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I am delighted to announce that, following our December charity screening of  Rossini's "La Gazzetta", we were able to donate £100 to The Children's Society;  and a further £353 to The Alzheimer's Society, which is a magnificent amount to raise.   

THANK YOU, one and all who came along to support these worthwhile causes.  

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


We operate a licensed bar, so you can have a glass of wine, or a beer,  or prosecco, or a selection of soft drinks, tea, coffee, Sussex ice creams and nibbles. 

So that we can be greener and cleaner, we have switched our suppliers of cups for both hot and cold drinks, so that these are now FULLY COMPOSTABLE.  

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 2021, which would naturally fall in Christmas week, so we're scheduling Tuesday December 14th 2021 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 from The Post Offices in Lustrells Vale and Longridge Avenue; and, now, David Shoebridge, Lustrells Vale.  Usually, we also have tickets on the door. All tickets are £5.50, unreserved seating.

We have an exciting season ahead - watch this space!


See you soon - and thank you for supporting us! 



I am delighted to announce that, for our FOURTH year  of donating ALL the evening's proceeds  to charity, our film 'The White Crow',  RAISED OVER £500 for Brighton's 'Clock Tower Sanctuary', which helps young homeless people in Brighton.

Thanks to YOUR support, we've now raised over £2,000 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