Dome Cinema

21-22 Marine Parade,
Worthing, BN11 3PT

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Dome Cinema

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A wonderful example of a fantastic Edwardian period picture house. It opened as an entertainment centre known as the Kursaal, and it also contained a 120 seat cinema known as the Electric Theatre which opened on 7th October 1911.

The main hall was converted into the Dome Cinema by 1921 and it originally contained 875 seats. The former Electric Theatre then became a restaurant.

The building underwent a full heritage Lottery funded restoration/renovation, closing in June 2005 and re-opening on 6th July 2007 with 580 seats in the original auditorium and a second 118 seat cinema in another part of the building.

The Dome Cinema is a Grade II* Listed building.

Contributed by Phil Jones

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Ian
Ian on May 6, 2006 at 3:20 am

Yet more interior photos here – dating from 1991

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raubre
raubre on May 6, 2006 at 4:45 am

It kind of looks like a lighthouse. Neat!

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 2, 2007 at 6:46 pm

Well it took a year longer than originally planned, but the Dome Cinema has finally re-opened on 6th July 2007 following its multi-million £’s restoration.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 30, 2007 at 11:53 am

A photograph of the newly refurbished Dome Cinema in June 2007, just prior to re-opening:
http://flickr.com/photos/11763518@N00/897910391/

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 10, 2008 at 11:15 pm

This is an exterior photo dated January 14, 1990.

Ian
Ian on February 3, 2008 at 10:53 am

And another exterior from 1987, showing how it dominates this part of the Marine Parade, here:–

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 23, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Here is another photo of the Dome Cinema.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 17, 2009 at 8:13 pm

This is a recent photo of the Dome Cinema.

vost_bcn
vost_bcn on April 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Without a doubt my favorite cinema in the whole world. My craving for Maltesers comes from the beautiful concession stand in front of the doors. Watership Down may have been my first movie there. And endless reruns of Grease in 78-79.

For the longest time there was a poster in the lobby for Heaven Can Wait with Warren Beatty in his grey track suit. It never seemed to go down.

I’m so glad it’s up and running again.

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