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A huge thanks to the nearly 100 people who took our recent online survey about the Electric Palace. We’re now working through your comments and acting upon your suggestions.
On Sunday 16th June 2013 "the authority on silent movies in the UK", Pamela Hutchinson, will be taking cinemagoers on a lively journey through the early years of cinema, as she picks out the best classic and forgotten clips from the silent film world. A Q&A will follow the talk.
Silver Screenings take place every Thursday at 11am (doors open 10:30am), with all tickets for these screenings now £4. Included within the ticket price is a free cup of tea or coffee for everyone.
On Saturday May 25th 2013, we welcome back to the Electric Palace the inventive and energetic quiz masterminds, George and Thom, for another bout of cinema-connected chin-scratching. Join us for the now legendary Film Quiz night that all moviegoers can enjoy.
From 26-28 April, the Electric Palace Cinema is presenting the first ever film festival featuring films sourced from Hastings.
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We are 10 years old this October 2012! We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all of our amazing volunteers who have helped through the past 10 years, without their support it would have been impossible to run the Electric Palace.
The Electric Palace is delighted to launch a weekly screening aimed at our senior visitors who prefer to enjoy films during the daytime. The screenings will take place every Thursday at 11am (doors open 10:30am) there will be a free cup of tea or coffee for everyone.
Unfortunately screenings of The Artist planned for 23 - 27 May have had to be postponed due to a delay in the release date. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. We have rescheduled the screenings for: Wed 4 July // Thur 5 July // Fri 6 July // Sat 7 July // Sun 8 July. Tickets are available online for the new dates now. http://www.electricpalacecinema.com/ The planned screenings of The Artist have been replaced by HUGO
The Jerwood Gallery opens to the public on 17 March 2012 with an exhibtion of paintings by Rose Wylie: Big Boys Sit in the Front, for its inaugural exhibition. www.jerwoodgallery.org/ The Electric Palace is featuring two of the films of inspiration to Rose Wylie Silent Light // Sun 1 April // 8pm // My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done // Sun 3 June // 8pm
The Iron Lady -------- The Descendants ---------- The Artist ----------- My Week With Marliyn ------- Shame ----- dates to be confirmed
Christmas Films: .... Due to popular demand all tickets for the Christmas films this year will be available to book online (we normally only sell half the tickets in advance) so avoid disappointment and book your tickets now for A Muppet Christmas Carol, Its A Wonderful Life and Holly and the Ivy.
The screening of Life in a Day has been CANCELLED on Saturday 15 October due to Bonfire Night. But don’t miss out - you can still watch it on: Thursday 13 October, Friday 14 October & Sunday 16 October, doors open at 7:15pm, the film starts at 8pm Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Autumn Film Programme 2011 - Out Now! Our new season Electric Palace programme is out now - online listings for October and November are online and the full paper programme taking you until Christmas will be available at the end of the week.
Come to the Electric Palace for our first ever film quiz. All questions about cinema, celebrities and movie scores. There will be fun, there will be prizes, there will be booze and there will be blood. September 5th, 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Limited seating so come early in teams of four. £3/person. Plentiful bar.
CELEBRATE LGBT HISTORY Tuesday 8 March Singer Carol Prior presents her film Waiting For The Green Light (Made for Channel 4 in 1985) Tickets • Film screening • Carol Prior live performance • Lesbian history discussion • Licenced bar The Electric Palace Cinema (doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start) Tickets £3 Telephone Barbara 01424 44 0928 to book a ticket (limited spaces!)
Wed 25 May // FREE // 7pm - 10pm // The popular user content/bring-your-film night will once again be hosted by the Electric Palace Cinema. If you are a moving image maker of any kind, we invite you to attend and screen extracts of your shorts, documentaries and installations. Projection Space represents a great opportunity to have your work screened and gauge the audience’s response to your work, obtain constructive feedback and meet potential collaborators. This event is open to all, not just those with films to show.
Wed 9 February 2011 // 8pm // Please note this screening has been INCORRECTLY listed in the Electric Palace programme as 9 March // Beyond Surveillance is a collection of art works developed in response to and in counteraction against surveillance technologies, with a panel of speakers discussing the consequences of and alternatives to surveillance in our daily life. Artist and curator Manu Luksch has selected several works which she will introduce which explore differing aspects of re-activism to surveillance technologies.
This latest Electric Palace Cinema film programme - April, May & June 2010 has been inspired by this years BAFTA nominates and winners. We have put together a special Electric Palace film programme featuring many of the impressive selection of nominated and award winning feature films including: The Road, Its Complicated, Nowhere Boy, Julie and Julia, An Education, Glorious 39, The Hurt locker, A Serious Man, Bright Star.
We are tying to continue to open as normal through the the snowy weather, why not take a winter walk to the Electric Palace then enjoy a cosy film with a glass of wine - what could be better?
Fri 30 April 2010 Dust down your best Scottish Accent, dress up as your favourite character and come join with the singing, buttock-slapping and dialogue of this horror classic. Your hosts David Bramwell and Eliza Skelton will get things warmed up with a little live music, stories, and fun, lead you through the actions and lyrics for the songs then at the witching hour you’ll be given a pagan hymn book and goody-bag full of surprises, we’ll roll the film and may god have mercy on your soul!
On Saturday 28thAugust, Eat @ the Park Cafe, Alexandra Park, Hastings will be showing the fabulous film HAIRSPRAY as their outdoor summer screening. Staring John Travolta & Michelle Pfeiffer. Tickets available on the door only; £4 per adult, £2 per child under 14. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a BBQ, Bar and Refreshments available from 7.30pm, film at sunset. No alcohol to be brought into the park. Facebook, ‘Eat @ Hastings’
FILM FASHION - Special Event: Introduced by Producer James Collie followed by a Q & A. Special edition DVD's available to purchase. This week - Wed 3 Feb at 9pm DON'T MISS THIS - Book Online Now!
The Electric Palace will be closed during the Christmas period from Thursday 23 December, we reopen with our new season’s programme on Wednesday 5 January 2011. The cinema is still available to hire for all of your Christmas Parties throughout this period just email email@example.com for more information.
It’s a Wonderful Life - Sun 20 Dec 3pm screening has been cancelled. Unfortunately this afternoon screening as been cancelled due to a double booking – apologies to everyone who was hoping to attend this event. Advance bookings will be refunded in full. The evening screenings of It’s a Wonderful Life on Sat 19th Dec and Sun 20th Dec at 8pm are still running as advertised. Our apologies once again.
Enjoy a Bollywood Film in the Durbar Hall at Hastings Sat 17 Oct ..... 7:30pm ..... Museum and Art Gallery part of the Indian Summer Exhibition. With dazzling musical numbers, India's biggest leading man in Shah Rukh Khan, and cameos by nearly every Bollywood star, Om Shanti Om is a blockbuster extravaganza, with comedy, melodrama, action and suspense in a mix of epic proportions.
The Electric Palace Cinema had a great write up in the Guardian Newspaper last week - "Take a seat outdoors, in your car, in art deco splendour or even on a rooftop, with our pick of the best film venues in Britain" The Electric Palace was listed as one of the three 'Best boutique cinemas' in the UK!
Sorry this film screening has been cancelled due to a change in the release date. It has been replaced with LA VIE EN ROSE another chance to watch this stunning portait of Edith Piaf
I’ve Loved You So Long Sunday 5 April 3pm A huge apology to those of you who turned up for a 3pm screening of I Loved You So Long on Sunday 5 April. This was a programme error which we simply had not noticed as the screening was meant to be at 8pm and we had no idea (until it was pointed out to us on Sunday evening) that the time was wrong in the paper version of the programme. Our apologies for all of the inconvenience this oversight has caused.
We are currently writing the EP Cinema programme for April, May & June 2009. In anticipation of this we are currently trying to reduce our 'paper' mailing list. If you recieve the Electric Palace Programme via Post and Email please consider if you need the paper version. If you don't, just email the Electric Palace with your postal address to remove your details from our postal database. firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU!
Apologies to everyone who hoped to watch London Nobody Knows / Les Bicyclettes De Belsize on Thursday Night, unfortunatley this screening was cancelled. However the screening tonight (Friday 27 March) will be taking place as as advertised. Online booking is available.
Hire the Electric Palace Cinema for a unique Christmas Staff Party, we can provide the venue, film, catering and festive extras for an unforgettable event. From only £80 for up to 50 people its excellent value for money!
Merry Christmas Everyone! Thank you for all of your custom and support for the past year. We are closing for a short break from 22 December - 2 January. We look forward to seeing you again in the New Year with a fantastic new season of films, including: Mamma Mia, The Dutchess, Man on Wire, Burn After Reading, and the welcome return of SATURDAY MORNING PICTURES with a great selection of kids films. The new film programme will be published later this week. all the best Rachel & Rebecca
Sun 28 Sept 2pm We are holding an afternoon of film screenings showing archive film of Hastings and St Leonards - Can you help? We would love to see your old films of people, places and events in the area. Please get in touch.
Online bookings on this new website are now live!
Show and Tell for video/image makers Lecture Theatre, 4th Floor, University Centre Hastings, Havelock Road 6 – 9pm | FREE EVENT Deadline for submissions Tuesday 13th July at the Media Enterprise Centre The Media Enterprise Centre will be re-launching “Projection Space” on Wednesday 14th July. In conjunction with the Electric Palace and The St. Leonards Film Society, the popular user content/bring-your-film night previously hosted quarterly at the Electric Palace will now be held in Lecture Theatre at the University Centre Hastings. If you are a video or image maker of any kind, we would like you to attend and screen extracts of your latest shorts, documentaries, installations or AV compositions.This event is free, but booking is essential – please contact Kay to confirm your attendance – K.Bullen@brighton.ac.uk
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