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Cinema Saltdean Forever! 


Cinema Saltdean is an independent Community cinema, run entirely by volunteers.  Established in February 2011, we were blessed for the first four years with the lovely people from Cinemobile touring cinema, who helped us learn how to run a community cinema  :-) 


With generous support from Richer Sounds, we've been  "indie" since January 2015  - and we're still fully committed to improving the experience for our loyal audiences.

In September 2018, we had a special Q&A session, following the screening of 'The Bromley Boys', so a terrific thank you to local star Brenock O'Connor (Olly, In 'Game of Thrones'), and writer Warren Dudley, who were witty and informative about the making of the film. An excellent evening, much appreciated by our audience.

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Proud to be a part of Sussex Scalarama screenings, celebrating cinema across the whole of the UK, in September



I am delighted to announce that, following our December charity screening of  'Fisherman's Friends: One and All', we RAISED another £238 for Brighton's 'Clock Tower Sanctuary', which helps young homeless people in Brighton.

THANK YOU, one and all who came along to support this worthwhile cause.  


We operate a licensed bar, so you can have a glass of wine, or a beer, or a selection of tea, coffee, etc.

So that we can all be safer in these difficult times, we have switched our bar service to be as self-service as possible, by providing individual bottles of red or white wine, with a glass and a napkin. Beers and lagers are served in a sealed bottle, with a bottle-opener, and with a disposable glass and napkin. All are priced at £3. 


Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are served in a disposable cup, all at £1.  Please have the correct CASH if possible, as we are not able to take cards.  

I would especially like to thank our magnificent team of volunteers, who turn up, come rain or shine, to offer a cheery welcome and to ensure that 'the show must go on'.  Thank you, good people! Couldn't do it without you.


Look out for every 4th Tuesday, as that is our regular slot; although please do look out for variations, such as August, when we are 'dark';  and December screenings, which would naturally fall into Christmas week, so we schedule the 2nd Tuesday instead. Don't say that we haven't given you enough forward planning for your diary!


The 'Deans Magazine' very kindly support us by publishing our film review; and we have various flyers around Saltdean, as well as our Facebook account - so there's no excuse  :-)


We want to say a big 'thank you' to all our regulars over the past years - and, for those of you who still didn’t know that there is a cinema in Saltdean, come down and see us:  we are at St Nicholas Hall, Saltdean Vale, BN2 8HA (Find the Lido and go directly inland by half a mile - we're on the right, next to the big grey church building). Small car park and free (but limited!) on street parking.  We're also on the no. 27 bus route from Brighton - get off at St Nicholas Church, Saltdean and cross the road. We look forward to seeing you.


Tickets for all shows are obtainable online; and physical tickets on the door. All tickets are £5.50, CASH ONLY PLEASE, unreserved seating.

We have an exciting season ahead - watch this space!


See you soon - and thank you for supporting us! 

Our CINEMA CHARITY EVENTS which we run in DECEMBER each year, have now raised over £2,500


Every year that we have been operating independently, since  2017, we have donated ALL the December screenings' ticket and bar income to charity; and St Nick's has kindly waived the hall hire, so we have also added that amount to the pot.

The charities that we have previously supported include The Alzheimer's Society and The Children's Society. For several years (COVID notwithstanding, of course) we have been supporting The Clock Tower Sanctuary in Brighton.

Thanks to YOUR support, we've now raised over £2,500 through these special charity screenings.  HURRAH!

“Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.”

– Andrei Tarkovsky

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