Showcase Cinema De Lux Leicester
Leicester’s Cinema De Lux is part of the £350 million re-development, The Highcross shopping centre, which opened in September 2008. The Showcase is Leicester’s first multi-plex cinema, boasting 12 screens, cutting edge digital technology and a broad range of programming.
The Cinema De Lux is owned and operated by National Amusements Inc., which operate more than 850 cinema screens worldwide. The National Amusements Inc. deliver superior entertainment experiences under its three brands, Showcase, Multi-Plex and Showcase Cinema De Lux.
Tickets and Prices
There are different tickets available to buy at the Showcase Cinema De Lux:
- Family ticket – For a family of four, either two adults and two children or one adult and three children.
- Insider ticket – Insider card required for this ticket and you can sign up by visiting the website here. Becoming an Insider member offers you discounted admission (available after 7pm on Sundays and all day Mondays and Tuesdays) and you will be the first to hear about new movies and offers.
- Student ticket – Student ID needs to be presented when purchasing tickets.
- Baby Picture tickets – these selected viewings feature lowered film volume, soft lighting and viewers are free to move around the auditorium. Making it perfect for parents with young children. Baby Pictures takes place every Thursday at 10am.
You can also book tickets online by visiting the Showcase website.
Prices of each tickets are as follows:
- General ticket – Age 15+
£7.50 (Off Peak)
- Senior ticket – Age 60+
£6.85 (Off peak)
- Child ticket – Under 14’s
£6.85 (Off peak)
- Student ticket
£7.50 (Peak & off peak)
- Military ticket – Military ID required when booking. Price is available to individual and accompanying family.
£6.95 (Peak & off peak)
- Family ticket
£25.00 (Peak & off peak)
- Insider ticket
£6.00 (Peak & off peak)
- Baby Pictures ticket – Thursdays at 10:00am
The following extras can be added to any ticket and the cost will be added to the ticket price:
- Directors Hall –£3.50 (Off Peak), £5.50 (Peak)
- Over 18’s screening – £1.00 (Peak and Off Peak)
- 3D Films – £2.00 (Peak and Off Peak)
- 3D glasses – needed for all 3D films. May be kept and reused. £1.50 (Peak and Off Peak)
As the Cinema De Lux is part of the Highcross, there are two very close car parks available, the John Lewis Car Park and the Rooftop Car Park. Both car parks are open 24 hours and prices are listed below.
0-2 hours – £2.50
2-4 hours – £5.00
4-6 hours – £7.00
6-7 hours – £9.00
7-8 hours – £12.00
8+ hours – £20.00
There is also a special evening rate after 5pm which is £2.50.
Facilities at the Showcase Cinema De Lux
- 24 hour booking line
- Automated box office
- Dolby digital Sound
- Hearing assistance
- Stadium seating
- Elite services
- Real D 3D
- Sony 4K Projection
- VIP Directors Hall
- VIP Directors Lounge
- Party facilities
- Conference/meeting room
- Studio One Restaurant and Bar
The Showcase Cinema De Lux houses Studio One restaurant and bar, which is a smart and stylish place, perfect for a quick bite before or after a film. Not only are there snacks and light meals on the menu, a full three course meal is also an option for diners, alongside a children’s menu for the young ones. The restaurant is open to customers even if they are not watching a film.
Food and drink are also available in the VIP Directors Lounge, which is an intimate champagne and cocktail bar, exclusive to guests watching a film in the Directors Hall.
There is, of course, a selection of concessions available in the lobby of the Cinema De Lux. Whether you fancy a bag of pick’n’mix, some salted popcorn or just a bottle of water, it is all available to buy here.
Directors Hall & Directors Lounge
At the Showcase Cinema De Lux in Leicester, guest can purchase Directors Hall tickets which enable them to watch their selected film in an exclusive intimate auditorium. Extra wide seats are available in the Hall and guests get access to the equally exclusive Directors Lounge.
The Directors Lounge is a private bar for guests watching a film in the Hall. With a Directors Hall ticket, guests receive a complimentary non-alcoholic drink and a portion of popcorn. In the Lounge, there is a variety of food available, including sharing platters, cheeseboards and a selection of dessert. The Lounge also has a full bar service including an assortment of draught and bottled beers, wines and soft drinks. The Directors Lounge is restricted to over 18’s after 8pm and before this, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.
Real D 3D
The Showcase cinema in Leicester uses Real D 3D technology to enable viewers to watch films in 3D. A pair of 3D glasses are provided, allowing audiences not only to watch the movie, but experience it. Details are so rich and lifelike and a whole new perspective is opened up, bringing you right into the action and face to face with your favourite characters.
3D films with Real D 3D make for an amazing experience that you will not forget.
Sony Digital 4K
The cinema also uses state of the art technology, including Sony Digital 4k Projection, which is four times the resolution of full HD systems. Thus offering incredible levels of detail and the ultimate digital cinema experience for 2D and 3D films.
The Elite Serives team at the Showcase Cinema De Lux are on hand to assist with every need. They can help with booking tickets, help with booking parties, or can even book you a taxi to go home. The service desk is situated in the cinema lobby.
Reel Kool Parties – Reel Kool parties are perfect for children’s birthday parties. Prices are £11.25 per child and the package includes:
- Your own party room for 6-15 people
- Music DVD’s or cartoons showing
- A ‘Kool-Pack’ for each guest – including a film ticket, popcorn, ice-cream and a dispensed drink
- Birthday cake is available on request
- Choice of the latest film for your party, with reserved seating
- Two adults free admission
For more information or to book a party, call 0116 2615959
Ultimate Movie Party Packages – There are also packages available for parties other than children’s. It could be a hen night, a birthday or just a get together. Below are some examples of the packages on offer and what is included, but these can be tailored to your individual needs.
- Platinum package – from £22.50 per person
Ticket to film of choice
Glass of champagne
Premium canapé platter
- Gold package – from £17.50 per person
Ticket to film of choice
Selection of canapés
- Silver package – from £14.50 per person
Ticket to film of choice
Selection of nibbles
To book a Movie Party Package or to discuss any requirement, call 0116 2615959
Conferences & Meetings
At Leicester’s cinema, there are private cinema auditoriums available to hire for large or small corporate events. An experienced conference and events specialist will assist you in any way that they can. Catering options are also available.
Prestige Tickets are a great way to buy bulk tickets and save money. They are available in books of 50 and cost £327.50, working out at £6.55 per ticket. These tickets can be used over a 12 month period.
Gift Cards & Packs
Gift cards can be purchased and used towards any box office or concessions purchases at the Showcase cinema. Cards are available from £5.00.
Gift Packs contain everything needed for a great cinema trip. They are priced at £26.60 and include two standard admission vouchers, two regular dispensed soft drinks voucher and one large popcorn voucher.
There are also VIP Gift Packs available. All of the above are include, the difference being the admission tickets are to the Directors Hall with access to the Directors Lounge. The price for the VIP Packs are £29.60.
For any more information on any of the facilities at Leicester’s Showcase Cinema De Lux, please visit the Showcase website.