Curzon Cinema

14 Langney Road,
Eastbourne, BN21 3EU

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Interior of one of the auditoriums in the former stalls area.

The Picturedrome opened on 21st December 1920 with Victor McLaglen in "The Call of the Road", which was accompanied by Meny’s Celebrated Orchestra. Seating was provided in the auditorium for 1,100 in stalls and circle levels. It became part of the small local circuit operated by Randolph Richards.

The Picturedrome was damaged by German bombs in 1940, but quickly re-opened. It was sold to the Classic Cinemas chain in 1966 and was re-named Curzon Cinema. Classic Cinemas tripled the Curzon cinema and the seating capacities are now:530 in the former circle and two screens in the former stalls seating 236 each.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 8, 2008 at 9:51 pm

The Curzon Cinema, photographed in April 2006:

Ian on July 9, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Photos of the Curzon here(various dates):–

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