Posted: 28 May 2018
#Area Guide A round-up of the most charming cinemas across the county
From Grade-II listed buildings to shepherd’s huts, Sussex is home to a wide number of historic and characterful cinemas. We’ve picked out a few of the best.
Duke of York’s Picturehouse
Sat just a stone’s throw from Brighton station, this Grade II-listed cinema serves up an eclectic mix of screenings - from the latest blockbusters to foreign arthouse films. The Duke of York is also the oldest purpose-build cinema in the UK.
Address: Preston Circus, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4NA
Telephone: 0871 902 5728
Worthing Dome is set in a stunning Edwardian building and excels in cinematic events. Expect to find thematic double bills, midnight screenings and film quizzes.
Address: 21-22 Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3PT
Telephone: 01903 823112
Run by a dedicated team of volunteers who strike a balance between theatre, film and live music, Hailsham Pavilion is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a screening. The cinema was also recently refurbished and has been restored to its former glory.
Address: George Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AE
Telephone: 01323 841414
From themed cinematic nights to live National Theatre and Royal Opera screenings, family-owned Uckfield Picturehouse prides itself on the breadth of its film offering.
Address: High Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AS
Telephone: 01825 764090
Hastings Electric Palace
The Hastings Electric Palace is the go-to destination for those with arthouse inclinations. This volunteer-run cinema specialises in thought-provoking films and documentaries.
Address: 39a High Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3ER
Telephone: 01424 720393
Situated in East Sussex, Kino Rye is an intimate cinema with just two screens. This local gem is also devoted to providing the best experience for film-lovers, including a diverse programme, Q&A screenings and state-of-the-art HD digital projection.
Address: Lion Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7LB
Telephone: 01797 226293
Widely known for its starring role in the annual Chichester International Film Festival, this cinema is a long-standing name on the film circuit. The welcoming and passionate environment also makes it the perfect place to spend an evening.
Address: New Park Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7XY
Telephone: 01243 786650
Roundhill Picture Palace
If you’re looking for a memorable cinema experience then you’ll struggle to top the Roundhill Picture Palace in Chichester. Step into the large shepherd’s hut and transport yourself back to the 1930s, complete with voluminous carpet and 14 original cinema seats.
Address: The Old Wash House, East Dean, West Sussex, PO18 0JF
Telephone: 01243 811447
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