Launched in 2010, Picturehouse Entertainment is the distribution arm of City Screen, the owner and operator of 21 Picturehouse Cinemas. Its theatrical releases to date include: My Afternoons with Margueritte; Cave of Forgotten Dreams; The Future; Romantics Anonymous; The Source; Electrick Children; The Bird; The Imposter and Liberal Arts.
Picturehouse Entertainment also distributes a wide variety of non-film content to cinemas around the UK. This includes live satellite transmissions of seasons from world-class arts organisations, such as the Bolshoi Ballet, Glyndebourne and the National Theatre. It has also distributed special one-off events, such as Stephen Fry’s talk, The Fry Chronicles, Jamie Cullum live at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Leonardo Live, which brought a preview of the National Gallery's blockbuster exhibition to the big screen.
Following its first live transmission to cinema screens, Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball in 2006, City Screen harnessed developments in digital projection and satellite technology to pioneer the broadcast of alternative content in cinemas. It was the first to screen New York Metropolitan Opera productions in the UK, a programming strand that has proved extremely popular with audiences and is continuing to go strong in its sixth year.