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colourful seats in DCA cinema


Bringing you new releases, vintage favourites and indie gems from around the world

Our cinema programme is developed entirely in-house at DCA. As well as new films and vintage favourites, the programme includes partnerships with Dundee organisations and touring film programmes, plus our own special previews and two fantastic annual festivals – Dundead and Discovery Film Festival.

The knowledge and experience we gain from working directly with our audiences helps to tailor our programme to local needs and interests. This is partly what makes a visit to the cinema at DCA so special.

We pride ourselves in finding films that we really believe our audiences here will love, and present them in the most comfortable and high-quality surroundings. We also want to make sure the cinema experience is as rich as possible and constantly look at new ways to connect - with great films and through special events, festivals, Q&As and quiz nights.

Artist Michelle Williams Gamaker introduces Black Narcissus at DCA Cinema

Regular special screenings

Artist's Choice

Our exhibiting artists are invited to select a programme of films to screen at DCA Cinema, exploring some of the themes and influences in their work.

Bring a Baby

Little ones under 12 months are welcome to come along when you enjoy a film with tea or coffee and a biscuit. We allow a little extra space for prams too!

Ciné Sundays 

Enjoy a breakfast roll and tea, coffee or orange juice with one of the latest new releases.

Discovery Family Film Club

The very best international films from around the world, especially for families, with Pay What You Can tickets.


Our monthly dive into horror films – check out the latest indie gems or revisit a classic title.

Senior Citizen Kane

For film fans aged 60+ and their friends or family. Enjoy refreshments and an introduction from a member of our Cinema team.


Cinema audience smiling at a Q and A
Photograph by Erika Stevenson
Brian Cox gestures during a Q and A at DCA Cinema
Two women in black sit on a stage at the front of DCA cinema, discussing a film. The screen behind them promotes a screening of The Red Shoes.
Projectionist adjusts a vintage projector in DCA projection booth