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Brighton’s Cinema Paradiso

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There’s no better place for a night out than the Duke of York’s Picturehouse. If you are a fan of classic movies, or just fancy a change from the standardized multi-plex set up, then it is the only place of its sort in this town.

This is a picture house with a difference, with a bar, and a whole lot of character; you can even carry alcoholic drinks into the auditorium! A picture house that shows classic movies and features the two-for-one initiative from Orange: very cool.

After 100 years, the Duke of York’s is celebrating its centenary – it is now recognized as the UK’s oldest purpose built cinema.

Situated at the top of London Road, and on the corner where Stanley Road meets Beaconsfield Road, it’s hard to miss.

The Duke of York’s was an Edwardian picture palace, opened on 22 September 1910. And after years in the doldrums, it is now firmly established as one of the city’s best-loved venues.

With matinee, evening, and even all-night session for massive trilogies, such as Lord of the Rings and Alien: the Duke of York’s offers them all.

Jon Barrenchea, picturehouse general manager, explains: “The key thing about the Duke of York’s audience is that it’s really wide-ranging – we have everything from seniors, university students, young professionals and children.

If you don’t fancy a film, then take a look out for centenary events, archive screenings, digital presentations, historical talks and cinema tours, all running throughout the summer.

Take a look at what’s on, here

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