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Cinemas in Brighton & Hove

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Openings by date at each site
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1896, 1909-1957 (intermittently) 16-17 New Road, Brighton Court Cinema [02]
1909-1979 130 Western Road, Brighton Electric Bioscope[Map 1/5, 01]
1910-1914 36a London Road, Brighton Gem Electric Cinema[Map 3, 03]
1910-1926 Shoreham Star Cinema
1910-1933 Haddington Street, Hove Empire Picture Theatre
1910-1957 16 Lewes Road, Brighton People's Picture Palace [Map 8, 22]
1910 to date Preston Circus, Brighton Duke of York's Cinema(purpose-built) [04]
1910-1942 150 North Street, Brighton Cinema-de-Luxe [Map 2, 05]
1911-1918 78 West Street, Brighton Grand Picture Palace [Map 6, 06]
1911-1913 27 West Street, Brighton Novelty Electric Theatre [21]
1911-1922 64 Edward Street, Brighton Tierney Royal Picture Theatre [08]
1911-1931 Shoreham Bijou Electric Empire
1911-1934 George Street, Hove Hove Electric Empire
1911-1939 104 North Road, Brighton Coronation Cinema (purpose-built) [09]
1911-1958 North Road, Portslade Prince's Imperial Picture Palace and Theatre (purpose-built)
1911-1973 59 West Street, Brighton Academy Theatre [10]
1911-1983 64 North Street, Brighton Bijou Electric Empire [11]
1912-1916 5 St James's Street, Brighton Imperial Picture Palace [12]
1912-1956 85 King's Road, Brighton Palladium Cinema (purpose-built theatre) [13]
1912-1981 1 Western Road, Hove Hove Cinematograph Theatre (purpose-built) [Map 1/5, 14]
1920-1941 342 Brighton Road, Shoreham Coliseum
1920-1986 Sudeley Place, Kemp Town, Brighton King's Cliff Cinema [Map 8, 15]
1921-1973 133 Queen's Road, Brighton Regent Cinema [16]
1930-1999 75 East Street, Brighton Savoy Cinema-Theatre [17]
1931-1940 46 North Road, Brighton Grand Cinema [Map 2, 18]
1932-1961 Denmark Villas, Hove Lido
1933-1974 Portland Road, Hove Granada
1933-1964 High Street, Shoreham Norfolk
1933-1977 15 Gloucester Place, Brighton Astoria [19]
1934-1960 40 St George's Road, Kemp Town, Brighton Odeon Kemp Town [Map 8, 20]
1937-1973 West Street/Little Russell Street, Brighton Odeon [24]
1937-1980 107-108 Lewes Road, Brighton Gaiety Cinema
1943-1964 134 North Street, Brighton Imperial Cinema [23]
1945-1950 1 East Street, Brighton Cosy Nook
1973 to date Kingswest (King's Road/West Street), Brighton Odeon [25]
1991 to date Brighton Marina Cannon (multiplex)
1996-2005 9-12 Middle Street Cinematheque

Closures by date at each site

1913 27 West Street, Brighton Novelty Electric Theatre after 2 years
1914 36a London Road, Brighton Gem Electric Cinema after 4 years
1916 5 St James's Street, Brighton Imperial Picture Palace after 4 years
1918 78 West Street, Brighton Grand Picture Palace after 7 years
1922 64 Edward Street, Brighton Tierney Royal Picture Theatre after 11 years
1926 Shoreham Star Cinema after 16 years
1931 Shoreham Bijou Electric Empire after 21 years
1933 Haddington Street, Hove Empire Picture Theatre after 23 years
1939 104 North Road, Brighton Coronation Cinema after 28 years
1940 46 North Road, Brighton Grand Cinema after 9 years
1941 342 Brighton Road, Shoreham Coliseum after 21 years
1942 150 North Street, Brighton Cinema-de-Luxe after 32 years
1950 1 East Road, Brighton Cosy Nook after 5 years
1956 85 King's Road, Brighton Palladium Cinema after 44 years
1957 16-17 New Road, Brighton Court Cinema after 48 years
1957 16 Lewes Road, Brighton People's Picture Palace after 47 years
1960 40 St George's Road, Kemp Town, Brighton Odeon Kemp Town after 26 years
1964 134 North Street, Brighton Imperial Cinema after 21 years
1964 High Street, Shoreham Norfolk Cinema after 31 years
1973 59 West Street, Brighton Academy Theatre after 62 years
1973 133 Queen's Road, Brighton Regent Cinema after 52 years
1973 West Street/Little Russell Street, Brighton Odeon after 36 years
1974 Portland Road, Hove Granada after 41 years
1977 15 Gloucester Place, Brighton Astoria after 44 years
1979 130 Western Road, Brighton Electric Bioscope after 70 years
1980 107-108 Lewes Road, Brighton Gaiety Cinema after 43 years
1981 1 Western Road, Hove Hove Cinematograph Theatre after 69 years
1983 64 North Street, Brighton Bijou Electric Empire after 72 years
1986 Sudeley Place, Kemp Town, Brighton King's Cliff Cinema after 66 years
1999 75 East Street, Brighton Savoy Cinema-Theatre after 69 years
2005 9-12 Middle Street, Brighton Cinematheque after 9 years

Longest survival of cinema sites

113 years* 1910 to date: Preston Circus, Brighton Duke of York's Cinema
72 years 1911-1983: 64 North Street, Brighton Bijou Electric Empire > Prince's Electric Theatre > Bijou Select Place > Prince's Cinema > Prince's News Theatre > Jacey Cinema > Brighton Film Theatre > Cinescene [8 name changes; closed for one year during the period]
70 years 1909-1979: 130 Western Road, Brighton Electric Bioscope > Queen's Picture Theatre > Picturedrome > Scala Cinema > Regal Cinema > Curzon Cinema > Classic Cinema [7 name changes]
69 years 1911-1981: 1 Western Road, Hove Hove Cinematograph Theatre > Tivoli Cinema > Embassy Cinema
69 years 1930-1999: 75 East Street, Brighton Savoy Cinema-Theatre > ABC Cinema > Cannon > ABC Cinema [4 name changes]
62 years 1911-1973: 59 West Street, Brighton Academy Theatre
52 years 1921-1973: 133 Queen's Road, Brighton Regent Cinema
48 years 1909-1957: 16-17 New Road, Brighton Court Cinema [intermittent]
47 years 1910-1957: 16 Lewes Road, Brighton People's Picture Palace > Arcadia Cinema
47 years 1911-1958: North Street Portslade Prince's Imperial Picture Palace and Theatre > Picturedrome > Pavilion
44 years 1933-1977: 15 Gloucester Place, Brighton Astoria
41 years 1933-1974: Portland Road, Hove Granada Cinema > ABC Cinema
41 years 1937-1980: 107-108 Lewes Road, Brighton Gaiety Cinema > Ace Cinema > Vogue Cinema > Classic Cinema [4 name changes; not in cinema use for two years during the period]

*still continues

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Page updated 6 October 2013
David Fisher