Brighton and Hove Cinemas
This fascinating collection of over 150 photographs provides a unique view of the cinemas of Brighton and Hove. In 1896 Brighton became the first town outside of London to show films and has had a remarkable range of picture houses over the years. These include the Duke of York, the Regent and the Astoria. Each picture is accompanied by detailed text providing the salient details of each cinemas history.
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ABC circuit Academy advertised air raid April architect Astoria attractions auditorium August balcony became bingo Brighton cinema Brighton Film Theatre Brighton History Centre Brighton Marina Brighton Museum British building cafe canopy ceiling Chris Horlock Cinema de Luxe Cinema Theatre Association CinemaScope Cinerama Classic closed Club colour comedy courtesy of Brighton courtesy of Chris curtains Curzon decorative Dennis Williams Duke of York's early entrance Essoldo feature February former foyer Frank Matcham front frontage Gaiety Gaumont Granada hall Hollywood Hove installed January July June Keith Skone Kemp Town Kinemacolor Kingswest later Lewes Road London March Marina Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Monday multiplex musical neon North Street November October Odeon opened Oscar Deutsch Palladium patrons Picture House played Portslade premiere programme proscenium arch Regent release renamed reopened restaurant Rothbury S.S. Brighton Saturday Savoy scheme screen seafront stalls floor stereophonic sound Sunday Theatre Royal Thursday Wednesday week West Street Western Road