came two sell-out stage shows and an autobiography. Now, the movie aims to put this regional treasure and the Black Country well and […]

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  9. 10 Sep

    Spectre and Holy Grail dates announced

    We’re all looking forward to the release of the new Bond – Spectre – which arrives in Wolverhampton on it’s first preview night of Monday 26th October, followed by previews and screenings daily through to 12th November. Look out for extra weekend matinée screenings and events in our forthcoming October programme. We also have a […]

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  10. 07 Sep

    Dalai Lama Awakening

    We are pleased to announce a special film event with director visit on Friday 2nd October. The film presents the profound and life-changing journey of innovative Western thinkers who travel to India to meet with the Dalai Lama to solve many of the World’s problems. The result was an inner transformation of the participants, as […]

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