26 January 2024 / Annie Waite

Family Fridays after school screenings

Immerse your brood in the magic of cinema with regular Friday 4pm screenings for all the family. All tickets £5!

Join us for some family fun and entertainment at the end of each month!

Every Family Friday screening starts at 4pm (doors open at 3.30pm for a pre-screening craft activity) and ends by 6pm, so gather your family and friends, partner up with other parents and grab this great opportunity to relax and unwind after a busy week.  See below for the films coming up...

Ice cream on a table in a bowlScreenings include a pre-film activity plus the opportunity to buy snacks and drinks before the film starts! And guess what? We now have delicious 'Simply' ice cream available, made with natural local ingredients. Spread the word...

Great value £5 tickets

All tickets for Family Friday screenings are just £5 (and at other times everyone under 21 can now attend most of our other screenings for just £5 too)! So bring the family for a great night out. Bring Grandpa, cousins and aunties...

Please note, children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult (minimum one adult per four children). Spaces are limited so advance booking is recommended.

Screenings coming up for Family Fridays:


  • Doors open at 3.30pm for pre-film snacks and activities
  • Screenings start at 4pm
  • (Usually) screenings take place on the last Friday of the month, 4pm - 6pm
  • Dressing up and singalong is encouraged!

Where? Here! At the Electric Palace cinema at 39a High Street, Hastings Old Town.

Toy Story

Friday 2nd February 2024, 3.30pm

Plus mini-animation workshop to bring your old toys to life!
Join us for this children’s film classic, one of the most brilliantly entertaining animated films for both children and adults!

The pre-film activity will include using the Aardman Animator app. Download it in advance so you're all ready to go. Note: the app is only available on the app store for iPhone and iPad.

Book now for Toy Story >>

Brave - Plus readings and activities inspired by ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’

Friday 1st March 2024, 3.30pm

The first Disney movie to be directed by a woman with Princess Merida inspired by her own free spirited daughter! Part of our International Women’s Day series of celebrations.

Book now for Brave >>

Peter Rabbit - Plus Beatrix Potter art workshop

Friday 29th March 2024, 3.30pm

Kick-start your Easter holidays with this hilarious version of mischievous bunnies fighting for their rights in Mr McGregor’s garden.

Book now for Peter Rabbit >>

Saturday morning holiday screenings

And if you can’t make a Friday we have these Saturday morning screenings in Half-term and Easter for you too…

E.T. - Plus make-your-own alien craft workshop

Saturday 17th February 2024, 10.30am (during half term)

Spielberg’s magical classic with a young Drew Barrymore and the most gentle alien ever – if you’ve never seen it on the big screen then this is your chance!

Also screening on Friday 16th February, 7.30pm.

Book now for E.T. >>


Saturday 30th March 2024, 10.30am (during Easter holidays)

Have you ever shown your child a subtitled film? This brilliant new release from the Netherlands is the perfect opportunity to take a chance on something a little bit different. This award winning stop-frame animation is the story of how a 9 year old gets a pig named Oink as a gift from her grandfather and how she must train it like a puppy and keep it safe from becoming bacon! Great for practising reading skills!

Book now for Oink >>

(Please note the Saturday morning screenings are standard ticket prices.)

Films we have screened in the past as part of Family Fridays:

  • The Greatest Showman - with singalong!
  • Coco - with Day of the Dead craft activities - Dress Spooky!
  • Sing - with live music performance
  • Home Alone - with Christmas Wrapping Recycled art activity

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