Cinemas in Sussex

Ditchling Film Society - next film

There's a great variety of Cinemas in Sussex, ranging from small, enthusiastic village film societies which meet once a month or so, through to the giant multiplexes with several cinemas and numerous daily screenings.

Cinemas in Brighton and Hove

The Duke of York's Cinema
The distinctive, stripey legs, which kick skywards from the roof, make the Duke of York's Cinema a familiar landmark.Located on Preston Circus, the Duke of York's shows the best of current, classic, cult, independent and foreign-language releases. Opened on 22nd September 1910, this was one of Brighton's first 'picture palaces' and one of the earliest cinemas in the world! Today, it has been lovingly restored to create a warm and comfortable film-viewing environments. With plush, armchair-style seats and a coffee bar selling a delicious range of food and fairtrade tea and coffee, the Duke of York's has become widely known as an arts cinema and a venue for a great range of specialist, film-related events.

Duke of York's Cinema
Preston Circus

Tel: 0871 704 2056

Odeon, Brighton Marina seafront
Eight cinemas showing a range of recent releases, make this a convenient Brighton film venue. This Odeon on the seafront also has a small fastfood outlet and parking nearby.

Odeon Brighton
West Street

Telephone: 0871 22 44 007

Cineworld, Brighton Marina
Not the most beautiful location but very convenient for an afternoon out with the family, or a child's Birthday treat, as you can combine a cinema trip with a visit to the bowling alley opposite. There are plenty of child-friendly eateries nearby too. Parking couldn't be easier, alternatively, you can take a bus from Brighton along the sea-front to the Marina.

Brighton Marina

Telephone: 0871 200 2000

Other Cinemas in Brighton

Brighton Cinemateque
Media Centre
9-12 Middle Street
East Sussex

Tel: 0791 9184417

Cinema in Burgess Hill

Orion Cinema, Burgess Hill
Delightful, old cinema, now with three screens, comfortable seats with great views of the screen and several screenings each day. To book by phone: 01444 243300

Cineworld, Crawley
London Road, Unit 1 - Crawley Leisure Park, Crawley RH10 8LR
Tel:0871 200 2000

Cinemas and Film Clubs in Sussex Downland villages and towns

Ditchling Village Film Society
Ditchling Film Society was started 27 years ago by local film enthusiasts and has been meeting in the village hall at 8pm on the first Thursday of each month (apart from August and September), ever since. Ditchling Film Society is renowned locally for its intelligent and eclectic choice of films, with special screenings, silent classics, discussions with directors, and refreshments.

Lewes Film Club
The Lewes Film Club is run by a committee of volunteer film enthusiasts and is a non-profit making venture. Their aim is to bring a interesting range of arthouse, classic and foreign films, not normally shown at commercial cinemas, to the residents of Lewes and the surrounding area at very low prices!

The club was formed in 1986 by a group of volunteers who wanted to show some films in the All Saint Centre Arts Centre in Lewes, a town that no longer had a cinema.

They run a season of 22 films from September to May mostly showing on Friday nights at the All Saints Centre, Friars Walk.

Lewes Cinema
Lewes Cinema is independently operated at the:

All Saints Arts Centre,
Friars Walk,

Tel: 01903 523833

Other Cinemas in Sussex

There are clearly many more cinemas in Sussex, however, the following is an initial list of those cinemas within about 30 miles of Brighton. This list will be gradually extended.

Dome Cinema, Worthing
Located in a recently restored Grade II listed Edwardian building, the Dome Cinema in Worthing has two screens, a bar and a lift! Monday night features are at the bargain price of £3.22 Marine Parade
West Sussex

01903 823112

Curzon Cinema, Eastbourne
14 Langney Road
East Sussex
BN21 3EU

01323 731441

Cineworld, Eastbourne
Sovereign Harbour Retail Park
Pevensey Bay Road
East Sussex
BN23 6JH

0871 200 2000

Hailsham Pavilion
Beautifully restored and reminiscent of the 'Golden Days of Cinema', Hailsham Pavilion is both a cinema and a theatre, with a full programme of live events. Is there lovelier cinemas in Sussex?
George Street
East Sussex
BN27 1AE

01323 841414

The Capitol, Horsham
Also doubling up as a live events venue, the Capitol in Horsham is a very popular local resource for concert and theatre goers as well as those who want to see the latest films.
The Capitol, North Street,
Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1RG
Box Office: 01403 750220

Picture House, Uckfield
The Uckfield Picture House first started showing films in August 1920. I wonder if any other cinemas in Sussex have been showing films for longer?High Street
East Sussex
TN22 1AS

01825 763 822

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