19 May 2024 / Annie Waite

David Tibet-curated cult cinema weekend

Join us for two handpicked film events with David Tibet on 25 and 26 May, with signed Current 93 artworks also available to buy.

UPDATE 10 June 2024: The posters are now SOLD OUT! We will update this page with further information if we are able to make any further posters available.

Grab your very own original artworks by David Tibet and his partner, visual artist Ania Goszczyńska. Many were snapped up at the screenings but we still have some available in the cinema to buy for £20.

If you'd like to purchase a poster, please email us at info@electricpalacecinema.com to arrange payment postage (an additional postage fee will apply).

Framed artwork showing group of people in victorian dress, with paint splodges over their faces

We are delighted that David Tibet (pictured above, centre) of British hallucinatory supergroup Current 93, has chosen a selection of cult films that have inspired and entertained him, for two special screenings at the Electric Palace on 25 and 26 May.

David will introduce his film choices, Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and A Dark Song, in person next weekend for our Cult Cinema Weekend.

The screenings coincide with a sold-out performance from his band, Current 93, elsewhere in Hastings over the same weekend, and following their also sold-out London appearance prior to the screenings.

During the Cult Cinema Weekend screenings we will be displaying some original artworks of David’s and his partner, visual artist Ania Goszczyńska, and you will be able to buy some signed Current 93 artworks at the screenings, too.

two men looking at each otherSweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street + short film

Saturday 25 May 2024, 2.30pm

Includes short film 'London After Dark', with live introduction from David Tibet of Current 93.

The films feature the terrifying talents of Newcastle’s Norman Carter—otherwise known as ‘Tod’—Slaughter – the first true icon of British horror cinema.

As part of this special presentation, in addition to Sweeney Todd, we are screening “London After Dark”, a short silent film featuring Tod Slaughter’s first ever cinematic appearance, with an original Current 93 soundtrack, alongside a collective listen to the original radio broadcast of Tod Slaughter and Company performing Sweeney Todd.

Criminally overlooked by film historians, and only previously seen in compromised versions, these cult cinema classics have been newly restored using original film materials preserved at the BFI National Archive.

Book now for Sweeney Todd >>

monster and young girlA Dark Song + Intro from David Tibet

Sunday 26 May 2024, 2.30pm

This film is a modern occult-themed classic starring Steve Oran and Catherine Walker, and a uniquely disturbing slice of British cult cinema. Bereaved mother Sophia rents a house in the countryside of Wales and hires the occultist Joseph Solomon to contact her son, who she suspects was kidnapped and murdered by black magicians.

Book now for A Dark Song >>

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