Come along to the friendly, welcoming Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town to celebrate LGBTQIA+ voices and communities onscreen.

Led and supported by LGBTQIA+ identifying speakers and guests, our Out on Tuesday series of events take place on regular Tuesday evenings. Curated by Peccadillo Pictures, the UK's first and original queer film distribution company, we'll be sharing LGBTQIA+ themed films including a mixture of new releases and old classics.

The selection of screenings showing at the Electric Palace in this Out on Tuesday series mirrors the Peccadillo Pictures choices showing at the ICA in London, and we are the only other cinema in the country doing this season!

So if you're curious about seeing films that highlight the rich tapestry of LGBTQIA+ experiences, come along to enjoy must-see classics and queer films rarely seen on the big screen. And do stick around after the screenings and Q&As to chat about the films and make friends in our safe venue's unique cinema bar.

Upcoming films for Out on Tuesday

Unhappy Birthday - Halloween special!

Tuesday 31 October 2023, 7.30pm

A down and dirty indie horror that gleefully riffs on The Wicker Man, but with added gay sex, voyeurism and assorted backwoods.

"A refreshingly queer take on the classic British horror film and inspired by cult classics such as The Wicker Man and Hammer House of Horror, Unhappy Birthday has a playfully retro vibe, a healthy irreverence and a deliciously deviant heart." - Peccadillo Pictures

To what extent is the film a gay film or a horror film? The directors always meant it to be a horror/thriller but there has always been a tradition of queerness in horrors from Bride of Frankenstein to many classic vampire films. Instead of the gay characters being these cliché-ed characters of horror yore they thought they'd update them and make them three-dimensional characters. Come and see if they have achieved this aim!

Starring David Paisley (Holby City), David McGillivray (House of Whipcord) and Jonathan Keane (Spring).

Book now for Unhappy Birthday >>


Tuesday 14 November 2023, 7.30pm

Unapologetically erotic modern Antipodean drama follows a country boy who runs from his demons to Sydney and loses himself in the city. Includes short film plus Q&A hosted by Chris Wilson of Arts on Prescription.

Book now for Lonesome >>

My First Summer

Tuesday 28 November, 7.30pm

Two young women form an intense bond, finding in each other the support, love and intimacy they both need. But can their romantic idyll survive?

Book now for My First Summer >>

Eismayer - plus short film and cast Q&A

Tuesday 12 December 2023, 7.30pm

One of the toughest training officers in the Austrian armed forces is shaken to the core when he starts to fall in love with a new recruit who embraces his homosexuality.

Book now for Eismayer >>


Thursday 21 December 2023, 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".

Curated by Peccadillio Pictures as a special Out On Tuesday Christmas screening (but this time taking place on Thursday!). Plus short film, also called '1985'!

Book now for 1985 >>

Cat graphic with words peccadillo pictures inside itAbout Peccadillo Pictures

For over two decades, this company has significantly contributed to making LGBTQIA+ stories more accessible, promoting empathy and challenging preconceptions. Peccadillo Pictures continues to be a vanguard for inclusivity and artistic courage in film.

Out on Tuesday is supported by:

Peccadillo Pictures
Arts on Prescription
Trans Pride Hastings
Hastings and Rother Rainbow Alliance
Hastings Pride
Flickers Queer Film Night