26 November 2023 / Annie Waite

Christmas 2023 at the Electric Palace Cinema

We've a dazzling array of events to help you celebrate the festive season in style. Add the gift of cinema to your Christmas list this year!

Looking for some cinematic entertainment this December? We've got you covered, with family films, alternative Christmas events, a festive quiz, fancy dress, a musical singalong and gifts galore!

Read on to discover what your Hastings hidden gem holds for you this Christmas...

Cafe open for Christmas shoppingCafe open for Hastings Old Town Christmas 2023

Saturday 2 December, 10.30am - 2pm

Put us on your shopping list for Saturday! Come along and enjoy the festive vibe, with classic Christmas film tunes, cake, hot chocolate, ice cream and more in our cosy cinema bar. Children and families welcome. If you're stuck for the perfect present, we'll have artwork, prints, postcards, Tshirts and posters, plus our classic red tote bag plus Electric Palace Gift Vouchers for those film fans in your life!

Find out more about the event >>

Festive Film Quiz 8 December (text) plus seasonal plants Festive Film Quiz 2023

Friday 8 December, 7.30pm

Join us for our traditional Christmas Film Quiz with your host Sean Hollebon and a guest round from Robin Elliott Knowles. Join our cine-nerds and pit your wits against the best film fanatics in Hastings!

Grab some friends and make a team - maximum of 6 per team, with great prizes up for grabs! Just £5 per person.

Book now for the quiz >>

Judy Garland and small child dancing and singing in a houseClub Camp presents: Meet Me In St Louis - singalong!

Friday 15 December, 7.30pm

Join us for ‘Club Camp' - our new regular interactive screenings hosted by the fabulous Pupin DeVert. Will she transform herself into Judy Garland for the evening? Come along to find out!

Celebrate the festive season with a special screening of this classic Christmas film. With Judy Garland at her most charming, this MGM love story with music is the perfect warm-up to your holiday fun. Singalong is encouraged - belt your heart out to classics like The Trolley Song and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

Book now for Meet Me In St Louis >>

A man and a woman look at each other in apartmentThe Apartment   

Thursday 21 December, 11am

Offering a different take on a classic Christmas film, Billy Wilder's multi Oscar-winning comedy drama is a perennial in Sight and Sound's Greatest Films of All Time lists. Thursday morning screenings include a free cuppa with your ticket.

Book now for The Apartment >>

A Man looks up in the dark to the sky1985     

Thursday 21 December, 7.30pm

A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family. This Christmas weepie gives a whole new take on going home for the holidays - beautifully written and performed "a rare miracle of a film".

Book now for 1985 >>

Boy in Christmas clothing screams in houseHome Alone   

Friday 22 December, 4pm and Saturday 23 December, 11am

New Saturday screening also added due to popular demand! A hilarious and heartwarming 1990s Christmas staple for all the family, perfect for bringing some festive cheer to the end of term. Includes Christmassy craft activity.

Book now for Home Alone >>

Large elf and small elfElf  - with fancy dress contest!

Friday 22 December, 7.30pm

A joyous, jaunty, laugh out loud Christmas film for all the family - with special prize for the best fancy dress elf!

Book now for Elf >>

Muppet puppets of a pig, frog and others standing in snowy sceneThe Muppet Christmas Carol

Saturday 23 December, 2.30pm

Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog and Michael Caine get festive in this family favourite Christmas classic. Join us for a sparkly cinematic experience!

Book now for The Muppet Christmas Carol >>

Family scene of people looking relievedIt's A Wonderful Life

Saturday 23 December, 7.30pm and Sunday 24 December, 11am

We screen it every year because we all love it! It's A Wonderful Life is one of the most popular and heartwarming films ever made and perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit!

Book now for It's A Wonderful Life >>

Need Christmas gift inspiration?

We have a range of Gift Vouchers to suit all budgets, and Electric Palace bags and prints on sale at the venue. And for a special film lover, why not surprise them and hire the cinema for a private do?

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