So, who are the people who welcome you to the cinema?

Find out in our Meet the Volunteers series...

Name: Sean Hollebon

What prompted you to volunteer at the cinema?

I was seeking further opportunities to enhance my film industry knowledge. Also hearing of the Electric Palace's great reputation - I couldn't resist getting involved.

What's your favourite thing about the cinema?

The idiosyncratic life and vibes of the people that the love of film and Hastings bring together.

Tell us about an experience at the cinema (not necessarily from at the Electric Palace)

I managed to see a film classic style by attending a screening of Wings Of Desire projected from a 35mm print in London and it was magical.

What film would you like to watch at the cinema?

Any currently - it would be a return to normality. But I am drawn to seeing the next Bond film, the Pedro Almodóvar/Tilda Swinton short and some delayed documentaries on the big screen.

Tell us about a favourite film of yours.

Wong Kar-Wai's Fallen Angels takes me back to when I was expanding my film taste. That film just clicks with me and was my go to film, along with Taxi Driver, during my teen years and late night ends to movie marathons.

Tell us a good film to watch that makes you laugh out loud or blub your eyes out. 

It's a Wonderful Life...the ending moved me immensely. But Singin' In The Rain always lifts my spirits and makes me smile. 

Do you have a memory to share about a great film night at the Cinema?

I managed to attend the screening of Mothra at the Electric Palace B Movie Fan Club event, which appeared to be a full house. It was great to see a whole range of different people enjoying a monster classic.A sinister looking giant moth

At the Electric Palace, as well as our programme of new films we also have other stuff; special film showings like Cinema Plus, B Movie nights and events such as comedy, music, theatre, quiz nights etc. Tell us about one you like or liked and why.

Would it be biased to say I enjoyed the quiz nights - as I host them? I am just happy they went off without too much chaos and the audiences seem to enjoy them. As the evening went on they seemed to have enjoyed the wackiness of the questions and my hosting and became ruthlessly competitive. Hopefully we can have a spectacular Christmas Edition again at the end of the year. 

What's a great soundtrack you listen to?

I enjoy the work of John Barry and usually listen to some of his scores after I have finished watching a film he did. I am also a product of my time, so a lot of 80s influenced soundtracks of the last decade's genre films have been in my music playlist.

Finally, tell us something unusual about yourself.

I was a background extra in a Swedish TV series.

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