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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.

ABC Cinema
75 East Street, Brighton

1963-1986, 1997-1999
see Savoy Cinema-Theatre
ABC Cinema
Portland Road, Hove

1965-1973
see Granada
Academy Theatre
59 West Street, Brighton

1911 Academy
1931 Tatler
1932 Academy
1973 closed
Ace Cinema
107-108 Lewes Road, Brighton

1965-1968, 1969-1971
see Gaiety Cinema
Aquarium Kinema
Madeira Drive, Brighton

1897-1939 (occasional)
Arcadia Cinema
16 Lewes Road, Brighton

1910 People's Picture Palace
1910 Arcadia Cinema
1940 Closed
1944 Re-opened
1957 Closed
Astoria
15 Gloucester Place, Brighton

1933 Opened
1977 Closed
Bijou Electric Empire
64 North Street, Brighton

1911-1913
see Prince's Cinema
Bijou Electric Empire
High Street, Shoreham

1911 Opened
c1929 Duke of York's Cinema
1931 Closed
Bijou Select Palace
64 North Street, Brighton

1913-1915
see Prince's Cinema
Brighton Film Theatre
64 North Street, Brighton

1969-1978
see Prince's Cinema
Cannon Cinema
75 East Street, Brighton

1986-1995
see Savoy Cinema-Theatre
Cannon Cinemas
Brighton Marina

1991-1995
see Cineworld
Cinema-de-Luxe
150 North Street, Brighton

1910 spring Opened
1942 Destroyed by fire.
Cinematheque
9-12 Middle Street, Brighton

1996-2005
Cinescene
64 North Street, Brighton

1979-1983
see Prince's Cinema
Cineworld Cinemas
Brighton Marina

1991 MGM Cinemas
1995 Virgin Cinemas
1999 UGC Cinemas
2005 Cineworld
Classic Cinema
Lewes Road, Brighton

1979-1980
see Gaiety Cinema
Classic Cinema
130 Western Road, Brighton

1975-1979
see Curzon
Coliseum
78 West Street, Brighton

1918-1919
see Grand Picture Palace
Coliseum
342 Brighton Road, Shoreham

1920 Opens
1941 Closed
Continentale Cinema
Sudeley Place, Kemp Town, Brighton
1920 Opened as King's Cliff Cinema
1948 Metro Cinema
1949 Picture Playhouse/Playhouse Cinema
1951 Continentale Cinema
1986 December Closed
Coronation Cinema
104 North Road, Brighton

1911 Coronation
1928 New Coronation
1934 Troxy Cinema
1938 Rex News Theatre
1939 Closed
Cosy Nook
1 East Street, Brighton

1945-1946
see Kings Minicine News Cinema
Court Cinema
16-17 New Road, Brighton

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.
Court Kinema
7 Church Street, Shoreham

1924-1926
see Star Electric Picture Palace
Curzon Cinema
130 Western Road, Brighton

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.
Devonshire Cinema
Eastern Road, Brighton

1920-1922
see Tierney's Royal Picture Theatre
Dolphin Theatre
16-17 New Road, Brighton

1947-1952
see Court Cinema
The Dome
Church Street, Brighton

occasional use
Duke of York's Cinema
Preston Circus, Brighton

1910 Opens
Duke of York's Cinema
High Street, Shoreham

c1929-1931
see Bijou Electric Empire
Duke's at Komedia
44-47 Gardner Street

2012 Opens
Electric Bioscope
130 Western Road, Brighton

1909-1910
See Curzon
Electric Empire Picture Palace
76-77 George Street, Hove

1911 Opens
1934 Closes
Embassy
1 Western Road, Hove

c1912 Opened as Hove Cinematograph Theatre
1922 Tivoli Cinema
1948 Embassy Cinema
1981 Closed
Empire Picture Theatre
Haddington Street, Hove

1910 Opened.
1930 New Empire
1933 Closed.
Essoldo Cinema
134 North Street, Brighton

1940 Opened as Imperial Theatre
1943 Film use increases
1950> Essoldo
1964 Closed
Gaiety Cinema
107-108 Lewes Road, Brighton

1937 April 24 Opened
1965 November Ace Cinema
1971 Vogue Cinema
1979 Classic Cinema
1980 October closed.
Gem Electric Cinema
36a London Road, Brighton

1910 Opens
1914 Closes
Gem Cinema
132 King's Road, Brighton

1954-1955
see Victoria Hall
Granada
Portland Road, Hove

1933 July 17 Opened
1965 May ABC
1974 June 4 Closed
Grand Cinema
(46) North Road

1931-1940
Grand Cinema-de-Luxe
85 King's Road, Brighton
1912

see Palladium Cinema
Grand Picture Palace
78 West Street, Brighton

c1905 Occasional film shows in a roller-skating rink, built in 1892.
1911 Opened as a cinema.
c1912 Coliseum.
1917 Closed.
Hippodrome
Middle Street, Brighton

1902-1929
Hove Cinematograph Theatre
1 Western Road, Hove

c1912-1922
see Embassy
Hove Town Hall
Church Road, Hove

1896-1910 or later
Imperial Theatre/Cinema
134 North Street, Brighton

1943-1950
see Essoldo
Imperial Picture Palace
5 St James Street, Brighton

1912 Opens
1916 Closes
Jacey Cinema
64 North Street, Brighton

1967-1969
see Bijou Electric Empire, Brighton
King's Cliff Cinema
Sudeley Place, Kemp Town, Brighton

1920-1947
see Continentale Cinema
Kings Minicine News Cinema
1 East Street, Brighton

1945 Cosy Nook
1946 Kings Minicine News Cinema
1950 Closed.
Lido Cinema
Denmark Villas, Hove

1932-1961
1944 July 30 Odeon
1961 February 18 Closed.
Majestic Cinema
Eastern Road, Brighton

1919-1920
see Tierney's Royal Picture Theatre
MGM Cinemas
Brighton Marina

1991-1995
see Cineworld.
New Coronation
104 North Road, Brighton

1928-1934
see Coronation Cinema
New Empire
Haddington Street, Hove

1931-1933
see Empire Picture Theatre
New Kinema
Albion Street, Southwick

c1915 Opens
1928 Plaza
1931 New Kinema
1946 Damaged by fire but reopens
1948 Destroyed by fire
Norfolk Cinema
High Street, Shoreham

1933 Opened.
1947 Ritz Cinema
1964 Closed
Novelty Electric Theatre
27 West Street, Brighton

1911 Opened
1912 Empire Electric Theatre.
1913 late Closed.
Odeon
Denmark Villas, Hove

1938-1967
see Lido Cinema
Odeon
85 King's Road, Brighton

1936-1937
see Palladium Cinema
Odeon Kemp Town
40 St George's Road, Kemp Town, Brighton

1934 Opens
1960 Closes
Odeon Kingswest
King's Road/West Street, Brighton

1973 Opens
Odeon West Street
West Street/Little Russell Street, Brighton

1937 Opens
1973 Closes
Palladium Cinema
85 King's Road, Brighton

1897 Opened as Alhambra Opera House and Music Hall
1912 Palladium Cinema
1936 Odeon
1937 Palladium Cinema
1956 Closed
Paris Continental Cinema
16-17 New Road, Brighton

1955-1957
see Court Cinema
Pavilion Cinema
South Coast Road, Telscombe Cliffs, Peacehaven

1923 Opens
1940 Closes
Pavilion Cinema
North Street, Portslade

1911 Prince's Imperial Picture Palace and Theatre
1932 Pavilion Cinema
1958 Closed.
People's Picture Palace
Park Crescent Place/16 Lewes Road, Brighton

1910
see Arcadia Cinema
Picturedrome
Eastern Road, Brighton

1916-1919
see Tierney's Royal Picture Theatre
Picturedrome
130 Western Road, Brighton

1919-1922
see Curzon
Picturedrome
North Street, Portslade

1918-1932
see Pavilion Cinema, Portslade
Playhouse Cinema
Sudeley Place, Kemp Town, Brighton

1949-1951
see Continentale
Plaza Cinema
Albion Street, Southwick

1924
see New Kinema
Prince's Cinema
64 North Street, Brighton

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
Prince's Electric Theatre
64 North Street, Brighton

1915-1919
see Bijou Electric Empire, Brighton
Prince's Imperial Picture Palace and Theatre
North Street, Portslade

1911-1932
see Pavilion Cinema, Portslade
Princes News Theatre
64 North Street, Brighton

1947-1967
see Bijou Electric Empire, Brighton
Queen's Picture Theatre
130 Western Road, Brighton

1915-1919
see Curzon
Regal Cinema
130 Western Road, Brighton

1932-1936
see Curzon
Regent Cinema
133 Queen's Road/133 North Street, Brighton

1921 Opens
1973 Closes
Rex News Theatre
104 North Road, Brighton

1938-1939
see Coronation Cinema
Ritz Cinema
High Street, Shoreham

1967-1964
see Norfolk Cinema
Rothbury Cinema
Franklin Road, Portslade

1934 Opens
1964 Closes
Royal Tierney Picture Theatre
64 Edward Street, Brighton

1911 Opens
1916 Picturedrome.
1919 Majestic Cinema.
1920 Devonshire Cinema.
1922 Closed.
Savoy Cinema-Theatre
East Street, Brighton

1930 Opens
1963 ABC Cinema
1976 Re-opened as a four-screen complex
1986 Cannon Cinema
1995 Virgin Cinemas
1997 ABC Cinema
1999 Closed.
Scala Cinema
130 Western Road, Brighton

1922-1932
see Curzon
Star Cinema
7 Church Street, Shoreham

1910 Winton's Hall
1914 Star Electric Picture Palace
1924 Court Kinema
1926 Closed
Tatler
59 West Street, Brighton

1931
see Academy Theatre
Tivoli Cinema
1 Western Road, Hove

1922-1948
see Hove Cinematograph Theatre
Troxy Cinema
104 North Road, Brighton

1934-1938
see Coronation Cinema
UGC Cinemas
Brighton Marina

1999-2005
see Cineworld
Victoria Hall
132 King's Road, Brighton

1896 only Pandora Gallery
1896 only Victoria Hall
1954-1955 Gem Cinema
Virgin Cinemas
Brighton Marina

1995-1999
see Cineworld
Vogue Cinema
Lewes Road, Brighton

1971-1979
see Gaiety Cinema
West Pier Pavilion
King's Road, Brighton

1895-c1914

 

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Page updated 8 March 2018

David Fisher