This September: Filmspot at Scalarama

We are delighted to be involved with this year’s Scalarama Festival during September. Scalarama aims to fill the land with cinemas, bringing together all types of venues, film clubs, societies, pop-ups and festivals to encourage and champion repertory and community cinema. There will be a huge range of film events taking place in the South East throughout September, so do look at the Scalarama website for full details of the programme: 

We are running three events as part of the 2014 programme, one at the Clinton Centre in Seaford and two screenings at the Eastbourne Redoubt. Booking is strongly recommended for all screenings, as ticket numbers are limited, details of how to book follow each event:

Sat 20 September: SIDEWALK STORIES (1989)
Clinton Centre, Seaford, Clinton Place, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1NP
7pm, tickets £4

This near-silent, black and white, American movie is directed by and starring Charles Lane. In homage to Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, Sidewalk Stories tells the tale of a young African American man raising a small child after her father is murdered. The film was released on VHS in th 90s and limited exposure through US cable television, however it is currently out of print – this is an opportunity to see a rare gem!

To book tickets, please email: or call 07525 357393

Fri 26 September: DAS CABINET DES DR CALIGARI (1920) – with live score from Partial Facsimile
Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AQ
Doors 7pm, for 7.30pm start, tickets £5

Das Cabinet Des Dr Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) was described by the late Roger Ebert as ‘The first true horror film’. One of the most influential films of the German Expressionist movement, Das Cabinet Des Dr Caligari used highly stylized sets, with abstract, jagged buildings painted on canvas, and the actors used unrealistic, “jerky”, dance-like movements to heighten the sense of weirdness. We are delighted to be presenting this iconic film in the atmospheric surroundings of The Redoubt Eastbourne. Artists collective Partial Facsimile are providing a improvised, live, soundtrack with the screening. For further details about their work, please see their website:

To book tickets, please email: or call 07525 357393

Redoubt Fortress, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AQ
12.30pm, FREE

A quirky double bill from the Children’s Film Foundation.   In The Glitterball, directed by Harley Cokliss (Second Unit Director on Empire Strikes Back), two boys befriend a stranded alien in the shape of a little silver ball and help it to return home. The last completed work by the legendary Powell and Pressburger, The Boy who turned Yellow tells the story of John who… turns yellow one day while travelling on the Underground! Meeting a yellow man who travels via electricity, John has to team up with him to rescue his lost mouse from the Tower of London.

To book tickets, please email: or call 07525 357393

Centenary Cinema at Newhaven Fort: ‘Wings’ and ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’


Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August , Doors 6.30pm


Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven

Screenings of classic films ‘Wings’ on Saturday 2nd and ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ on Sunday 3rd August. The Sunday screening will be preceded by a short commemoration to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war.

‘Wings’ (u) [1927] A rare opportunity to see this classic silent film on the big screen, ‘Wings’ features Clara Bow, Richard Arlen and Gary Cooper, and won the first Academy Award for Best Picture.

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ (PG) [1930] One of the most powerful anti-war films, this realistic and harrowing depiction of war is regarded as one of the greatest American movies of all time.

Tickets are £7 per screening (£6 concessions) and are available from Newhaven Fort on 01273 517622.