What our customers say...

Find out who called us the "Finest Venue in Sussex"...

We can rave all day about our brilliant cinema here in Hastings Old Town, but what do our customers say about the Electric Palace? Here's a small selection of comments...

David Quantick"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


Electric Palace from pcws on Instagram"...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


"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 civerse films shown nowhere else in the areaLovely community cinema, screens civerse 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 - via Twitter"Your street signs are a thing of beauty"

- The Movie Poster Shop on Twitter, commenting on our weekly chalkboard art depictions of the films on show in the week ahead.

Looking for a party venue? Hire the Electric Palace! Very reasonable prices...


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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Hire the Electric Palace for all kinds of events, including private film screenings, parties, meetings, gigs, festivals and rehearsals.
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