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Electric Palace Independent cinema and arts venue

Tell us what you think about our reopening plans

We announced last week that we're reopening on 20th August, and for that we'd love your opinion.

We want to make sure you feel safe and comfortable when you return to the Electric Palace for screenings post lockdown. For this do share your thoughts on our proposed safety measures and plans for reopening.

Please complete our short online survey by 20th July, to give us time to tie in to the measures any new input.

Those who complete the survey will be in with the chance of winning a Friend of the Electric Palace membership.

TAKE THE SURVEY >>

(Don't forget, we're also open for private hire from 17th August onwards!)
MEET OUR VOLUNTEERS - John Knowles

Who are the friendly folk behind the scenes of our little cinema? Our series introduces you to our fantastic team.

Find out more about First Heard host and playwright John and you'll never think of Curlywurlys or Sherbet Dips in the same way again...

Meet John >>
Recommendations from the Electric Palace and friends
A Fantastic Woman
THREE ONLINE TALKS AND SCREENINGS THIS WEEK

A Fantastic Woman + Q&A
TONIGHT! Sunday 12th July at 7pm


You may have been one of the lucky audience in The Electric Palace when we had the award-winning writer of ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Gonzalo Maza in for a special Q&A last year. Tonight you can catch an online screening of this fabulous film plus a Q&A with its Oscar-winning director Sebastian Lelio. This special online event is held by South Social's Sunday Cineclub, dedicating the evening to Chile, screening an intimate exploration of female solitude, sexuality, humiliation and resilience. The central character Marina - a transgender singer - is played by the remarkable transgender actress Daniela Vega.
You can watch A Fantastic Woman on All4.
 
Register for the free online talk, tonight >>
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
ONLINE TALK: Girlhood and Portrait of a Lady on Fire with Charlotte Saluard
Monday 13th July at 8pm


For the first in a season of discussions as part of Watermans' cinema club, Charlotte Saluard joins Jon Davies to discuss the films of Celine Sciamma and how 21st century French cinema has dealt with the issues of our times, using 2014 film Girlhood and 2019’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire as a starting point.

You can now book for our screening of A Portrait of a Lady on Fire for when we reopen our doors in August!

Join in the French cinema Q&A on Monday night >>
Under the Influence poster
FILM WEBINAR

Under the Influence: Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor & Christine Vachon
Wednesday 15 July at 5pm


As part of a new BFI NETWORK Film Hub London series pairing up-and-coming talent with their biggest professional inspirations, comes the launch of Under the Influence with producers Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor (Film London Lodestar; Hair Cut, Blue Story) and Christine Vachon (Killer Films; Boys Don't Cry, Far From Heaven, Carol). Join this free chat around creative producing, collaboration, and tracing the trajectory of queer cinema throughout Killer Films' oeuvre from the '90s to today.

Register for the webinar »
Keith Richards
REBECCA'S VIMEO PICK OF THE WEEK

Keith Richards: The Origin of the Species

Dir: Julien Temple, 2016 80mins

Excellent and beautifully edited first-person account of Keith's early life, family, and influences, interspersed with family photographs and illustrative and relevant film footage of the time. And, of course, with music, including musical influences, music of the time, and fragments of Stones songs thematically linked to Keith's words. What shines through is Keith's down-to-earthness and gentle but irreverent humour.

Watch the film >>
Men and Chicken
ANNIE'S ALL4 PICK OF THE WEEK: MEN AND CHICKEN

Our marketing manager, Annie, recommends the eccentric Danish comedy:

Two adult brothers learn they were adopted. But seeking their biological father reveals dark family secrets. With David Dencik and Mads Mikkelsen.

Watch Men and Chicken on All4 >>
Electric Palace office
OFFICE TO RENT

We have an office available above the Electric Palace Cinema, Hastings, East Sussex.

£300 per month, inclusive of bills. Size: 16.5ft x 10ft. Perks include use of the Electric Palace's extensive Bluray/DVD library! Please email us for more details or to arrange a viewing.

Take a look at the office >>
THE LAST THURSDAY FILM CLUB PICKS...

Another intriguing and fascinating regular pick by The Last Thursday Film Club. Dr Reekie from the club suggests:

"Now that we’ve been lulled into a false sense of security we can start worrying about Brexit again.
Will it be the dawn of a new British golden age? Or perhaps a slide into poverty soothed only by delusions of Empire and TV reruns of Miss Marple? With this anxiety in mind I recommend ‘The Year 1812’ by the incomparable Hungarian animator Sándor Reisenbüchler, a cut and paste epic of European history made in 1972."

Watch 'The Year 1812' >>
BECOME A FRIEND OF THE ELECTRIC PALACE

If you're looking forward to visiting the Electric Palace in person soon, perhaps you'd consider becoming one of our 'official' friends, by joining our Friends of the Cinema scheme? It comes with member perks and the option to donate to help us through the Covid-19 pandemic. Also, see all the lovely things people have said about the cinema and what it means to them, on our newly updated history page.
We'll meet again!

We've now released a few of our August screenings on our website, available for you to book for when we reopen again in August. More titles will be added shortly. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Visit our website and follow us on social media to stay up to date with our latest plans.
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