"It is all about the experience, a pint in a pub is worth two at home. There is something magical about enjoying a film with an audience. That is why we are here."

Gerald Parkes, Founder.

Parkway was founded in 1983, by Gerald Parkes and his wife Denise. The business has always been fiercely independent, seeking to show the widest range of films and events in a genuinely welcoming environment.

We have grown to be one of the most successful independent cinema companies in the country, with cinemas in Cleethorpes, Louth, Barnsley, Beverley and Workington.


Gerald Parkes was proud to receive an MBE for services to the UK cinema industry in 2013. He sadly passed away shortly afterwards, but the business goes from strength to strength with Denise, sons Gerrard & Richard and all of our awesome staff.

We’re independently owned, and independently minded.

We think creating a great a cinema is about much more than what happens on screen, and we pride ourselves on offering exceptional service, and genuine hospitality.

Parkway Cinema – your independent choice.

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