Dates & Times

Wed 19 Jun 2024
Thu 20 Jun 2024
Thu 20 Jun 2024

Running time: 103 minutes

Flashing/flickering lights

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details

The screenings on Wed 19 Jun at 7.30pm and Thu 20 Jun at 2pm will have descriptive subtitles. The screening on Thu 20 Jun will be relaxed for people living with dementia.

12-year-old Rebecca, together with her father, relocates from the UK to Jerusalem seeking a fresh start following the tragic death of her mother.
A father and daughter. Male, white, bald with black/grey beard wearing a grey t-shirt, daughter white with mid-length brown hair.

Their old family home in the Valley of the Ghosts becomes the setting for mysterious events and an unlikely friendship between Rebecca and Rasha, a young Palestinian girl only she can see. Could it be that the walls of the house are infused with the history and emotions of past generations or is Rasha simply a figment of Rebecca’s imagination?

Two young girls are sat outside in the night. One is cross legged on the floor wearing a light t-shirt and jeans with brown mid-length hair, she is facing another girl who is perched on a stone wearing a purple dress with mid-length brown hair.

As Rebecca delves deeper into the secrets of the house, she discovers Rasha’s true identity and the shared loss that binds them.

A young girl sat on a bus looking out of the window, it is night time. She has mid-length brown hair wearing a red t-shirt and denim dungarees.

‘gentle Palestinian film is haunted by Middle East history’ – Financial Times

‘A House In Jerusalem not only about the ghosts of the past; it’s about the ghosts created every day’ – Cineramafilm

‘The classic devices of children’s fiction are given fresh purpose in Muayad Alayan’s atmospheric ghost story’ – Eye For Film

Director: Muayad Alayan

Cast: Johnny Harris,  Miley Locke,  Sherazade Makhoul Farrell

  • Information about screenings with descriptive subtitles

    Descriptive subtitles, sometimes referred to as subtitles for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people or captions, transcribe dialogue and relevant aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects, attempting to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an equal experience to those who are able to watch films without descriptive subtitles. Descriptive subtitles would include speech identifiers and descriptive elements such as [door slamming] and [kettle whistling].

  • Seating accessibility information


    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.

  • BBFC rating information (may contain spoilers)

    Threat and horror

    A child falls into water and nearly drowns before rescue arrives. There is a brief and moderately intense sequence of gun threat. Other scenes contain moderate supernatural threat, when a girl finds evidence of a mysterious intruder in her home and later encounters the ghost of another child; though the girl is initially frightened, we eventually learn that the ghost means her no harm.


    A couple lie in bed together after discreetly implied off-screen sex.

    Injury detail

    Accidental injuries, including those caused by an off-screen car accident, result in mild images of blood on people’s faces.

    Dangerous behaviour

    A child drugs an adult’s drink with crushed sleeping pills, without lasting ill effects. In another scene a child nearly drowns after climbing into a disused well.


    There are upsetting scenes in which a child and her father grieve over the death of her mother; a flashback scene shows the girl frantically trying to wake her mother in the aftermath of an off-screen car crash. Other scenes feature verbal references to the displacement of Palestinian Arabs during the 1948 Palestinian War. The themes of loss, grief and trauma, which run throughout the film, are handled in a thoughtful and empathetic manner.

    Flashing/flickering lights

    This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.