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Directory of cinemas in Brighton & Hove

These are all the cinemas (and their name changes) that have ever operated in Brighton and Hove, Southwick and Shoreham. Details are given under the name of the theatre at each site by which it is best known, with cross-references from subsequent names.
Click on the picture, name or name-change link to go to the cinema's history page.

name operated name changes address
ABC Cinema 1963-1986, 1997-1999 see Savoy Cinema-Theatre 75 East Street
Brighton
ABC Cinema 1965-1973 see Granada Portland Road
Hove
Academy Theatre 1911-1973 1911 Academy
1931 Tatler
1932 Academy
1973 closed
59 West Street
Brighton
Ace Cinema 1965-1968, 1969-1971 see Gaiety Cinema 107-108 Lewes Road
Brighton
Aquarium Kinema 1897-1939 (occasional) Madeira Drive
Brighton
Arcadia Cinema
1910-1940 and 1944-1957 1910 People's Picture Palace
1910 Arcadia Cinema
1940 Closed
1944 Re-opened
1957 Closed
16 Lewes Road
Brighton
Astoria 1933-1977 15 Gloucester Place
Brighton
Bijou Electric Empire 1911-1913 see Prince's Cinema 64 North Street
Brighton
Bijou Electric Empire 1911-1931
1911 Opened
c1929 Duke of York's Cinema
1931 Closed
Hgh Street
Shoreham
Bijou Select Palace
1913-1915
see Prince's Cinema 64 North Street
Brighton
Brighton Film Theatre 1969-1978 see Prince's Cinema 64 North Street
Brighton
Cannon Cinema 1986-1995 see Savoy Cinema-Theatre 75 East Street
Brighton
Cannon Cinemas
1991-1995
see Cineworld. Brighton Marina
Cinema-de-Luxe 1911-1942 1910 spring Opened
1942 Destroyed by fire.
150 North Street
Brighton
Cinematheque
1996-2005 9-12 Middle Street
Brighton
Cinescene 1979-1983 see Bijou Electric Empire, Brighton 64 North Street
Brighton
Cineworld Cinemas 1991-date 1991 MGM Cinemas.
1995 Virgin Cinemas.
1999 UGC Cinemas.
2005 Cineworld
Brighton Marina
Classic Cinema 1979-1980 see Gaiety Cinema Lewes Road
Brighton
Classic Cinema 1975-1979 see Electric Bioscope 130 Western Road
Brighton
Coliseum 1918-1919 see Grand Picture Palace 78 West Street
Brighton
Coliseum
1920-1941?
1920 Opened
1941 Closed
342 Brighton Road
Shoreham
Continentale Cinema 1951-1986 1920 Opened as King's Cliff Cinema
1948 Metro Cinema
1949 Picture Playhouse/Playhouse Cinema
1951 Continentale Cinema
1986 December Closed
Sudeley Place
Kemp Town
Brighton
Coronation Cinema 1911-1928 [site 1911-1939] 1928 New Coronation
1934 Troxy Cinema
1938 Rex News Theatre
1939 Closed
104 North Road
Brighton
Cosy Nook 1945-1946 see Kings Minicine News Cinema 1 East Street
Brighton
Court Cinema 1909-1945 and 1955-1957 [site 1909-1957, intermittently] 1909 Opens in former Coliseum Theatre
1940 Closed
1947 Dolphin Theatre
1952 Reverts to theatre use
1955 Paris [Continental] Cinema
1957 Reverts to repertory theatre use
1962/63 Closed.
16-17 New Road
Brighton
Court Kinema 1924-1926 see Star Electric Picture Palace 7 Church Street
Shoreham
Curzon Cinema 1909-1979 1909 Electric Bioscope
1910 Queen's Electric Theatre
1915 Queen's Picture Theatre
1919 Picturedrome
1922 Scala Cinema
1932 Regal Cinema
1936 Curzon Kinema
1975 Classic Cinema
1979 Closed.
130 Western Road
Brighton
Devonshire Cinema 1920-1922 see Tierney's Royal Picture Theatre Eastern Road
Brighton
Dolphin Theatre 1947-1952 see Court Cinema 16-17 New Road
Brighton
The Dome The Dome
Church Street
Brighton
Duke of York's Cinema
1910 to date Preston Circus
Brighton
Duke of York's Cinema
c1929-1931 see Bijou Electric Empire High Street
Shoreham
Duke's at Komedia
2012 to date 44-47 Gardner Street
Brighton
Electric Bioscope 1909-1910 See Curzon 130 Western Road
Brighton
Electric Empire Picture Palace 1911-1934
76-77 George Street
Hove
Embassy 1948-1981 c1912 Opened as Hove Cinematograph Theatre
1922 Tivoli Cinema
1948 Embassy Cinema
1981 Closed
1 Western Road
Hove
Empire Picture Theatre 1910-1933 1910 Opened.
1930 New Empire
1933 Closed.
Haddington Street
Hove
Essoldo Cinema
1950-1964
[site 1940-1964]
1940 Opened as Imperial theatre.
1943 Film use increases
1950> Essoldo
1964 Closed
134 North Street
Brighton
Gaiety Cinema 1937-1965 [site 1937-1980] 1937 April 24 Opened
1965 November Ace Cinema
1971 Vogue Cinema
1979 Classic Cinema
1980 October closed.
107-108 Lewes Road
Brighton
Gem Electric Cinema 1910-1914 36a London Road
Brighton
Gem Cinema 1954-1955 see Victoria Hall 132 King's Road
Brighton
Granada 1933-1974 1933 July 17 Opened
1965 May ABC
1974 June 4 Closed
Portland Road
Hove
Grand Cinema 1931-1940 (46) North Road
Brighton
Grand Cinema-de-Luxe 1912 see Palladium Cinema 85 King's Road
Brighton
Grand Picture Palace 1911-1918 c1905 Occasional film shows in a roller-skating rink, built in 1892.
1911 Opened as a cinema.
c1912 Coliseum.
1917 Closed.
78 West Street
Brighton
Brighton Hippodrome Hippodrome 1902-1929 [site 1897-date] Middle Street
Brighton
Hove Cinematograph Theatre c1912-1922 [site c1912-1981] see Embassy 1 Western Road
Hove
Hove Town Hall Hove Town Hall 1896-1910 or later Church Road
Hove
Imperial Theatre/Cinema 1943-1950 see Essoldo 134 North Street
Brighton
Imperial Picture Palace 1912-1916 5 St James Street
Brighton
Jacey Cinema
1967-1969 see Bijou Electric Empire, Brighton 64 North Street
Brighton
King's Cliff Cinema 1920-1947
1948-1986
see Continentale Cinema Sudeley Place
Kemp Town
Brighton
Kings Minicine News Cinema 1946-1950 1945 Cosy Nook
1946 Kings Minicine News Cinema
1950 Closed.
see Cosy Nook
Lido Cinema 1932-1961 1944 July 30 Odeon
1961 February 18 Closed.
Denmark Villas
Hove
Majestic Cinema 1919-1920 see Tierney's Royal Picture Theatre Eastern Road
Brighton
MGM Cinemas 1991-1995 see Cineworld. Brighton Marina
New Coronation 1928-1934 see Coronation Cinema 104 North Road Brighton
New Empire 1931-1933 see Empire Picture Theatre Haddington Street Hove
New Kinema c1915-1946 1928 Plaza
1931 New Kinema
1946 Damaged by fire but reopens
1948 Destroyed by fire
Albion Street, Southwick
Norfolk Cinema 1933-1964 1933 Opened.
1947 Ritz Cinema.
1964 Closed
High Street, Shoreham
Novelty Electric Theatre 1911-1913 1911 Opened
1912 Empire Electric Theatre.
1913 late Closed.
27 West Street, Brighton
Odeon 1938-1967 see Lido Cinema Denmark Villas, Hove
Odeon 1936-1937 see Palladium Cinema 85 King's Road, Brighton
Odeon Kemp Town
1934-1960 40 St George's Road
Kemp Town
Brighton
Odeon Kingswest 1973 to date King's Road/West Street, Brighton
Odeon West Street 1937-1973 West Street/Little Russell Street, Brighton
Palladium Cinema 1912-1956
1897 Opened as Alhambra Opera House and Music Hall
1912 Palladium Cinema
1936 Odeon
1937 Palladium Cinema
1956 Closed
85 King's Road
Brighton
Paris Continental Cinema
1955-1957
see Court Cinema 16-17 New Road
Brighton
Pavilion, Portslade Pavilion Cinema 1923-1940 SouthCoast Road
Telscombe Cliffs
Peacehaven
Pavilion, Portslade Pavilion Cinema 1932-1958 1911 Prince's Imperial Picture Palace and Theatre
1932 Pavilion Cinema
1958 Closed.
North Street
Portslade
People's Picture Palace
1910 see Arcadia Cinema Park Crescent Place/16 Lewes Road
Brighton
Picturedrome 1916-1919 see Tierney's Royal Picture Theatre Eastern Road
Brighton
Picturedrome 1919-1922 see Electric Bioscope 130 Western Road
Brighton
Picturedrome 1918-1932 see Pavilion Cinema, Portslade North Street
Portslade
Playhouse Cinema see Continentale Sudeley Place
Kemp Town
Brighton
Plaza Cinema 1924 see New Kinema Albion Street
Southwick
Prince's Cinema 1919-1947
1911-1913
[site 1911-1983]
1911 Bijou Electric Empire
1913 Bijou Select Palace
1915 Prince's Electric Theatre
1919 Prince's Cinema
1947 Prince's News Theatre
1967 Jacey Cinema
1969 Brighton Film Theatre
1978 closed
1979 Cinescene
1983 closed
64 North Street
Brighton
Prince's Imperial Picture Palace and Theatre 1911-1932 See Pavilion Cinema, Portslade North Street
Portslade
Prince's Electric Theatre 1915-1919 see Bijou Electric Empire, Brighton 64 North Street
Brighton
Princes News Theatre
1947-1967
see Bijou Electric Empire, Brighton 64 North Street
Brighton
Queen's Picture Theatre 1915-1919 see Electric Bioscope 130 Western Road
Brighton
Regal Cinema 1932-1936 see Electric Bioscope 130 Western Road
Brighton
Regent Cinema 1921-1973 133 Queen's Road/133 North Street
Brighton
Rex News Theatre 1938-1939 see Coronation Cinema 104 North Road
Brighton
Ritz Cinema 1967-1964 see Norfolk Cinema High Street
Shoreham
Rothbury Cinema 1934-1964 Franklin Road
Portslade-by-Sea
Royal Tierney Picture Theatre 1911-1916 [site 1911-1922] 1911 Opens
1916 Picturedrome.
1919 Majestic Cinema.
1920 Devonshire Cinema.
1922 Closed.
64 Edward Street
Brighton
Savoy Cinema-Theatre 1930-1963
[site 1930-1999]
1963 ABC Cinema
1976 Re-opened as a four-screen complex
1986 Cannon Cinema
1995 Virgin Cinemas
1997 ABC Cinema
1999 Closed.
75 East Street
Brighton
Scala Cinema 1922-1932 see Electric Bioscope 130 Western Road
Brighton
Star Cinema 1910-1926 1910-1914 Winton's Hall
1914-1923 Star Electric Picture Palace
1924-1926 Court Kinema
7 Church Street
Shoreham
Tatler 1931 see Academy Theatre 59 West Street
Brighton
Tivoli Cinema 1922-1948 see Hove Cinematograph Theatre 1 Western Road
Hove
Troxy Cinema 1934-1938 see Coronation Cinema 104 North Road
Brighton
UGC Cinemas 1999-2005 see Cineworld Brighton Marina
Victoria Hall 1995-1999
1896 Pandora Gallery
1896 Victoria Hall
1954-1955 Gem Cinema
132 King's Road
Brighton
Virgin Cinemas 1995-1999 see Cineworld Brighton Marina
Vogue Cinema 1971-1979 see Gaiety Cinema Lewes Road
Brighton
West Pier Pavilion 1895-c1914 King's Road
Brighton

 

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David Fisher