Duke of York's Picture House

Preston Circus,
Brighton, BN1 4NA

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RHScottSpencer
RHScottSpencer on March 15, 2013 at 5:16 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
davepring on April 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm

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
Ian on September 28, 2010 at 10:58 am

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

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/5032764936/

davepring
davepring on July 16, 2009 at 8:34 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 11:04 pm

Here is a link to a page showing a small vintage photograph and a potted history:
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Ian
Ian on January 30, 2007 at 1:46 pm

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

http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/374513027/
http://flickr.com/photos/12494104@N00/374513028/

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 30, 2005 at 9:07 pm

Thanks to woody, a recent exterior photograph of the Duke of York’s Picture House here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/48112013/

brighton84
brighton84 on December 3, 2004 at 2:08 am

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.