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A Charming Southwold Gem

We have been to the Picture Palace a couple of times and it always puts a smile on our faces – each... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Wonderful and unique

Just had a wonderful evening at the picture palace. Great to watch the film in a terrific venue... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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A unique 1912 style cinema showing classic and recent film releases. With 70 seats including the new royal box, a rising wurlitzer style organ, usherettes, commissionaire. Run by the Southwold Film Society, membership costs £3 for a season or one...more
The Electric Picture Palace Blackmill Road, Southwold IP18 6AQ, England
+44 7815 769565
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to the Picture Palace a couple of times and it always puts a smile on our faces – each time is a fabulous evening. Starting with the welcome from the Staff, through the public service film, the organ playing in the interval,...More

Thank CarolineSsmith
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Just had a wonderful evening at the picture palace. Great to watch the film in a terrific venue with so much character and attention to detail. Loved the interval, excellent selection of snacks and drinks, and musical interlude too. Certainly an essential feature of any...More

Thank SimeyWimey
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Have only seen this venue from the out side. But it looks full of charm. Unfortunately we have only been walking past when it's been closed but it is on our bucket list of things to do!

Thank denisebondgirl
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Oh my, what a sweet, beautiful, intimate venue for a wedding. Perfect! We wanted a small ceremony and The Electric Picture Palace was ideal for us and our 30 guests. The organ was a great hit, it was fun getting married on stage, and the...More

Thank Ruby H
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We were married in the EPP - what a venue! Our guest loved it and the staff were really friendly. We showed a children's film just before the ceremony to keep the children happy, and they sat quietly while munching on popcorn! We also had...More

Thank Kirstigirl
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Electric Picture Palace is the home of the Southwold Film Society. That sounds really dull. This place isn't. Housed in former stables this red plush and gilt jewel box is a Southwold experience not to be missed. That is, as long as you book...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Such a nice welcome whilst looking through the window at the picture palace as was closed the man inside asked if we wanted to come in and have a look around so glad we did such a lovely place and such a nice man thank...More

Thank Elaineclarke99
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Commissionaire at the door, the Manager wearing dinner jacket & black tie to greet you, and the usherette to show you to your seat. This is how it was and how it should be. The staff at this wonderful picture palace obviously love what they...More

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

This was the first time we have been staying in Southwold when a film has been showing. We saw Gaslight, a film from 1940. Starting with the welcome from the staff, through the hilarious MoD war educational film, the organ playing in the interval and...More

Thank owl312487
Reviewed 3 December 2015

But here, it costs peanuts to visit this fabulous little cinema. Booking essential, only 70 seats. A lovingly recreated Art Deco gem, even the loo is worth a visit. Comfy plush seats, period lighting, a Wurlitzer in the interval, commissionaire out front, usherettes with torches...More

Thank Ivor D
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Pauline C
2 September 2016|
Response from Rosie B | Property representative |
Yes, it should be ok. The entrance to the road is wide enough. We cannot guarantee parking in Blackmill Rd as we do not own designated parking spaces but we always try to keep a space free outside the cinema if possible. Not... More