Duke of York's Picture House

Preston Circus,
Brighton, BN1 4NA

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PhilipWW on December 10, 2019 at 3:46 am

Link to the video on Facebook showing the external restoration of the cinema https://www.facebook.com/DukeofYorks/videos/555698904986830/

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on December 9, 2019 at 9:41 pm

Cineworld Picturehouse restore in place.

Ian on February 6, 2017 at 2:45 am

Some contemporary images (taken January 2017) here, showing a stark contrast to the run down state of the building in my earlier 1980’s photos:–





davidcoppock on November 12, 2016 at 11:08 pm

The Duke of York’s Picture House, once a year shows the Eurovision Song Contest live on the big screen.

RHScottSpencer on March 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

I can remember going to this cinema as a kid during the summer holidays as it was cheap to get in about a 1- (5p). I remember you could hear the fire engines next door when they where called out to a fire etc. It was called the flea pit by some, I recall one afternoon seeing a rat running about the stalls and a woman screaming about it. I am amazed that it it still a working cinema as all the other cinemas from that time have been closed and have been or are about to be demolished.

davepring on April 1, 2012 at 11:54 am

Cinema to be refurbished in the summer with new seating and decoration and an additional 3 screens to open at Komedia Brighton in Dec 2012

Ian on September 28, 2010 at 4:58 am

Here is a 1986 photo showing a rather run-down looking cinema:–


davepring on July 16, 2009 at 2:34 am

A fabulous cinema with an eclectic programming mix of mainstream and arthouse movies.The balcony has comfy sofas and there is a small but well stocked cafe bar with terrace at first floore level.Plans for the future include expansion into a former fire station next door to add more screens and cafe/bar

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 25, 2007 at 5:04 pm

Here is a link to a page showing a small vintage photograph and a potted history:
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Ian on January 30, 2007 at 7:46 am

Two photos of the (somewhat seedy) auditorium in 1988. It has been refurbished significantly since then!


Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 30, 2005 at 3:07 pm

Thanks to woody, a recent exterior photograph of the Duke of York’s Picture House here:

brighton84 on December 2, 2004 at 8:08 pm

Is this going to cause arguments? I hope not. The shortly to be re-opened, refurbished, Electric Cinema in Station Street, Birmingham opened in December 1909 and has shown films under a variety of names since.