Gothic Film Week in Hastings

The Electric Palace is holding its first Gothic Film Week from 1-4 September 2016, featuring Tale of Tales and Penda's Fen.

Salma Hayek eats heart in Tale of Tales



Expect surreal encounters with angels, demons and pagans... and that's just around Old Town, before you've even stepped inside the cinema, b-bmmm!

Once you've ascended the steps and been dazzled by the feast of glorious bounty at our bar, see Salma Hayek knawing on the raw heart of a sea serpent...

Tale of Tales

Thursday 1 September: 11am & 8pm

Friday and Saturday 2-3 September: 8pm

15 / 133mins / Matteo Garrone / 2015 / Italy / France

Matteo Garrone’s Tale of Tales is fabulous in every sense, it is gloriously mad, rigorously imagined, visually wonderful: erotic, hilarious and internally consistent. Comprising three wildly fantastical stories and set in an epic landscape filled with bizarre characters these are tales that your parents never dared tell you. A Feast for the imagination. Book now.

Penda's Fen

Sunday 4 September: 8pm

12 / 90mins / Alan Clarke / 1974 / UK

Following in the footsteps of The Wicker Man, David Rudkin’s 1974 'Play for Today’ is a powerful portrait of adolescence and religious anguish in rural England. Alan Clarke directs this BBC village drama, which follows pastor’s son Stephen Franklin as he has a series of surreal encounters with angels, demons and pagans. The journey forces Stephen to evaluate his place in the world and confront his country’s ancient pagan history. Book now.

Picture of Alfred Hitchcock and Francois Truffaut

You might also be interested in Hitchcock/Truffaut on Sunday 11 September, 8pm.



Tickets are available in advance online from this website, or on the door.
Doors and the bar open at 7.15pm, screenings start at 8pm.

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