‘Finest venue in Sussex. The Electric Palace is not just a great party venue and a fun place to visit in the Old Town, it’s probably the best independent cinema I know. With seasons for everyone from big film buffs to small children, it's got everything you want from a brilliant cinema.’ Emmy-award winning comedy writer, author and music journalist, David Quantick

‘...a haven for those with less mainstream cinema tastes. Striving to put arthouse well and truly back on the map the film listings read like a cinephile’s ultimate dream – there’s even a B Movie Fan Club.’ Sussex Life magazine, 10 Quirky Independent Cinemas in Sussex, March 2016

‘Had a private event here for my hen-do, fabulous cinema and facilities. This place is fantastic and a real old town gem. Thankyou :)’
Katie Rogers, Facebook review

‘I love this place – it's sooooo Hastings’ Gumweed, Tripadvisor

'Another one off the bucket list. Lovely atmosphere, lovely people - even if one of the apparent regulars snored throughout most of the film ! LOL. New seats were comfy, although I'm gutted I missed out on the original ones. Uncomfy they may have allegedly been, but that's all part of the experience ! Keep up the great work. I will be back.' Facebook reviewer, 2017

‘Thank you so much, we had a fantastic night. It was a lovely birthday surprise for our friend and we loved the venue so much, and many thanks to the lovely helpful volunteer that looked after us so well’ Michelle, happy customer via email

‘Highly recommend you come and support this little place if you see something worth watching. Much better experience than going to one of the big commercial cinemas.’ Wells666, Tripadvisor

Some more from social media...

‘Lovely community cinema, screens diverse films shown nowhere else in the area'  Stephen Mitchell on Twitter, in response to the ICO's call for favourite indie cinema suggestions.

‘Your street signs are a thing of beauty’ The Movie Poster Shop on Twitter, commenting on our (Annie's!) weekly chalkboard art depictions of the films on show in the week ahead.