essential info

All the information you'll need to make sure your trip to The Light Cambridge is a fantastic one.

How to book

You can book online, choose your film and time from the list on the website. You will then be presented with ticket types. Select which one you would like, choose your seats and then follow instructions on payment by credit card.

Alternatively you can come into the cinema, either on the day or in advance, and book your tickets with a member of staff.


How do I choose my seats when booking online?

The website will automatically allocate seats when you book. If you are not happy with these and want to change them, just click on the allocated seats. This will remove them. You can then put them where you want to sit.

I booked online and now I can't make it. Can I change my tickets?

We are happy to change tickets to an alternative screening, as long as the new screening follows the same pricing rules. I.e., we can't change Wednesday afternoon tickets to a Saturday because the pricing is different. We just need your booking reference to make the changes and you don't need to come into the cinema. To collect your new tickets you can use the same booking reference when you arrive at the cinema.

I accidentally put in the wrong email address and now I haven't got my confirmation email.

We can search by name and phone number, so don't worry if you haven't got your email. If you let us know ahead of time, we can also give you your booking reference number so you can collect tickets when you arrive.

I haven't got a printer. How do I use my online tickets?

Your tickets can be printed in the cinema, either by using the ATM at the front of the foyer or by giving your details to a member of till staff. You can also show your confirmation email on your phone.

If you have a query that is not answered on this page, please talk to a member of staff.

Ticket prices

Ticket prices Adult Child Services Student & Senior Family
Peak £9.95 £7.95 £7.95 £7.95 £31.80
From 5pm Monday to Friday. All day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
Off Peak £8.95 £6.95 £6.95 £6.95 £27.80
From 12 noon until 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
£5 Before Noon £5.00 £5.00 £5.00 £5.00
Before 12pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
Family AM £3.00 £3.00 £3.00 £3.00
Weekend mornings and during school holidays. See our Family AM page to find out what's on


Child  - 17 years and under

Adult - aged 18 and over

Senior - aged 60 and over; valid ID required

Services - For members of the Blue Light Card and Defence Discount Service schemes. You will need to show a current membership card when collecting your tickets. For more information and eligibility criteria, please visit or

Students - requires valid photo ID

Family - a group of four with one or two adults and the rest children


£5 Before Noon
All tickets for all weekday films that start before or at 12pm are just £5.

*Excludes weekends, bank holidays and IMAX.

Bargain Wednesday
Tickets £6.60 all day excluding IMAX.

Meerkat Movies
2-4-1 tickets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays exclusively for customers (not available online or special events, and it doesn't include Light Arts or IMAX)

3D Films

3D glasses are £1.50 to purchase - keep the glasses and bring them back everytime you come and watch a film.

CEA Cards

We are a member of the Cinema Exhibitors Association (CEA). If you are a disabled person, you can apply for a CEA card that allows a carer free admission when they attend the cinema with you.


We offer Cambridge's only IMAX experience.

Peak / off-peak ticket(s): + £5 per ticket price & + £20 per family ticket price.

infinity: No increase to monthly tariff, £5 charge per IMAX ticket.

For IMAX listings click, here. For Further IMAX info click, here

gift vouchers

Gift cards are available at the box office or as an eGift Card. eCards work just like normal gift cards and can be loaded from £5 to £100. We deliver them by email to you - or to the person you want to treat - within a few minutes They are valid for use on cinema tickets and concessions, including popcorn, drinks and sweets.

Opening times

Open daily 10.00-11.00am (when first films begins).

Close (approx. 11pm after last film shown).

Transport & Parking

There is a NCP car park next to the site. You can save money on your parking by getting your ticket validated in the cinema. The cinema is also a five minute walk from Cambridge train station.


The building is fully accessible with escalators and a lift.

Do you offer autism-friendly screenings?

Yes, we run special screenings for our extra-special guests. They are run without adverts and film trailers, the lights are dimmed but not turned off and the sound is lowered. All screenings are put on our autism friendly page once they are planned in.

I am hearing impaired. Can you cater for me?

We have a digital system for Hearing loops are installed throughout the cinema and we offer regular subtitled screenings. Please see our subtitled screenings page for details of what's coming up. If you would like to see a particular film that's not listed, please let us know.

Do you offer audio described films?

We have a system that provides audio commentary for our visually impaired customers. Please speak to a member of staff to find out whether this works for your film.

Are you fully accessible for disabled customers?

All of our screens are fully accessible with wheelchair spaces and there is a lift to access our upstairs screens.

Where are your wheelchair spaces in the screens?

In the majority of our screens, the wheelchair spaces are at the front of the screen. If you would like to watch a film in a particular screen, please enquire with a member of staff who will be able to inform you which screen it is playing in.

food policy

We politely request that patrons do not bring food or drink purchased outside the premises into our auditoriums. In all matters, the decision of the manager on duty is final.

frequently asked questions


How do I find out what's showing?

Click onto our weekly guide or the film finder to see what's showing. If you want to know what's coming up, visit the coming soon page.

On some of your upcoming films, it says (CTBA). What does this mean?

This means Certificate To Be Announced. The BBFC has not yet announced what rating that particular film will be.

My child is 14. Can they come to a 15 film if I am with them?

No. 15 films are only for people aged 15 or over, no exceptions. This is licensing law.

What does a 12A rating mean?

12A means that under 12s can watch a film as long as they are accompanied by an adult. We advise checking the BBFC Insight on the BBFC website which will inform you why that particular film has been given that rating, i.e. bad language, violence.

    How many people are on a family ticket?

    A family ticket is for four people. This can be made up of one adult and three children or two adults and two children.

    Do you charge extra for 3D?

    When you first come to a 3D screening, there is a £1.50 one-off charge to purchase a pair of glasses. But these are yours to keep, so hang onto them and bring them back when you come to another 3D screening.

    Are carers admitted free of charge?

    We are a member of the Cinema Exhibitors Association (CEA). If you are a disabled person, you can apply for a CEA card that allows a carer free admission when they attend the cinema with you.

    Do you accept Meerkat Movies codes?

    We are part of Meerkat Movies. You can use the codes on Tuesdays or Wednesdays all day. (Not including IMAX)

If you have a query that is not answered on this page, please talk to a member of staff.

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