Hidden Hastings   

2pm   Sunday 28th September 2008

The Electric Palace is holding an afternoon of screenings showing local archive footage. We will be screening rarely seen films of Hastings featuring:


The Fishing Net Industry from 1912-13.

Fisherman Scenes on the Beach, Empire Day and a bi-plane landing on the beach from 1910-20.

Old home movies of Alexandra Park, Hastings Beach and the Open Air Bathing Pool from the 1930's - 50's

Glenn Veness's popular Hastings Tribute Film ‘I Love This Town'


We are also inviting the public to bring along their own old films to screen clips on the day or to add to our new website space for local Archive Films. For screening on the day films should be on VHS or DVD.


All are welcome to this free family friendly event.


Electric Palace 39a High St. Hastings TN343ER   01424 720393 


Funded by Screen South and Film Council UK



Hidden Hastings

Press Release:
Sun 28th September 2008


The Electric Palace has been awarded funding from Screen South to hold an afternoon of screenings on Sunday 28th September showing archive footage of the Hastings, St Leonards and the surrounding areas.

This exciting project aims to draw out unscreened footage of the area, we are inviting the public to dig out their archival footage and bring it to us to be screened at the cinema and made available for public access on the Electric Palace website.

We are looking for all kinds of footage but are particularly interested in; footage from The Home, Local Events, the People of Hastings and Local Industry including the Fishing Fleet. We would prefer film that has been transferred onto VHS or DVD but can consider footage in other formats too.  


With permission from the owners we will then select clips from the films to be uploaded onto the new Electric Palace Website for unlimited viewing this will launch a new Hidden Hastings area on our website http://www.electricpalacecinema.com//  for the public to enjoy and experience the area's rich heritage.


The Hidden Hastings screening event will take place at The Electric Palace Cinema, throughout the afternoon of the 28th, where people will be able to attend one or all of the screenings. It will be a free family friendly event open to all of the public. We hope to include a work by popular local filmmaker Glenn Veness who has been capturing footage of local events for many years. We already have some footage of Alexandra Park, Hastings Beach and the Open Air Bathing Pool from the 1930's - 50's which has never before been screened.


If you have footage to share please do contact us and make a contribution to this fantastic opportunity to reveal our wealth of history in Hidden Hastings.


Email Rachel and Rebecca at the Electric Palace: info@electricpalacecinema.com



Hidden Hastings is funded by Screen South & Film Council UK




Electric Palace

39a High Street             


East Sussex                   

TN34 3ER                     


01424 720393






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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