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Best cinema in Brighton

Or at least the only one that I visit as they have sofas upstairs nd you can take a bottle of wine... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cool little cinema

I love this cinema it's a better option to the overly popular and noisy mainstream cinemas, you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Britain's oldest purpose built cinema, grade II listed building. The most beautiful, arthouse, single screen cinema. Seats 274 with a luxury balcony seating area that has sofas and a royal box. Licensed to take alcohol into the screen, a range of...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Preston Circus, Brighton BN1 4NA, England
+44 871 902 5728
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Or at least the only one that I visit as they have sofas upstairs nd you can take a bottle of wine in with you....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this cinema it's a better option to the overly popular and noisy mainstream cinemas, you know the ones! Though their newly established Komedia is by far the best cinema in town.

Thank Ode K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been here several times, most recently to see the restored 40th anniversary of Halloween (1978). The sound was so quiet you could hear the air conditioning throughout the film - a fact made even more ridiculous by the fact that it was about 30...More

Thank LondonAli132
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

I’m a Picturehouse member and see films at least twice a month at The Dukes (much more during the winter when my kids are regulars at the Saturday morning Kids Club). It’s a lovely cinema with loads of history and very comfortable seats. Despite being...More

Thank vic79uk
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Great old cinema but the cost to see a film at the Picturehouse is extortionate compared to other cinemas.

Thank fl0w28
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Quirky interior lovely seating and great food and drinks selection make a nice change from the normal cinema chains. Oh the film wasn't bad either. Worth a visit.

Thank 222henders
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Free coffee or tea & biscuits as well as cheaper tickets if you are over 60. Also do special showings for parents with babies ‘The Big Scream’ & autism-friendly showings too. Good range of films.

Thank maxmcallister2018
Reviewed 22 August 2018

I went here for the premierof Brighton Rock a few years ago and even got to meet some minor celebs on the red carpet.great place amnd doesnt smell funny like all other cinemas.

Thank princessbellabinaboo
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I love the Dukes, we've had lots of good memories together over the years, but my most recent visit put me off going (at least until the end of the summer) because the cinema was just so incredibly hot- so much so that I almost...More

Thank LauraD115
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The standard by which other cinemas in Brighton should be measured. Great seats, lovely quaint theatre with interesting programmes and a nice cafe/bar.

Thank Robin K
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14 December 2017|
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Response from Felicity B | Property representative |
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. All our seats are pretty wide plush comfy seats. The back row of the stalls has extra leg room so the tallest can stretch out a bit more. In the balcony we have several 2... More