There’s nothing better for making memories than a trip to the cinema. The rustling of sweet wrappers, cartons of popcorn and the anticipation of the latest film. If you’re visiting our district this summer, we have some great film clubs and independent cinemas showing everything from blockbusters to art house films. We can’t guarantee the sun, but the stars are certainly out in full force. Here are our classics and latest features – we hope you enjoy the film.
Housed in a former church and kitted out with tiered seating, Film At All Saints is a friendly, local film club open to all. Here you can buy sweets, treats and drinks from their reasonably priced kiosk too.
ALL SAINTS ARTS CENTRE – FRIARS WALK, LEWES EAST SUSSEX BN7 2L
The Hillcrest Film society runs on the third Saturday of each month, showing films that are often overlooked by mainstream theatres. The Cafe opens at 6pm and serves homemade meals, snacks and coffee. Remember, the best way to see a film is on the big screen in the company of others.
Hillcrest Cinema, The Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven BN9 9LH
VISIT for listings.
Award winning Seaford Community Cinema is run entirely by volunteers and shows everything from blockbusters to world cinema. The Foyer Bar opens 30 minutes before the show for drinks and delicious ice cream by local producers Holy Cow. iTickets can be purchased online in advance or from Seaford Tourist Information Office.
Seaford Community Cinema, Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, BN25 1QL.
For advance tickets and schedule VISIT
This summer sees the opening of a brand new, three screen, independent community cinema in Lewes town. The Depot Cinema is situated on the former Harveys Brewery depot site next to Lewes railway station. Expect to see feature films, independent films, exhibitions and events. The Depot cinema will also have a cafe/bar and restaurant, so you can enjoy a meal and a drink before or after the film.
The existing warehouse building has been retained and an impressive, new glazed extension has been added to house the box office, café and bar. The former service yard has been landscaped to create a green space with a small orchid and wild flower meadow to follow, The building designed by architects Burrell Foley Fischer reflects the history of Lewes town whilst providing a contemporary cinema and hub for locals and visitors alike.
Depot Cinema, Pinwell Road, Lewes, East Sussex
For further news and developments VISIT
ON LOCATION - OUR DISTRICT ON FILM
Did you know that the BBC filmed a drama at one of favourite historical houses. The BBC visited our district to film ‘Life in Squares’ a dramatisation of the lives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. We think Charleston stole the show.
Hollywood star Kevin Bacon took to the streets of Lewes town to film a TV commercial. This caused great excitement when his film crew arrived at the local chip shop in South St.
Did you know that the cottages at the end of Seaford head featured in the movie ‘Atonement’. The iconic view from where the cottages are perched have also been used by director Paul Bryers for the filming of ‘Dickens’, ‘Queen Victoria’ and ‘Guy Fawkes’.