Please note this event is now cancelled.

UPDATE 4 March 2015: 

Sadly we've had news from Picturehouse Cinemas, organisers of the Travelling Cinema, that the screenings of Paddington and Birdman in the cinemobile cinema on the Stade this Saturday 7 March have been cancelled. The Electric Palace can only share our true disappointment at this cancellation.

We received the following statement from Picturehouse Cinemas:

"Picturehouse are incredibly disappointed to not  be able to deliver our Traveling Cinema coastal tour due to visit Hastings, Deal, Margate and Whitstable this month. Technical difficulties from our end have prevented us from making the dates work and it's with huge sadness that we had to make this decision. We can only apologise to the partner venues and the audiences. We will deliver the tour at a later date that we'll confirm as soon as possible."  

Customers who have booked tickets should have already received an email from us with details about how to transfer their booking or to arrange to attend an ALTERNATIVE SCREENING DATE we've managed to secure at the Electric Palace itself. Paddington will be screening at The Electric Palace Cinema on Saturday April 4th at 4.30pm, and Birdman on Sunday May 24th at 4pm. If you have any questions about this please contact rather than via social media. 


See Paddington and Birdman at Travelling Cinema on The Stade in Hastings

A day of films awaits you on The Stade in a mobile cinema, on Saturday 7 March 2015.

Presented by Film Hub South East, a 100-seater mobile cinema will visit four coastal towns - Hastings, Deal, Margate and Whitstable, taking in a different town every Saturday in March. In each town, residents can grab tickets to see two new feature films and a selection of archive films of everyday life in the region from the 1920s to the 1950s.

On Saturday 7 March, Hastings gets its turn. The Travelling Cinema will be parked on The Stade, Rock-A-Nore Road. Daytime screenings of the archive films are free, but the feature films are ticketed. Tickets cost £5 full price, £4 concessions.

What's on at Travelling Cinema Hastings

11.00 Camera Obscura

Demonstrations available until 16.30. Admission FREE.

11.30 Moving History (27 mins)

Rare and special films of Kent and Sussex from Screen Archive South East play throughout the day. Admission FREE.

paddington17.00 Paddington [U]

Director: Paul King, UK, 2014, 95 mins. Starring Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters. After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home.

Plus short film Element of Grace (UK, 1952, 9 mins), by Ray Young. A lovely portrait of the St Leonards-on-Sea Lido. Screen Archive South East.

19.30 Birdman [15]


Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu, USA, 2014, 119 mins. Starring: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis. Birdman, a black comedy tells the tale of Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), an actor famous for playing the fictional iconic superhero of the film’s title, and his struggles to mount a Broadway play.

Plus short film Element of Grace (UK, 1952, 9 mins), by Ray Young. A lovely portrait of the St Leonards-on-Sea Lido. Screen Archive South East.

About Travelling Cinema

In each town the Travelling Cinema’s visit is hosted by a member of Film Hub South East. They are Electric Palace Cinema (Hastings), The Astor Theatre (Deal), Dreamland (Margate) and the Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre and the Whitstable Biennale. The Hub is a film audience development organisation created by the British Film Institute and dedicated to promoting UK independent films and specialised film and expanding their use within the film exhibition sector. Film is an ever important part of our culture and our heritage.

With British Film Institute nationally, Film Hub South East is working together to advance film culture in the South East.

Box office

Tickets are available to book in advance online through the Electric Palace Cinema, Hastings. Tickets will also be available on the door at the Travelling Cinema on the Stade, on the day, though booking in advance online is recommended.

Book tickets for Paddington: 5pm

Book tickets for Birdman: 7.30pm

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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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