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 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!
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.
Club 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.
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.
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".
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.
Elf - 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!
The 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!
It'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!
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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